20st century  (Netherlands)

Also bone "Staunton" sets are found in the Netherlands. This is such an example, which could have been made by Uhlig in Germany. However, the knights are different from the usual Uhlig sets, as are the rooks.

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  • Netherlands or Germany, by Uhlig? "Staunton"
  • ca. 1900
  • Bone K 5.6; p 3.1

This "Staunton" set by Homas is a gift of my daughter. It is a common set.

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  • Netherlands, by Homas, "Nr. 2 Staunton"
  • ca. 1980
  • Wood K 6.9; p 3.3
  • Box 20.6×10.6×9.0

Two "Bolts and nuts" sets.

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  • Netherlands, "bolts and nuts"
  • 1977
  • Metal K 6.0; p 3.7

 

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  • Netherlands, "bolts and nuts"
  • 1985
  • Metal K 6.6; p 3.5

This "profile" chess set was a relation gift of MIFA Aluminium B.V. at the moment they opened a new factory with CNC ("Computer Numerical Control") machinery in Blerick, Netherlands in 1986. The King was send with the invitation and people, who attended the opening, got the whole chess set.

Only 2 batches of 500 have been made by Mifa. Another small (100?) batch has been made by Hydro Aluminium Century Limited in Sanquhar.

  • Netherlands, by Mifa, a factory making profiles for windows and so
  • 1986
  • Anoded aluminium K 6.4; p 3.7
  • Cassette 26.3 × 23.6
  • Only 2 batches of 500 made by Mifa. Another small (100?) batch made by Hydro Aluminium Century Limited in Sanquhar

This set has been designed and made by my daughter. She made the set in the 90ties and kept it secret until she finished it in 2000 in order to give it to me as Saint Nicholas present. Note that she switched Bishop and Rook in the final design (see pictures)!

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  • Netherlands, by my daughter
  • 2000
  • Modelling plaster K 6.9; p 3.1

This is my own design made in 2002. I did had some pieces made by a furniture maker to check sizes and feasibility. Did not let make him the differences in Knight, Bishop and Rook, which all are designed in same size. However, after that I never continued the project. Maybe it is time to pick it up again and create the complete set.

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  • Netherlands, my own design
  • 2000
  • Beech K 13.6; p 8.2

This set was made by my own as a gift for my friend Jules Welling. Sadly my friend passed away. I keep the set as a memory to him.
The origami design was by Everdien Tiggelaar

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  • Netherlands, by myself, origami design Everdien Tiggelaar
  • 2000
  • Paper K 10.8; p 4.7

These "glass" chess sets in Staunton style are an easy gift to a chess collector. They were given with love and got so a place in my collection. A larger version of these glass sets can be found on the Germany "Staunton" page.

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  • Netherlands
  • 2000
  • Glass K 4.6; p 2.6
  • Box 22.4×22.0×5.1
  • Board 19.8×19.8

This "abstract" set was made by pupils of Exempla, a commercial organization of training courses, or CVT ("Centrum Vakopleiding Techniek"), a training centre of the Employment Office. My friend got the set from a teacher metal works of Exempla. It's an examination piece of  a student or a class of students. The set is not unique, because the design is used more often at the training.

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  • Netherlands, an examination piece
  • 2000
  • Plain + painted aluminium K 4.5 and Ø 2.0 high; p 3.0 and Ø 1.6
  • Board 24.0×24.0×1.0
  • Board has logo of employment office (2 small at front, 1 large at back)