Spanish plastic chess set and inlaid chessboard

Spanish plastic chess set and inlaid chessboard

My very good friend and fellow chess collector, Joost Van Reij, sourced this info and also the indication “Stawton” is unique for Escardibul, as far as I know.¬†This is one of the quotes I found on the internet about a wooden set:- ‘The company of...
SHYF plastic chess set – 1950’s?

SHYF plastic chess set – 1950’s?

This interesting set with a 4 inch king is a very tactile set made by a plastics firm from Chile, sold to me on E Bay as ‘bakelite’ ?! The SHYF company started making bakelite items in Chile from1932. With these scarce plastic sets I feel as a collector...
A phelonic resin chess set 1930’s?

A phelonic resin chess set 1930’s?

I purchased this early handmade phelonic resin set on e bay USA in 2007, and I have yet to see an identical set. I purchased the chessmen without any original box or case with the pieces being translucent. The set of chessmen are pictured on a later plastic...
Galaith early plastic chess set 1930’s

Galaith early plastic chess set 1930’s

This scarce set with a 7cms king origin unknown was purchased from Dermot Rochford via his impressive website in the early 2000’s, and I have yet to see any set that resembles this one. If I had to hazard a guess as to where it was made either France or Germany...