Below is a collection of Checkers sets that are from the private collection of Mr. Jim
"The short version of my story is I've been picking up checker pieces for over forty years. Have
looked through OMOCH a few times I decided to send a few photos.
My collection does not contain many tournament worthy checkers, but the every mans checkers. So
I thought I'd start with the every man checkers of the every man checkers, the Halsams."
Pic 1: The top right and center are 'Empire State Building' checkers, the rest are Comets.
I display this as much for the boxes as the checkers.
Pic 2: A few canister sets.
Pic 3: One of my favorite sets, the Airplanes.
Pic 4: Also a favorite set, the Perfection Dragons. I've included a few pieces from
another Dragon set."
"From the Embossing Co., Albany, NY."
"Three Built-Rite Sets. I assume these are some type of bakelite composite."
"I have three Fidelity, 2 levels, Electronic
Checker Challengers. Here is my Saitek Electronic Checkers game. It is complete and in working order."
"Some promotional sets.
Pic 1,2,3: Standard Oil
Pic 4: Coke
Pic 5: Muellers"
More of Mr. Metzger's Collection to come !
MR. JASON YEO HAS PROMISED TO SHOW US SOME OF HIS COLLECTION. FOR STARTERS, HE HAS CONTRIBUTED THIS....
"I saw that the Last Battle was featured in the Checkers Museum but it was the hard-cover edition.
Attached is a clear photo of the soft cover title page. I won the booklet on Ebay, a few years ago.
|THANKS JASON !! WE LOOK FORWARD TO MORE !!
ALAN MILLHONE'S COLLECTION
ALAN SENT US A PHOTO OF SOME OF THE SETS HE HAS IN HIS FINE COLLECTION OF CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS RELATED MATERIAL
ALAN HAS ALSO CONTRIBUTED SEVERAL INDIVIDUAL ITEMS TO BE EXHIBITED.
SHOWN HERE IS A PORTION OF THE PRIVATE COLLECTION
OF LIAM STEPHENS, AS PHOTOGRAPHED BY HIS SON, FINTAN,
IN JULY 2008
Top shelf left to right:
Irish Draughts Journal Mar 1986 – Mar 1988, Master Checkers,
CPD, ACM, CCC, New Zealand Dr Rev, BDJ.
The last two items on
the right are 2 copies of Bohn’s Handbook of Games from 1890 and 1867.
The 1867 edition contains
all of Sturges Guide games,
the 150 Critical Positions
and a section
with additional games
and problems by Robert Martins.
New Draughts World 1936-39, ECB (in 12 vols), Draughts Review.
The first half contains
various books on chess, backgammon and the foreign variants of draughts that I picked up over the years. Then Boland’s
Bridges, another set of Dr. Rev. Vol 1-4 and
The Crossboard News 1935-36.
About half way across
to the end starting with a red cover are the following:
La Revue Canadienne,
La Revue Mondiale (both by Louis Giroux), 6DNL, MWC, Lancashire Checker Newsletter 2 vols, No 1-50 and No 51-100,
EDA Journal Vol 36-47,
Irish Draughts Association Newsletter.
ACFB from 1972 in ring
The photo showing front
covers included the following:
MWC, Lancashire Checker
Newsletter, La Revue Canadienne, La Revue Mondiale, 6DNL, Irish Draughts Association Newsletter,
EDA Journal Vol 36-47,
Irish Draughts Journal. (in that order)
THE HINNERSHITZ COLLECTION
SINCE LIAM WAS KIND ENOUGH TO EXHIBIT HIS COLLECTION, I THOUGHT
I WOULD SHOW SOME OF MINE. I RECEIVED A NEW BOOKSHELF FOR CHRISTMAS AND JUST TRANSFERRED MOST OF THE HARDBACK BOOKS
IN MY COLLECTION TO THIS NEW SHELF, SO I THOUGHT NOW WAS A GREAT TIME TO SNAP A FEW PHOTOS. IT IS NOT THE BIGGEST COLLECTION
AROUND, BUT, I AM PROUD OF IT......
The top shelf, shown below contains a bound set of The Draughts
World (which is featured in the OMOCH museum Books and Manuscripts page as Exhibit 027JH), bound set of North American
Checker Board, bound Canadien Checker Player, bound Vol 2 and Vol 6 of American Checkerist (incomplete set) and laying across
the top is The Draughts Marvel and my latest acquisition, a custom leather bound copy of fellow OMOCH editor Ken Lovell's
book, Draughts Books Of The Twentieth Century.
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The second shelf, pictured below, has a bound set of American Checker
Monthly, a bound set of The Draughts Review, a bound set of Morris Systems Checkerist, A copy of Stearns Book of Portraits
Vol 1, 3rd Edition, and the Rosenberg Library, Galveston Texas, custom bound copies of Stearns Book of Portraits Vol 1
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The third and fourth shelves include a variety of match, tournament,
guide and problem books. Also some peridicals...
Third shelf, bound Colifornia Checker Chatter 1950-1957 (incomplete
,although I have the rest of the series "loose") ,
bound British Draughts Journal, (featured in the OMOCH Museum Books and Manuscripts Page as Exhibit 028JH ), bound
New Zealand Draughts Review, bound Indiana Checker Bulletin, bound Draughts Quarterly Review 1894-1903,bound Draughts Players
Weekly Bulletin, Boland's Bridges,Checkers in Depth, Border Classics, and Famous Positions, SIXTH, International Checkers
and Draughts,American Checker Player, The Inferno of Checkers,Draughts Praxis,Master Checkers,Long Vs. Hunt,Banks Vs. Jordan
(1914), Banks-Henderson, Jordan's American Matches, America's Best Checkers,Checker Kings In Action, World Championship Checkers,
Gould's Memorable Matches (3rd), Art of Checkers,Hall's Instructive Positions, the Science of Checkers and Draughts, and the
Holy Bible (!!) Laying across top in photo is The Wonderful World of Checkers and Draughts, Vocabulary of Checkers, Banks
Blindfold Checker Masterpieces, and Paul Lees Book of Problems.
RD Yates Checker Player, American Checker Players Handbook, Lees Guide, Rambles on the Switcher, Denvirs
Guide (2nd), Denvirs Three-Move Guide, the Square World 2 Jan-Feb 1966 bound.
11th English Ty,Denvir's 1st Int. Match GB/US, 2nd Int. Match GB/US, 8th American Ty, 1965 Scottish Open (soft
cover),7th Int. Match Eng-Scotland, 9th ACA National Checker Ty (Soft cover), 2nd NCA Ty book, 7th American
Ty, 19th American Ty, 7th American Ty (official) ,
All of the following bound into one book, the Switcher opening- James Wyllie, Jordan-Stewart
match book, Jordan-Barker match book, 4th Int Eng-Scot, 5th Int Eng-Scot, 9th Eng Ty, 10th Eng Ty.
5th American Ty, Stiles Guide ,Bowen's fife (Clouser), Denvir and Bradt's Second Double
Corner, White and Coloured Doctors- Atkinson,
Bound into one book, Gregg's Guide part 1 and 2, International draught player Part 1 Frazer's
Reisman's Pioneer, McCulloch's Guide, McCulloch's Anderson Guide, Spayth's Checker layer, Robertson's
Guide, Baker-Reed's Alma, Tournament Checkers (Defiance System) , Hill's Manual, Pictorial Guide To Checkers, Championship
Checkers Simplified, Jordan's Checker Guide Vol 1 and 2, Dunne's Guide, Inside Checkers, Wendemuth's Checker Companion, Spayth's
American Draught Player, SDA Scrapbook, Draughts 1000 Best Games, Miller's Three-move Chart, Banks Scientific Checkers, Let's
Play Checkers (paperback).
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There you have it, almost all of the bound-hardback books in my collection, on my new shelf.
Now that I have some room, I will reconfigure all of my three ring binders and "loose" periodicals into the space
that was cleared up with this project and include some photos in the future, time permitting.
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