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).

  • Made some improvements, a.o. 2 figural sets which were wrongly listed (a Cambodia and a Taiwan set at  TO LOOK AT pages).
  • Finished the TYPES pages (more or less).
  • 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!)