From left to right: original, donated, replaced...

A nice bone barleycorn set was acquired with an amusingly mismatched home-made King. Alan Dewey, the ChessSpy, was kind enough to source one for me which was a better fit.

The thing on the right has been put together from bits of a Selenus set, whose characteristic feature is (nested) crowns. Alan points out that they normally point upwards!

Chess Quotes

There is, of course, a very famous saying from Rueben Fine:
"I'd rather have a pawn than a finger."

  It's often quoted during analysis.

  One of my favorite sayings, though, came as a response to this.

  About 40 players were watching an online broadcast of a major match.

  One of the players was a pawn down, and there was some argument as to how much compensation the other had.

  One of the masters present quoted Fine, "As Reuben Fine said, "I'd rather have a pawn than a finger."

— -- Duif