RARE FRANKLIN MINT " AMERICAN CIVIL WAR HEROES OF THE NORTH & SOUTH " 1861 - 1865. THE ULTIMATE, TOP OF THE RANGE BRONZE & PEWTER CHESS SET. THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL CHESS SET. They don't come any better than this stunning chess set.Produced by Franklin Mint in the 80's. Designed by John Paul Strain who is well recognised for his splendid artistic works of the Civil War.
They do not come up for sale very often and usually much sought after when they do. Each individual piece is made entirely in bronze & pewter. All cast and finished, then painted by hand. The actual specifications and great attention paid to detail are evident in every single piece.
This is a very elaborate and very heavy chess set, decorated with eagles, wings outstretched, mounted on each corner. Below are the military horses and riders all in 3D. The chequered playing board is thick heavy glass which can be removed to reveal the fitted velvet sections for storing each piece.
Condition = It is clear that the original owner has taken great care of this special chess set as it is in lovely undamaged condition with only one very tiny area (2.5cm) that has been repainted on the inner rim where the glass board sits, and the south side has slightly faded from sunlight, although not really noticeable unless pointed out. Otherwise, after inspecting it many times, I cannot see any damage at all. The approx size is 19.5 inches (50cm) square x 6 inches (15cm) tall. As stated, this is a very heavy chess set.It is partly boxed with polystyrene to the bottom half only, but there will be no expense spared when packing to the highest standards to ensure a safe journey. Estimated weight 20kg due to extra packaging needed. Any problems, and I will always try and rectify where I can...
I will then leave feedback in return. Thank you for taking the time to read this & Good luck. The item "Rare Franklin Mint AMERICAN CIVIL WAR HEROES OF THE NORTH & SOUTH Chess Set" is in sale since Monday, July 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Games\Chess\Contemporary Chess". The seller is "avagojoe" and is located in Nottingham.This item can be shipped worldwide.