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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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By garm

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?
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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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Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set

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Hi I'm new to this but found this item on 4th June 2011, and wondered if anyone ever did value it? I have a chess set too and want to sell but have no idea of value.


Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set

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There is a Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set on eBay at the moment (starting bid £75), if you watch the auction you may get an idea of current value.

eBay Item #160598277603



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Hi , thanks for that I will be watching!


Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set

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Just curious if you still have this chess set?


Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set

Dec 31, 2012 - in Toys, Games, Figures, and Other Materials (edited)
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^__^ Hi, I have the exact same set as you, and was wondering if you ever found out the value? Mine's been in my family for so long we don't even know how it came to be!!! Not that I want to part with it quite yet unless there's a proper offer one set A LOT like this one also made in 1979 is going for 2,000+ USD!!!eBay so I am hoping that this one is worth the same if not more!!! Here is a pic of mine!!!
Tolkein 1979 Chess Set
^ Click To Enlarge!!!^
A piece is not shown in the picture but it is not lost!!! I believe it's a castle! ^__^
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By Brey

Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set

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I have the 1979 Tolkien Enterprise Chess set as well with all of the pieces and its board but mine has legs on the chess board.

I found a few pictures out there with chess boards like this without the legs but never with so I thought I'd share the knowledge.

(Not for sale) :p

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Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set

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That's a nice looking chess table! Out of curiosity (because I have never seen one of these before) - is there any indication on the board itself that it belongs with the set? The carved motif does not have any Tolkien specifics to it that I can see in the photo.
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