BRITISH CHESS COMPANY PUBLICATION....... & SETS, in my collection.
Dec 6, 2010Public
Photo: Interested parties can contact mick.deasey@btinternet.com

NOTE IT IS WELL WORTH LOOKING AT EACH PHOTO IN THIS PUBLIC ALBUM, BY DOING SO YOU WILL GET A FAR BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THIS PUBLICATION IS ABOUT.

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Photo: This publication is now available .
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Photo: The disc also has a search facility, I E type in say a name and relevant pages will direct you to the sources.
VERY USEFUL WHEN HAVING 30 SECONDS TO GO ON E BAY SETS FINISHING.
Photo: Collector feedback . As a rule we do not publish private feedback from collectors.
In this instance Jon requested that we did so in this album.
Thanks Jonathan.
Photo: Gareth Williams kindly reviewed this work for the CCI Magazine  VOL XX No 1. 2011

see next image for the completion of the  written text .
Photo: Williams review continued .
Photo: The information offered in this article is now out of date, and cannot be classified as completely reliable.
Photo: Recently I decided to take the Disk on our work to a well established high tech printing firm. Mission to get at a reasonable cost " one printed copy in colour " for my personal use.
Clearly it was going to cost rather more than the C D but it was most easily done. A Black and White option was also possible, which was considerably cheaper.
Since this is a research publication , provision for regular use was taken into account. I decided to use extra thick " no nonsense tough paper " .
Suprise suprise, the result was pretty darned good, and the cost was not quite as bad as I thought it might be.
Photo: I decided to use a simple file, as  additional material will be added to this research. BCC information seeking will only end when I am 6ft under, when the " Worms get to work " nod wink.

Some collectors do prefer printed material, so now we know its easy, to get done. The advantages of having the CD itself gives the interested collector far greater flexibility as images on the disc can be enlarged .It also has quick search options, and .......
ITS THE FUTURE OF PUBLISHING .
Photo: Two far lower cost Black & White printed versions  on rather " leaner paper "
less than £ 7.00, and we all know the cost of postage dont we !

A NUMBER OF COLLECTORS HAVE EXPESSED A PREFERANCE FOR HAVING PRINTED COPY, BUT HAVING BOTH IS EVEN BETTER, AND WITH THIS DISC  YOU CAN HAVE A PRINT  FOR A LOW COST , FROM ANY DECENT HIGH STREET PRINTING SHOP.
Simply walk in with the disk and get a price for a printed copy ( cost dependant upon paper quality / thickness ) which is not expensive, and can be done within hours or even far less if the place is quiet . Then simply collect at your leisure .
Photo: The picture quality on printed paper is pretty good, but for the best possible detail the C D Rom is King.
Photo: PUBLISHERS DID NOT ALWAYS USE EXACT PROFILES IN THEIR PUBLICATIONS .NOR IT APPEARS DID THEY USE THE ORIGINAL 1849 STAUNTON DESIGN.

THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY RESEARCHING USING CUT AND PASTE OR THE UNDISCLOSED  BORROWING METHODS IS SO FLAWED .
Photo: Illustration v real sets . the 1849 Jaques registered design compared with an Anderssen set 1855-65 and some 50 years later BCC make another version of their 1890's Staunton, and this illustration ends up in a number of 20th chess collector  century books as a refrence .
Photo: ALL IT TAKES IS AN OPINION AND THE CASE CAN BE MADE  In the 1891 catalogue BCC made a scathing refrence to Jaques carving ...suggesting that perhaps the Elgin marbles horses were used to inspire their Cavalier knight . The Lizard horse poses another question of course .
Photo: BCC BOX.  In our British Chess Company writings we  authors make no mention of value or refrences to why a set might be worth more or less re damage, or having no   original box,with or without a label.
 The work is written to inform all collectors and dealers of what BCC were about and the products they sold to the best of our ability.
 Buyers can decide for themselves on what a set is worth to them using seller web sites, auction catalogues, and E bay.

Sellers " beware of buy it now offers " and take good photos before you list your set .

 You could do no harm at all to aid your cause by purchasing our publication first . An informed seller with a source of refrence is likely to have an edge, when offering a collectable item to buyers.

IT IS MY OPINION THAT A WRITTEN ACCOUNT ON ANY SUBJECT SHOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH TO STAND ALONE ON ITS MERITS, RATHER THAN THE READER HAVING TO SCURRY BACK AND FORTH CONSULTING WITH  THE WRITERS.
Such actions suggest a lack of confidence in the work itself.
Photo: Published on this site with the kind permission of Mick Coburn.
Photo: Early BCC Royal 1891, with " painted Xylonite knights heads " .
Photo: Xylonite BCC ROYAL CIRCA 1892.

A TRUE KEEPER SET .3.25 INCH KING, & " WEIGHTED "

Whilst these sets appear to be scarce, they were offered for sale in  every year of BCC'S  existance, so it is difficult to be certain, when trying to estimate the numbers of surviving sets.

I know of " 4 collectors " who own examples of all Xylonite turned chessmen, through CCI & Picasa sites.

For the record over 90% of collectors do not show their collections to the public, so making claims as to how rare these sets are, is not in my H M O a reliable guide .


Rarely available might be a better way to paint a true picture
Photo: Xylonite BCC Imperial / Staunton 1893/4

Whilst these sets appear to be scarce, they were offered for sale in  every year of BCC'S  existance, so it is difficult to be certain, when trying to estimate the numbers of surviving sets.

Another example of this set can be seen here.
https://plus.google.com/photos/118019326215663622720/albums/5598089298253155089?banner=pwa

I know of " 4 collectors " who own examples of all Xylonite turned chessmen, through CCI members & Picasa sites.

For the record over 90% of collectors do not show their collections to the public, so making claims as to how rare these sets are, is not in my H M O a reliable guide .


Rarely available might be a better way to paint a true picture .
Photo: BCC Royal circa 1895.
Photo: BCC STAUNTON 1895
Photo: BCC Staunton club 1899
Photo: BCC Improved Imperial 1900-01