THE BRITISH BOARD COMPANY?!

THE BRITISH BOARD COMPANY?!

I  have decided to post this important article on the British Chess Company (BCC) because of this seemingly unproven factual statement on the HOS antique website. In C.N. 5788, a correspondent asked for information about the BCC, and we now reproduce a feature...
Early BCC Royal Chess Set 1891

Early BCC Royal Chess Set 1891

This unweighted early BCC Royal set, king 10cms (no original box) was purchased on ebay some years ago, with the white knight heads painted pink with a water-based paint!! After its careful removal with methylated spiritis it became necessary to coat the cleaned...
BCC Imperial Chess Set  c.1900-1901

BCC Imperial Chess Set c.1900-1901

In 1900 BCC created this Staunton Imperial chess set with the pieces relative to their value on the chessboard (boxwood? and ebonised)  – the king is 9.5cms. These sets appear to be rather scarce as few are ever made available for sale. A purchase from Tim...