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The Chip Board Archive 01

** BIG OCTOBER CYBERAUCTION **

****** LOTS FOR EMAIL AND LIVE CHAT/AUCTION OF OCTOBER 28-30, 1998 *****

Following are the lots for auction throughout the month of October, culminating in the live chat/auction session of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 28-30, 1998 on Prodigy. Because we have had such terrific response to this auction, we have far too many lots to auction on one evening. Instead, we'll hold our live auction on three successive nights!

If you cannot attend the live auction, all you have to do is send me an e-mail with your bid (even dollar amounts only, please). E-mail bidders DO win lots! Please be sure that I have all e-mail bids by 6:00 pm EDT on October 29. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS NOTE TO BID: instead, send me an e-mail at ChipCollector@prodigy.com.

Throughout the month of October, I will be posting notes here to update everyone on the status of bids received. Like a live bid board, you'll be able to see the amount of the highest bid, and adjust yours accordingly.

The consignor's names do not appear as part of the lot listing, nor will high bidders' names appear when I post updated e-mail bids. I will post a complete list of prices realized after the auction, and will include the consignor's and successful bidders' names and e-mail addresses for each lot at that time. IT IS THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT THE CONSIGNOR BY E-MAIL AFTER THE AUCTION, to make arrangements for payment and shipping. Unless specified otherwise in the description of the lot, THE BUYER PAYS FOR SHIPPING.

If you intend to participate in the auction, it will be necessary to PRINT OUT THIS LIST OF LOTS, because the descriptions here are the only ones you'll be able to refer to. Lots will be auctioned by number only.

This is the largest and most inclusive auction we've had in a very long time. There are some very valuable and rare chips included, and this auction should be fun for all! Every consignor is a member of CC&GTCC and is therefore bound by the club's code of ethics. Send me your e-mail bids soon!

LOT 1: Stateline Country Club $25. TCR #N5041. H Value.
Minimum bid: $28

LOT 2: Holiday Reno-now that it's closing, it's time to fill your collections. This is a complete set of the 6 color Christy & Jones roulettes from the 1960s. TCR# 8579-81, 9947 & 9949-50 (beige, fuchsia, orange, green, yellow & purple).
Minimum bid: $40

LOT 3: $25 Vacation Village Las Vegas, NV. Green with 3 orange, HHR mold, 1990. Off tables since 1993.
Minimum bid: $60

LOT 4: The Dunes! TCR #N4769, Dunes $1 Lt. Blue, House mold, no inserts round white inlay: camel, sultan, harem girl; very good condition.
Minimum bid: $30

LOT 5: Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast Australia: $5 10th anniversary. One of very few LE's from down under!
Minimum bid: $10

LOT 6: A classic Las Vegas chip: Westerner, Las Vegas, $25, Green, 4 Black, SCROWN, purple Wagon, TCR N6616, Mint!
Minimum bid: $125

LOT 7: It was the first year-round casino open at Lake Tahoe. It opened in 1949, and was open until 1955 when it was purchased by Bill Harrah. Harrah moved his operation across the street, and it is now the site of Harvey's. You're right: George's Gateway Club, one of the classic South Tahoe clubs. Here's the $5 sqsqrect chip with the stylized lettering. A classic chip in fantastic condition. TCR #N7621. (See Lot 24 for the $25 and Lot 80 for the $100!)
Minimum bid: $50

LOT 8: Aladdin $5 Chip Red/3-Navy/3-Light Green/Lamp/CI-House Mold. TCR #N1327, "H" value.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 9: Imperial Palace, Las Vegas: TCR #N1790, VG condition.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 10: The chip that started it all: Harrahs famous Sailboat $5 Chipco from Lake Tahoe, the first modern limited edition chip and the chip that was the first to change chipping.
Minimum bid: NONE

LOT 11: $1 Gold Rush, Cripple Creek. Most of these one dollar Chipcos were drilled. This one isn't, has a Banick book value of $150-$200.
Minimum bid: $75

LOT 12: $.25 Yellow Treasure Bay, Tunica, MS, H&C, Near Mint - Once one of the rarest riverboat chips and could not be found anywhere. Listed in the Piccolo/Susong Riverboat Price Guide as "P" value - $150-175.
Minimum bid: $45

LOT 13: The first issue $1 from Resorts International, Atlantic City: H&C 3 Fuschia, RES-1.
Minimum bid: $75

LOT 14: Four Queens, LV: Mt Rushmore set of 4 chips from 1996. T. Roosevelt, A. Lincoln, T. Jefferson and G. Washington with Mt Rushmore on reverse of each chip. TCR #'s N7675, N7918, N7672 and N7674 and each chip
rated as "E". The Four Queens destroyed all the extra chips that were held in the cage. All in unused condition.
Minimum bid: $40

LOT 15: Circus Circus Summer Nites 1992.
Minimum bid: $8

LOT 16: Token from the Royal Haitian Casino in Port-Au-Prince, $1.00 token in very good condition.
Minimum bid: $5

LOT 17: Giudici's (Sparks) $100. This chip is not listed in Chip Rack #5. It is Black, has 3-Cream colored inserts, a Cog-White center, and is Unused. Very few of these chips are unaccounted for & it is therefore missing from nearly all collections.
Minimum bid: $150

LOT 18: Airplane set: ten $5 chips from 6 casinos in Las Vegas.
Mininimum bid: $80

LOT 19: 4 chip set of Gold Coast Las Vegas Rodeo Legends. These are the $5 chips of Tuff Hedeman, Lane Frost, Bodacoius & Bedrock.
Minimum bid: $28

LOT 20: Holiday in Reno-1970s, 1.00 non-negot, large key mold, TCR #N5756, two available: one each to the TWO highest bidders.
Minimum bid: $10

LOT 21: $25 Thunderbird, Las Vegas, NV. Green with 3 biege-6 red split, HHR mold, 1967.
Minimum bid: NONE

LOT 22: Gold Dust, Deadwood, S.D. $5 chipco commemorating the 58th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally.
Minimum bid: $8

LOT 23: 4 Way Casino, Wells, $5, Mustard, HHR, TCR #N4304, Mint.
Minimum bid: $50

LOT 24: The George's Gateway Club $25, mustard, hub rim. (See history in Lot 7; also see Lot 80.) TCR #7323.
Minimum bid: $75

LOT 25: Ace Club Tonopah, NV $5 Chip. Salmon Color/HS-Large Crown Mold. TCR #N7360 "N" value.
Minimum bid: $75

LOT 26: Two from Harrah's Del Rio, Laughlin: 5.00 8Suits, red, No Cash Value and 25.00 8Suits green No Cash Value. Both in VG condition.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 27: Caesars, $5 South Lake Tahoe, Large Key, Hot stamp in Blue with 3 burnt orange inserts in new condition.
Minimum bid: $30

LOT 28: Big Red's $5, Red, Die4suits, Coin-center, TCR #N0895, Good condition.
Minimum bid: $50

LOT 29: $1 Ore House, Cripple Creek. This casino opened in Cripple Creek as the Ore House in 1991, changed their name overnight to Lucky Lola's in 1992. I was told at the time a lawsuit concerning the name, also being used by another business in Divide Colorado was the reason for the name change. This mint Chipco has a Banick book value of $80-120.
Minimum bid: $70

LOT 30: Palace Club, Fallon, NV, Roulette, Navy, Arodie mold, TCR N0386, "F" value $20-24, Excellent used condition.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 31: Resorts International, Atlantic City, Roulette Chipco - Brown "Film"
Minimum bid: $8

LOT 32: Gone but not forgotten: The Dunes! 3 different $1 Dunes chips - 1) $1 Dunes house mold, lt blue with camel, sultan and harem girl. Good condition on "H" rated chip # N4769; 2) $1 Dunes house mold, dark blue, "Dunes Poker Room", with very nice hot stamp. Chip Rack# N4758 3) $1 Dunes house mold, blue w/ 4 brown, golf course chip in very nice condition N1518 - Lot of 3 Dunes chips.
Minimum bid: $40

LOT 33: Fiesta 2nd and 3rd anniv. chips
Minimum bid: $13

LOT 34: Boulder Club $5 chip, TCR #N1377, good condition.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 35: Miss America 1998 - Set of 7 Unused Chips from Atlantic City. This lot consists of 7 chips - all unused and issued recently. There are four $5 chips from Caesar's, Claridge, Tropicana and Trump Plaza, and three $10 chips from the Hilton, Harrah's and Sands. All feature the picture of Kate Shindle.
Minimum bid: $65

LOT 36: New Frontier (the Original!) $5 chip, TCR #N1674 mustard.
Minimum bid: $110

LOT 37: Old downtown Vegas: $5 Westerner, LV (TCR #N2301) red, H.C.E., very good condition. Low TCR value is $40. Postage prepaid!
Minimum bid: $30

LOT 38: North Shore Club-N Lake Tahoe 1968, two chip set: 5.00 (navy) and 25.00 (maroon), large key, TCR #N7738 & N5387.
Minimum bid: NONE

LOT 39: A mixed bag of four chips: 25 cent Eldorado, Henderson, NV, Orange, H&C, Obsolete, 1990; $1.00 Wild Wild West (was King 8) Las Vegas, NV, H&C mold; 50 cent Fremont Las Vegas, NV, Obsolete 1985, 8 Suits mold; $1.00 Oceans Eleven, Oceanside, CA, H&C mold.
Minimum bid: NONE

LOT 40: Harry O's Club, Dixon, CA - A set of seven (7) chips in diasqr mold from this closed California establishment. 10c, 25c, 50c, $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $50.00 chips.
Minimum bid: $50

LOT 41: One of the few chips we know for sure was used both at an illegal club and at a licensed Nevada casino: CC, Crest and Seal, Nevada Lodge, Crystal Bay Lake Tahoe (and Chesterfield Club, Detroit), TCR N6245, Used.
Minimum bid: $10

LOT 42: One of the most famous illegal casinos in the country, Northern Kentucky's Beverly Hills Club, was a large, plush, carpeted casino when Las Vegas was still a dusty cowboy town. It operated through the 1920's through the early 1950's and was host to the top entertainers of the period. Here are four chips from the Beverly Hills Club: blue and off-white hourglass rims and blue and off-white flower rims, all hotstamped BH.
Minimum bid: $40

LOT 43: Artichoke Joe's Carson City. 5 cent Chip. Green/4-Purple/HS-H&C Mold. TCR #N2335 "H" value.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 44: A two-chip lot from the Rainbow Club, Gardena CA 5.00 SCROWN yellow w/4 orange and 20.00 SCROWN brown w/three green VG to Used.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 45: Caesars $1 South Lake Tahoe, Large Key, Hot stamp in Gray with 3 brown inserts in new condition.
Minimum bid: $18

LOT 46: Hard Rock, Las Vegas, $5, CON AIR.
Minimum bid: $5

LOT 47: $1 Aspen Mine, Cripple Creek. The Aspen opened in 1993, closed in 1996. 200 $1 chips are known to have been made. About half that number are known to be in the possession of collectors. This Chipco beauty books at $400-600 (Allen Banick's Colorado guide), and sold at the Gaming Archaelogy auction last May for over $500.
Minimum bid: $420

LOT 48: Lido, Watermelon color, "Lido" in circle, Hub Mold, "The Gaming Table" attributes to illegal casino in Kansas City, MO, Open 1936.
Minimum bid: $6

LOT 49: Red Lion "Motor Inn" $5 Green/Red coin brass Lion (TCR #N3321). These are all gone, buried under the new addition!
Minimum bid: $25

LOT 50: $1 Carver House, LV biege, w/2 blue 2 red H&C (Christy & Jones) from the early 1960's. Very nice condition on this center inlay chip. You can see the shine on the hat and canes.
Minimum bid: $25

LOT 51: 4-Queens Halloween set four $5 chips 1996 set: Frankenstein, Werewolf, Vampire, and Mummy.
Minimum bid: $25

LOT 52: MGM Grand $5 chip, TCR #N1903.
Minimum bid: $90

LOT 53: Sahara Tahoe $100 NCV (TCR #V1458): Newly added to CR #5 this year. This unused chip is Orange...Large Key...and has no inserts. It has a Gold hotstamp that says "Non-Negotiable."
Minimum bid: $38

LOT 54: Hall of Fame set of five $5 chips from The Grand in AC. Mint cond.
Minimum bid: $45

LOT 55: Another Las Vegas downtown classic: $25 Westerner (TCR N2302) green, H.C.E., new condition. Low TCR is $50. Postage prepaid!
Minimum bid: $40

LOT 56: Diamond Jim's, Jackpot 1960. 25.00 C&J, HS, green/3 black, TCR #N3697.
Minimum bid: $100

LOT 57: Set of three (3) Milton Berle chips from the Sands in Atlantic City. Very attractive picture chips, "we drink", "we smoke", and "we gamble."
Minimum bid: $75

LOT 58: CC, Caliente Club, Caliente, NV, (Recently attributed by Phil Jensen), Diamnd, set of 2 chips, One Blue and One Pink, used.
Minimum bid: $10

LOT 59: Chuck's Golden Spike, Carson City, NV (1976-1980): the $25 green, with purple edge inserts. TCR #N1300.
Minimum bid: $35

LOT 60: Hotel Nevada Battle Mountain, NV, $20 Chip. Red/4-Green/HS-H&C Mold. TCR #N3805 "K" value.
Minimum bid: $40

LOT 61: One of the earliest Las Vegas chips to be offered publicly: the famouns JKH (J. K. Houssels, one of the original owners) from the original Las Vegas Club, 1931. Your choice of green or purple small chain.
Minimum bid: $60

LOT 62: Nevada House, Central City CO, $1 and $5 Chipco house chips. The Casino was open for the six months between Decmber of '92 and May of '93. Book value (Banick) for the pair is $150-225.
Minimum bid: $100

LOT 63: Hard Rock, Las Vegas, $5, JOHN MELLENCAMP.
Minimum bid: $5

LOT 64: $5 Airport Club, Seal Beach, CA: Pink w/ 2 black, Large Crown, Pic of airplane $5$, Closed in 1950's.
Minimum bid: $10

LOT 65: Red Lion Inn & Casino $1 yellow and $5 hot pink HSG H&C from poker room (TCR N2856 & N2776), obsolete - used, gone from the tables for over a year.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 66: $1 and $5 chips from the former strip casino the El Rancho. Closed in 1992. Both chips in good condition, TCR#'s N1557 and N1556 and rated as "E" and "I" respectively.
Minimum bid: $40

LOT 67: Caesar's (AC) $25: "The Golden Boys" - Frankie Avalon, Fabian, & Bobby Rydell. Newly issued Limited Edition marking the appearence of these 3 50's teen-idols in Atlantic City.
Minimum bid: $35

LOT 68: 25 Crystal Palace, Laughlin. blue, H&C, very good condition. Low TCR is $75. Postage prepaid!
Minimum bid: $55

LOT 69: Sonoma Joe's, Petaluma, CA. obsolete $5. chipco, 1995 New Year's.
Minimum bid: $13

LOT 70: El Rancho Hotel, Wells, $5, H&C, Red with 4 Orange, TCR N2366, Mint.
Minimum bid: $110

LOT 71: One of the most beautiful styles of chips ever made was the diecut metal inlay chips produced by the Burt Company until the late 1940's. The artistry and craftsmanship eventually took their toll, the chip being too expensive to continue making. Here is one of the greatest examples: the Tahoe Village roulette, plain rim, brown chip with diecut skier.
Minimum bid: $300

LOT 72: Felix's Bank Club, Lovelock, NV $5 Chip. Brown/3-Gray/Pic Of Felix The Chef/CI-Horshu Mold. TCR #N4373, "L" value.
Minimum bid: $50

LOT 73: Set of Kings Castle N. Shore Tahoe, now the Hyatt, $1, $5, and $25.
Minimum bid: NONE

LOT 74: Nitro Club, Central City, CO, $1 and $5 H&C house chips. I have 'em, sharp edged, mint condition. Banick book value on this pair is $120-150.
Minimum bid: $60

LOT 75: Commercial Hotel, Elko $25 Blk/Grn pie H&C (CJ) - TCR N3686.
Minimum bid: $35

LOT 76: $1 Castaways, LV. Chip is from the 1960's from casino that preceded the Mirage. Lt Gray, SCROWN w/ 4 orange, center inlay in good condition. This is the UNCANCELED version. TCR N1446.
Minimum bid: $20

LOT 77: Giuduci's (Sparks) $25 (TCR N8417) Green...H&C...6-Peach SCA-White. Very hard to find!!
Minimum bid: $75

LOT 78: Two Limited Edition Caesars Atlantic City $25 chips. Celine Dion, issued to commemorate her performance at the casino April 3-5, 1998, AND the $25 Lennox Lewis/Shannon Briggs title fight commemorative. Both chips are in mint condition.
Minimum bid $75

LOT 79: Harold's Club, Reno, $5, HCE, Maroon with 3 Mustard, TCR N4036, used.
Minimum bid: $5

LOT 80: The George's Gateway Club $100, sqsqrect, stylized lettering. TCR N8416.
Minimum bid: $130

LOT 81: Last $25 chip used at the Monte Carlo Reno (TK) in Brown with 3 green, large greek key, new condition.
Minimum bid: $30

LOT 82: Stockmen's, Elko $5 Orng 3 blk, metal centers. VGD "Stockman's" Pic Bull, H&C Blue obs. TCR N3363 & N2965.
Minimum bid: $25

LOT 83: Arizona Charlie's - set of 6 chips ($5 denomination) commemorating 8th anniversary of the casino in 1996. Very nice picture chips showing Arizona Charlie/Charlie Meadows at different ages. All in unused condition.
Minimum bid: $40

LOT 84: Sparks Nugget $.25 (TCR N8887). This classic Northern Nevada chip is Orange...Small Key...and has no inserts. The hotstamp says "The Nugget" and there is an outline of a nugget pictured. There is evidence that this chip may also have been used at the Tahoe Nugget in Lake Tahoe during the 1960's.
Minimum bid: $55

LOT 85: Three of the prettiest Chipcos ever made, all $1 chips from Colorado! A $1 Lilly Belle's, voted Chip Of The Year; a $1 Jazz Alley, the casino is still open but they only use $5 chips on the tables; a $1 Cracker Factory, the parrot is waiting to be in your collection from this casino that closed in '93. All three chips are from Black Hawk casinos. Book value (Allen Banick's Colorado Casino Chip Exchange--Price Guide For Colorado Chips, published Aug., 1998) $55-75.
Minimum bid: $45

LOT 86: A set of 3 chips with a Crown hot stamp, used at an illegal club "the Morgan" in Euclid Springs, AK, HUB, One Blue with 3 Yellow, One Red with 3 White, One Yellow with 3 Red, used.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 87: The Bally's Las Vegas CHIPCO entertainer series: eight $5 chips in all: Barbara Mandrell (TCR N0595), Billy Ray Cyrus (TCR N0597), George Carlin (TCR N7967), Harry Blackstone (TCR N0608), Louie Anderson (TCR N7698), Bernadette Peters (TCR N0596), Paul Anka (TCR N7969), Penn & Teller (TCR N0620).
Minimum bid: $85

LOT 88: Here's one for eagle-eye collectors and error mavens: a set of chips never offered before together. The errored Slots of Fun. One is correct with the E on both sides (VEGAS), the next has one side wrong with the F instead of E (VFGAS) and the third has both sides errored with an F. These three chips would
cost over $150! $5 Bud Jones Metal inlay, red with 6 blue and getting harder to find, much less all three together.
Minimum bid: $80

LOT 89: Stateline Saloon (Amargosa Valley) - Lot of 3: $5 - Desert Splendor - Limited Edition (450 issued); $5 - Pioneer Territory Wagon Tours - Limited Edition (450 issued); $1 - N9160 - This is the current $1 chip in use at the Stateline Saloon. Why put it in the auction? It's one of about 25 we are aware of that was individually signed by Doris Jackson, the club's owner whose picture is on the chip!
Minimum bid: $18

LOT 90: The Richard Petty $5 set: Five $5 chips issued by Sam Boyd properties in conjunction with the inaugural running of the Las Vegas 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race. Five different casinos, and very different means to obtain these chips. They were all introduced into live table games during race weekend. The Stardust would let you buy one at the cage. The Fremont wouldn't let you buy any at the cage, you HAD to win them from the tables. Sam's Town would sell from the cage, but their chip has the exact same edge inserts as their house $5 chip so the cage people couldn't tell where the "special chips" were. The California Hotel and Main Street Station were both happily selling their chips from the cage the Monday morning after the race! TCR5 value D on all 5 chips.
Minimun bid: $45

LOT 91: B&B Club, Hot Springs, AK, Indian Head on reverse, Yellow with 3 Black inserts, ARODIE, Used.
Minimum bid: $20

LOT 92: "Stockmen's Motor Hotel" Elko current H&C set of three chips: $1 lt blue, $5 maroon, $25 green.
Minimum bid: $38

LOT 93: A beautiful chip from early Lake Tahoe: crest and seal Stateline Country Club roulette 9 with Indian profile, dark yellow with white center. TCR N6362.
Minimum bid: $70

LOT 94: Fitzgerald's (Reno) - 3 Obsolete Fractionals: $.25 (TCR N3070) Gold H&C None HS Gold; $.25 (TCR N3069) Pink H&C None HS Gold; $.50 (TCR N3004) Blue H&C None HS Gold.
Minimum bid: $14

LOT 95: Four Queens, $5, SuperBowl 1995.
Minimum bid: $15

LOT 96: Sahara Tahoe $5 NCV (TCR N9044). This unused chip is Lavender...has a Horseshu mold & no inserts. The hotstamp says "Table Games Only" on 1 side & "Non-Negotiable" on the other.
Minimum bid: $14

LOT 97: GoldenBank, Reno, $5, Black with 3 mustard, SMKEY, N5095, good.
Minimum bid: $20

LOT 98: The first issue of the Showboat in Las Vegas. In fact, so early that the name of the hotel/casino is spelled in two words: Show Boat. Scarce rectangle rim chip, purple, roulette 2. TCR N7024.
Minimum bid: $50

LOT 99: Sands (Las Vegas) - Tournament Set of 3: This set was used on several occasions beginning in the mid-80's. There were 200 sets originally ordered. All 3 chips feature the distinctive Sands house mold. The $5 (N9048) is Red, the $25 chip (N9052) is Green and the $100 (N9054) is Black. The hotstamp says Tournament Chip...No Cash Value." This set is a must for true Vegas collectors.
Minimum bid: $50

LOT 100: Lucky Strike, Central City, CO, five $1 chip set, Royal Flush in Spades,
1997 on edges.
Minimum bid: $10

WHEW! What an auction this is going to be! Some terrific lots here. Start the bidding! Remember, to bid on a lot, send an e-mail to me, ChipCollector@prodigy.com, and watch for your bid to appear on the bulletin boards.

-=Michael the Chipper=-

Messages In This Thread

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