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By keithp
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Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)

May 6, 2012
2012/5/6 13:47:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

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.
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Sep 21, 2012 (edited)
2012/9/21 8:35:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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 eBay Item #290774813131



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Trotter
Mar 18, 2013
2013/3/18 19:10:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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.
Jan 8, 2014
2014/1/8 19:41:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Since Mike Makras died, and has not been making these pieces for a long time I imagine that the prices have increased. I have collected his pieces for many years. I have several one of ones, including the complete set of the dwarves. He made me the other dwarves that were twins.

Mike didn't sign many of his pieces, but he did give the original buyer a certificate with the name of the piece and the number. So you might have a piece that is Gandalf 120 of 1000.

I have Mike's original price lists if you want to know the original cost for a piece.

Jan 28, 2017
2017/1/28 14:38:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have a complete WAR CHESS SET number 36/1000, dated 6/7/81. Has never been used, excellent condition! Make offer!
Dec 11, 2017
2017/12/11 19:47:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hey Larry, I am interested in your chess set. send me an email at (rob at mufuga dot com) and we can chat about it.
Dec 13, 2017
2017/12/13 17:10:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Larry has not logged in to this forum, since January of this year, so will probably not see your post, you may need to look elsewhere for this item.
Dec 13, 2017
2017/12/13 18:00:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I sent Larry a quick email to see if he is still interested, but there's no guarantee that he still has it (or will respond to my email).
Jun 8, 2018
2018/6/8 13:30:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Are you still interested
Jun 8, 2018
2018/6/8 14:52:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I am interested. But Sounds like they are packed. Based on pieces I've bought many have minor chips and some flaking paint because the clay base is bit unstable to vibration or shock. One out on eBay looks like it has been repainted. There can be some variation with the set based on his artistic prerogative.
There was one on eBay in v good condition and was $4000,
125 a piece. Most fancier Middle-earth related chess sets cost 400 to 1200. Some less common pewter ones go for 1200 to 2000.
So, I am interested and would like to know more. Do you have the certificate Makras? How is it packed?
Would do you think?
Jun 9, 2018
2018/6/9 12:52:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yes we have the certificate, ours is # 36 of 1,000. I seriously doubt he got to #1,000. If you are interested send me your email. This set has never been used and is in excellent shape. The price is negotiable, we have been told it is valued at $4,000 or more.

Thanks for your interest!

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