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Staunton-Style Chess Pieces

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Games616 of 10501977METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER FILM CO MEGO CORP CHiPs Wheels Willy (3 & 3/4 inch poseable action figure)  manufactured by MEGO CORP. Carnival Ball Toss Knock Down Targets Circa 1940 Collection Jim Linderman
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Posted 5 years ago

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Hello everyone. I am wondering if it is possible to ID these chess pieces. I do not know much about chess...or the pieces. I guess what I am asking is what are these made out of? And are the hand made or manufactured? My guess would be that even though they do not look identical, that they are not handmade, but I am not sure. Thanks!

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I think this style is called a Staunton and origianal sets date from 1849.
    It was designed by Nathaniel Cook or perhaps it may have been conceived by his brother-in-law and owner of the firm, John Jaques that originally produced them.
  2. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    interesting, thank you vetraio50 for the info. thanks vetraio50, mustangtony, bratjdd for the loves.

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