Late 19th century boxwood/ebony Staunton chess set

Late 19th century boxwood/ebony Staunton chess set

I purchased this nice quality set last year on Ebay from a seller ‘Kenandian’ via an offer. This weighted set  with a 9cms king (by no means heavily weighted) came with its original box that has a less common feature where the 4 corners have angled strips...
Bone Staunton Chess Set

Bone Staunton Chess Set

I recently purchased this cute bone Staunton set from the charming Madrid based Ebay seller Colle uk  aka Fran Orantos, which I believe is rather scarce. The set’s maker is unknown, and I have three wooden sets with these knights (that I decided to call...
Late 19th century Chinese Staunton chess set

Late 19th century Chinese Staunton chess set

This delicate Staunton set was purchased recently on the Bay.  I believe this set to have been of Chinese origin – why? CCI researcher Michael Mark advises in his findings on far eastern sets to study the screw threads, as they tend to be shorter than British...
Late 19th century large bone Staunton chess set

Late 19th century large bone Staunton chess set

This is an usually large bone Staunton , purchased on Ebay about 8 years ago from antique chess shop.com, with a 10 cm king in a competitive auction I sneaked home in …. phew!, as I badly wanted this set. The bovine bone just might have suited Howard Staunton....