Hand Carved Ivory Chess Set

by Udo Hoinkis
(Pretoria, South Africa)

This unique, hand carved ivory chess set was bought in China 47 years ago. Although it has much intricate work, it has been well looked after.

The pieces are well packed in a protective casing which doubles as a fold-up playing board.
The King is 10cm tall, the Queen is 8.5cm and the pawns are 5cm.

My asking price is only $8 600 (including packaging and shipping).

I can be contacted by email at [email protected] and would welcome any queries.

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Jun 29, 2016
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Ivory Chess Set
by: Bill R

I have a set almost identical. When I bought it I was told that a US officer had brought it from occupied Japan just after the 2nd World War

Jun 18, 2016
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sell?
by: Texas Chess

Did this ever sell?

Aug 24, 2015
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Lot's of 1960's hand-carved ivory chess sets
by: Keith Sargent

Currently on ebay (it looks like yours): "Vintage Hand Carved Bone Asian Chess Set in Original Wood Board Case" with figures from 1 1/2 inches to 3 inches tall. Starting bid is $39.99. But a week ago the starting bid for the same set was $99.99 but seller got no bids and lowered the price.

Another similar set on ebay has figures are 1-1/4" tall (pawns) to 3-1/4" tall (Kings), with a starting bid of $179.

I have a similar set, but the King is 4-3/4"

The story is the same for all these sets, "My dad was stationed overseas at the time of the Vietnam war and purchased this set."

These were hand carved, but had machine assistance. They look almost identical (do a Google image search), and there are a lot out there, so supply is high, but demand is low. Guess I'll keep mine.

Aug 01, 2015
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Ivory chess set 1967
by: Anonymous

I have a ivory chess set like the one in the photo. It was purchase in Hong Kong back in 1967 with papers on it showing when it was purchase. It is in excellence condition.
I'm thinking of selling

[email protected]

Jun 24, 2015
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ivory shess set
by: [email protected]

I HAVE A IVORY CHESS SET CARVED BALL IN BALL I DONT KNOW HOW MUCH IT IS WORTH DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA TK YOU
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May 26, 2015
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Looking to sell chess set.
by: NORMAN MORRIS

I too have a hand carved ivory chess set that I would like to sell. I am sick and not able to enjoy it. So I would like to sell it and like others don't know how to charge. If anyone out there can give me some direction I would appreciate your input. MY NUMBER IS 323 636 4354.

Mar 24, 2014
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Have you soldthe hand carved ivory set?
by: Anonymous

I wondered if you have been able to sell this set yet and what you received for it. I ask because I inherited a similar (almost identical set) and would like to sell it within the next year. I have no idea how to begin pricing it. I live in the US.

Thanks for your time.

Oct 20, 2013
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need your help please
by: tracy

you and i have the same chess set. i am wanting to sale mine as well. please send me an email [email protected] have a few question.

Mar 27, 2012
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I have one of these!
by: Anonymous

My father traveled the world as a young military serviceman. He picked up many interesting things including the same chess set in this picture. It has a very few minor issues. All of the pieces are original, as well as the board. Interested? [email protected]

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