Chess Memorabilia And Collectibles
Items of Chess memorabilia are collectible items related to the game of chess, famous and notable chess players, celebrated chess matches and tournaments such as the World Championships.
These items can be in the form of autographs, chess sets, books, medals, photographs and ephemera.
They can also be personal items relating to famous players throughout history, such as Paul Morphy, Gary Kasparov, Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky.
The gold medal won by Viswananathan Anand in the 2008 World Chess Championship in Germany was sold for 1.3 million rupees (approx. $29,000) at a charity auction in Mumbai in 2010.
In April 2011, a signed chess set used by Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky during their famous World Championship match in Iceland in 1972 was sold for $76,275.
In June 2009 a personal archive of notebooks, manuscripts, chess books, magazines and typescripts belonging to Bobby Fischer was sold at Bonhams. It included notes on Fischer’s preparation for his historic match with Boris Spassky in 1972, and four volumes of bound typescript detailing the match history of Boris Spassky from the 1950s to 1971. It was sold for $61,000.