Happy Thursday friends, an welcome to another edition of What the Heck Is It?
In What the Heck #12 I shared this vintage hand painted chess set that I found a few years ago at a garage sale.
Verralynne, a TRV reader, found an almost identical set on ebay listed for $65.00 U.S. That set did have a wooden chess board with it and I only have the pieces, but I think it’s quite the score considering I paid $2.
Apparently this set is Hungarian. Thanks so much for the info Verralynne. It’s nice to know some history about this charming chess set.
This week’s mystery item comes from Linda, a reader of TRV who isn’t a blogger, and I’m hoping you guys can help her out.
She emailed me a couple of photos and it’s an interesting piece.
She picked it up at a garage sale a couple of years ago, and no one has been able to tell her what it is.
It has a lovely aged patina, and there’s no writing on it to help identify it.
When you turn the knob in the middle the spokey things all go in and out.
What the Heck Is It? Any thoughts?
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!