Whitty Ivory Chess Set in Original Stamped Box

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A very important set because it comes in its original box -- stamped R. Whitty, 14 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool. From this set we can confirm many of the characteristics of sets that are referred to as Whitty sets. All pieces have concentric turned rings on the bases. King size 2.7".

A collector friend of mine has visited Liverpool to research Richard and Henry Whitty. Although his research has been thorough and enlightening, we currently have different opinions as to whether Richard Whitty manufactured these chess sets. My own opinion is that Whitty did manufacture chess sets and other games.