French Staunton Chessmen, Library Size

Lot #569. French Staunton Chessmen, Library Size

French Staunton Chessmen Library Size. Offered here is a set of early 20th Century French Staunton Chessmen Library Size, Natural and Black lacquered Boxwood, lightly weighted and felted. The King stands 3-1/4″ tall with a 1-1/2″ diameter base. The summits of the Kingside Rooks and Knights are stamped with the red King’s crown emblem. The Knights are somewhat crudely carved. The pieces are in excellent condition and appear to have been rarely used. These sets were produced after WWI, probably around 1925 – 1940. The Chessmen are housed in their…

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Jaques Parlor Game Compendium

Lot #567. Antique Jaques Compendium of Parlor Games

Antique Jaques Parlor Game Compendium. Offered here is a very unusual Antique Jaques Parlor Game Compendium. The compendium contains seventeen parlor games and measures 14-1/2″ x 7-3/4″ x 8” tall. The stained wood compendium is in excellent condition. The red cardboard trays are generally in good condition with some scratching. All the folding game boards are in very good-to-excellent condition. The collection is complete and the cards are in very good-to-excellent condition. All Dominoes, 32 Chess pieces and 30 Draughtsmen are present. One of the four painted lead horses (green)…

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Antique Jaques Happy Families Card Game.

Lot #565. Antique Jaques Happy Families Card Game.

Antique Jaques Happy Families Card Game. Offered here is a unique Antique Jaques Happy Families Card Game. The deck is complete and the cards are in good condition, the slipcase is fair-to-good. Also included are instructions and miscellaneous related paper advertisements. The back of the box is signed “To Margaret from Frank“. This Happy Families Card Game dates to around 1875. Happy Families is a traditional British card game usually with a specially made set of picture cards, featuring illustrations of fictional families of four, most often based on occupation.…

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Lot #563. Vintage Harlesden Series Wooden Draughts

Vintage Harlesden Series Wooden Draughts Offered here is a complete set of thirty (30) Vintage Harlesden Series Wooden Draughts or Backgammon stones. The Boxwood and Black-stained checkers are turned on both faces. The pieces measure 1-1/2″ in diameter by 3/8″ thick. These Vintage Checkers date to the early 1930s. The game pieces and cardboard storage box are in very good condition. There is no checkerboard included. The manufacturer is Harlesden, a prolific Games Manufacturer operating from around 1930 to 1950. They produced games like Ludo, Greyhound Racing, Tiddley Winks, Lotto,…

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Lot #562. Vintage Checkers or Backgammon Stones, Boxwood and Ebony

Vinatge Checkers or Backgammon Stones, Boxwood and Ebony. Offered here is a complete set of thirty (30) Vintage Checkers or Backgammon stones. The Boxwood and Ebony checkers are turned on both faces. The pieces measure 1-7/16″ in diameter by 3/8″ thick. These Vintage Checkers date to the early 1900s. The manufacturer is unknown. The game pieces are in very good. There is no checkerboard included. The pieces are housed in a replacement box. Checkers or Draughts is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of…

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Type II English Barleycorn Chessmen

Lot #651. Type II English Barleycorn Chessmen

Type II English Barleycorn Chessmen. This offering is an example of a set of very early Type II English Barleycorn Chessmen, with broad, heavily adorned, bodies on the Royal Pieces with fine acanthus leaf carving and an unusual “double-cross” King’s finial. The chessmen are all mounted atop smooth baluster stems with “cogged” circular bases.The chessmen are fabricated from natural and red-stained bone. The King stands 4″ tall with a 1-3/8″ diameter base. The Rooks are massive, reticulated towers, extremely intricately carved, with a heavily detailed body. The flags surmounted atop…

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Button Stud Pocket Chess

Lot #650. Antique Button Stud Pocket Chess Set.

Antique Button Stud Pocket Chess Set. An unusual, vintage, English-made patented Button Stud Pocket Chess Set. The manufacturer is unknown and there are no maker’s markings on the case. Set consists of a 32 stud-type chessmen with figurine chess characters printed in Black and gold on white and black porcelain encased in metal studs. The chessmen slip into, and are secured by, slotted holes in the leather chessboard. The slotted leather chessboard with black and tan squares and chessmen are housed in a brown leather lockable folding case.  The set…

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William T. Pinney Chess Set, Small Club Size.

Lot #648. William T. Pinney Tournament Chess Set, Small Club Size

William Pinney Chess Set, Small Club Size. Here is a William Pinney Chess Set, featuring the hard-to-find Small Club-size Staunton chessmen. The chess Pieces are are weighted and felted. These vintage William T. Pinney chess sets were produced between 1933 and the late 1950s. The Chess set is black and natural lacquered Orangewood. The King stands 3-5/8″ tall with a 1-1/2″ diameter base. The captivating feature of the Pinney chessmen is the unique Knight. Somewhat slab-sided and simple, the Knights have an allure all of their own. To some, it…

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Jaques Type 1 Status Quo Chess Set

Lot #645. Jaques Status Quo Chess Set Owned by British “Roughrider”.

Jaques Type 1 Status Quo Chess Set. A Jaques Ivory Type 1 Status Quo Chess set, or more correctly “In Statu Quo.” This Type 1 Status Quo Chess Set measures 9-1/8″ x 9-1/8″ with red-stained and natural bone chessmen having a King height of 5/8″ by 7/8″ in diameter. The chessmen are housed in an off-white canvas carrying case case. Jaques patented the In Statu Quo Travel Chess Set in 1853. The chessmen have a metal peg inserted into each of their bases to enable the locking system to operate.…

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