French St George chess set

French St George chess set

THIS CHUNKY BEAST OF A BOXWOOD SET WAS THE SUBJECT OF PAST DEBATE  AMONGST CCI MEMBERS,  AND HAVING LOOKED AT DOZENS AND DOZENS OF ENGLISH ST GEORGE CHESSMEN, I NOW AGREE WITH THE EARLIER HELD VIEW , WHICH IS THAT THESE SETS ARE OF FRENCH ORIGIN – NO ENGLISH ST...
The John A Mazzucco Lyon ‘gift set’

The John A Mazzucco Lyon ‘gift set’

IT SEEMS EVERY SET HAS A GREAT STORY….. Back in the mid-2000’S John and I both debated in the Ebay Chess Collectors’ group, and it was great fun. So John, realising that that ‘The Lion’ had no Lyon set, placed these pieces in a package...
Nuremberg spindle bone chess set

Nuremberg spindle bone chess set

this elegant slender set is housed in an antique cutlery case which is very much not its original box, since many old sets surface without their correct boxes due to damage so it is important for collectors to note if a box is original when a set is given a different...
Czechoslovakian set – late 19th century

Czechoslovakian set – late 19th century

I was most fortunate in winning for this lovely cherry/wood ?  czech set described as a deco one from the 1930’s.in only my second year of collecting with a 10cms king i managed to win this set on E Bay . such quality Czech sets don’t appear too often over...