Early 20th century catalan/ bakelite chess set.

this recent purchase came from a seller in Germany, & it is a beauty.

FINE VERY RARE ANTIQUE BAKELITE STAUNTON PATTERN CHESS SET & CHESS BOX, C.1930 | eBay

the very fair minded description given by the seller cannot be faulted.

sets such as these are far from easy to get , so the word rare is correct, as  having looked at hundreds& hundreds of early plastics , i have never

seen such a set before.

the box which i doubt is original , offers no clues as to any maker.

to make a realistic comparison, i have seen Jaques wooden  sets sell for alot more than the whole cost of my complete plastic collection.

one of course can decide to ignore these sets. but over the years since 2004, my decision to collect Plastic sets , with a preference for the older ones, which have been difficult to collect, feels fully justified.

yet amongst the C C I membership some fellow collectors have been reluctant to part with these hard to get collectables.

Even doing a Jack Russell job, biting away with cash offers on them has failed miserably. TOUGH !! if ever parted with ,getting another one , will

be very difficult indeed.

collector tip.

on occasion some popular U S A PLASTIC sets have been offered for

sale , but the Extortionate shipping costs are deal killers , but sellers

over here give collectors a decent chance to pick up a few of them.

sometimes i get so frustrated with these crazy costs, so i simply give up !!

Skills

Posted on

April 26, 2022

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