Antique British Chess Sets
Jaques Staunton, British
Chess Company, Lund, Calvert
have written a new book, published January 2010, inspired by recent
evidence on the dating of Jaques that became available because the
archives of The Times came on line and many readers sent me
photos of dated sets. I also used it as an opportunity to write up my
growing interest in BCC sets and Jaques non-Staunton sets. Every
statement is backed up with solid evidence.
The goals are:
1) To provide a
definitive analysis of Jaques Staunton sets, with the new evidence on
dating. It has all of the content of the Collectors Guide, but it has
been considerably upgraded and expanded with lots of new material, from
the accurate dating of introduction of the different sizes of sets to
the dating of Carton Pierre caskets, and I think a photo of every type
of label produced, with dates and a record of the evidence behind every
2) To provide a
good account of BCC sets;
3) To start
cataloguing Jaques non-Staunton sets, based on their Pattern Book and
ads. I have been able to identify positively many of their non-Staunton
sets so that they can be authenticated.
4) To give a
guide to other Jaques products, such as travel sets and timers.
A limited edition of 1000 signed and numbered softback copies, 64 pages
of full colour with more than 100 photographs.
Printed in the United Kingdom by Henry Ling Ltd, at the Dorset Press,
Dorchester, DT1 1HD
Available from the author for GBP £25 inc p&p. Order by e-mail
eBook now published:
"Jaques Staunton Chess Sets 1849-1835: a Collectors guide" has
Amazon. Once purchased, it can be used on any PC, Mac
or iPhone/iPad registered with your Kindle account. It looks good on an
iPhone and is always at hand for reference.
Jon Crumiller - collector
Dewey - restorer and researcher
Dorland - collector
Andreas Witticke -
Nicholas Lanier - collector
Gert van Slotboom - collector
Tim Millard - dealer
Garrick Coleman -
Dermot Rochford - collector
Frank Camaratta - collector
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