Baburin Chess Auction (14th-16th March 2014)
Baburin's 42nd Chess Auction March 19th-20th
Mark Crowther - Sunday 16th March 2014
Two items: Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1937 and Chess Player's Magazine. Vol. 2, 1864. Photo © | http://www.gmsquare.com/chessauction/index.html
The second half of Alex Baburin’s online auction No 42 is on this week - bidding will start on Wednesday 19th and finish on Thursday 20th. This auction features chess memorabilia, including autographs of Petrosian, Spassky and Fischer. There will be tournament books, game collections and reference books on sale. Lots will be posted at : http://www.gmsquare.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction-main.cgi?all
The first part of this auction took place a week ago. It included some very rare books – like the first edition of the Philidor (London 1749), which fetched €3,499.20, the Selenus (Leipzig 1616) which went for €3,000 and a rare book on chess variants, which fetched €3,500. There were also rare magazines and books on chess composition.