Vintage inlaid chess board

Vintage inlaid chess board

Some months ago I purchased this nice vintage inlaid chess board at a bargain price, perhaps because of  some possible staining on the ivory looking inlaid squares. I phoned the seller, NIGED10A, to ask a few questions and his answers were encouraging, so I continued...
A modern perspex chessboard

A modern perspex chessboard

A recent purchase from Locke & England auctions via the Saleroom, however some months ago I purchased from Klittich auctions a Bohemian cased glass set with its original board made in Czechoslovakia, but the squares were too small for my taste. So I saw this item...
Jaques chessboard – probably late 19th century

Jaques chessboard – probably late 19th century

A wonderful surprise gift from my lovely wife and a most welcome addition to my collection of chessboards:- Stunning Jaques Chess Board | 819029 | Sellingantiques.co.uk This collector-friendly dealer has again lived up to expectation, and my wife reports that the...
CLUB SIZED ANTIQUE CHESS BOARD – LATE 19TH CENTURY

CLUB SIZED ANTIQUE CHESS BOARD – LATE 19TH CENTURY

A fairly recent purchase from Burstow & Hewett auctions, which had acceptable damage, and was well worth a bid . These boards don’t often come up, so  in my opinion to grab one when one can as  buying boards can be a risky business, so I gave the auctioneer...
A late 19th century chess board stamped Homas Spellen

A late 19th century chess board stamped Homas Spellen

Since I have been collecting, I have only managed to acquire three stamped chess boards, as these tend to be rather pricey and also because I’m a Scrooge who hates giving any dealer a profit, by making the transaction so difficult that sellers run a mile from...