Collecting Chess Sets – An Interesting Hobby

Nov 23 09:54 2009 David Powers Print This Article

Chess is a wonderful game played by millions of people worldwide. There are many players that just like to socialize with a variety of people. There are also people that play chess just for fun or because it is their hobby.

Chess is played by people from all over the world. Some people play it to interact with different people on an intellectual level. Some play the game to enjoy themselves and pass the time while other people are into chess just as a hobby. Many people also like to collect chess sets.

Sometimes,Guest Posting these people form groups or clubs to keep in touch with each other and help one another complete their collection. One of these amazing groups are the Chess Collectors International. A quick search with a search on one of the search engines on the Internet will lead you straight to them.

You can collect a large variety of chess sets. They range from the common wooden type sets to the rarer and exotic themed sets. However, you can’t easily count out collectors who like to gather wooden sets because wooden sets can be more expensive, especially if they are antiques. But unfortunately, there aren’t too many antique sets around for collection. This makes it even nicer to own a antique set though. A lot of joy can be gained from tracking down and acquiring chess sets. The beginning is always the hardest but you’ll be surprised to see that getting a collection going is not that hard.

There are cases of people that weren’t even aware of the fact that they had quite a few chess sets until they cleaned their home. You wouldn’t be the first who started collecting like this. Collecting isn’t some kind of job you need to do. It should be second nature. In other words it’s supposed to be a fun hobby and should occur naturally.

There are all sorts of different themed chess sets that can be collected. In the end, it all boils down to personal preference.

It is always a good idea to know a little about the history of your chess sets. All the chess sets have a history of their own, especially the somewhat older ones. Not only does it make a great caption for your set but it also adds to the lore of your collection. If chess isn’t your thing, then you might like collecting chess sets because of the history of the sets. If you want to see how an advanced collection looks like you can look for Jon’s Antique Chess Collection. Jon does a very good job of explaining the histories, and gives you an insight into why he owns various sets. In short, if a chess set has no story, it is not worth collecting.

Gathering chess sets can be an expensive hobby. If you think that your hobby is getting to expensive you can just stop collecting for a bit and enjoy the collection you already have. People usually build up a nice collection over a period of years, meaning that there is no need to rush it. And finally getting your hands on those sets that have escaped you before will only add to your satisfaction once you display them proudly in your home.

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David Powers
David Powers

The author is co-owner of Quality Chess.net, an online store where you can browse for a variety of chess products, including your favorite electronic chess set or folding travel chess set.

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