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Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)
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I own the entire Mike Makras chess set. I was wondering if anyone had an estimate as to what this is worth. All piece are in mint-condition.

Also have:
Bilbo and Frodo bookends
The Hobbit-hole planter
10 inch Gandolf
(2 different) 10 inch Smaug



If anyone has any information on this set, please let me know.

Posted on: 2012/5/6 6:47


Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)
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Hi Keith,
I'm not sure of the worth, but I believe I may have just purchased one of the pieces from a set - it's a 5" Bilbo Baggins - he's clay like most of Makras' works, looks exactly like the 7.5", but doesn't have a signature to be found - Makes me think he may have been part of the chess set;
Does that sound like one of the pieces? I gave $62 for the single figure on Ebay, if it turns out to be one of the chess pieces, the entire set should be worth a fortune! Oh, he's painted in that bronze/black combo -
I can take a picture if you think you could confirm...
Oh, btw, that 10" Gandalf is going for $199 right now on Ebay.
Later,
Adam

Posted on: 2012/6/21 14:57


Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)
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I had a complete set and lost them in a fire at the time of purchase they were worth twenty five hundred dollars. I have been trying to re- create the set but makras cant sell or produce the product anymore because of a legal issue with the tolkien family must be a licensing thing . I have been buying pieces for years they range from 45 to 125 on the smaller pieces and 75 to 200 on the larger pieces I hope that helps If you know anyone who is selling pieces please let me know. I will have another chess set for my study again one day even if its one piece at a time

Your very lucky to have such a cool chess set

Sean Steiner

Posted on: 2012/6/26 19:51


Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)
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I found this at a good will store I couldn't beleve my eyes any info would help I bele it's early work of mike makras http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT



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Trotter

Posted on: 2012/9/21 1:35

Edited by Trotter on 2012/9/21 5:32:41


Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)
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Keith, hey I saw your poston here about the chess set and recently have begun collecting Mike Makras LOTR/Hobbit figures. Any chance you are willing to sell a piece or 2? I'd love to make you an offer.

Posted on: 2013/3/18 12:10



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