Geoffrey Parker Chessboards

MGT88

I saw a nice green leather chessboard posted by @rcmacmillan in a Tal thread (https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-equipment/nojs-tal-set--quotan-anthem-to-the-reproduction-of-chess-piecesquot?page=8), in which he mentions it was (and still is) made by "Geoffrey Parker". I took a quick look at the Geoffrey Parker website (https://www.geoffreyparker.com/luxury-chess/) and it looks like they specialize in high-end leather work for luxury game products, including chess; looks like they make custom chessboards (and pieces/boxes) to order (you can select a variety of colors for the squares etc.) and they have some pretty cool designs/wild color combinations. Way above my budget/price range (their products range anywhere from 1000 - 50000+ GBP), but it's fun to look! Some pictures for the uninitiated:

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Luxury Childrens Chess Set | Geoffrey Parker

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MGT88

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSCdVSbuoQQ

rcmacmillan
I’ve still got that board. I bought it from Frank Camaratta years ago when he still owned HOS. If memory serves correctly, it was in the mid-hundreds at that time. I talked to Frank last year sometime, and he told me he was nuts to have sold it for so little. He said he should have held on to a couple.
patzer420high

Wow, that Spassky-Fischer set with the book boxes is basically my dream set. Beautiful.

danieljampz

@chrislott - want one? happy.png I have a Geoffrey Parker / Jaques (pre-India production) fisher Spassky set i Am thinking of selling. Pm me!

MGT88
danieljampz wrote:

@chrislott - want one?  I have a Geoffrey Parker / Jaques (pre-India production) fisher Spassky set i Am thinking of selling. Pm me!

 

wow, very nice

Fer8799

The boards a very nice, but to expensive for me.

patzer420high

Alas, all out of my price range at the moment (I'd like to keep my wife happy.png)

danieljampz

Thanks MGT88- didn't mean to hijack your thread. 

I'll leave that there, and if anyone is interested message me. I'll probably post on eBay this weekend, so consider this a very subtle, quiet, chess.com presale opportunity. happy.png 

 

MGT88
danieljampz wrote:

Thanks MGT88- didn't mean to hijack your thread. 

I'll leave that there, and if anyone is interested message me. I'll probably post on eBay this weekend, so consider this a very subtle, quiet, chess.com presale opportunity.  

 

Was not a hijack at all, completely relevant to this thread and a great picture to admire; I have never been a fan of Fischer-Spassky sets, but the set in your photo looks really nice, especially the knights.