The Shoemaker Backgammon

A very special Shoemaker games set. Several tropical wood types were used to produce this backgammon. The set includes checker pieces made in “cueramo” (a rosewood variant) from Michoacan and white mahogany, called “primavera” by the locals and two shaker cups for dice in black leather. Another masterpiece created by Don for our amusement.

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  1. We have in our possession the exact backgammon set the masterpiece created by Don S. Shoemaker. it’s in perfect condition and complete (2 shaker cups for dice in black leather….), do you know how many copies there are ? Thanks, Noémi


    • Dear Noémi,
      Thank you very much for visiting my blog about Don S. Shoemaker.
      Congratulations for the ownership of a Don S. Shoemaker backgammon set, it
      is indeed a very special piece. Don used the finest tropical woods for these
      game sets. During the 30 some years of production I really can not tell how
      many of these backgammon sets were produced, however, I can assure you that
      the production was very limited.

      Best regards,


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