Welcome to this site dedicated to chess collecting in all forms. Basically, I would like to
- provide a platform for chess collectors,
- start discussions and mind meetings rolling on chess collecting, especially with regards to the "major game" of chess sets,
- present part of my own collection - not all of it, that would be tedious !
My collection is fairly large, very eclectic, with a strong penchant for non-mainstream chess sets, both from necessity as from inclination. There is a noticeable lack of the grand classic showpiece chess sets - every collector has to make ends meet and conform to available means like time, space and - well, bigtime, what? All in all, this is a middle echelon collection, but with aspects that should be interesting for many collectors or collectors to be. Where my collection is lacking, any viewer or interested visitor can refer him or herself to the sites of other collectors as cited in the Links section, all of them with superb displays and wonderful sets. Nobody can assemble all the chess sets made over time, nor would it be desirable - this would conform to the old chinese curse: "May You live in interesting times!"
In the meantime, be most welcome to flutter through my pages, and I hope they can be as enjoyable and interesting to You as the setup of them has been to me. Please contribute as well, react to essays and articles of mine or others, leave comments, post opinions or questions of Your own in this forum, or others to come, and therefore make use of a page that is intended to be useful for You!