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Baywatch updated for last week, new arrivals listed.
3.5. Luke Honey website discussed on Collectors News!
2.5. Some editing on the clock pages etc. , Collectors News and Baywatch for April updated!
Various new objects - some new clocks in the Chess Clock Cabinet's as well !- and Collectors News updated.
The worlds smallest chess set in Collectors News - and
Baywatch updated -
9.3. Baywatch updated, Baburin Auction 39 announced for 14 - 16 of March, , Agenda updated!
Baywatch updated, some new chess sets listed under Recent Entries.
31.1. Baywatch updated again....
Updates on the Baburin's chess book auctions in Agenda and Collectors News ....
Next Baburin online chess book auction announced for the 24th - 26th of January!
Hesketh chess board sold for gbp 601.250.- at Sotheby's! See Collectors News for details....
23.12. Some editing on the site - and a minor sensation: on Dec. 22 the Chess Museum had 1.413 visitors! Que se pasa ??
New items under Collectors News ....
A new section has been opened - Baywatch has been given a full page - this should prove useful for those collectors and merchants who cannot spend ALL their time scouring ebay ....
Report on the Mayenne Medieval Chessmen Exhibit published. Also tips for further online chess exhibits on the Collectors News page.
New material in the Collectors News - on US Staunton sets!
A new link has been added - a fascinating and voluminous gallery of artwork on chess, collected and published by Jean-Marc Ricci. The site also sports a panoply of other sections - art, chess studies, caricatures, country touristic exposés and so on...
Compare this with Jon Crumiller's Art section (Reference site).....
Some tidbits for collectors - see Collectors News - new set listed - Baywatch updated. A report with pics from a brilliant exhibition on chess archeology will follow - under Ancient Chessmen!
Better late than never - Jon Crumiller's Reference pages are an absolute eye-opener for any chess collector. Most interesting are Jon's unearthing of addresses and identities of ALL chess manufacturer's and makers active in 19th Century London, by going through all London Registers. Jon has also produced a spreadsheet showing the business life of all of the major London chess craftsmen .... a perfect map of 19th century chess manufacture in London, one of the major chess cities in those days.
Even more important for practical reasons, is Jon's scanning and posting of all chess auction catalogues at his disposal - complete with prices, results, and of course pictures of the items.
Here is the link to the main page:
Thanks , Jon!
Some new sets posted under "Recent Entries"
The Modern & Modernist show has finally ended - can still be viewed in the Archive section.
Luke Honey has left Bonham's, the November 21 auction at Knightsbridge has been cancelled, and Bonham's will not run any chess auctions any more! A sad loss for the collectors crowd - but something else will come up, no doubt. (New: see Collectors News for a follow-up! )
The Museum Archive has opened - older Special Shows are now accessible via the Menu program on this site! A recent suggestion by Keith Middleton !
A request to collectors : if You find newsworthy items - special sets or other objects, auction gab, books, etc. - please send them along for publishing here!