Monthly Round-up – June 2015

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Another month just flew by and things were quite busy with the most-exciting announcements in the past few weeks. If you think you might have missed something from the busy month, here is a list of what you!

1. 18 BC – AD 19 Minimalist Hermann Ohme Chess Set is now available in dyed boxwood & box wood.

2. Celebrated Father’s Day with the grand dad of all chess sets.

3. 1929 Barcelona “Joc Catalan” chess set is now available in ebony & box Wood – 4.3″ King.

4. New Staunton series chess set in Ebony & Box wood – 4.01″ King

We saw quite few announcements last month, but the 18 BC – AD 19 Minimalist Hermann Ohme chess set in dyed boxwood which was definitely the most exciting one. We have announced the Hermann Ohme chess set in dyed box wood. This new version comes with quite a few improvements in quality over the sheesham version, however the design and price of this chess set remains unchanged.

18 BC - AD 19 Minimalist Hermann Ohme Chess Set in Dyed Boxwood & Box Wood - 3.74" King
18 BC – AD 19 Minimalist Hermann Ohme Chess Set in Dyed Boxwood & Box Wood – 3.74″ King

Few other announcements from last month are also definitely worth noting, like the 1929 Barcelona “Joc Catalan” Chess Set, which is now available in ebony & box wood. This beautiful “Joc Catalan chess set” was designed by the famous architect Antonio Gaudi in the 1930s and he introduced it at the Barcelona International Chess Tournament in 1930. This chess set was named as Catalan Set.

Reproduced Historic 1929 Barcelona "Joc Catalan" Chess Set in Ebony & Box Wood - 4.3" King
Reproduced Historic 1929 Barcelona “Joc Catalan” Chess Set in Ebony & Box Wood – 4.3″ King

Unfortunately 5 years thereafter, the civil war cut short all Catalan cultural movements, activities and crafts, including Art Nouveau. It is unknown as to how many chess sets were originally made but as close to nothing of those sets exist now, it is believed that perhaps this number was not huge. We at chessbazaar have done our best to reproduce the Catalan Chess Set as per the specifications, design and size of the original chess set.

We have released a new chess set as part of the budget-friendly Staunton series. This chess set is quite reasonably priced and comes with double weighted ebony / box wood chess pieces with the king height of 4″.

The Staunton Series Chess Set in Ebony & Box wood - 4.01" King
The Staunton Series Chess Set in Ebony & Box wood – 4.01″ King

An interesting fact is that the knight of this chess set looks like an empire series chess set knight.

We are already working on the stained crimson Dubrovnik chess set and are trying to find the respective solution for color bleed issue, but the practical implications are still quite questionable. You may expect stained crimson Dubrovnik chess set sale in mid Aug 2015.

Father’s Day, Father’s Day everywhere! Last month we have celebrated father’s Day with the grand dad of all chess sets, yes you heard it right 1849 Staunton pattern chess set is currently in stock & up for sale. We also gave a free coffer storage box with our last year flagship (1849 Staunton pattern chess set) on father’s day.

Reproduced 1849 Staunton Pattern Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box wood with King Side Stamping - 4.4" King
Reproduced 1849 Staunton Pattern Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box wood with King Side Stamping – 4.4″ King

Last but not least, the teaser video was the most-popular scoop of last month. Our email section was buzzing with the queries on upcoming flagship. Till yet you saw a shadow of the chess knight itself in a teaser video which puts a lot of mystery in your mind. We will reveal this chess set in the following coming days!

That’s all for now, Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest releases, offers & promotions. We’d glad to know your views and experiences of the chess sets which you have purchased from us.

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