Good Day folks, today I have the chips that start all casinos, card rooms and da kind off. These are some of the first chips that hit the green felt in their new digs. Thanks for checking in with the POD today. Grand Opening chips are my favorites and always have been, second only to chips with card images on them. Thanks for opening my post today. Reggie
1) PAGE #1 ALL INDIVIDUAL PRICING
2) PAGE #2 PRICE OF ALL CHIPS ARE $12
3) PAGE #3 PRICE OF ALL CHIPS ARE $10
4) PAGE #4 PRICE OF ALL CHIPS ARE $9
5) PAGE #5 PRICE OF ALL CHIPS ARE $8
6) PAGE #6 PRICE OF ALL CHIPS ARE $7
7) PAGE #7 PRICE OF ALL CHIPS ARE $6
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS, please order by number, name and price. Numbered chips below correspond with position on the image page. Please email me direct. Please do not put a sold sign on the item you are buying, I may have more than one. First email in my inbox gets first considerations. P/H is $1-1 – 2 chips, $2 – 3 -4 chips, $3 – 5-8 chips, $4 – 9-12 chips, $5 – 13-16 chips, and 17 & up $6.65; this is the max P/H for the U.S. Foreign orders are more. Minimum orders are $4 pay pal accepted to my email. Check, cash or money order accepted, also. RANDOM DISCOUNTS OFTEN OCCUR. Hold service available. 4500+ Different Chips are Available. www.collectionlibrary.com/richardgummer PLMK when chips are received. TY
*Please remember there are minimum $ order requirements, as well as maximums available on cheap chips; ask.
INDIVIDUALLY PRICED CHIPS BELOW:
1) $1 Cliff Castle Casino Camp Verde, AZ $18
2) $1 Gold Spike Las Vegas, NV $18
3) $5 Gold Spike Las Vegas, NV $18
4) $25 Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe, NV $40
5) $10 Canterbury Card Club (June 2nd 2000) Shakopee, MN $14 *Separate Image
SOLD CHIPS: Firelake Grand, Dolphin Inaugural, Colville Tribal, Harrah’s Chester,PA, Anthemo of the Seas,
• I like 'em dirty! Adds character.
• I clean my own chips in my collection as I see fit. I don't clean traders. I leave that decision for the new owner.
• I don't clean my chips or my traders.
• Don't clean worn chips. Worn chips that are spotless look unnatural and unattractive.
• Don't clean chips that you intend to trade or sell, let the new owner decide if they would like the chip to be cleaned.
• I don't clean used chips, other than to take off the big globs. For my collection, I currently live by the philosophy that I can always clean them later, but I can never put the history back on. I have lots of chips "awaiting a decision."
• Not all chips are created equal. Some old chips should be cleaned. Can even remove light cigarette burns.
• Worn chips
• Very old or expensive chips
• Chips with paper inserts
• Chips that are very dirty
• Chips that are of a light or bright color, like sky blue or orange, show dirt more readily than darker colors. Even if they are not very dirty, sometimes you cannot remove all the dirt from a light or bright colored chip and you are left with an odd looking chip.
• Use a very soft bristled toothbrush.
• Let experts clean very old or expensive chips.
• A pencil eraser is good for removing scuffs and crud from old chips.
• These cleaners have been reported to have good results cleaning chips: mild dishwashing detergent, Armor All Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Quick'n'Brite, Sterling Magic.
• The trick seems to be to find something that will dissolve the greasy deposits that accumulate on well used chips, without removing any ink, or leeching moisture from the chip. Quick'n'Brite is a thick paste, and does not seem to encourage any moisture transfer, while doing an excellent job of breaking down the greasy gunk. I just stick the chip in the bucket edgewise, rotate it a few time to coat the chip thoroughly, wait about 15-30 seconds, then wipe the chip down with a washcloth. It's revolting how dirty that washcloth gets after only a few chips.
• I use Sterling Magic full strength with a toothbrush. I use no water and just wipe clean with a cloth. It has never, never, ever dried the chip out or caused it to fade. If the chip has a hot stamp, I don't use the toothbrush on that part, I just dab a little on with my finger and gently wipe it off with the cloth.
• I clean virtually all of my chips except those that come straight from the cage and have never seen play. I have also experienced no fading or drying out. The pink goop (Sterling Magic) is great stuff.
• I've been using Armor All Multi-Purpose Cleaning with fantastic results for the past year, no damage to chip, luster and shine are still there...and it cleans the chip. Don't use any other Armor All product i.e., tire cleaner, window, bug, etc.
• Waterless hand cleaner, non abrasive, with lanolin and a bath of johnson baby oil will restore the luster. Give it a bath of oil, let soak for an hour or so on a bath towel turn once after a while wipe dry. Regular mineral oil is too oily
• I use a soft toothbrush & Fantastik. I spray both sides of the chip & clean the dirt off with the toothbrush & then rinse under warm water. I dry the chip with a paper towel. I then use a VERY small amount of mineral oil (which brings out the true colors of the chip which may have been lost over time or due to cleaning) rubbed between two fingers & work it into the chip. That entire process should not take more than a minute. I'll then let the chip dry for 24 hours on one side & turn it over & let dry for another 24 hours before storing the chip.
• I used a soft children's tooth brush and window cleaner. Hot stamps will turn from gold to silver, so they get covered with my thumb and I only clean the mold designs. Chipco, Paulson graphics BJ and others of like design are much more durable.
• I don't clean many of my chips, but when I do I use Amway's L.O.C. (Liquid Organic Cleaner and a baby's tooth brush (much softer than a regular soft toothbrush.) I put a few drops of L.O.C. on the chip and brush very lightly. I so this to remove the surface dirt. If the chip is extremely dirty I generally leave it alone. It sometimes looks better dirty.
• Try Johnson & Johnson baby gel instead of oils to restore the luster. I've been told this by a noted chip collector and restorer.
• Crest and seals - Clean with a 3M scouring pad or wet/dry sandpaper. Then bring back coloring with Johnson & Johnson Baby Gel. (Note: the 3M scouring pad is non-abrasive, it is sold for cleaning dishes.)
• Don't clean the hot stamp with a toothbrush, only gently rub the cleaner in with your fingers.
• Never use anything abrasive to clean your chips.
• Don't use steam to clean clay chips, the steam will heat the chip until it softens and will warp.
• I did ruin a batch of old clays once by putting them in the washing machine with bleach and Tide, it messed them up pretty bad and was very loud to boot.
• I find tying them up in an old T-shirt and running them through the washing machine cycle usually does the trick. However, for that really tough grime that gets lodged down in the bottom of the cane in the hat&cane or the crevices in a small key mold, there's really nothing like a good stiff wire brush and some elbow grease. A little vaseline to bring out the colors when you're done, and Viola! (This is meant as a joke.)
• Do not clean a hot stamped chip with a toothbrush, instead gently rub with your fingers
• I have had very good luck with Sterling's Magic cleaner. However, when I cleaned some old Mint roulettes (this is the series with the small crown mold and a round white inlay) I ended up removing a thin clear plastic cap that covers the inlay.
• Once I was cleaning (I think a Diamond Jim) inlay chip with what I usually use -- dove hand soap bar, toothbrush pared down and warm water, and water got under and discolored the inlay. I think it must have happened because the inlay was weak/lifting some/damaged.
• Once I really screwed up. I had a lot of dried out, faded embossed style poker chips (maybe the Golfer wearing knickers) I often rub chips like these with sewing machine oil (or mineral oil, or Vitamin E liquid). I'd apply the oil and rub it off right away with a paper towel.....But
this time I left all the chips in a pot on mineral oil overnight, and in the morning a found them practically ruined. As I remember, the main
problem was that rings and crescents were left on the chips where one chip rested on another.
Page #2 $12
Now that you published one story, here's another. This one just happened this week, the week before Memorial Day, 2016.
As usual, I combined gathering with work travel. I had to be in Syracuse NY so, rather than go directly, about a 5 1/2 hour drive, I went by way of the Akwesasne Casino in upstate New York. That's also about 5 1/2 hours from home but then it's another 3 plus hours to Syracuse (more on that part of the trip later).
My main point in going to the Akwesasne was not so much to gather chips (but of course I would have if I could have) but more to try to discover some of the history of the illegal gaming done on the St. Regis Reservation.
I couldn't find anyone who could tell me anything! Maybe I could have if I had a couple of days to spend in the area but I gave it about three hours. I checked with pit bosses, the floor manager, security, and tried to find the Indian Gaming Commission. I was told that the Commission had an office in the casino but that I couldn't get to it!
I left the casino and found the Akwesasne management office. they told me that the Gaming Commission was back on the other side of the casino. So I backtracked to try to find that.
I found their personnel office where I was told the Gaming Commission was located in the casino! When I explained what happened in the casino, they told me a secret(!) back way into the office. Sounded good but I still couldn't find it.
I then figured I would try some barrooms (couldn't find any), antique shops (couldn't find any), and smoke shops (found lots of them). Even thought there were some old-timers in them, nobody could, or would, tell me anything.
I also showed everyone I spoke to the St. Regis Mohawk images from the Chipguide but everybody claimed they had never seen them.
So, after about three wasted hours on the reservation, except that I did walk away with about $40.00 from a crap table, I headed towards Syracuse. I knew how to go but I put on my GPS.
After a couple of miles, it said to turn right. I did so out of curiosity. That took me onto a toll bridge to Canada with no way to turn around. So I went into Canada and, when asked why I was going to Canada, I explained what happened. The customs agent eventually told me how to turn around and go back over the bridge. So I again had to pay the toll and now go through US customs.
After the usual questions about citizenship, etc., I was asked how long I had been on Canada. I said about 5 minutes! That took a bit of explaining!
For the next ten miles or so, the GPS kept telling me to make a legal u-turn and apparently go over the bridge again. Finally it gave up, until I came to the next bridge to Canada. This time I ignored it but it again kept telling me to make a legal u-turn for several miles.
Only thing I can think of is that there's a highway on the Canadian side which is much faster than the road I was on in New York. What the GPS obviously did not know is how long it takes to go through Canadian and US customs!
So I eventually made it to Syracuse and of course had to visit Turning Stone and the new Yellow Brick Road casinos. FYI, those are both owned by the Oneida Indian Nation. Nothing new at Turning Stone but I did make my usual pleas to try to buy their not used drop chips which they absolutely refuse to sell.
So on to Yellow Brick Road. That facility is somewhat interesting. From what I could see, it's a strip mall which they took over completely. it was surprisingly busy but it is closer to Syracuse and it was now after dinner time so maybe it shouldn't be surprising.
I gathered my chips from there (plus about $60.00 at the crap table) and headed to my motel to prepare for the next morning with a client.
Page #3 $10
Postcards shown below are all duplicates and cheaper, especially if you buy the two or three listed, for the current POD. There will be a minimum postage charge of $1. Multiple cards p/h will be determined at time of sale.
Lady Luck LV $2, Luxor $1 Both $2.50
Page #4 $9
THIS WAS A HARVEST THAT TOOK PLACE WHILE VISITING THE BILOXI AREA FOR THE FIRST TIME. NANCY AND I WERE STILL LIVING IN TENNESSEE AT THIS TIME. WE HAD MADE THE TRIP TO ATTEND A DEEP SOUTH CHIPPERS MEETING. ONE OF THE MEMORABLE THINGS I WAS PRIVILEGED TO DO WAS MEET TWO OF THE LEGENDARY CHIPPERS FROM THIS AREA. “THE COLONEL” AND “TOP”; I AM NOT SURE OF THEIR LAST NAMES SO I WILL NOT MAKE AN ATTEMPT OF WRITING THEM IN AT THIS TIME. MANY OF YOU FROM THIS AREA AND THE EARLIER NATIONAL CONVENTIONS KNOW EXACTLY WHO I AM SPEAKING OF.
THE BEAU RIVAGE IS QUITE IMPRESSIVE, MARBLE FLOORS MORE SPACE THAN USUAL BETWEEN TABLES AND MACHINES. SIMPLY PUT QUITE AWESOME. WE JUST WANTED TO PICK UP SOME CHIPS TO FILL MY COLLECTION AND HAVE A FEW FOR FUTURE TRADING. BUT, WE JUST COULD NOT HELP OURSELVES FROM WANDERING AROUND AND TAKING IN THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THE CASINO IT SELF. IT ROCKED.
FINALLY WE GOT AROUND TO THE CASHIERS CAGE, AND THEY SAID YOU HAVE TO GET THE CHIPS FROM THE DEALERS AT THE TABLES. A USUAL HAPPENING, SO WE DID AND RELUCTANLY SLID ON OUT OF THERE. WE HAD MORE CASINOS LATER THAT EVENING THAT NEEDED TO BE HARVESTED.
YES, I DID GET ENOUGH CHIPS AT THIS ELEGANT ESTABLISHMENT…REGGIE
Page #5 $8
MANY YEARS AGO I STARTED MY POSTING, BY POSTING “A SET OF THE DAY” I THINK I HAD ABOUT 300-400 SETS ALL TOGETHER. THAT WAS A LOT OF FUN BACK THEN.
AND NOW, I WILL START HAVING A REGULAR SET OF THE DAY WITH MY OTHER FEATURES WHEN I DISPLAY A “PAGE OF THE DAY”.
I AM REDUCING PRICES ON MOST OF THESE SETS, SOME WILL BE FACE VALUE, SO IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKE AND WANT, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE IN SENDING ME AN EMAIL, PUTTING A SOLD SIGN ON THE CB IS NOT THE WAY TO GUARANTEE YOUR PURCHASE OR TRADE. SEE POD FOR P/H RATES. SEND ME AN EMAIL FOR ORDERS OR QUESTIONS…Reggie
#57 Otto’s Casino (5th Anniversary-1996) Black Hawk, CO $6 LOCK
Page #6 & 6a $7
Page #7 $6
I WILL BE FEATURING ONE STATE PER PAGE OF THE DAY IN THE FUTURE. PLEASE, NO CHERRY PICKING REQUESTS, UNTIL I BREAK DOWN THE STATES INTO INDIVIDUAL CHIPS. IT WILL BE ONE TO TWO YEARS (2019-2020)BEFORE I BREAK ANY OF THE LARGER STATES AND WHEN I DO I WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT.
A WORD ON WHAT APPEARS TO BE DUPLICATES ON THE PAGES. THESE ARE UV OR MOLD VARIATIONS. I AM NOT GOING TO PULL THESE OUT AT THIS TIME. SHOULD THIS BECOME A NEGOTIATING FACTOR AND THE BUYER ONLY WANTS JUST ONE CHIP AND THE UV’S AND MOLDS MATTER NOT, THEN I WILL REMOVE THEM AND ADJUST THE PRICE ACCORDINGLY.
FOLKS, MANY OF THESE CHIPS ARE ALIVE, AND STILL BEING USED ON THE TABLES TODAY. SHOULD YOU BE NEAR BY A CLUSTER OF CASINOS FROM ANY PARTICULAR STATE, YOU PROBABLY CAN COME OUT AHEAD. ALSO, PLEASE KNOW THAT I CONSTANTLY OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS UP GRADED. I BOUGHT ANY NEW CASINO ISSUES WHEN THEY COME OUT FROM THE LOCAL CHIPPER THAT OFFERED THEM FOR SALE ON THE CHIPBOARD. THANKS FOR TAKING A LOOK-SEE…REGGIE
ATTENTION NEW COLLECTORS, HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE YOUR COLLECTION FOR ABSOLUTELY NO COST. TOTALLY FREE! YES, YOU MAY USE MY NAME AS A SPONSOR IF WE HAVE BEEN TRADE PARTNERS OR YOU HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH ME; JUST EMAIL ME, AND ASK ME TO BE YOUR SPONSOR.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE CCA, PLEASE CONSIDER THIS:
I WILL SEND YOU 20 FREE CHIPS (MY CHOICE) ,YOU MAY CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
• NEVADA CHIPS
• INDIAN CASINO CHIPS
• NON NEVADA CASINOS & CARDROOM CHIPS
ONCE THE MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR HAS VERIFIED YOUR NEW MEMBERSHIP IS DATED AFTER THE DATE BELOW. BUT BEFORE THIS DATE 4-3-18 YOU MAY REQUEST YOUR “PAGE A DAY” FREE OFFER, AND MAKE YOUR SELECTION REQUEST. PLEASE KNOW; I WILL NOT SEND ANY CHIPS WITHOUT A REQUEST. SINCERELY…REGGIE
SORRY, RE-JOINING DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS OFFER