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    Posted 11 years ago

    Esther110
    (134 items)

    I got this chess set in the late 80s at a garage sale. The man selling it was a nice older man that wanted to talk about all his treasures. He wasn't looking for buyers, he was looking for homes for his things. I was attracted to this set because the board reminded me of the mahjong set my mom and dad played with when I was a kid.
    He told me he had bought it in Vietnam when he was there. That he hoped I would appreciate it for what it was. I told him my dad was a Vietnam vet, that I wanted it because of that, to remind me of him. He suddenly brought the price down from 50 to $25 "because it will be special to you".
    I bought it.

    As you can see, my pieces are hand carved wood. The pawns (thanks Kevin) are all different, and one or two have flaws. I imagine these were made in very large numbers, for soldiers to buy, and speed was more important than quality of workmanship.
    I've pictured the drawer they are stored in, because Kevin mentioned his has foam. Mine has a felt lining and elastic bands to keep the figures in place.
    If you want to see the board better, go to SongWriter's post http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/33508-chinese-chess-set
    My camera fuzzes up when I get too close...or is it me? lol

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    Comments

    1. Esther110 Esther110, 11 years ago
      oops...a little spanglish just slipped out... *blush*
    2. Esther110 Esther110, 11 years ago
      Thanks Official!!
    3. Esther110 Esther110, 11 years ago
      Thanks Blevinstreasures and Toolate!!
    4. Esther110 Esther110, 11 years ago
      Thanks Kerry, Truckin and TS Addict!!
    5. Esther110 Esther110, 10 years ago
      Hi Kevin! It's a long, somewhat painful story that I will keep to myself, but I am back!! Glad to have been missed!
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Welcome back Esther110, Sorry to here the "painful" part, glad to see your back.
    7. Esther110 Esther110, 10 years ago
      Yes, Kevin, I am still in Spain. Movin on up from here, and letting the past fade into a hazey memory...lol
      Thanks for welcoming me back, Kerry-lots-o-numbers!!! :)

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