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Review of SC Walter Grimshaw circa 1854 Repro 3.5" Staunton

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TheOneCalledMichael

Cheers guys. Yes I think this is the other steal of the century. You gotta love the knight, it's like a horsie who went all out in a all you can eat wok restaurant. You see, I don't like horsies who only take salads when going out for dinner.

Nakamura-Bezwinger

Dear Michael,

I fully subscribe to your review - I have the "Emil Kemacny" reproduction set by Staunton Castle and am very delighted. Apart from its classical elegance, all the pieces are very meticulously crafted (probably thanks to the fact that Mandeep Singh´s manufacture consists of just around 15 craftsmen who really know what they do). What I also appreciate about these chessmen is that they are surprisingly heavily weighted, despite of their elegance (take the Kings´ anf Queens´ slim stems!). Your photos are very illustrative, although I am sure that they do not even do full justice to the beauty of these pieces. All in all, a very beautiful set you have got there, it will very likely provide you with joyful playing for the rest of your life.

TheOneCalledMichael

Cheers mister! You got yourself a nice set as well! I have looked at that set but in the end I went for the chubby horsie happy.png

I agree, Mandeep never disappoint me, he and his staff are excellent master carvers. The level of his carving and finish easily match those sets that costs hundreds of dollars more from other sellers. He's my favorite seller for sure.

martinbchess

I have the SC  Morphy Cooke set in distressed which i am fairly pleased with. It's not up to NOJ standards of finishing but it is significantly cheaper (and available!)

i can take some pics if anyone is curious enough

Krames

Beautiful set. One of my favorite of the Jaques repros!

TheOneCalledMichael

Yes please mister Martin! You can open a thread dedicated to SC Morphy Cooke, I'm always interested in other sets (and I think I can speak for others in this happy.png )and own pictures are most of the time better than on the website.

Ammerbucher
martinbchess wrote:

I have the SC  Morphy Cooke set in distressed which i am fairly pleased with. It's not up to NOJ standards of finishing but it is significantly cheaper (and available!)

i can take some pics if anyone is curious enough

Yes, I would like to have a look ..

fivesix56

Hi
Where is the board from?

TheOneCalledMichael

That's a board from local craiglist, judging from the 'odd' size and patina I'm guessing from the first half of 20th century.

JoPublic
Yes indeed a very nice set.This set was originally reproduced under the instruction of Official Staunton, it was then renamed and offered by Staunton Castle once Mandeep saggu decided to go into the retail sector and stole all official Staunton’s ideas and marketed all their sets.
MCH818

I wish they had more boards like that on this side of the pond. It is slim pickings over here.

TheOneCalledMichael
JoPublic wrote:
Yes indeed a very nice set.This set was originally reproduced under the instruction of Official Staunton, it was then renamed and offered by Staunton Castle once Mandeep saggu decided to go into the retail sector and stole all official Staunton’s ideas and marketed all their sets.

That's interesting history of this set, do you perhaps know what was the original name when it was sold by Official Staunton?

TheOneCalledMichael
MCH818 wrote:

I wish they had more boards like that on this side of the pond. It is slim pickings over here.

haha you're still on the wrong side of the pond, you need to be on the pond side of UK, they have the best old English style boards there. I wish I was on that side wink.png

MCH818
TheOneCalledMichael wrote:
MCH818 wrote:

I wish they had more boards like that on this side of the pond. It is slim pickings over here.

haha you're still on the wrong side of the pond, you need to be on the pond side of UK, they have the best old English style boards there. I wish I was on that side

Don’t I wish! Haha!

JoPublic
@ theone. ..It was called “ library set “ launched 2016