Post your Travel Chess Sets

chessbaseidiot

I brought this one for 12.00 there another one online in a collection and he said he paid 400.00. His is plain jane with know gold gilt or enamel on pieces. Leather board to.

TundraMike

Took a chance on this travel set. by the way the wood pieces looked and the color of the white squares it seemed to me to have some age to it. Now I hope it was made well. Some damage comes with it, case cracked a bit on top.  Might be a good find then again I may have bought the farm. If anyone has information on this set I would appreciate it immensely. Looks like a set made for tourists and probably overpriced.  But I could not resist it since I am a big fan of travel/pocket chess sets.  Do not have it yet this was the picture from eBay, seller said the person she got it from said it was made in Morocco? 

Danilo2024

Lovely ones

Haverumwilltravel

TundraMike
TundraMike wrote:

Took a chance on this travel set. by the way the wood pieces looked and the color of the white squares it seemed to me to have some age to it. Now I hope it was made well. Some damage comes with it, case cracked a bit on top.  Might be a good find then again I may have bought the farm. If anyone has information on this set I would appreciate it immensely. Looks like a set made for tourists and probably overpriced.  But I could not resist it since I am a big fan of travel/pocket chess sets.  Do not have it yet this was the picture from eBay, seller said the person she got it from said it was made in Morocco? 

 

Win some lose some. I do not want to keep it. I will bring it to the chess club this Thursday and if someone wants to buy it for $10 it's theirs. The pieces are the nicest thing about it. if I do not sell it maybe it will fit on another peg in set I have. I will then throw the case away. The box is NOT inlaid like it was said it was. It may appear like that in the picture but then we would know it would be worth a tidy sum. So you pays your money and takes your chances.  Best I can tell this was made as a tourist item that starts out very high and bargains down to 80% of retail.  

 

 

ahne49uq

Does anyone know the best way to clean the playing surface and pieces of a Jaques In Statu Quo set and, indeed, the wooden outer case? I am in the UK so materials would need to be available here - we have soap and water!

ahne49uq

Just seen fightingbob’s 317 post which is very helpful re In Statu Quo piece cleaning but any further observations  re cleaning the playing and outer surfaces etc would be welcome.

Haverumwilltravel

Light soapy water ,tooth brush and cotton cloth. Wax afterwards. Renaissance wax or clear shoe polish . 

ahne49uq

Thanks, Haverumwilltravel. Will give that a try.

Haverumwilltravel

Chessspy has vids you may want to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnn9UshiGso

If it is a set worth money you should go gently, Try not to remove any patina, Just dirt.

ahne49uq

I bought the set for £320 at online auction. By the time commission and postage was added I had paid approx £450. It did come alongside a slide top bone  set with rather poor pieces thrown in for the price. The In Statu Quo set has all original brass pegged pieces with the both sides in pretty good condition. The locking mechanism is in working order. On balance I feel that the set was worth it. I intend to try and glue the leather case back together- is this worth doing? The wooden case has some warping which may glue - is this  worth doing also? I will try to add some pics which will show the overall condition including the playing surface. Any observations are welcome.




IpswichMatt

If it was mine I'd have a go at repairing the wooden case. You'd need to carefully remove any remaining glue first. Then re-glue and clamp. I'd use medium viscosity superglue, but the purists would probably say to use some sort of animal glue as would have been used originally.

I'd also try to repair the leather case. I've got no idea how though, you might be better to ask on some forum site dedicated to antique restoration.

sound67

I just got back into chess after a 15 year hiatus, and I wanted one travel chess set on the off chance I'll be able to restrain my new-found chess piece addiction long enough. Most travel chess sets SUCK in the department of well-developed pieces, so I settled for this small (12") set made of boxwood and sheesham,

 

Travel Chess Set



ahne49uq

Thanks Matt. Yes, think I’ll have a go with gluing the wooden case using a modern glue in moderation and will also tackle the leather case since there are some good surfaces to take a glue and it will make an appropriate and convenient home for the set. This is the only Jaques leather case I’ve handled and it seems surprisingly cheaply made and not very robust which is probably the reason why so many In Statu Quo sets come up for sale minus the outer case.

celticduck

I just found this on Etsy for a low price.

 

NattyBumppo

This is coming in the mail:

It is a DKNY set and is about 5.75" square.