When searching for a chess set to buy, you may see descriptions of sets including a size, usually in inches. Temporary Exhibit: Ecch .. is this plastic? These chess pieces were made in the popular and well-liked German Staunton chess style. I especially favor the bishops, with a somewhat innovative top, and the flat pawn tops.... Cyclopes, Elephants and Chess Rooks by Hans Holländer, Prague Report - CCI World Congress Prague 2018, Rudolf II and the History of Games by Barbara Holländer. King stands 86 mm - age of the set is most likely 70ies, GDR days. The German Knight is available in three sizes and we offer a vast selection of chess boards, boxes and cases. Our exclusive chess set designs, large selection of high quality products, unmatched value, and excellent customer service are our trademark. The dark chess pieces are made of sheesham wood and the lighter chess pieces are made of Boxwood.. Size and Weighting. Interesting set from the end of the 19th C , or a bit later, kings stand 85 mm, pieces are quite substantial and made in one piece. Ages: 14 years and up. In English-speaking countries, the parallel method of descriptive notation was generally used in chess publications until about 1980. These pieces are heavily weighted, have green baize pads, and come with two extra queens for pawn promotion. One knights seems a replacement, kings stand 82 mm - undersize for competitive play! Bundesform or the Federal Form Chess Pieces emerged as alternative to the widely used staunton chess pieces in the 1930's in Germany. B & Company Reproduction Distressed Antiqued Staunton 4.4" Ebony Chess Pieces. Illustration of chess pieces used in Courier chess by Gustav Selenus from the book "Das … Handwhittled sets, one side in natural softwood, the other coloured brown. Seemingly a german try for an alternative to Staunton playing sets. Last one . Chessmen have been made in Germany from the 15th C onwards, with a major influence being the pieces made in the Selenus tradition. We are continuously developing new and exciting products to promote the game of chess and meet the needs of chess players around the world. All pieces are carefully polished and weighted. In german the bishops are called "runners" (Läufer)- in these sets, therefore, the bishop is always a runner! A similar set sold some time ago  on ebay was termed as Austrian and Art Deco by the seller - my tip is german and 20ies or earlier - but some details point to Russia or even the Baltics? The white king - much larger than his counterpart! Established in 1999, The Chess Store, Inc. is the world's leading chess retailer specializing in fine Staunton wood chess sets along with thousands of other chess products. German chessmen. 1965; Jerger Chess Clock "Olympia", Germany, ca. Mid Century Handmade German Wooden Chess Set. Unencumbered by fine detail, these chess pieces will stand up to the rigor of regular play and years of use. ), Large and heavily weighted playing set, from Germany, probably dating to the 40ies or earlier. This set is post WW2 - ca. This is our entire collection of German Knight Staunton chess sets. This "German" design is a timeless representation of simplicity. The size of German Staunton 3,75 ' correspond to our Staunton No. MEASUREMENTS: Pawns - 40 mm (1.57) Came in a box marked "Zur Erinnerung an die Gefangenschaft Krasnoyarsk 1915" - which would make it pre-WWI. One whole rook duplicated by, The value of chess reproductions by Rick Knowlton, Chess Opulence - Jaeger sale at Waddingtons - Dec. 5 2016, Marc Loost on the Patentee of the Jaques Status Quo travel set, Remembering Garrick Coleman by Frank Camaratta, Chess sets from Dieppe and Geislingen by B. Holländer, CCI World Congress Prague 2018 - provisional programme, CCI meeting Germany in July - Invitation, CCI Meeting Vevey-La Tour de Peilz - November 2011, Trier Collectors Meeting November 2015 - Program, Italian CCI meeting Como 2015 - Invitation, CCI meet Germany - Nov. 4- 6 2016 - Invitation, CCI meet Germany Nov. 4- 6 - 2016 - Program, Altenburg Pastoral - CCI Germany meeting Nov. 3 - 6 2016, Canadian Bonanza - Jaeger sale at Waddington's - 20.6.2016, The Elusive Austrian Upright - a Special Show (November 2014 till February 2015). Appealing set from the Erzgebirge area, traditional stronghold of woodcraft and other handicrafts. Chess Pieces Set - Vector Download There are six different types of chess pieces. The noticeable features of the pieces such as Sharp fragile points in the Queen crenellations, A slant cut in the Bishop miter, Six cuts in the Rook, Knights Mane and its expressions, Tall finial on top of the King and upper surface of king is in finest shape. Kings and queens are conventional royalty, but the rest is folks in the most diverse acts or professions, minutely carved caricatures, rather funny and appealing. Small well finished and varnished Staunton set, felted - from the 1940 to 1960ies. in the Erzgebirge and in South Germany, with the trend towards Staunton style becoming more prominent after the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. The kings stands 105 mm with the cross, all pieces are well varnished, without a blemish - simple, strong, enjoyable set, a turner's masterpiece. Handwhittled german figures, most likely from the fertile Erzgebirge carvers - early 20th C. - unfortunately minus 3 pieces! Of course, playing chess doesn’t help you much with your German, but you could read up on the rules in German. Hundreds of superb photos in colour ad b/w. On ebay often sold as from the "Eifel" area - this set has a sticker saying "Louis Ari..., Borstendorf, Erzgebirge". Simple modernist set from the first half of the 20th C - interesting features, and good size for playing with kings at 87 mm height. Rolland game company!Pieces are weighted and felted, although king stands only 72 mm! All sets come with two extra queens for pawn promotion. Description: These chess pieces are beautiful. This Vintage 1930 German Knubbel chess set was produced somewhere around 90 years ago in Denmark. Smooth finish, felt, no weight. 522 (Max Andres), German, ca. - stands 77 mm high. Our office and warehouse facilities are located in Hillsboro, Oregon, just a few miles outside of Portland. Weighted pieces are usually preferable to unweighted pieces for use in a game because they don’t tip over as easily and they’re more comfortable to move and place. With no sharp points to break, it can withstand years of chess play or study and if pieces are ever lost we make it easy to replace. The Staunton chess pieces are, in accordance with the rules of chess, the only type of chess pieces which can be used in the offcial chess tournaments. The German Knight is available in three sizes and we offer a vast selection of chess boards, boxes and cases. All pieces are carefully polished and weighted. A Rococo style court is shown - probably Frederick the Great and his court - in natural and maroon. Majestic Chess Pieces are one of its top Quality and extraordinary set of 32 pieces with an extra pair of Queen. $146.90. This "German" design is a timeless representation of simplicity. sales@thechessstore.com, All prices are in USD • © 2021 The Chess Store • Shopping Cart Software by Bigcommerce • eStore Maintained by QeRetail, Gift Certificates Available in Any Amount, This is our entire collection of German Knight Staunton chess sets. They became popular for use in Munich Chess Olympics of 1936 and subsequently found their use in chess tournaments. Jaques Reproduction BCC Circa1900-01 Staunton Stroud Club Vintage Chess Pieces. Bundesform or the Federal Form Chess Pieces emerged as alternative to the widely used staunton chess pieces in the 1930's in Germany. Chess pieces are usually made with wood , resin , metal or glass. The chess pieces are what you move on a chessboard when playing a game of chess. Each objects are decorated in certain relevant shapes separately. Prison camp chess sets by Thomas Thomsen. German Knight Staunton Chess Pieces. publishers, Moscow 1994, english, 288 pp, hardcover with dustjacket in form of chess board, reading strip, protective carton Probably the most beautiful book on chess pieces existing - a fountain of joy for those lucky enough to own a copy. Kings stand 62 mm , the bishops are a bit short, and the pawns remind me of nothing as much as bullets. chess: king: queen: rook: bishop: knight: pawn (castling) K Q R B Kt or N P 0-0, 0-0-0; Here's a handy list to take on holiday! 6 chess pieces. Unencumbered by fine detail, these sets will stand up to the rigor of regular play. 4.1 out of 5 stars 68. Specifications: King height is 3.75" (95.25mm). Weight : 730 grams (25.75 oz). Typical for Bohemia sets, the "chickenhead" knight - larger Bohemia sets were the standard equipment in the early days of the german "Bundeliga". Used exclusively at the Chess Olympics in Munich 1936 - and in german club competition after WW 2! Unencumbered by fine detail, these sets will stand up to the rigor of regular play. Wikipedia is a good start as it usually offers the topics in several languages, for example Wikipedia – Schach and Wikipedia – Chess tell you about the game in German and English. Small chess set from the Bohemia manufactury - still existant! The form dates from the 30ies, specially designed for the 1936 chess olympics in Munich, destined to showcase both Nazi prowess and German chess! The basic start position in chess is like this: See the chess position below. Isaac Linder, The art of chess pieces, H.G.S. Chessmen have been made in Germany from the 15th C onwards, with a major influence being the pieces made in the Selenus tradition.