I have been being good on this one because I really do not have knowledge of the chips, but since you invited, you get to be right, I'll horn in.
I did notice one thing in all this conversation. Someone said the owners of the Esquire owned a casino in Nv and Ca. If the chips were shipped to Ca (and I do not doubt your post) isn't it possible the owners used the Ca address to conduct accounts payable and used the goods where they wanted. I am not saying this is the case. Just wondering?
I must say something about the TR King post. When I was doing research on my old mold article, Dennis at TR King specifically asked me not to include the part about doing searches. He does not have time to do these searches at any price. A couple once in awhile was OK but he did not want a flood of them. Many of the crown unknown's have been researched and the information is out there, if you look.
If you have knowledge on crown molds post it or if it is Nv, send it to Michael Knapp or other states, send it to the other arthurs of chip books.
I will post the one Dennis did for me later.