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August 19, 2017

An antique German cast iron chess set in the manner of the E.G. Zimmerman foundry, (founded in 1842 near Hanau, near Frankfurt); presumably, as the set has no foundry stamp, by a Zimmerman competitor. Zimmerman was known for its cast iron chess sets, which apart from the Thirty Years War set, included Reynard the Fox, the Crusades and Frederick Barbarossa.