Post your Travel Chess Sets

wiscmike

I know this is not rare but I found it in 99% new condition. Box has a little crease. Looks like no one ever played with it. Board doesn't have one mark on it. Drueke # 904 Peg Chess Set. Red & White, I could not resist it. No matter what I did, how I turned it and saved it , always showed up like the photo. Sorry I am a novice at taking and posting pics. 

Got a great price. 

 

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celticduck

Etsy is an interesting source of pocket sets. Thenully always have a lot. Here are a couple of recent purchases from a Bulgarian vendor.

celticduck

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Salmo22
cgrau wrote:

 

My Golden Castle Mikado set, made in Occupied Japan between 1949 and 1952. The pieces are excellent replicas of the tournament sized Craftsman pieces.

@cgrau - Cut it out Chuck.  Now you've got me scouring eBay looking for one of these sets.  The addiction is getting worse, not better wink.png

MySeTH
Salmo22 wrote:
cgrau wrote:

 

My Golden Castle Mikado set, made in Occupied Japan between 1949 and 1952. The pieces are excellent replicas of the tournament sized Craftsman pieces.

@cgrau - Cut it out Chuck. ... The addiction is getting worse, not better 

+1

i even go on japanese sites, but nothing... sad.png

(Maybe Chuck do not know all the troubles he create on so many people with all the so nice sets he post here and there...)

And because of this my dear Chuck: I hate you too! happy.pnghappy.pnghappy.png

fightingbob

Yes, some folks feel that way, Vincent (Scotchgambit2000), but I feel just the opposite.  I find that peg-in sets are "easier to manage," but I like both.  As I said before, I think the slotted, wallet-style sets are the most convenient of all for traveling (e.g. Post #364), but not for a game with another chess player.

fightingbob

Nice set in Post #364, celticduck.  You said Bulgarian for Post #363, but the one in Post #364 is Macedonian, isn't it?

fightingbob

Regarding the photo in Post #361, that Drueke does look new, Michael.  Good catch.

celticduck
fightingbob wrote:

Nice set in Post #364, celticduck.  You said Bulgarian for Post #363, but the one in Post #364 is Macedonian, isn't it?

 

The vendor is Bulgaria. These folks sell chess equipment from all over. He says it is Russian. His as read in part: "The name and logo of Kishinev city are on the front cover

 

fightingbob

I just searched Etsy, celticduck, and no wallet-style, slotted chess set.  Maybe another one will show up in the future.

tawp

https://youtu.be/QoKdDK3y-mQ

 

how about this bob

rcmacmillan
tawp wrote:

https://youtu.be/QoKdDK3y-mQ

 

how about this bob

Wow! That's beautiful work. A little impractical for play, though...  unless you have some pretty fine tweezers.

 

wiscmike

That is one precision made set. A work of art.

fightingbob
tawp wrote:

https://youtu.be/QoKdDK3y-mQ

 

how about this bob

Thanks for sending the link to this video, tawp.  That's what's nice about YouTube, you get to see superior craftsmanship performed on a lathe.  Actually, great craftsmanship period, lathe or not.

As a serious pool player, I've watched custom pool cues being made, but this miniature, nearly doll house sized set is unique.  I enjoyed watching it so much that I'm downloading the video in case it disappears from YouTube, which is not all that uncommon unfortunately.

Frankly, I'd buy one of these sets if the craftsman offered it for sale.  Sure, as Mr. Macmillan wrote, it's "a little impractical for play," but it would make a great collector's piece.