Welcome to my "schaak-museum".

This site is about my own sets with my own view and opinion on it.
Feel free to give any comment using POST HERE... (also in menu).

To see sets sorted on type press TYPES (also in menu).

  • Restructured and incremented the TYPES pages.
  • Added pages with sets sorted on type (for easy comparison) under menu option TYPES. For time being it are European playing sets. Maybe others will follow...
  • Added a set of the more Staunton type with a very unique box to The Rose Chess page.
  • The 4th AppletreewickSkyreholme International Chess Tournament was a great success.
  • I have added a link to my google photo page (see Links).
  • Added an ivory Staunton presentation set to Germany-->"Staunton" (suggeted it could be Uhlig, but...)
  • Added an ivory Selenus in original box to Germany-->"Selenus" page
  • Added an English set with a secret to the England-->Other playing page
  • Added new Other European-->Unknown-travel page with a travel set with pieces as in a Dutch set
  • Updated the Literaturelist with some new titles, but also changed the references for Magazines and Auction Catalogs by adding Volume/Issue number and dates with year-month (i.s.o. year/number)
  • Added Asia page to To Look At menu
  • Completed Curiosities
  • Filled Curiosities
  • Added Americas page to To Look At menu
  • Added some (not all) comments to Europe page at To Look At menu
  • Added Europe page to To Look At menu (although without text/comments)
  • Added some "bolts and nuts" sets to Netherlands
  • Added some sets designed and/or made by me or my daughter to Netherlands
  • Also added medieval~replicas and oddities page to Netherlands
  • Added 2 Italian and 1 Russian set to Other European page
  • Added "Burmese" type set, a travel set and modern compendium to China page
  • Completed (for now) Asia page with: India, India~replicas, Iraq, Israel, Myanmar and Vietnam
  • Added a Mexican Onyx "Aztec" chess set as well as Canada page to Americas page
  • Added Mongolia to Asia page
  • Added China to Asia page
  • Added a Mexican bone Upright set
  • Added a Nuremberg and 2 Selenus sets to German page
  • Added an amusing Russia Tournament set with political motives
  • Added 6 new sets to Africa page
  • Added set, made in favor of Unicef, to Argentina page and created Columbia page
  • Started the Asia page with a typical Staunton and Moro set from the Philippines
  • Added a very interesting French Régence set with bone finials
  • Finished Americas page
  • Started Americas page wih interesting Argentina set
  • Finished the Austria page, with interesting info on (Biedermeier) Coffeehouse sets
  • Finished the Africa page
  • Added Austria page (NB: text to follow...)
  • Created German "Coffeehouse" page with beautiful Ore Mountains coffeehouse set
  • Added 2 wooden German Nuremberg sets
  • Added 1 set in manner of the "Toy" sets from the Ore Mountains, Germany
  • Added 1 French Régence set of ca. 1900
  • Added 2 African Makondi sets (birds and apes!)