1935 (USA)

1935 Darrow Parker Hybrid board (Dan Fernandez)

Parker Brothers stuck a deal with Darrow in March of 1935. Parker would buy the rights to Monopoly and about 5900 copies of Darrow’s last set. Parker had orders to fill immediately and some of Darrow’s inventory was shipped out with a Parker Bros. label on the back of the board. It’s not known how many of these sets were released and how many were disassembled or destroyed.

1935 Trade Mark #7 (Cliff Bolling) 1935 Patent Pending #7 1935 Single Patent #7

It didn’t take long for Parker Bros. to get production going and in May the first 10,000 "Trade-Mark" sets went to market. The biggest difference with these new sets was the inclusion of metal tokens (Darrow's games did not include any tokens). Two sets were released A regular edition #7 set with a small red, white and black box and a deluxe #9 edition in a large white box that copied Darrow’s early graphics. Parker had Darrow apply for a Patent on the game and soon a "Patent Pending" version of the #7 was released. Soon after Parker purchased the revised 1924 patent from Lizzie Magie and put this patent number on both the white and black boxes.

The black box stated:
U. S. PATENT 1,509,312
The white box had the following:
Trade Mark
U. S. PATENT 1,509,312
1935 Single Patent #9 1935 Trade Mark Patent #9 (Dan Fernandez) 1935 Trade Mark #9 (Dan Fernandez)
One other #9 was relaesed in 1935.
This set had the same legal lines as the single patent #7.

Another edition was made in 1935, the #10 Fine edition. This set had a brown box and board. At this time I do not have a picture, but it was similar to the 1936 Fine edition.

Patent Pending rules state that a Club Edition with a gold box, compatment bank, and ivoroid pieces was also available for $10. At this point in time I don't know of the existance of this game in either a Patent Pending or a single patent version. If anyone has one of these games or has pictures of one please contact me.

All Chance and COMMUNITY CHEST cards in 1935 were plain text. Sets up to and including early single patent sets included "Go back to Baltic" and "Pay your insurance premium $50.00". COMMUNITY CHEST cards. These two cards were replaced in later 1935 sets with "Advance to the nearest Railroad" cards (see Chance and COMMUNITY CHEST Cards pages for more information on these cards).

Dating Notes

  • All 1935 sets will be TM, PP, Single Patent (1,509,312), or TM single patent (#9)

  • All 1935 sets have plain text Chance/CC cards

  • There are no race car tokens in any 1935 #7 sets

  • Blank back Title Deeds are in all 1935 sets up to and including some single patent sets

  • Wooden and composite tokens are found in some 1935 sets

  • Round houses and octagon hotels are found in some 1935 sets

  • Tokens in the #7 included: thimble (for a good girl), shoe, ship, top hat, cannon, and iron

  • Tokens in the #9 included those from the #7 plus: purse, lantern, race car, and rocking horse

  • Short hotels are in all sets up to and including some early single patent sets

  • Darrow style money used through some PP sets. Parker style "Copyright 1935 " money used from later PP sets on

  • Salmon $100 bills and gray $50 bills in these sets

  • Prices added to the board on later PP sets