Posts tagged “Chess Set”

AUG
21
2014

Japanese Ivory Chess Set

By mwilcox

Japchess

Japanese chess sets like this one are not antiques and quite modern as these things go, the quality of this set is not the best, but it is genuine ivory. The carved ivory pieces in this set are marked “Made in Japan,” which generally dates them...

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MAY
21
2014

Mid-20th Century Japanese Ivory Chest Sets

By mwilcox

Chess1

Chess sets like this are quite modern as these things go, the marking “Made in Japan” generally date either just before World War II (1939) and the 1950s when trading relations resumed after the war. Most sets like this were made for the...

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MAR
21
2014

FEDS LIMIT SALES OF IVORY IN ORDER TO PROTECT ELEPHANTS

By judith

Elephant

March 21, 2014

New federal regulations, meant to protect elephants by limiting the sale of their ivory, has caused great consternation among musicians, antiques dealers, gun collectors, and others whose ability to sell, repair, or travel with...

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