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...
Bakelite Chess Set c.1946

Bakelite Chess Set c.1946

This may well be a rather scarce set which was for sale in Anthony Horderns’, a large Sydney department store.  The set looks similar to a 1900’s Jaques cast metal Staunton set already in my collection with a nice polish finish and the pieces in black and...