The cover of a French 1957 Monopoly set (see picture) appears in two web sites. It was evaluated at $2,456 on one website, workandmoney.com and estimated for auction at £2,000 on another website dailymail.co.uk.

1957 French Monopoly

There are two types of Monopoly white box sets, a long one, and a smaller, square one, more in use in Europe, in which the board is folded in four squares; the long one was sometimes also used in France.

Is there a means of determing which of the box sizes is that of this very valuable 1957 French Monopoly set?


Probably the easiest way would be to find additional images of the same box, which is a little difficult, but not impossible:

French Monopoly French Monopoly box contents

Based on that we can surmise that the box is square.

  • Incorrect. The photograph of this very box is on the Monopoly Fandom page monopoly.fandom.com/wiki/French_Edition. It is clearly a 1960 edition and the one the question is about is a 1857 edition. – Robert Miller Jun 16 '20 at 1:46
  • Well that's just plain wrong, the non-leather 1960 edition from Miro was updated to look like this: i.stack.imgur.com/szA7O.png – KMR Jun 16 '20 at 5:01
  • Additional to that, seeing as that same edition was published between 1940 and 1960 I would be surprised if the value really was so high, rather it's more likely a particular copy of some significance was sold. Unfortunately I have also found zero evidence of such a sale being made. – KMR Jun 16 '20 at 6:52
  • Even the stain on the bottom right side of the 1960 box (in monopoly.fandom.com/wiki/French_Edition) is identical to the one in your photograph. – Robert Miller Jun 16 '20 at 11:20
  • It's definitely the same photo, it's just not of a edition printed in 1960, based on when they printed boxes in that style it could actually be from anytime between 1935 and 1959. – KMR Jun 16 '20 at 22:13

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