Vintage Ivory Chess Pieces

by Marianne
(Gainesville, FL)

These were purchased at an estate sale by my husband and me, so the age and origination of the set is unknown, but they are definitely old.

We didn't pay very much for them as I believe the estate sale company thought they were plastic (they were advertised as "magnetic chess pieces" - there are no magnets and they are certainly not plastic). They appear to be elephant ivory (we did the "hot needle test and there was no effect, there are definite Schreger lines).

The king measures 3" tall. They are all in good vintage condition and the set is complete, except one black pawn has two chips. The felt in the box appears to have been put in by hand, and honestly is quite useless at holding the pieces in when closed. But it will be included, if desired. We would love to sell this beautiful set to someone who would appreciate them.

Please email me at with any offers, questions, information, or for more photos. Thanks so much!

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Jun 01, 2016
I have one just like this
by: Nicole

I have one just like this and I'm wanting to sell it. Not sure what to price it at either. But I'm accepting all offers. Email me

Jan 24, 2015
by: Original Poster

These are no longer available

Jan 24, 2015
Real ivory chess
by: Paul David

I am a chess player but I don't know what to price this set to you. If you have a low dollar and want to sell it . Tell me All I can do is buy it or let it go.

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