A Bertram Jones 1940’s turned Staunton style chess set

A recent Ebay purchase that caught my eye. This scarce item – which CCI member Peter Armit kindly informed me was a Bertram Jones turned aluminium set in the Staunton style -dates from the 1940’s. With a base width of 4cms, and king height of almost 9.5cms, it was purchased in a fitted box inclusive of an inlaid board with a generous square size 5x 5cms. CCI member Michael Mark gave the CCI membership a very helpful talk about the Joneses, who worked for both Mackett, Beason & Hammond, both dealers in chess sets. Below offers the curious some information on the Joneses:-

richardgardnerantiquewwws.co.uk/shop/chess-sets-backgammon/club-size-staunton-ivory-chess-set-by-bertram-jones.

To the best of my knowledge these Jones sets don’t appear on the Bay too often. The seller did a pretty good job describing the set with no surprises – see link below for pictures (all because I am far too lazy to get out of bed and take decent photos) :-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-VERY-LARGE-ANTIQUE-OLD-VINTAGE-CAST-METAL-ENAMEL-PAINTED-CHESS-SET-BOXED-/384253002261?

Offering details on the source of my purchases is both a courtesy and a compliment to those sellers who have satisfied the Lyon wanting fresh meat at lunchtime!

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August 23, 2021

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