Lot #680. Jaques Club Size Broadbent Reproduction Chessmen


A reproduction of the Jaques Club Size Broadbent Chessmen exactly as they would have appeared in the 1930s. The Natural Boxwood and Gabon Ebony pieces are new, heavily weighted and stand atop green English baize base pads. The King stands 4-3/8″ tall with a 2-0″ base.

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Jaques Club Size Broadbent Chessmen Reproduction.

Offered here is a Reproduction of the Jaques Club Size Broadbent Chessmen, created by noted Staunton authority, Frank Camaratta. It is an exact rendition of the Jaques Club Size Broadbent Chessmen as they appeared in 1930. This is a weighted full Club size Staunton pattern chess set, featuring a 4-3/8″ King with a 2-0″ diameter base. Each of the chess pieces rests atop green English baize base pads.

The set being offered is crafted from antiqued Boxwood and Gabon Ebony. The Chessmen are new. Each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens to facilitate Pawn Promotion, now a standard that was introduced by Mr. Camaratta over 25 years ago. The chessmen are accompanied by a correct Facsimile green Manufacturer’s label. A premium Mahogany storage box and suitable chessboard are also available. The Broadbent chessmen play and display best on a chessboard with 2-3/8″ or 2-1/2″ squares. Suitable chessboards for these chess pieces can be found here.

For more on the background of the John Jaques company, click here. For a history of the Staunton Chessmen, click here.

Who is Reginald Joseph Broadbent?

Reginald J. Broadbent
Reginald J. Broadbent

This style of Jaques Chessmen is named after a similar, set of Jaques chessmen awarded to South-African born Reginald Joseph Broadbent. Reginald was born on August 3, 1906, in Durban, South Africa. He won the Liverpool club championship at the age of 20, and later the Lancashire championship three times and the Manchester championship four times. He was Northern Counties Champion 1933-46, the Surrey champion 1947, and the British champion in 1948 and 1950. He played for England in international matches against Holland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Australia, and has taken part in two international tournaments: London 1946, and the Staunton Memorial Tournament 1951.

Additional information

Weight8 lbs
Dimensions14 × 14 × 10 in

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