Diasqr hotstamp “the mint” Livingston Montana score.

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Okay, so I got lucky on an auction site. These ain’t no boat chips, but they are right up my alley for their vintage underground casino vibe, and also... got them a few days after Fourth of July, so fitting for the occasion.

Also, it turns out the seller had twice as many chips as originally listed... so I was able to buy another lot for the price I stole the first lot at. I think there are 750+ chips here...

Free sample set (3 chips) to the first correct guess, at what they are...

I’ll finish the unboxing after work :)
 

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And only about 10-15 percent of the chips are minty like the chips on top of the stack :) most are well worn from play, but probably still stand on edge.

About 750 chips delivered for just over $100 :)

I don’t know how I got them, I search almost every day for new clay chips and these I only saw with 1 or two days remaining, there were a couple bidders, but the first set of 350 I won for $40 plus shipping, and then immediately after I won... another set of 350 went up for auction, but had a “make offer” option and she agreed to the same price. :)

There are actually another 100 chips up for auction right now with 10-20 green and orange chips. And one of these boxes is marked “brown” from the factory... where’s the brown ones? Haha :)
 
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The story from the sellers ad

“Vintage red, blue and white clay poker chips from the Mint Bar in Livingston Montana. The entire set is monogrammed with the words Mint Bar Livingston. In the center of the chip there are monogrammed letters “AF”, which stands for Alford Ferraro ( the owner of The Mint in the 1930s. These chips are identical on both sides and made from a clay composite material.

Origins: I am not the original owner of these poker chips. They were discovered in the basement of the historic Mint Bar in Livingston, Montana. One can only imagine the fortunes lost and won with these tokens. While I am not certain, I believe these chips were made in the 1930s.”

And from a message

“If these chips could talk I bet they would have some pretty wild stories. The Mint Bar was famous for its live poker games in the 30s and 40s. My husband I owned The Mint for about 12 years ( we sold it last year) and we’ve had a few patrons tell us that their great grandfather won a certain plot of land or a cabin in the mountains during a poker game at The Mint.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these...Maybe you can win your own fortune with these chips:)
 
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