Hong Kong plastic set

Hong Kong plastic set

Way back in 2002 CCI member Bob Stoller wrote a piece called ‘Reflections‘ on the Staunton design, and he referred to in his opinion the most important set of chessmen ever made. This set made of tough durable plastic with a king of just over 9cms high,...
late 19th century weighted Staunton chess set

late 19th century weighted Staunton chess set

a recent fresh tasty meat purchase on e bay from the ever reliable seller old games of chess. this is a cracking set of weighted box/ ebonised chessmen with a 4 inch king which came in its original box with generous room for the chessmen , the mahogany box was in...
‘Big Boris’ Russian chess set

‘Big Boris’ Russian chess set

a recent purchase on e bay from a Russian seller realfolkart, which was well described on the bay, no surprise issues when it was received. so I was perfectly happy. King is 6cm wide at the base and jut over 7 inches high so a real beast! this set probably dates from...
A REPLICA CALVERT FLOWER TOP IN PLASTIC

A REPLICA CALVERT FLOWER TOP IN PLASTIC

Recently I barely scraped by at auction on e bay to win this rather well made House of Staunton reproduction. Beware of the VULTURES swooping down snatching your prize with seconds to go, and when it happens live there is no sense in hating fellow collectors –...