“Staunton”  (France)

France. "Staunton" set made of Galalith of which I do not know the maker, but cassete says "Made in France". Maybe produced in the Jura. I think these rare sets are very collectable, although many collectors do ignore them!

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  • France, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1920
  • Galalith K 7.7; p 3.7
  • Cassette 31.0×24.7×4.5

France. These 2 sets are listed as "Galalith or Bakelite" and ca.1920, but could be of some other plastic (Catalin?) and of some later date (1950?) as well. I'm not sure. I noticed that the disks at the set with checkers could be of another plastic as the chess pieces. Need some more investigation here...

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  • France, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1920
  • Galalith or Bakelite K 3.2; p 2.5
  • Box 37.0×26.8×7.7
  • Board 21.5×21.5
  • Set "Made in France" for "Juegos y juguetes", "Arnau", "Fernando 18 Barcelona"
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  • France, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1920
  • Galalith or Bakelite K 3.2; p 2.5
  • Box 30.0×24.0×7.0
  • Board 20.0×20.0

France. This Staunton chess set from 1968 was a gift of my parents and I used that set many years to play with. I simply did not have another playable set! It was not my very first one, that one is lost, but the longest present in my collection. Most likely it is a Lardy set, but there is no Lardy label, only a sticker on the bottom of the box stating "Made in France".

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  • France, by Lardy? "Staunton"
  • 1968
  • Olive wood + rosewood K 8.5; p 4.1
  • Box 21.2×13.5×7.0

France. This 1970 chess set is an ordinary boxwood "Staunton" set, made by one of the makers in the Jura. I do not know who, but if someone knows, please tell me. This set is equal to my first set that I used to learn chess with. Or maybe it is just a bit larger than my lost set. In my childhood I could only afford a small set!

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  • France, "Staunton"
  • 1970
  • Boxwod K 7.5; p 3.5
  • Box 19.4×10.1×6.6

France. This Chavet chess set from 2000 was a gift of Nicholas Lanier when I visited him august 2016.

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  • France, by Chavet Chess, "Staunton"
  • 2000
  • Wood K 7.5; p 3.6
  • Box 18.0×11.4×6.8