A late19th century vegetable ivory travel chess set

A late19th century vegetable ivory travel chess set

This interesting-looking draughts travel set was most likely made by Ayres in the late 19th century. Ayres produced two types of travel sets including travellers’ chess. Neither product was of a  high quality and was fiddly to use which probably explains why...
A late19th century F H Ayres pegged travel chess set

A late19th century F H Ayres pegged travel chess set

This lovely set with a 7cms king was very well described and recently purchased by me via Waltham Art & Antiques:- Late 19th Early 20th Century Travelling Chess Set | 805184 | Sellingantiques.co.uk The set more than lived up to its description, and the seller was...
DE LA RUE IMPROVED POCKET CHESS BOARD WITH CHESSMEN

DE LA RUE IMPROVED POCKET CHESS BOARD WITH CHESSMEN

  The description of pocket chess is correct, as it fits nicely in a jacket . However the construction is probably best described of pressed card, with the pieces easily falling out of the holes – a neat little collectable and nice to have since I have a...
Antique Dexter’s pocket wallet chess set

Antique Dexter’s pocket wallet chess set

I saw this wallet for sale on a stall for £15, so having a quick glance I bought the item then later noticed two crude replacement pieces. Well well, tough luck – greed is sometimes good, as there are ways of dealing with this issue. Still the sum spent would...