CIVIL WAR CHESS SET by Franklin Mint Pewter
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This is a "FRANKLIN MINT CIVIL WAR CHESS SET" complete with 32 chess pieces, chess board / storage case / table has been used 3 times, it is missing one crossmember on the table as I have misplaced it but still in very nice condition! The set is certified by The National Historical Society.Each playing piece is minted in solid pewter, ornamented with brass. The playing pieces measure approximately 1 1/2" to 2 1/8" in height with a 5/8" diameter base. The UNION pieces are on blue bases with the "King" represented by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, with other famous persons from the North representing the remaining UNION pieces. The CONFEDERATE pieces are on white bases with the "King" represented by Gen. Robert E. Lee, with other famous persons from the SOUTH representing the remaining CONFEDERATE pieces. The Chess board measures 12 5/8" square and the playing surface of the game board is embellished with blue and grey squares. The playing pieces can be stored in individual compartments within the board itself.