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Our theme chess pieces are high quality productions that have no equal available in terms of quality and finesse.

Collectibility:

Theme Chess Pieces are highly sought after in the collectable markets. The fact that these highly prized pieces are completely hand made makes high volume production impossible. Delivery is normally just a few days. Because of the collectibility of this range, many of the earlier sets return substantial prices at auction. These type of theme chess products are collected by many theme chess aficianados throughout the world.

It's not easy getting a successful set of theme chess pieces together. The set must be representative of the occasion, setting and history. The Isle of Lewis chess set is the most famous theme chess set, recognised the world over. The chess pieces were discovered in 1831 along a deserted coastline in the Hebridian Island of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland, by a peasant while chasing a cow. He stumbled upon a stone chamber originally buried under several feet of shifting sand. In the chamber he discovered 78 chessmen carved from morse ivory (fossil remains of walrus tusks). Our representation of this important historic discovery must be true and accurate. Our example is favourably comparable to the original set now in the National Museum of Scotland. All our theme chess sets are the highest quality SAC or Mascott chess sets, whether The Battle of Waterloo, The Civil War or something more frivolous like Alice in Wonderland.

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National Museum of Scotland Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces in Beautiful Presentation Case

National Museum of Scotland Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces in Beautiful Presentation Case (TH2001)

National Museum of Scotland Isle of Lewis. It's King Height is 3.75 inches (Full size). There are many variations of quality with Isle of Lewis chess set designs. Look for weight and detail as hallmarks of quality. This …

List £179.00£129.00

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British Museum Isle of Lewis - with Presentation Case and Solid Folding Board Included

British Museum Isle of Lewis - with Presentation Case and Solid Folding Board Included (TH2002)

Isle of Lewis with presentation case which comes in a presentation case and solid folding board included in the package. King Height is: 3.75 inches. Want a piece of British History? The Isle of Lewis chessmen are probab…

List £199.00£169.00

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Christopher Columbus Chess Set

Christopher Columbus Chess Set (ST2015)

Made in England. Chess Sets from the renouned English sculpture Richard Sefton are among the best available. Here there is a European side and an Aztek side from the Americas. For the Americas Emporer Montezuma is…

List £249.00£200.00

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American Independence Chess Set

American Independence Chess Set (ST2016)

Made in England. Starring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, please exercise caution if displaying this in English homes - it might lead to some violent arguments. Of course, being responsi…

List £249.00£200.00

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American Civil War Chess Set

American Civil War Chess Set (ST2017)

Made in England. Chess Sets were made for theme chess like the American Civil War. The castles are aptly represented by the capitols at Richmond and Washington and the Kings - you guessed it - Abraham Lincoln and …

List £249.00£200.00

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Lord of the Rings Chess Pieces

Lord of the Rings Chess Pieces (ST2032)

Made in England. Large set celebrating the Lord of the Rings in chess form. Look at the remarkable detail in these figures - and with a King almost 7 inches high. The nose, eyes, mouth and expression are captured …

List £195.00£169.00

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Large King Arthur Chess Set

Large King Arthur Chess Set (ST2006)

Made in England. Nothing personal Arthur - the 'large' isn't a comment on your personal weight. A remarkable themed chess set in the style of King Arthur. with wonderful characters and detail. The pawns are unifor…

List £202.00£149.00

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Canterbury Cathedral Chess Pieces

Canterbury Cathedral Chess Pieces (TH2050)

Unpainted cathedral theme Chess set. The city of Canterbury has been a place of Christendom worship for nearly two thousand years. Following a major fire at the original cathedral in 1174, the monks at Canterbury used th…

List £179.00£139.00

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Gods of Mythology Chess Set

Gods of Mythology Chess Set (TH2009)

The Ancient Greek Gods are well represented and portrayed in this impressive chess set. Zeus is the King. Aphrodite the Queen and Pan the Pawn. A great collectible theme chess set that has featured in movies - rightfully…

List £149.00£129.00

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Battle of Hastings Chess Set

Battle of Hastings Chess Set (TH2016)

This is a set of chess pieces that represent the two opposing armies in the most famous battle fought on English soil. Harold, the English King leads his Saxon forces against the invading William, Duke of Normandy. It al…

List £149.00£129.00

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Battle of Culloden Chess Set

Battle of Culloden Chess Set (TH2022)

Undecorated version of the Battle of Culloden. Sculpted with great attention to detail and authenticity, this set shows the two sides, English and Scottish, and the most important characters of the era prior to the famou…

List £149.00£129.00

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Sherlock Holmes Chess Pieces

Sherlock Holmes Chess Pieces (TH2027)

Undecorated theme Chess Set of the famous fictional private detective, Sherlock Holmes, a character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hmmm... Sherlock is featured in this chess set as the King - it's a remarkable chess …

List £149.00£129.00

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The Crusades Chess Set

The Crusades Chess Set (TH2029)

Our designers have created a magnificent chess set which epitomises the struggles for domination between Christians and Muslims. This conflict has continued intermittently for over a thousand years, but it is the period …

List £149.00£129.00

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Battle of Waterloo Chess Pieces

Battle of Waterloo Chess Pieces (TH2036)

Unpainted Battle of Waterloo chess set. Near the village of Waterloo just south of Brussels, Belgium on the 18th of June 1815, was fought the final and decisive battle of the Napoleonic Wars. The combined armies of the B…

List £149.00£129.00

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Celtic Chess Pieces

Celtic Chess Pieces (TH2044)

The Celtics were inhabitants of Western Europe (Ireland, Wales, Brittany and the Highlands of Scotland). They were subjected to raids by Vikings and Norsemen and our chess set is the story of a battle between the Irish K…

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Battle of Bannockburn Chess Set

Battle of Bannockburn Chess Set (TH2075)

With this remarkable Battle of Bannockburn chess set, skilled craftsmen have captured a pivotal moment in Scottish history. Robert the Bruce was patriotic, and in his quest to free his land of foreign domination, he reac…

List £159.00£129.00

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Medieval Masked Theme Chess Set

Medieval Masked Theme Chess Set (TH2080)

A most elegant set, remarkably plain but very beautiful in its simplistic styling. A combination of medieval masked figures on modern bases.
This set and the Isle of Lewis range are our most popular Old World style p…

List £169.00£129.00

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Elizabethan Chess Set

Elizabethan Chess Set (ST2018)

Made in England. This handsome set is made in reconstituted marble and has characters surrounding this famous 16th Century English queen. Lord Burghley is the King, obviously Elizabeth I is the Queen, the bishops …

List £136.00£119.95

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Roman Chess Set

Roman Chess Set (ST2019)

Made in England. Cross the Rubicon with Julius Caesar with this magnificent example of theme chess sets. It features the most famous of them all, Julius Caesar himself. A great chess set with detail of Roman chara…

List £136.00£119.95

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Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox (ST2020)

Made in England. Besides winning the award for the tallest King we have, Reynard the fox is an appropriate historical fictional character to have in a chess game. Written by John Masefield, this character based on…

List £136.00£119.95

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Henry VIII Chess Set

Henry VIII Chess Set (ST2021)

Made in England. Poor old Anne. Poor old Katherine. Poor old them all. Not as if he was some Adonis. But hey, talk about breaking with tradition, this chess set does in a remarkable way - the rook is significantly…

List £136.00£119.95

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Sherlock Holmes Chess Pieces

Sherlock Holmes Chess Pieces (ST2002)

Made in England. Demand your 'pound of flesh' from the opposition. Oh! That's Shylock, not Sherlock - doesn't take a detective to work that one out huh? This is a Sherlock Holmes chess set. Sherlock Holmes is a pe…

List £122.00£109.95

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Range Wars Chess Set

Range Wars Chess Set (ST2014)

Made in England. Back to America's range wars with this excellent detailed set that would be a great gift for anyone with an interest in the development of America in the early years. It's the cowboy hats that rea…

List £136.00£109.95

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Camelot Chess Set

Camelot Chess Set (ST2003)

Made in England. The second of our Camelot chess sets, this finely detailed set with exquisitely crafted characters is offered by us as a wonderful theme chess set. The highest piece is 5" high and has a diameter …

List £122.00£99.95

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Gothic Lewis Chess Set

Gothic Lewis Chess Set (ST2005)

Made in England. This chess set could almost be included as an Isle of Lewis design - except that the Isle of Lewis is unique - we don't want to confuse the design. There are many similarities. If you are looking …

List £122.00£99.95

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English and Scottish Chess Set

English and Scottish Chess Set (ST2007)

Made in England. Ready for your history lesson? It'll seem like that, and what better way to change history? Thomas a Becket gets his own back (or head), the Scots get their monarchy with Mary Queen of Scots, and …

List £136.00£99.95

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Classical Themes Chess Set

Classical Themes Chess Set (ST2009)

Made in England. With Michaelangelo's David, here's a chess set to attract the interest of any teenager working through puberty, the classical themes are attractive to all those interested in chess, art and the cl…

List £136.00£99.95

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New York Limited Edition Chess Set

New York Limited Edition Chess Set (ST2012)

Made in England. 'And now for something completely different'. This limited edition chess set depicts New York in all glory - cops, the Manhatten skyline, buildings, cabs, cars, police horses and of course, the St…

List £122.00£99.95

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Jazz Chess Set

Jazz Chess Set (ST2013)

Made in England. Words fail us, but we'll try. It's not easy for chess sets to impress us. Here, the characters seem to be alive, the bent knees of the sax players show creases in the trousers and strain in the ch…

List £136.00£99.95

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Cats and Dogs Chess Set

Cats and Dogs Chess Set (ST2004)

Made in England. Innovative chess design for dog lovers and cat haters, or cat lovers and dog haters. Hmmm.. maybe just one for pet lovers. A perfect setting for a battle. Frivolity aside, look at the detail of th…

List £122.00£89.95

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Japanese Theme Chess Set

Japanese Theme Chess Set (ST2023)

Made in England. Unusual Japanese theme chess set. Chess is the thought provoking game of Kings and the characters in this set highlight the 'thinking' nature of the game. Some humour is injected into the figures …

List £122.00£89.95

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Sea Life Chess Set

Sea Life Chess Set (ST2026)

Made in England. Sculpted by Bob Maurus, this set has the King as Neptune, Mermaid Queens, Octopus Bishops, Sea Horse Knights, the Rooks are under sea caves and the pawns are all magnificent dolphins. A very detai…

List £108.00£89.95

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Egyptian Chess Set

Egyptian Chess Set (ST2027)

Made in England. Egyptian theme chess set, beautifully detailed in crushed marble and bonded with high quality resin. The pyramid in this set is the rook, and how apt to have the piece overseeing the corners of th…

List £108.00£89.95

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Napoleon Chess Set

Napoleon Chess Set (ST2029)

Made in England. A historical theme chess set does much more than allow a game of chess - it's one-upmanship. You display something that is historical and is also a cranial game. If you're not bothered what peope …

List £122.00£89.95

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Golfers Chess Set

Golfers Chess Set (ST2030)

Made in England. Golf themed chess set. A special commission to the British sculpture Peter Calvesbert - this chess set is a portrayal of old golfers against new, using St Andrews and Turnbury Lighthouse. Tongue i…

List £122.00£89.95

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Alice in Wonderland Chess Set

Alice in Wonderland Chess Set (ST2037)

Made in England. High Quality, undecorated Alice in Wonderland chess set. Expertly constructed and quality item showing the Alice in Wonderland characters. A real collectible item. Superb chess featuring the well …

List £122.00£89.95

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Chinese Theme Chess Set

Chinese Theme Chess Set (ST2024)

Made in England. Chinese Theme Chess Set. This chess set is a work of art. Every pawn is different, every piece painstakingly created with significant detail per piece. The material is crushed marble, bonded with …

List £108.00£79.95

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George and the Dragon Theme Chess Set

George and the Dragon Theme Chess Set (ST2025)

Made in England. Evoking a light hearted view of the legend of St. George, the characters are unusual and fun. However, when sculpted by the recognised sculpture John Pickering, the set has significant enduring va…

List £108.00£79.95

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New Alice in Wonderland Chess Set

New Alice in Wonderland Chess Set (ST2038)

Made in England. New Design: High quality newly designed Alice in Wonderland chess set. Expertly constructed and quality item showing the Alice in Wonderland characters. A real collectible item. Superb chess featu…

List £108.00£79.95

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Lord of the Rings Chess Set - Small

Lord of the Rings Chess Set - Small (ST2040)

Made in England. Slightly smaller that the larger ST2032 set. Celebrating the Lord of the Rings phenomenon in chess form. Remarkable detail and based on the book rather than the movie. King almost 4 inches high. T…

List £99.00£79.95

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Dinosaur Humour Chess Set

Dinosaur Humour Chess Set (ST2010)

Made in England. Looking for a humorous chess set? Look at this little chap - who'd have thought he was ready for the action of a voracious carnivore! Made from crushed marble, the pieces are heavy and very detail…

List £95.00£69.95

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Small Camelot Chess Set

Small Camelot Chess Set (ST2028)

Made in England. The third of our Camelot chess sets, very finely detailed set with exquisitely crafted characters is offered by us as a wonderful smaller theme chess set. Camelot is a favourite theme for chess se…

List £99.00£69.95

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Small King Arthur Chess Set

Small King Arthur Chess Set (ST2031)

Made in England. Yes, we have a Large King Arthur too! It's here. Sculpted by Arthur Payne and made from crushed marble, this specially commissioned chess set depicts characters from the Lege…

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