This mid-century modern chess set fetched $1,775.00 on eBay last week. The description:
The pieces are crafted of solid wood, one half being a natural tone finish and the other a darker brown finish. All the pieces have felt lined bottoms and are so unusual and intricate, yet a joy to handle and use (we personally obtained this same set many years ago and would not part with it at any price).
When you unlatch the brass hasp and open the box you will find a removable wood top tray that contains half of the pieces, each situated within its own divided custom crafted section. Now we are not talking about generic cubbies for each piece, rather each section was literally made for the shape of each piece.