German Staunton chess set – late 19th century

German Staunton chess set – late 19th century

this set was purchased on E Bay back in 2005 off Andreas Wittitschek ., with an 8 cms king this box/ ebonised set intrigues me as , whenever i check German E Bay listings i struggle to see an identical set .So perhaps this is a harder to get set than one might think....
English Staunton chess set with ‘gorilla’ knights

English Staunton chess set with ‘gorilla’ knights

when i first saw this set on Tim Millard’s antique chess shop .com site i simply burst out laughing and simply had to buy it. just compare the side view of a gorilla in your mind and see the sense of humour the carver must have had.probably dating from the late...
A B&Co. Staunton set

A B&Co. Staunton set

these scarce set s are sought after, but much as i like mine the set has 4 very likable replacement knights. i purchased this lovely set on e bay in 2006, but it took me a few years to confirm this fact.i have seen over 6 such sets owned by CCI members and there is...