Bohemian Staunton chess set

Bohemian Staunton chess set

This interesting antique Staunton  – (://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/candt-auctioneers/catalogue-id-srct10216/lot-a789f96e-32c7-416a-908a-ae910112b5d0) is a GAS (Genuine Antique Set), yet some of the ridiculous descriptions for older chessmen...
Antique Indian/Cantonese ivory chess set

Antique Indian/Cantonese ivory chess set

This delicate looking ivory set of small size (King 5.75 cms) is a recent purchase from an auction house, which may have been from a recent CCI member’s Estate. When the bidding started I kept going at a modest level, due to the sale of ivory ban, and ended up...
A vintage vegetable ivory tropical bird chess set

A vintage vegetable ivory tropical bird chess set

This charming Tagua nut was a recent purchase from Potteries Auctions, and I believe it was once owned by the very affable Tony Raynes whom I met at the CCI 2010 Cambridge meeting. He sadly has left us, but as he was a well- known CCI member, this set caught my eye as...
Late 19th century ivory Staunton chess set

Late 19th century ivory Staunton chess set

Purchased from Sheffield auctions some weeks ago – my summer slumber is over! :- /en-gb/auction-catalogues/sheffield-auction-gallery/catalogue-id-srsh10496/lot-8bb29e1a-2d6a-46ff-95a6-ae9a00c87ad9 This purchase of an ivory set needed serious consideration, but ...
Late19th century Chinese ivory disc chess set

Late19th century Chinese ivory disc chess set

This delightful chess/backgammon disc set was a recent purchase via The Saleroom – the close-up photo is courtesy of John Nicholson Auctions. :- A SET OF CHINESE SIXTEEN STAINED RED AND SIXTEEN WHITE COUNTERS, 2.5cm, carved with figures and c (the-...