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english-staunton-chess-set-late-19th-century

April 23, 2020

Shipping during Covid-19 Pandemic

As an online business we remain very much open, and are currently shipping by either UPS or FedEx courier services. Please feel free to contact Luke on +44 (0) 207 450 0914 if you have any questions.

 

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs Zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that until the end of 2020 there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items being sent to the EU from the UK. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

northern-upright-pattern-chess-set-19th-century

April 22, 2020

Shipping during Covid-19 Pandemic

As an online business we remain very much open, and are currently shipping by either UPS or FedEx courier services. Please feel free to contact Luke on +44 (0) 207 450 0914 if you have any questions.

 

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs Zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that until the end of 2020 there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items being sent to the EU from the UK. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

st-george-boxwood-ebony-chess-set

April 02, 2020

Shipping during Covid-19 Pandemic

As an online business we remain very much open, and are currently shipping by either UPS or FedEx courier services. UPS services are currently operating in the UK as normal, but there may be delays to international destinations. Please feel free to contact Luke on +44 (0) 207 450 0914  for an update on the current shipping status, or if you have any questions.

 

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that until the end of 2020 there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items being sent to the EU from the UK. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

german-bone-selenus-chess-set-board-early-19th-century

March 27, 2020

Shipping during Covid-19 Pandemic

As an online business we remain very much open, and are currently shipping by either UPS or FedEx courier services. Please feel free to contact Luke on +44 (0) 207 450 0914 if you have any questions.

 

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that until the end of 2020 there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items being sent to the EU from the UK. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

minoru-the-new-race-game-by-john-jaques-circa-1910

March 10, 2020

Shipping during Covid-19 Pandemic

As an online business we remain very much open, and are currently shipping by either UPS or FedEx courier services. Please feel free to contact Luke on +44 (0) 207 450 0914 if you have any questions.

 

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that until the end of 2020 there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items being sent to the EU from the UK. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

interesting-bone-selenus-chess-set-early-19th-century

March 05, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that until the end of 2020 there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items being sent to the EU from the UK. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

a-fine-lund-chess-set-circa-1830

February 28, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that until the end of 2020 there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items being sent to the EU from the UK. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this antique chess set contain elephant ivory dating from pre March 3rd 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

english-gilt-leather-chess-board-circa-1900

February 20, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom, as from Friday 31st January 2020, has technically left the European Union, we are now in a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.



International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you

rare-jaques-b-c-d-chess-board

February 19, 2020

Shipping during Covid-19 Pandemic:

As an online business we remain very much open, and are currently shipping by either UPS or FedEx courier services. UPS services are currently working without delay in the UK. There may, however, be a delay to FedEx international shipments. Please feel free to contact Luke on +44 (0) 207 450 0914 if you have any questions.

 

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge:

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union:

Although the United Kingdom, as from Friday 31st January 2020, has technically left the European Union, we are now in a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.



International Shipping:

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns:

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

good-mahjong-set-shanghai-1920s

February 18, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom, as from Friday 31st January 2020, has technically left the European Union, we are now in a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.



International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

good-mahogany-satinwood-chess-board

February 13, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom, as from Friday 31st January 2020, has technically left the European Union, we are now in a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.



International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

canton-burmese-pattern-chess-set-1836

February 11, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that until the end of 2020 there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items being sent to the EU from the UK. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this antique chess set contain elephant ivory dating from pre March 3rd 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

st-george-boxwood-ebony-chess-set

February 07, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom, as from Friday 31st January 2020, has technically left the European Union, we are now in a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.



International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

jaques-staunton-boxwood-chess-set-1865-70

January 30, 2020

Shipping during Covid-19 Pandemic:

As an online business we remain very much open, and are currently shipping by either UPS or FedEx courier services. UPS services are currently working without delay in the UK. There may, however, be a delay to FedEx international shipments. Please feel free to contact Luke on +44 (0) 207 450 0914 if you have any questions.

 

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge:


Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union:

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping:

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns:

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.

early-calvert-chess-set-circa-1800

January 28, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this chess set contain elephant ivory dating from pre March 3rd 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

german-ivory-chess-set-by-lauprecht-circa-1930

January 25, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.



International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this chess set contain elephant ivory dating from pre March 3rd 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

antique-staunton-ivory-chess-set-late-19th-century

January 22, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this antique chess set contain elephant ivory dating from pre March 3rd 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

anglo-indian-backgammon-counter-set-circa-1880

January 17, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as the backgammon counters contain elephant ivory dating from pre March 3rd 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

games-board-for-tric-trac-chess-18th-century

January 14, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this board contains elephant ivory dating from pre March 3rd 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

jaques-staunton-chess-set-circa-1900

January 15, 2020

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.