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    Posted 5 years ago

    DerBayz
    (87 items)

    I purchased this wooden chess set on eBay, there are no markings on it. The pieces are very light and I believe they are balsa wood. The set came with the original storage box which turns into board. Everything appears to be hand made. When I was looking at it last night I noticed that the white pieces are all praying and the "red/black" figures are all carrying a book. So I'm wondering if the set is meant to represent the Catholic Protestant war. Has anyone seen a set like this?

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    1. Quantumphysica Quantumphysica, 5 years ago
      All right, these are pretty creepy. Cool though! And intriguing; I've certainly never seen anything like it. Could this perhaps be the product of a hobbyist home whittler?
    2. DerBayz DerBayz, 5 years ago
      That is exactly what I thought when I saw it. The I noticed the religious theme and became more interested.

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