ONLINE AUCTION | August. 13 12:00pm - August. 23 1:00pm

CHESS SETS

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22% (2% discount on cash or debit)

Featuring a collection of chess sets and accessories from a private London, Ontario residence.  The owner has acquired these sets over many years on his world travels, including Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.  Whether you are new to chess or a grand master, this auction will surely have the perfect chess set you have been looking for.  

A sincere effort has been made to catalogue or photograph any major flaws; however, everything is offered "as is". Condition reports are always available by telephone or email.

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5001

ONE-OF-A-KIND MAYAN CHESS SET

A marvellous chess set, breathtakingly designed from marble dust, the pieces tell the astonishing history of the Maya people, featuring the King, Princess, and other important parts of this truly a

Current Bid: $375
5002

HAND-PAINTED UKRAINIAN CHESS SET

This lovely hand-painted wooden set was carried from Lvov, Ukraine to Canada just a few years after the Berlin Wall was toppled; the chess pieces show the rich culture of this important eastern Eur

Current Bid: $665
5003

MEXICAN CHESS SET

Representing the classical history of Mexico, this set of resin, wood and stone is in a lovely green shade; the pieces are carved from the proud history of Mexico and represent Montezuma and Aztec

Current Bid: $135
5004

19TH CENTURY AFRICAN CHESS SET

This set is an absolute prize - the pieces were created circa 1890 from ebony and ivory (well before the restrictions on ivory) and is a remarkable addition to any chess aficionado’s collection; th

Current Bid: $235
5005

ITALIAN MODERN ARTISTIC CHESS SET

This unique design features Italian modern artistic flair with pieces that ‘wobble’ in their curved place on the chess board; each piece is slightly rounded at the bottom, meaning the pieces sway a

Current Bid: $155
5006

SCRIMSHAW-STYLE CHESS SET

A hand-carved resin chess set, circa 1940, in the style of scrimshaw; sailors in old whaling ships spent down-time engraving whale bones and teeth into special pieces of art; this set shows the exq

Current Bid: $460
5007

CHINESE STONE CHESS SET

This exquisite jadeite stone chess set depicts one of the great wars in China’s history; in what is a most unusual element, each pawn is different; the inlaid squares on the board add to the beauty

Current Bid: $653
5008

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR CHESS SET

This set was purchased in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1978 and depicts the British ‘red coats’ and the American congressional army led by George Washington; heavy metal pieces provide a solid set wit

Current Bid: $185
5009

BALINESE CARVED CHESS SET

A delicate hand-carved set from the island of Bali; the South Pacific paradise has created this hand-carved wooden set which features the gods that have been worshipped during the long history and

Current Bid: $60
5010

PERUVIAN BRASS CHESS SET

Purchased at a market in Lima when the owner was in Peru for the 1982 Miss Universe Pageant (where London’s Karen Baldwin was crowned); this intricate brass set depicts the amazing Incan culture—fo

Current Bid: $105
5011

ENGLISH CHESS SET FROM HARRODS

Purchased at Harrods Department store in London, England in 1999; the pieces have been hand-painted by an artist in Canada; the board and pieces are wood, the board of which measures 40.6cm (16in)

Current Bid: $160
5012

ASIAN STONE CHESS SET

A set featuring large, sturdy chess pieces, which have been intricately carved; believed to be of Asian origin, possibly Indian; collectors will be intrigued by the detail on the pieces - the board

Current Bid: $147
5013

ITALIAN CHESS SET WITH HANDMADE BOARD

A composite set that depicts Italian royal life from the Middle Ages; nicely composed pieces including an Italian cardinal and a prince, a handsome set; together with a 44.5cm (17 1/2in) square che

Current Bid: $675
5014

POLISHED STONE CHESS SET

A charming chess set of small, nicely contoured pieces made of polished stone; the interesting design on the pieces makes this a lovely addition to any collection and please note that each pawn is

Current Bid: $65
5015

HAND-CARVED CHESS SET

Set of large and unique hand-carved pieces on a 40cm (15 3/4in) square chess board

Current Bid: $65
5016

ONYX CHESS SET

Carved green and white Mexican onyx chess set on 30.5cm (12in) square board

Current Bid: $75
5017

UNIQUE CHESS SET WITH MARBLE BOARD

Black and red ceramic chess pieces on intricately carved and extremely heavy 43.2cm (17in) square marble chess board - this set has been well used over the years and some pieces have small chips

Current Bid: $75
5018

CARVED CHESS PIECES

Complete set of carved wood chess pieces - the king measures 7.6cm (3in) high

Current Bid: $85
5019

MECHANICAL CHESS CLOCK

Vintage A.P.F. v. Rolland chess time clock

Current Bid: $50
5020

TWO CHESS BOOKS

"Chess for Beginners" and "Chess - The Ultimate Tactics and Strategies"

Current Bid: $35