A few complete sets...
It was a golden era for Chess, Hollywood and the sunny west coast. Herman Steiner was a big part of it and made notable contributions to the game, including designing these sets that were used in the famous Piatigorsky cup tournaments.
A sample of Unfinished and Finished knights (Black mahogany wood):
There were a lot of boxes in the garage, and there are a lot of pieces, but only a handful of complete sets. It seems a shame to keep these sets boxed up, and we would like to offer them to enthusiasts, collectors or historians who want to carry on the legacy.
Contact us with any questions or comments you may have, or to share your memories of this era. We'd be happy to hear your stories! We've also set up a paypal account that lets you request a set (right side of this page).
Hope to hear from you,
Josef and Josh Mentzer