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WOW! What a find! I was lucky enough to win this item at a local estate sale and since I already have three Chess Sets that mostly collect dust, I am selling this one here with .
KING ARTHUR CHESS SET
Genuine Reproductions of
HAND CARVED MASTER PIECES
Originals by CHARLES A. BENDEKGEY
One Complete Set, No. 1007
Includes Chess Board
Wm. F. Drueke & Sons, Inc.
Grand Rapids Michigan
As the photos show, this is a beautiful King Arthur Chess Set and is complete with the game board and comes in it’s original box. It is made by the Wm. F. Drueke & Sons, Inc. Company of Grand Rapids Michigan. I did a little research online and found this company operated through most of the 20th century and continues to operate today, although it was bought out in the 1990’s. As such, I am having a difficult time dating the game. From the style of the box and pieces, I could believe this was made in the 20’s or 30’s and the Chess pieces could quite possibly be Bakelite®. On the other hand, the pieces could be just fancy swirled plastic, in which case I would date this game from the 1960’s.
As the photos show, all of the pieces are there and are in “LIKE NEW” condition. LARGE pieces…the King is OVER 4” tall. Nice detail with a gold cross painted on the hood of each of the Bishops. It appears the faces are all hand painted in gold also . Paint and all of the pieces are in excellent condition with no chipping or cracks. The game set comes complete with the green and white board you see in the photos. The board is in excellent condition and doesn’t appear to have ever had the spline broken by being over-bent. There is one white smudge on the back side of the board. I’m unsure what it is and I did nothing to try to clean it off. Finally, the box is included and makes a nice display in itself. As the photos show, the box does have some damaged edges. The box will arrive to you packed carefully but unrepaired as I do not want to do anything to decrease the value of the game set.
offer early and offer often as I have NEVER seen a similar board listed on , nor do I expect to again. This would be a beautiful addition to any vintage game collection or even if you want a nice, well balanced set to play with your friends.
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