Wartime Chess Sets
Here I group four types of sets:
- POW sets,
- chess sets for the armed services of the major countries,
- civilian sets showing the pauperty in materials, finish and designs from those days,
- modest sets from the immediate WW I or WW2 aftermath.
Modest childrens set
Very modest childrens set, most likely from Spain in the 40ies. A simple cardboardbox, board printed on the bottom, tiny crudely turned chessmen in natural and lilac, a little illustration showing children on piedestals like chess pieces! Kings stand 33 mm, pieces are hard to distinguish. The design is underwritten - E. Girona.