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Summer times - few news except life is gorgeous and sun, beach and wind can make You dizzy with happiness....
Two links - Gerhard Radostics' sites on Chess Autographs and and Chess Postcards removed. Radostics died a few years ago, his collection has vanished, same as the widow. and the sites have died as well...
A new link added - Chess Posters by an US-based online poster shop.
11.6. Russian chess relics from Moscow's Russian Chess House back on ebay - see here.
New clocks arrived , in Recent Entries... Agenda updated
New set arrived and posted in Recent entries...
Klittich June auction announced in Agenda and Collectors News ....
New Link added for Dutch turner Jan Hovens - plus Agenda updated.
Info on a sale of interesting Russian chess memorabilia by Murad Amannazarow of the Russian Chess House in Moscow posted under Collectors News !
The Museum has been quiet lately, but not inactive. Today, some new sets posted under Recent Arrivals....
12.11.2014 Special Show on the Austrian Uprights published
Highly intriguing article published by Marc Loost on the Status Quo patents - first ever publication from a non-Museum member in the Chess Museum!
New Chess Set announced for Carlsen-Anand match in Collectors News , new essay on a Baltic Chess set published in Essays & Notes, chess set added in Recent Entries.
3.11. Lund Chess Auction announced under Collectors News, new arrivals added, Museum Shop updated.
3.10. Russian Chess Museum inaugurated in Moscow - see note under Collectors News and here.
New arrivals, Museum Shop updated !
After a long hiatus, some news:
- Lund chess Academy is running its 10th classical chess book auction - see under Collectors News!
- CCI Germany meeting in Leipzig announced - see Collectors News!
- Agenda updated!
CCI Munich 2013 meeting report archived....
Chess Video on Youtube - by Arlindo Vieira - details under Collectors News
9th Lund Chess Academy chessbook auction announced - under Collectors News
After a long hiatus - travels! - some updates: new sets arrived, see Recent Entries - Agenda updated.
Baburin chess book auction No. 42 announced - see under Collectors News and Agenda ....
Highly interesting artist set from Bolivia featured in Collectors News.....
CCI World Convention details - New Jersey from May 21 through 25 - published - see for details here....
Artistic Chess set show announced for Seoul, S. Korea next week under Collectors News !
Alex Baburin's chess book auction No.40 on Dec. 5 - 7 announced in Collectors News.
27.11. The Museum now has a Shop !! - check it out!
15.11. Report on the CCI meeting German section on Nov. 1 - to Nov. 3 !! Lots of photos....
12.11. Fritz Steller chess set on auction in Australia - see under Collectors News.
The new Vista Alegre porcelain chess set - see under Collectors News..... and also , the previously announced Chess Museum in Portugal has opened to the public on the dot!
Interesting chain of infos in Chess Collectors News -
plus Agenda updated.
After a long hiatus (golden summertime !) , some news:
- Baywatch is closed (see on the page for reasons...)
- some interesting new entries in the Museum.
Alex Baburin starts his chess book auction No.40 tomorrow at www.gmsquare.com - catalogue is listed!
11.6. Baywatch in photo mode!
Baywatch updated , Collectors News updated....
Baywatch updated ....
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!