Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set
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Lot #555. The Official Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set – A Franklin Mint Exclusive Edition

Franklin Mint Tridimensional Star Trek Chess Set The authorized re-creation of the Star Trek Tridimensional chess set from the Franklin Mint was released in 1994 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series. It was first seen in the second episode of the Original Series, Charlie X. The Star Trek 3-D Chess Set had a very limited production run.The 32 game pieces are precision cast and coated in sterling silver or 24 karat gold. This iconic 3-D chess Set comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, a Photo of Captain Kirk…

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Curly Maple and East Indian Rosewood Chessboard
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Lot #288. Premium Curly Maple and East Indian Rosewood Chessboard

Premium Curly Maple and East Indian Rosewood Chessboard. A Curly Maple and East Indian Rosewood Chessboard featuring a unique raised playing field design with 2-1/2″ squares. The frame is solid East Indian Rosewood. The chessboard measures 25″ square. The design utilizes a “floating” playing field to prevent loading of the miters as the woods expand and contract with ambient temperature and moisture. This exquisite Chessboard with its unique raised playing field was crafted by Ken Woodhead for The House of Staunton in 2009. The chessboard is new and flawless. East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia) was chosen for its…

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Historical Background and Articles
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About The John Jaques Company and The Staunton Chessmen

Introduction This page about The John Jaques Company contains articles and images which relate to the history the Jaques company and the Staunton Chessmen. Here you will find articles and images about the Jaques company, along with the design of the revolutionary new Staunton Chessmen design, the relationship between Nathaniel Cooke and the Jaques family, and a little insight into Howard Staunton, the man and the Chess player. The John Jaques Company, formerly located in London, is the oldest games company and sports manufacturer in the world. They have been manufacturing chess sets…

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The Carrara Chess-men

The Carrara Chess-men Introduction Figure 2 The Staunton chessmen design was registered on 30 March, 1849, by Nathaniel Cooke and first offered to the public for sale in September of that year. It is well known that Jaques was the exclusive producer of the Staunton chessmen and that these chessmen were made in Boxwood and Ebony as well as “the finest African Ivory”. But did Jaques also “produce” the Staunton chessmen in Wedgwood Carrara or in Boxwood and Rosewood? The Jaques Carrara Chessmen There is ample evidence that Jaques advertised…

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