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Official Staunton a UK based company offering many years of experience and expertise in everything retail chess related. We are passionate and go to great lengths to offer the finest chess sets, boards, pieces and related games to our customers. 

We are an independent UK registered Business Est 1993 ! ( please support UK small businesses :) Many years of experience sourcing the very best quality chess sets, moreover, however, unlike some online retailers, we actually stock products at our onsite warehouse and do not rely on a third party to fulfil your order, thus reducing delivery time and ensuring you will not levy a customs VAT charge as is the case if orders are shipped outside the UK for delivery to you! Also, ease of returns! Being UK based means that every aspect of your shopping experience is catered for. We hope you enjoy shopping at The Official Staunton Chess Company.

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Welcome to Official Staunton, home to the finest quality chess sets and boards. Buying your Official Staunton heirloom here means you can rest assured that you will receive a top-quality product. We are honoured to count Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and celebrities such as Take That, among our many customers.

During our 20 years service, we have also been privileged to have supplied Linley at Belgravia, The Savoy London and TV show The Apprentice. The reason we have such prestigious clients is our outstanding customer service. We offer same day dispatch, a no-quibble 60 day returns policy backed by a 2-year guarantee and we hand check all of our products before they leave our store. So if you're looking for a premium quality chess set then we look forward to serving you. 

SHOPPING SECURITY ASSURED. Here at the Official Staunton Chess Company, we understand the importance of online security and with increased awareness of personal data protection, we have recently undergone a complete overhaul to implement full "https" security of the highest possible integrity.

Official Staunton™ has been proudly serving customers since 1993 with our top of the range chess pieces, boards, clocks and more. We also hand-pick the finest boards from around the world. Our collections are limited editions and collectibles, and some lines are registered with the copyright bureau. But we don't just stop at quality merchandise: One of our highest values is customer service, and we are committed to working tirelessly to give you the best experience possible. We aren't satisfied unless you are. That's why we offer a full 60-day return policy as well as a 24-month guarantee. So welcome to our site, take a look around, and fall in love with our beautiful handcrafted products. 

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Meet the Team

Our Team from left to right.

Carl Miceli, our Director and the founder of many online chess brands such as The English Chess Company, ChessMaze International, Wholesale Chess Company to mention but a few. An avid chess player since the age of 7 yrs! it seemed a natural progression to have an interest in everything chess!. 

Claire Bishop ( no kidding! ) has been with the company since 2004 and is the lovely person taking all your telephone calls and emails and is also responsible for logistics and customer after-sales. 

Lisa Miceli is the head honcho in charge of Seo and all things digital, including product marketing at Facebook Twitter and Instagram. Lisa has been with us since 2014 and has been a pinnacle in our brand awareness and her marketing skills are unrivaled. 

Staunton is the ultimate for players and collectors alike. It's present standing in its impeccable ancestry is unquestioned. The firm introduced the first Staunton design to players in October of 1849 and has been producing the world standard ever since. World Championship matches from the Zukertort Blackburn battle in 1882 to the Karpov - Kasparov encounters over 100 years later were played on original Jaques equipment. At Fischer's insistence, three were made for their legendary World Championship encounter in Reykjavik. Korchnoi and Karpov would not start play in their World Championship match in Manila until an original Jaques could be provided. Jaques have been and are the "Gold Standard". A Jaques will always hold its value and constantly brings the highest prices at auction. The form, board presence and exquisite craftsmanship of a Jaques have been recaptured in our Antiqued collection and are being offered for the first time through our company

OUR HISTORY 

Our company has been in the chess business for many years, during this time we have met with some of the finest and worse chess set manufacturers and so-called dealers. It has been an experience, to say the least! Our company director, Carl Miceli has spent years sourcing the finest chess sets and chess boards manufacturers to ensure our company offers nothing less than sheer quality. Time is a great leveler and Carl has used this time to sift through the many middlemen peddling poor quality chess sets and now only works with the top 3 main manufacturers in Amritsar, India. 

It has taken the substantial time and hard-learned lessons to finally get to a point where we now only deal with the best! so all in all, a costly learning curve, but one that allows us to move forward positively and confident that we are retailing the finest hand carved chess pieces available on the market.

When you search the internet for you will be presented with a google page of many relevant chess companies to choose from. How do you know which to choose? Do you look for the lowest price for example? What about the quality of a chess set? What about the materials used to make it? Will it stand the test of time, and will the set be a quality set of chess pieces to hand down generations? These are questions to consider seriously when spending a lot of your hard-earned money. Our promise to our customers is that you can be sure of sterling quality, backed with the knowledge that your chess set has been hand carved using quality materials and made with care and attention to detail.

Contacts

OFFICIAL STAUNTON CHESS COMPANY

ROSE VILLA GARNERS LANE

SHROPSHIRE SY13 2NF

UNITED KINGDOM 

*Please note that parcels sent to us by non customers and/or without prior contact for returns instructions will not be accepted by our goods inwards department.

Tel: All enquiries: +44 (0)194 880 060

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