Cheap 43mm Paulsons for relabel

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So I'd like to make some custom bounty/seating chips to use with my Empress set. And based on recommendations by others here, I love the idea of using 43mm chips. Ideally, I'd love to stick with Paulsons and don't really stress about what type of hat and cane. I'd prefer edge spots vs solids, but I can give on that.

My question is... is there any chance in hell of getting them for $2 a chip or less? It seems like all the Paulson 43mm chips seem to be $4/chip at the least.

Is there such a think as a 'cheap' or even reasonably priced 43mm Paulson?
 

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My question is... is there any chance in hell of getting them for $2 a chip or less?
Unfortunately, I think the answer is no. :(

Most 43mm chips from real casinos are $5 and up in value, so harvesting is higher than your range.
Obsolete real 43mm chips are also usually desired for their novelty and lower circulation numbers, and therefore go for more than $2 on the collector's market as well.
My understanding is that NAGB chips come in at manufacturing cost at between 1-2, so with any sort of artfees, re-shipping, legal fees, market adjustment, etc - raise up to $4+.


I think maybe three possible (though not plausible) scenarios:
1. If you were on the ground floor for a NAGB
2. Had a really good friend from a NAGB who sold at cost
3. Discovered a stash on eBay, garage sale etc, and bought first hand at a bargain
 
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Cheapest oversized will probably be Winner Club solid no mold Paulsons and even those will be around 3 bucks a chip
 

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I haven’t noticed any for sale in awhile so no clue on the pricing but maybe the garden city $500 or $1000
 

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I haven’t noticed any for sale in awhile so no clue on the pricing but maybe the garden city $500 or $1000
$5-6 minimum.

You clearly didn’t search for “$2/chip 43mm chips” hahaha, I still have a couple barrels of these left. https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/3-barrel-left-43mm-paulsons-for-2-chip.47725/

They’re obviously not 100% ideal with giant inlays, but will take a bounty or number label just fine and only show a little bit of text outside the label ring. They’re heavy 43mm Paulsons though that look and shuffle great for less than the price of a lot of used RHCs right now haha.
 

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$5-6 minimum.

You clearly didn’t search for “$2/chip 43mm chips” hahaha, I still have a couple barrels of these left. https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/3-barrel-left-43mm-paulsons-for-2-chip.47725/

They’re obviously not 100% ideal with giant inlays, but will take a bounty or number label just fine and only show a little bit of text outside the label ring. They’re heavy 43mm Paulsons though that look and shuffle great for less than the price of a lot of used RHCs right now haha.

you can also fold them in half or drop one on the floor and have it bounce back up to you like silly puddy.
 

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$5-6 minimum.

You clearly didn’t search for “$2/chip 43mm chips” hahaha, I still have a couple barrels of these left. https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/3-barrel-left-43mm-paulsons-for-2-chip.47725/

They’re obviously not 100% ideal with giant inlays, but will take a bounty or number label just fine and only show a little bit of text outside the label ring. They’re heavy 43mm Paulsons though that look and shuffle great for less than the price of a lot of used RHCs right now haha.
Can that label be removed??? While I'm not a huge fan of the color, that's the best lead I've had yet!
 

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Can that label be removed??? While I'm not a huge fan of the color, that's the best lead I've had yet!
That should be plausible, although it may look a bit odd when relabeled.
 

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That should be plausible, although it may look a bit odd when relabeled.
I'm wondering if it just looks the same shade of blue on the outer ring under the label, and I can just apply it in the indented area.
 

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I'm wondering if it just looks the same shade of blue on the outer ring under the label, and I can just apply it in the indented area.

I believe @grantc54 , one of the kings of inlay replacement, has successfully removed giant labels before. What you are left with, I believe, are two recess lines, one inner one (the original one to the mold), and then an outer one where the line goes right through all the hats and canes. You can use a smaller laminated label inside, but you will be left with the visible recess line. If that doesn't matter to you, then go ahead and try the replacement.

Note, that I never heard him say that this was "easy".
 

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you can also fold them in half or drop one on the floor and have it bounce back up to you like silly puddy.
I think I've seen you say that before, which is strange because the ones I have do not exhibit this behavior. Can you take video of this?
 

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Do you think the guy who stuck you with them has any sellers remorse ?
Lol, I may be missing something. I haven't got any issue with the chips. Not my favorite due to the bland inlay, but they are heavy chips and behave the same as my other oversized inlay 43mm chips do.
 
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