Staunton Chess set ID

shanefry

I wonder if anyone can help me identify a possible manufacturer or origin of this chess set. The king measures 3 1/4" (82mm) and the set is weighted.

I'm new to chess set collecting but I think I've already been bitten by the bug so any information and/or advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.






lighthouse

My guess  from the late  40s / 50s as ebony was hard to source around the time of the 2nd world war / Can you show a pawn as the shape might help ! might be a late bcc chess set or sutton coldfield made in france for the UK market ! wink.png any stamp or mark on the chess box ? nice set

Schachmonkey
Love the rubbed and worn finish on the the knights looks rugged battle tested.
Analog_Player

Lardy?

KnightsForkCafe

I would say it's a B.C.C. set.

https://www.houseofstaunton.com/the-british-chess-company-staunton-popular-series-chess-set-box-and-board-combo.html

 

shanefry
lighthouse wrote:

My guess  from the late  40s / 50s as ebony was hard to source around the time of the 2nd world war / Can you show a pawn as the shape might help ! might be a late bcc chess set or sutton coldfield made in france for the UK market ! any stamp or mark on the chess box ? nice set

The box is a slide top box in a nice worn reddish brown colour but no stamp or label.



shanefry
Analog_Player wrote:

Lardy?

I did wonder if it could be Lardy. I read somewhere that some Lardy pieces are prone to warping and I have noticed the white queen is leaning slightly to one side.

Analog_Player

Proto-Lardy maybe: http://www.chess-museum.com/lardy.html

sound67

Even the rook has a lean.

shanefry
Analog_Player wrote:

My Knights look very similar to the set on the link.

jtmch

These don't seem to match exactly, but maybe it'll give you a something.

 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-equipment/anyone-know-if-this-chess-set-is-made-by-drueke

shanefry
jtmch wrote:

These don't seem to match exactly, but maybe it'll give you a something.

 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-equipment/anyone-know-if-this-chess-set-is-made-by-drueke

Thanks for the link...the Knights look a very good match.

pfudie

It is known as a Proto-Lardy, an early version of the ones made in the 60's - 80's. I have one myself.