KARL editor Harry Schaack offered an evaluation of the number of chess collectors
on our planet, resulting in 426 people, which seems to be a quite small quantity.



Wolfgang Angerstein in front of the new Homepage of CCI Deutschland


Jens-Frieder Mükke presented the concept of the new web site which is expected
to be up and running in early 2016 - he will also be the future webmaster.



Michael Wiltshire, CCI President Great Britain (on the right, with Nicholas Lanier),
spoke about a very early (Habsburg) travel chess set,
bearing the inscription "Pressburg 1830".




Nicholas Lanier showing the travel set to
Hartmut Hoppe (left) and J.P. Goerens (right).



Finally Barbara Holländer dealt with an old chess club constituted by four men only, founded in 1852 by the theologian (and member of a student fraternity) Heinrich A. Riemann in Friedland, north-eastern Germany. That quartet exclusively focused on a certain four-handed chess (according to The Classified Encyclopedia of Chess Variants by D.B. Pritchard four-handed chess variants were quite popular at that time especially in Germany and England).
For a reproduction of this lecture see www.schachmuseum.com/vierschach-in-friedland...


Barbara Holländer gives her lecture


From the hands of Wolfgang Angerstein Thomas Thomsen received
a certificate of honour, awarding him the honorary membership
 of the German CCI section for his longtime merits in collecting
chess pieces. Here an enlarged version of the certificate.

Design and layout by Desiree Astor (Erkrath-Hochdahl),
Frame and leaf gilding by Christiane Becker (Krefeld-Hüls),




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