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May 31, 2022

Jaques folding leather mounted chess board, dating from the 1940s. 

See Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa Publications, 2010, page 11 for a 'post 1943' Jaques Green label, with 'John Jaques & Son Ltd'., as opposed to the earlier 'J. Jaques & Son Ltd.'

The Jaques London factory was destroyed during the Blitz of 1942.