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Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set
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Well it was in 80-something and I think his job was to clean out the house to be demolished or something. He wasn't just going snooping in random houses. That really is beside the point anyway

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Ahh! I envy you, that you've seen it. As for the chances of having it for one's very own; I agree - the lottery is the only answer.

But I bet I can make a guess as to which institution or body will end up with it...

Posted on: 2009/11/25 14:52


Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set
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You and your grandad know that taking things from abandoned houses iis illegal, don't you?

Posted on: 2009/11/25 14:45


1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set
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My granddad found this chess set in an abandoned house a while back and I was curious about its worth. I haven't been able to find anything about it on the internet. The kings are a good 5" tall, all pieces still have red felt on the bottom, and there is no board. Anybody know what it might go for?

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Grab yourself a bargain.....
I have seen this one close up and I wants it! Just need to win the lottery now.

Sotheby's Website

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