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- "The Phillip
Tod set": 1889 Jaques of London with original box &
- Reclaimed 18th century Diderot chess set.
- Antique Killarney chess board & custom-made historical
reproduction Killarney chess set (4" kings)
- 1865-70 Jaques of London, 3.5", weighted competition
size, with original box to which I will affix a CHESSSPY label (the
Jaques label is missing)
C18th George Washington style set made
of bone, cochineal-stained & natural.
C18th Calvert-style of boxwood &
- Jaques Club Set (1875-80, 4.5"),
with repurposed Victorian tea caddy as case & antique chess leaflet
signed by presumptive first owner of the set.
- Arguably pre-Calvert Style
C18th Boxwood & Ebony English Playing Set (5" kings) with
large French Games Board
- Flower Power: A C18th bone
set featuring flower motifs & Arabian knights's heads, with associated
box & board
- Instant Antique/Vintage Chess
Set Collection! English Styles revisited: Weighted Staunton set, St
George set, and Bone set with full complement of backgammon pieces,
dice, and Victorian dice cup in a Victorian English Folding Book Board
French Connection: An Instant Collection of Chess Sets with French-Made
of London 1885 Chess Set
Group: German bone sets & Nuremberg Barleycorn
of London Antique Chess Sets Starter Collection
& France. Staunton & Régence. Glass-eyed antique chess
Collection: European Boxed Wood Sets
Jaques Chess Set, weighted, 1875-1885
of London Bone Barleycorn Set, 5" kings, #23 in the Jaques Pattern
Jaques of London bone set, in accordance with Pattern Book #20
of London Bone Set, #17/18 in the Jaques Pattern Book
of London "Anderssen" Drop-Jaw Chess Set, 1860-1865
of London "pre-Hartston" Chess Set, 1885-1890
of London Parlor Croquet Set, 1859-1899
Antique English Chess Set Collection! The Pre-Staunton Bone Set Styles
(Irish) Board & Set
of London 1915 Set
Antique / Vintage Chess Set
E S Lowe Catalin Chess Set
Antique / Vintage Chess Set Collection
of London 1920 Set
includes a slide showing how I apply CA glue