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The Australian War Memorial Reproduced Chess Set by ACF in Ebonized & Natural Boxwood w/ King Base Stamping - 3.5" King





Quick Overview

Material: Ebonized Boxwood & Natural Boxwood 

Dimensions:   King Height - 3.58" (91 mm)
                        King Base - 1.53" (39 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 1.88" (48 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.25" (32 mm)

Storage Box Dimensions:   Length- 9-1/2" / (22.86 cm)
                                               Breadth - 6" / (15.24 cm)
                                               Height - 4" / (10.16 cm)

You're getting: 34 pieces (2 extra Queens & storage box included); Board is not included.

Weight: 700 grams (24.69 oz). This is an unweighted and non-felted set.

Storage Box SKU: M0081

Recommended Board Size50-55mm Square Size  

Shipping: FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, AU, EU, IN
                   IndiaPost 15-25 days delivery for rest of the world - Know More

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Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King  3.58" (91 mm) 1.53" (39 mm)
Queen 3.18" (81 mm) 1.41" (36 mm)
Bishop 2.79" (71 mm) 1.41" (36 mm)
Knight 2.40" (61 mm) 1.41" (36 mm)
Rook 2.16" (55 mm) 1.41" (36 mm)
Pawn 1.88" (48 mm) 1.25" (32 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 700 grams (24.69 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebonized Boxwood
Light Pieces Natural Boxwood
Recommended Board Size 50-55mm Square Size 

The Australian War Memorial Reproduced Chess Set by Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) is the reproduction of a set produced in 1916 in Australia. This set is made up of ebonized boxwood and natural boxwood. The King proudly stands at 3.5 inches and its base is a robust 1.5 inches. Both kings are stamped with A.C.F logo on their base. Dark chess pieces are exquisitely crafted in ebonized boxwood.

The opposing pieces are made of natural boxwood which is traditionally used for white side. It is one of the fairly easy woods to work with and shows off aesthetic detail. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. For superior protection against scratches and dirt, we've shielded the pieces with buff-polish instead of lacquer finish.

History: On 24 August 1916 The Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) was first started from a number of State based organizations that had been individually formed at the outset of the First World War to send comforts to the troops. The main goal was to "Keep the Fit Man Fit" in order to not duplicate the work of the Red Cross. ACF raised money through various activities such as clothes, sporting equipment, games, newspapers, magazines and ran many things like residential and recreational club for troops on leave in London called the AIF and War Chest Club. With the close of the war, the ACF officially ceased to exist on 16 April 1920, only to be revived in 1939 with the outbreak of the Second World War. The ACF officially closed on June 27, 1946. This particular example of an Australian made wooden chess set is typical of the style issued by the ACF

Design & Quality: The original set was designed without any religious symbols and we've reproduced the same. Just like the original one, all chess pieces are unweighted & unfelted. The lathe work on the knight is noteworthyThere are 4 cuts in the turrets of the rook. 

Each piece is meticulously carved and buff polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. The design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces are unmatched and that is what made them favorite of the masses. Original sets are extremely rare and expensive to buy for chess collectors. So, we've launched it at a very reasonable price and kept the design of the set as close to the original as possible. This magnificent chess set should be in every serious collector's collection.

About Storage Box: The Box has been lined with thick green felt to protect the pieces from scratching. The box is fitted with a sliding lid and crafted with sheesham wood. The dimensions of the box are 9-1/2" (22.86 cm) x 6" (15.24 cm) x 4" (10.16 cm).

In-Box items: Retail package consists of 34 chessmen with free storage box, 2 extra queens included. Chess board is NOT included in this sale. 

Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant

chessbazaarShipping: We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. We ship FedEx for North America, UK, Australia, FR, DE, ES, Swiss and India. For Latin America, Russia, China, Japan and the rest of the world, it will be shipped by India Post Regd. Parcel. Delivery period may vary from 4-6 days for FedEx and 15-25 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or customs duty after your payment at chessbazaar.com. Know More

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Customer Reviews
Nice modern set Review by utpic
This is a nice set to play with. Lovely clean, modern design. Less is more! Fully recommended!

Well done Chess Bazaar! (Posted on 5/17/2018)

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