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    Chess Match by Cable

    International Chess Match: Cable Souvenir Chess Piece. 3" gilded brass rook with inscription on front: "Chess Match by Cable/ Between/ House of Commons, London/ and/ House of Representatives Washington,/ Played Over the Lines of the/ Anglo American Telegraph Co. London,/ and/ Western Union Telegraph Co. New York,/ 1897./Contractors/ The Telegraph Construction and/ Maintenance Co. London." Maker's mark or hallmark on base. ("C & AG"). The interior of the piece contains a cross-section of the trans-Atlantic cable. We're not sure who won this match, but we'd be willing to bet a few "bob" that the British did. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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