Ivory Chess Set

by Kenneth William Bolton
(Lawrenceville, Georgia)

Ivory Chess Set

Ivory Chess Set

Hello!

How old is it?
I have no idea how old this Ivory chess set is from!!

Where did you get it from?
My unkle Peter Kirn lives in Germany and is a multi-millionare whose passion is hunting. Every year he goes hunting in Africa through native tribes.

One trip they hand carved the set out of ivory and gave it as a gift to him in return for the meat of the Elephant he gave the village.

The Chess set consists of the full 32 pieces as well as a chess board. We went to visit him after his wife (our aunt) passed away and we were given the chess set. And that is how we came to obtain the set.

How much did it cost?
Since it was a gift hand carved from a tribe in Africa there was no cost.

What are you going to do with it?
I am in the United States Army and I am looking at purchasing a new M4 for my deployment. So a bit more cash to spend on my weapon would be great!
So to answer the question, I am looking at selling it.

My E-Mail is KWBOLT5502@northgeorgia.edu

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Jul 30, 2012
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This set isn't ivory
by: Anonymous

Hi

The set you have posted a picture of isn't ivory. It's soap stone. This set is quite a popular set, I believe made in Africa but you can still buy them brand new in gift shops today.


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