Early plastic Staunton chess set – possibly Ayres

Late 19th century boxwood/ebony Staunton chess set

Late 19th century boxwood/ebony Staunton chess set

Late 19th century English pattern chess set and Killarneyware box

Late 19th century English pattern chess set and Killarneyware box

Bone Staunton Chess Set

Bone Staunton Chess Set

American Chess Company part chess set

American Chess Company part chess set

Chinese late 19th century Staunton chess set with extra ugly knights

Chinese late 19th century Staunton chess set with extra ugly knights

Late 19th century Chinese Staunton chess set

Late 19th century Chinese Staunton chess set

19th century box/rosewood English St. George pattern chess set

19th century box/rosewood English St. George pattern chess set

Late 19th century large bone Staunton chess set

Late 19th century large bone Staunton chess set

Mid to late 19th century bovine bone Staunton St. George chess set

Mid to late 19th century bovine bone Staunton St. George chess set

Late19th century Staunton chess set

Late19th century Staunton chess set

ENGLISH PATTERN BOXWOOD/ROSE WOOD CHESS SET – MID TO LATE 20th CENTURY

ENGLISH PATTERN BOXWOOD/ROSE WOOD CHESS SET – MID TO LATE 20th CENTURY

Antique English pattern chess set

Antique English pattern chess set

Russian playing set -1950’s

Russian playing set -1950’s

F H Ayres Staunton Chess Set – early 20th century

F H Ayres Staunton Chess Set – early 20th century

African tribal chess set- 20th century

African tribal chess set- 20th century

Scarce antique English pattern chess set early to mid 19th century

Scarce antique English pattern chess set early to mid 19th century

Small early plastic chess set

Small early plastic chess set

Early 20th century Staunton wooden chess set with glass eyed knights

Early 20th century Staunton wooden chess set with glass eyed knights

CLUB SIZED ANTIQUE CHESS BOARD – LATE 19TH CENTURY

CLUB SIZED ANTIQUE CHESS BOARD – LATE 19TH CENTURY

Getting BCC history correct

Getting BCC history correct

Unknown English staunton chess set with “shire horse” knights

Unknown English staunton chess set with “shire horse” knights

Spanish plastic chess set and inlaid chessboard

Spanish plastic chess set and inlaid chessboard

African chess set

African chess set

A late 19th century chess board stamped Homas Spellen

A late 19th century chess board stamped Homas Spellen

THE BRITISH BOARD COMPANY?!

THE BRITISH BOARD COMPANY?!

English Pattern so-called Calvert?!

English Pattern so-called Calvert?!

B&Co. wooden staunton chess set – 2nd half of 19th century

B&Co. wooden staunton chess set – 2nd half of 19th century

early 20th th century German figural set

early 20th th century German figural set

A late 19th century small german staunton set

A late 19th century small german staunton set

Chess Board possibly made for Hercules!???

Chess Board possibly made for Hercules!???

Late19th century English bone travel chess set

Late19th century English bone travel chess set

EARLY 20TH CENTURY CANTONESE IVORY SET & BOARD

Metal Staunton chess set & board

Metal Staunton chess set & board

Antique chess board – late 19th century

Antique chess board – late 19th century

SHYF plastic chess set – 1950’s?

SHYF plastic chess set – 1950’s?

French St George chess set

French St George chess set

A Jaques Anderssen set gifted to me !!

A Jaques Anderssen set gifted to me !!

The John A Mazzucco Lyon ‘gift set’

The John A Mazzucco Lyon ‘gift set’

Visagapatam ivory and horn chess set

Visagapatam ivory and horn chess set

French ” Friar Tuck” Staunton chess set

French ” Friar Tuck” Staunton chess set

Nuremberg spindle bone chess set

Nuremberg spindle bone chess set

An early Dublin chess set

An early Dublin chess set

A Dublin chess set late 19th century

A Dublin chess set late 19th century

German Staunton chess set – late 19th century

German Staunton chess set – late 19th century

English Staunton chess set with ‘gorilla’ knights

English Staunton chess set with ‘gorilla’ knights

A B&Co. Staunton set

A B&Co. Staunton set

Late 19th?/early 20th century Austrian coffee house blind man’s set & board

Late 19th?/early 20th century Austrian coffee house blind man’s set & board

Czechoslovakian set – late 19th century

Czechoslovakian set – late 19th century

Small ivory Staunton chess set in a velvet lined display case

Small ivory Staunton chess set in a velvet lined display case

The Coldfield Set in original box

The Coldfield Set in original box

A phelonic resin chess set 1930’s?

A phelonic resin chess set 1930’s?

Galaith early plastic chess set 1930’s

Galaith early plastic chess set 1930’s

A cased Hamley’s Staunton Catalin chess set c.1930’s?

A cased Hamley’s Staunton Catalin chess set c.1930’s?

early American spiked finial king chess set

early American spiked finial king chess set

French Directoire chess set of small size – 18th century

French Directoire chess set of small size – 18th century

F H Ayres Staunton Vegetable ivory set

F H Ayres Staunton Vegetable ivory set

Ayres vegetable ivory chess set

Ayres vegetable ivory chess set

A Gamage St.George pattern boxwood /ebony chess set

A Gamage St.George pattern boxwood /ebony chess set

Early BCC Royal Chess Set 1891

Early BCC Royal Chess Set 1891

Staunton Whitty ivory chess set later 19th century

Staunton Whitty ivory chess set later 19th century

Early 20th century? chess tray

Early 20th century? chess tray

Arts & Crafts? late 19thC. hand-painted folding chessboard with thistle, shamrock, rose and crown design squares

Arts & Crafts? late 19thC. hand-painted folding chessboard with thistle, shamrock, rose and crown design squares

British Chess Company (BCC) Royal unweighted chess set with original sliding box c.1894

British Chess Company (BCC) Royal unweighted chess set with original sliding box c.1894

Vintage glass horse

Vintage glass horse

Fattorini silver chess trophy 1924

Fattorini silver chess trophy 1924

Antique Leuchars knight – Chinese ivory Staunton set

Antique Leuchars knight – Chinese ivory Staunton set

Possible Hennig Bros late 19th C. chess set?

Possible Hennig Bros late 19th C. chess set?

COLEMAN STAUNTON SET AND BOARD INCLUDING HOUSING FOR THE PIECES

COLEMAN STAUNTON SET AND BOARD INCLUDING HOUSING FOR THE PIECES

UNKNOWN STAUNTON MID 19TH CENTURY

UNKNOWN STAUNTON MID 19TH CENTURY

British Chess Company (BCC) Xylonite Imperial chess set

British Chess Company (BCC) Xylonite Imperial chess set

20th C. Chinese ivory Staunton chess sets

20th C. Chinese ivory Staunton chess sets

Post-1947 ivory ban chessmen

Post-1947 ivory ban chessmen

Post-1947 ivory chess sets

Post-1947 ivory chess sets

The Mulready Experiment by Charles Oppenheim (chess collector)

The Mulready Experiment by Charles Oppenheim (chess collector)

BCC Imperial Chess Set  c.1900-1901

BCC Imperial Chess Set c.1900-1901

A BCC Staunton club size 4 chess set – 1899

A BCC Staunton club size 4 chess set – 1899

A BCC Staunton chess set with hand carved one piece (lizard) knights post 1900?

A BCC Staunton chess set with hand carved one piece (lizard) knights post 1900?

A British Chess Company blind man’s chess set – late 19th century

A British Chess Company blind man’s chess set – late 19th century

British Chess Company chess set with club size board 19th century

British Chess Company chess set with club size board 19th century

British Chess Company Royal Presentation Set 1893-94

British Chess Company Royal Presentation Set 1893-94

Upright Set c.1840’s

Upright Set c.1840’s

Bakelite Chess Set c.1946

Bakelite Chess Set c.1946

Wooden chessboard

Wooden chessboard

Inlaid chessboard

Inlaid chessboard

A 19th century Chinese mother of pearl /gold pen work squares. Reverse backgammon.

A 19th century Chinese mother of pearl /gold pen work squares. Reverse backgammon.

Soviet Jantar Chess Clock in Bakelite – 1950’s

Soviet Jantar Chess Clock in Bakelite – 1950’s

Weighted plastic chess set with board c.1950’s

Weighted plastic chess set with board c.1950’s

Hastilow mid 19thC. ivory chessmen

Hastilow mid 19thC. ivory chessmen

Jaques Morphy 1849-50 ivory Staunton set

Jaques Morphy 1849-50 ivory Staunton set

Collage of 1891 Xynolite Royal Chessmen size 5 and weighted

Collage of 1891 Xynolite Royal Chessmen size 5 and weighted