Jacques Staunton pattern box wood and ebony chess set with weighted bases, Rooks stamped with crown, in mahogany box, the lid with label 'The London Advertiser Chess Problem Solution Journey, First Prize won by "Knox" with a clean score October 1896' with a Post Card congratulating Rev Geo. Knight (Knox) on his fine score inn the Competition, a letter dated May 1947 from Ralph B Knight to Mr Butler asking for the chess set, a letter from Mr R Dolland to Mr D Butler thanking him for the information regarding Knox, and a Newspaper article, with 'The Philosophy of Chess' by William Cluley, a Chess Printing kit and small chess set
Some age related minor damages with all knights lacking finish, slight crack to black king, queen, rook, one pawn, one pawn & bishop with loss. Two black knights have loss of lacquer finish & one white knight is repaired at base.
Sold For £800
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