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?

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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. Jun 16, 2020 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, 2020 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, 2020 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. Jun 16, 2020 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, 2020 at 22:13

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