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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Q is for Question Time - Chess Pawn?


Another quickie, I know (or I'm pretty sure - don't want TJF and the correction-police on my back again!) it's a chess pawn . . .

. . . but while he turns up in both black and white plastic from time to time, I'm not sure I've ever seen other pieces to match, which would mean he could be from a draughts/checkers type game with identical pieces.

He's a dense polystyrene, but a softer rather than brittle type, and seems to be an Elizabethan or Conquistador sort of chap. He has green felt baize on the underside and isn't particularly rare. Kneeling makes him hard to size, but he's between 60 and 70mm maybe.

As most chess (or draughts) sets in plastic seem to have been issued by known brands, I 'm hoping someone can put a makers/issuers name to him?

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