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Dug Glass Chess Set-Complete!

Article about: Here is an interesting little set that came in just abit ago. Freshly excavated from the battle-stained soil of Northern Russia. A nice and Complete little field chess set made of white and

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    Here is an interesting little set that came in just abit ago. Freshly excavated from the battle-stained soil of Northern Russia. A nice and Complete little field chess set made of white and black glass found intact and still together in a 70+ year old buried German bunker. Not worth a fortune, but it's these small Personal items that always draw my attention these days. Sadly, the boards for these were made of a cheap thin cardboard and This set's playing board long ago went on to join it's owner in the soil of Russia.

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    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Astounding that the set was even complete back then William!
    I can imagine bullet cases supplementing many a missing chess piece in bunkers all over Russia.

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Nice pieces of history

    When i find ancient relics with my metal detector i can swear there is some kind of magic when i am the first one removing the piece from the ground after countless years in the soil.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    An amazing survivor William.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    True...it's interesting to speculate on the last game played with this tiny little pocket set and if the owner won or lost! He was an SS trooper in Russia, so I'm going to assume that he ultimately lost, in any case! Little could he ever have imagined that his little silly chess set that may have whiled away a few quiet hours with his unit buddies would ultimately end up on a shelf over in the States 70 years or more after he joined with the Russian soil. I wonder if he was any good at chess?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    very nice.

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    Original Box

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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Does it have it's contents,Paul?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    You should talk to Weitze or Klaus Butschek in Germany. Tell them you are looking for photos of a intact set- (or an intact set to display with your ground dug)
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    That is an interesting idea! I just may have to do that!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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