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This special "Staunton" edition is now available for download from the members section.



 If you have an article or an idea that you want to submit for publication then contact the editor via the

"Contact Us"


Who or What is the “Chess Collectors International” (CCI)?

The CCI is a group of friends who have a mutual interest in collecting chess sets, and chess ephemera. We organise an international meeting every two years and local meetings on intermediate years. We pay an annual subscription, which gives members three issues per year of a 20 page magazine and up to three issues of a USA based newsletter, CCI-USA. Other publications are offered to members as and when they become available. Members also get invitations to organised meetings to discuss all aspects of chess.

To join the CCI or just to obtain further information send us a message via the

"Contact Us" page



In the Members Sections:


Special Subject Page

Members Sets for sale

Links to many chess sites (Updated Aug 2016)

Archive section of Articles

Links to Jaques Resources

Archived back issues of the magazine

and Articles.


CCI Members meet in the UK for a chess tournament, discussions and socialising.

The 3rd Appletreewick / Skyreholme

International Chess Tournament.


See members section for pictures.

A report on the event will be published in the next issue of The Chess Collector.



Papers for Download


Hans Hollander's original German version of his

"Elephants in Chess" article can now downloaded

from the members section

(Note: This is now a revised version)


Latest version of the research into the

 Jaques In Statu Quosets by Jim Joannou


USA Ivory Ban

Send in your comments to the Editor 





CCI Members Marketplace

Do you have a chess set you would like to sell?

or is there a particular chess set you have always wanted but can't find?

CCI Members can advertise their sets for free in the magazine.

See the MArketplace in the members section for the latest offerings.



Special Subject Page


Suggestions for a the next "Special Subject"

 should be forwarded to the editor



CCI Membership

Membership forms


For UK & Europe the renewal form can be downloaded here:

 CCI Membership Europe.pdf 


For USA the renewal form can be downloaded here:

CCI Membership USA.pdf

 (Note: This is an updated form August 2016)

German members can pay direct to Lothar Heider

French members can pay direct to Patrice Plain

Italian Memberspay directly to Gianfelice Ferlito

For The Netherlands, Norway, Spain & Portugal pay direct to Michael Melching