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CHESS SET *Rare* Vintage * Collectable

Listed In Category: Toys & Games > Games & Puzzles
Secondary Category: Collectibles > Other Collectibles
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Classified Id EWHJECNV
Asking Price $ 45.00 $ 40.00 CAD per item
Quantity 1 item (used condition)
Tax Taxes are not applicable
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Seller will ship worldwide
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Renewed Date07-Nov-2014 11:19:24 AM EST
Expiration Date 21-Nov-2014 11:19:24 AM EST
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Rapsent member since 12-sep-2006
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View Sidney Classifieds Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
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This is for a CHESS SET. It is hand made of wood and is probably about 50 plus years old. It is made in France and is complete with all 32 pieces and its original wood dovetailed box. The king is 3 1/2 " tall and the pon is 1 3/4" tall.

The most interesting thing is the Box. On the base of the box is stamped a Hallmark. The hallmark has a monogram with the words that appear to say "MARQUE DEPOSE"in a semicircle above the figure of a chess KNIGHT.The word "PHIEDIAS" is in the center of the Knight with the words "MADE IN FRANCE" below. this would either be the name of the company or the name of the chess set.

The name PHIEDIAS is a different spelling of the name PHIDEAS. Phideas was the most famous Sculptor and artist of the Classical Greek age. He lived in the 5th century BC in Athens. He was responsible for the PARTHENON and created the famous frieze that was removed and taken to England in the 1800's. They became known as the ELGIN MARBLES. On them are pictured HORSES. These marbles were the one of the greatest antiquities in England and gained much popularity. SO much so that it was decided to use the horses pictured on the marbles as a new design for the Knight Chess piece. This design is still popular to this day. I assume that that is why the name PHIEDIAS was chosen for this chess set.

I have searched the Internet extensively and chess sites and ebay and have not found even one reference to this set. At the least it is Extremely rare and possibly unique.

Here is you chance to own a one of a kind Vintage chess set.

The set is in good used condition. To be mentioned for complete accuracy there is one condition issue that the white rook has a small chip off the base edge.

This Rare set is priced at only $40

I have several other Chess sets from $10 on up.

Please phone me at 250-656-0549 Sunday through Thursday 9:30 am to 10 pm and Fridays until 4:00 pm. If you email please leave a phone number where you can be contacted.

**** I have a great legitimate offer that will give you $25 cash free! No buying or selling or any fees AND it will give you long term INCOME FREE! Call for 1 minute information. I and all my family members have done this and it works! This can be done for each member of your family for $25 each FREE! Call and if you can show me how this will NOT benefit you I will give you $5 personally. Do you have 1 minute to spare???? This offer is from a company that has been in business over 400 years and is LARGER than General Motors!*******

I also have a large number of other items for sale:

Blenders and replacement parts for Osterizer blenders, Oster Kitchen center, other blenders from $10 to $75, juicers and parts for Braun Juicers, bread machines, hand mixers, hand blenders, Bosch kitchen sets, toasters, coffee makers, manual meat grinders, flour mills, coffee grinders and more. (I offer an optional Guarantee for all appliances)

Aquariums from 1 gal to 90 gallons, Accessories - lights, heaters, filters, pumps, gravel, ornaments, tubing, air pumps, nets, siphons and more.

Life jackets and vests adult and child

Lego, Duplo. Triplo, Mega blocks and other Lego compatible -Sets and assortments

Baby back pack carriers, strollers, bicycle trailers

I have a large collection of Antique and collectible cameras from the 1920's on. About 75. Want to sell as a collection.

I also have many other cameras, 35 mm mostly and electronic flashes.

Slide Projectors - Kodak Carosel and others. Carosel 80 and 140 trays and other brands.

Canadian coins and silver coins

WANTED TO BUY - All silver and gold coins and marked jewelry. WILL PAY MORE than any TV buyers or coin shops.

Hockey skates and Figure skates

Books 100's - children's books, little Golden Books, Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, educational books, Religious books

Large selection of English Bone china and other fine china, collect able and antique. Lead crystal glass all kinds -drinking vessels, vases, bowls, decanters etc. Other glassware current, collectible and antique.

Steins, A & W mugs

AC-DC adapters, all kinds of computer related cords and connectors, printer cartridges

Canadian folk art, handmade and collectible wooden boxes and carvings. Some Indian art.

Large selection of fine Antique Bottles and glass from 1700 to 1900.

Snakeskin and other leather purses.

Large selection of Children's Videos - Disney and others and other videos

Die cast toys, cars, trucks, games, chess sets

Video games and sets (no PS3)

Telephones - corded and cordless, many adapters also available - 900 MHz, 2.4 ghz, 5.8 ghz, Dect 6 etc

PICTURES - Framed and unframed -- prints, frames, water colors, oils, pastels, fabric, oriental, lithographs, Limited Edition numbered prints. From new to vintage to Antique.

Check out my other items under seller "rapsent" on this and various websites.
If you don't see what you are looking for, CALL ME. as I may have what you want.
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