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Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)
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By keithp

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.


Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)

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Jun 21, 2012
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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


By sean

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


Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)

Sep 21, 2012 - in Toys, Games, Figures, and Other Materials (edited)
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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 eBay Item #290774813131



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Trotter


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.


Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)

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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.
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Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)

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I have a complete WAR CHESS SET number 36/1000, dated 6/7/81. Has never been used, excellent condition! Make offer!


Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)

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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.
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Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)

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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.


Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)

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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).
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