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A new site to share discussions of chess sets and related items.

You are invited to give any comments or input you like.
(and then I will see what I will do with it 😉 )


  1. Josh

    What a wonderful collection! Thank you for sharing it. I have a question regarding your identification of some English sets as being made by Ayers. I am particularly interested in your identification of the two barley corn sets. Do you have a reference for this? It was my understanding that Ayers began in 1864, which seems a bit late for these sets. Also, the only reference I know of for Ayers sets is from their 1900-1905 catalogues that picture Staunton design. It would be great if there were some otherwise unknown reference that pictures a variety of Ayers chess set design.

    1. jvreij

      Hello Josh
      Actually I got the information of an English chess collector, who is collecting over 50 years now. I do not have a reference like an advert or so.
      Maybe my dating is a bit early. I didn’t know Ayres was starting at 1864. I found this: stating: The business and factory of Frederick Henry Ayres, manufacturer, was situated at 111 Aldegate, London. From 1864. Will put that on my site at relevant places.
      Sorry I cannot be more helpful.
      By the way: it is “Ayres” and not “Ayers”

  2. I seriously love your website.. Excellent colors & theme.
    Did you create this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own site and would love
    to learn where you got this from or what the theme is called.
    Appreciate it!

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