A late 19th century German toy chess set

A late 19th century German toy chess set

This set is known as a German toy set – many thanks to a fellow CCI member in assisting me in confirming the set’s origin:- ‘Your set is definitely one of the very many Erzgebirge “Toy Sets” from the third quarter of the 19th C. From what...
A possible Russian Staunton chess set

A possible Russian Staunton chess set

This interesting set was described as a ‘Vienna Coffeehouse set’! Why?? This is because this reliable site offers very useful information on these sets, but there is nothing quite like this set being shown there:- Old Vienna & Coffeehouse –...
A late19th century pegged Regence chess set

A late19th century pegged Regence chess set

Bought some months ago (November 2020), a delightful wooden pegged set from French Ebay seller Micraster2livry. With a number of pieces missing – a knight’s base, a queen, three pawns, and a rook all in black – phew!, as colour patination matching is...
Russian playing set -1950’s

Russian playing set -1950’s

This Russian playing set has a rather amusing feature – the ‘pear-shaped’ kings and queens, the king being 10.5 cms in height but the pieces gently weighted.¬†Many sets were not weighted because the bases were not suitable for weights to be added,...
early 20th th century German figural set

early 20th th century German figural set

purchased in late 2004 whilst I was in hospital being treated for lung cancer, by the extra excellent N H S , this set was a very welcome surprise . I believe this is most likely an early 20th century German figural set . Wood type I have no idea , and I believe the...