Auction Barrel (20) of Marker Damaged Pyramid Casino $100s

grantc54

Full House
Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2015
Messages
3,112
Reaction score
4,070
Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Rating - 100%
29   0   0
I have decided to sell off some of the chips I don't expect to use, the first lot is a barrel (20) of Pyramid Casino $100s that have been damaged by felt marker. I purchased these with the hopes of being able to restore them, the current state is the best I was able to achieve. It is a real shame as otherwise the edges of these chips are sharp.

I am doing an auction as I have no idea of the value and am not expecting to get back what I initially paid for them. I am hoping someone can get some use out of these.

PLEASE SEE ALL IMAGES AS THESE CHIPS ARE BEING SOLD AS IS! I can post any additional pictures if requested.

NOTE:
- it seems that on most chips one side was able to get cleaner than others
- some inlays are discolored as when soaking the chip the marker was able to get into the inlay
- the pic I have posted is both sides of the same chips (upper left chip is the same in each picture)
- some spots are faded due to cleaning
  1. STARTING BID: $5
  2. Bids must be placed using numbers (no images), in whole dollars, and in minimum increments of $1
  3. NO RESERVE. The Starting Bid of this auction will be treated as the Reserve Price.
  4. All bids are to be placed openly in this thread. No bids via PM/Conversation.
  5. No bid edits or bid retractions permitted. (note: ALL edits are logged instantly)
  6. Auction will use the '5 minutes after last closing bid rule'. Highest bid at Noon, PT, Tuesday, February 11th ] will win unless there is a bid within 5 minutes of closing time - then the closing time will be within 5 minutes after the latest bid was posted. A bid at the close time is NOT a valid bid. Since seconds are not displayed on post timestamps, these examples will be used as a reference.
  7. I reserve the right to: 1) cancel the auction if no bids have been made; 2) edit the listing to correct errors or clarify rules as needed.
  8. PCF (its Owner, Admins, and Moderators) are in no way responsible for any actions in this auction.
  9. Shipping Terms: Actual Shipping from Canada (winner can decide on shipping speed and tracking)
  10. Payment Terms: PayPal FnF
How chips started (not included in this barrel):
20200204_150950.jpg


Chips for auction:
20200204_150843.jpg

20200204_150923.jpg

20200204_150857.jpg

20200204_150940.jpg

20200204_151013.jpg

20200204_151001.jpg
 

kaimat

Full House
Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2016
Messages
2,719
Reaction score
2,931
Location
Eau Claire, WI
Rating - 100%
93   0   0
Do you mind sharing the steps you've taken to clean them? Was this after an ultrasonic bath?
 

grantc54

Full House
Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2015
Messages
3,112
Reaction score
4,070
Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Rating - 100%
29   0   0
Do you mind sharing the steps you've taken to clean them? Was this after an ultrasonic bath?
I tried a lot of different things. I only included the best ones, a few are very discoloured and mishapen.

What worked best was non-acetone nail polish remover and rubbing alcohol. Magic eraser also helped. No matter how long the chips soaked there was only so much that would come off.

I did wash these with an ultrasonic today (pre-pictures), but it didn't make a difference to the markers. I have 2 more barrels in case anyone ever comes up with a cure.
 

grantc54

Full House
Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2015
Messages
3,112
Reaction score
4,070
Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Rating - 100%
29   0   0
I also have some roulette chips that I have made better progress on (since it is in the edge), but it never quite comes out.

20200204_152303.jpg


The top chip on the right is a warning as to what acetone nail polish remover can do.
 
Top Bottom