Collecting should be Sharing ...

Dear Member of the CH&LS,

Please appreciate the announcement of the 76th auction at Klittich-Pfankuch auction house:

Antiquariat A. Klittich-Pfankuch GmbH & Co.

the fully illustrated catalogue of the 76th auction on the 20th and 22nd June 2019 is published in the internet.

The auction of chess ephemeria, chess sets, autographs and books will be on Saturday 22nd June 2019.

Last opportunity for a preview is Friday 21st June 2019.

Kind regards
Yours Karl Klittich / Antiquariat A. Klittich - Pfankuch

After the preview on Friday afternoon, at 5 pm, our dear hosts, Adelheid Klittich-Pfankuch and Dr. Karl Klittich will invite the CH&LS members and friends for an informal gathering. So we have the opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the antiquarian bookshop Karl Pfankuch, founded in 1919.

May be a short talk by myself on "Serendipity in Chess Research" will be integrated in some official information provided by the CH&LS board members Bob van de Velde, Michael Clapham and Karl Klittich.

Just to offer you a taste of "serendipity":

For those, who are not used to read Latin: Siegbert Tarrasch was promoted to a medical doctor at the Leipzig University in 7th March 1887. His biographer, Wolfgang Kamm (Munich) searched in vain for this information. Now it was found by chance by our friend Bernd Schneider. So we both like to share with the chess community.

Also, I like to share with all our members the issue January 1953 of Deutsche Schachblätter. Yes, believe it or not: this issue was nearly ready to print, when Kurt Richter's magazine was discontinued.

[The PDF document is only available to members.] Login

This most obscure issue is only existing as an incomplete printer's proof - two illustrations were not yet implemented.

Here I am most thankful to Bernhard Schmid to offer me another opportunity to look deeply in his father's treasures. And so I found an envelope containing these sheets, just at late Lothar Schmid's 91th birthday - 10 May 2019.

Hopefully you will enjoy this sharing, especially if you are not able to join our meeting in Brunswick.

Michael Negele

Go back