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British Chess Company Travelling Chess Set

  • British Chess Company Travelling Chess Set
  • British Chess Company Travelling Chess Set
  • British Chess Company Travelling Chess Set
  • British Chess Company Travelling Chess Set

A British Chess Company Travelling Chess Set, circa 1895

the mahogany case with two hinged flaps, opening to reveal a mahogany and sycamore chess board with an ebony border, the pegged chessmen in boxwood and ebony, stamped twice: BRITISH CHESS Co STROUD. GLOS. Rare.

Length: 29.5cm (when closed)

Height: 7cm (when closed) 

Width: 14.2cm (when closed)

Stock Reference: AS 1919

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Good. A few nicks and scuffs and minor 'dings'. Signs of a hairline crack along an inner edge. But a nice example of a rare BCC travelling set.

A Note From Luke

The British Chess Company was founded by William Moffatt and William Hughes in 1891, and for a relatively short period, became the main rival to Jaques. 

The British Chess Company stopped trading around 1908. Consequently, BCC sets and boards are genuinely scarce, and now coveted by keen collectors.

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