Allan Calhamer Chess Set

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Painted wood chess set designed and made by Allan B. Calhamer, the inventor of the highly influential strategy board game "Diplomacy". From his NY Times obituary by Margalit Fox on March 6, 2013:

"Released commercially in 1959, Diplomacy has sold more than 300,000 copies. It was reported to have been a favorite game of Henry Kissinger; John F. Kennedy and Walter Cronkite were also said to enjoy it. In 1984 it was named to Games magazine’s Hall of Fame, alongside stalwarts like Monopoly, Clue and Scrabble."

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Details
Creator
Allan Calhamer (Designer), 
Allan Calhamer (Maker)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
circa 1960s
Period
1960-1969
Condition
Good. Overall wear with marks and nicks to painted finish.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
3.63 in. H
9 cm H
Diameter
1.5
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
32
Reference Number
LU81977497893
Address
Modern Times
2100 W Grand Ave.
Chicago IL 60612
US
(312) 635-5428
Associations
  • 20th Century Specialists
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