WHAT IS IT? I am selling a VINTAGE, STAUNTON PATTERN, TOURNAMENT plastic chess piece set made by the E. S. LOWE COMPANY. I got them at an Estate Sale. Based of the other games they had, I would guess that these are from the late 1960’s to early 1970’s (but that’s a GUESS). They are molded plastic with MARBLED COLORS -- WHITE with RED marbling and PURPLE with WHITE marbling. The box has the number 828 and refers to the color as RED and IVORY. (Maybe the colors changed over the years, maybe the set was mis-boxed, maybe they just weren’t very descriptive with their colors.)
HOW BIG IS IT? The kings are 3-¼ inches tall. The pawns are 1-½ inches tall.
MAKER’S MARKS, HALLMARKS? The box top is marked “TOURNAMENT, TRADE MARK, UNBREAKABLE PLASTIC CHESSMEN, Staunton Pattern, ENDORSED BY THE UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION, E. S. LOWE CO. Inc., NEW YORK, N. Y.” The side of the box top is marked with the “Lowe” company mark and “TOURNAMENT PLASTIC CHESSMEN, No. 828, Red and Ivory.”
WHAT CONDITION IS IT IN? (PLEASE SEE PHOTOS) The “collars” on the pieces have small chips and wear, more-so on the pawns. Four of the pieces have had their felt pads taped on and it looks like a few more pieces have had their felt pads replaced. The box bottom is in very good shape, but I think the box lid was stepped on -- 2 corners are taped and there are other partial tears and creases.
PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS. If you buy more than one lot, I will consolidate the shipment (IF POSSIBLE) and lower the cost accordingly. I try to use Priority mail whenever possible because the Post Office rarely screws up Priority mail, but if you want to go cheaper with Parcel Post, I won’t mind.
PRICING, SHIPPING & OTHER DISCLAIMERS: I ACCEPT PAYPAL ONLY, SO YOU MUST HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO BID. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR OTHER PAYMENT METHODS. US BUYERS PAY PRIORITY SHIPPING, HANDLING AND INSURANCE of $8.00. I ONLY SHIP TO THE U.S. AND CANADA AND I WILL NOT SHIP TO AN ADDRESS THAT IS UNCONFIRMED BY PAYPAL. CANADIAN BUYERS’ SHIPPING WILL DIFFER. PLEASE, ASK FOR TOTAL COST. CANADIAN BUYERS, PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NOT LIE ON CUSTOMS FORMS. Poochiepaws reuses packing materials wherever possible to help the environment -- EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS.
SORRY, NO DEAL OUTSIDE OF EBAY AND NO PICK-UPS. Payment must be made within 7 DAYS. I usually ship 1-2 days after payment is received. Please be patient with the Post Office, especially when Parcel Post is being used (I am on the West Coast). The Post Office does not consider a package to be lost until 21 days have passed. THIS IS AN AS-IS SALE. I WILL NOT END THIS AUCTION EARLY FOR ANY REASON, other than a mistake on my part, SO PLEASE, DO NOT ASK. RETURN POLICY: If there are any problems with anything, let’s talk and work it out. Satisfaction (or something close to it) is guaranteed. Good luck bidding.