Does anybody know the story behind the $10 Happy Knights chips?

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I feel like I read the story here a long time ago, but I can’t find it. Or maybe it was on Chip Talk?
And maybe there wasn’t a story, just a lot of speculation?
There’s no entry for it in Chipguide, which seems odd for an inlaid Paulson. Unless it’s a fantasy chip.
So strange that it’s a $10. Even stranger that it seems to be an orphan.
I just love it’s vintage looking inlay and the older Mass. abbreviation (instead of MA,) which makes me guess it’s from the eighties or earlier.
All real information and/or wild speculation is appreciated.
Anyway, I just got a rack which I may keep forever, if for no other reason than to save them from the murderers.

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Were you searching for Poker Knights or Happy Knights?
 

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So Chipguide does have an entry, but only shows a $1.00 hot stamp. Says Wakefield, MA. Type - UFC - I wonder what that means.
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I feel like I read the story here a long time ago, but I can’t find it. Or maybe it was on Chip Talk?
And maybe there wasn’t a story, just a lot of speculation?
There’s no entry for it in Chipguide, which seems odd for an inlaid Paulson. Unless it’s a fantasy chip.
So strange that it’s a $10. Even stranger that it seems to be an orphan.
I just love it’s vintage looking inlay and the older Mass. abbreviation (instead of MA,) which makes me guess it’s from the eighties or earlier.
All real information and/or wild speculation is appreciated.
Anyway, I just got a rack which I may keep forever, if for no other reason than to save them from the murderers.

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I don't know, but that inlay is better than the Wynn charity or Lakewhores.
 

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In this thread, @NayNay says they came from an event company, and there were fracs, $1s, and $5s which were apparently sold off in NH on Craigslist a while back.
Too bad the NH guys have all gone away - I’ve got questions.
 

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Someone chime in if I'm wrong, because my memory is probably not as it once was. I seem to recall a discussion about this chips, maybe two years ago or so, that said that these Happy Knights chips were made for charity fundraising use by a fire department.
 

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Someone chime in if I'm wrong, because my memory is probably not as it once was. I seem to recall a discussion about this chips, maybe two years ago or so, that said that these Happy Knights chips were made for charity fundraising use by a fire department.
Well, the charity fundraising makes sense with that event company information.
Fire department is an interesting twist.
 

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Well, the charity fundraising makes sense with that event company information.
Fire department is an interesting twist.

I do remember some auctions, I think it might have been on eBay, through Craigslist also makes sense if they were trying to move a large number. I also remember thinking "surely, that's too much to pay for these chips." Oh, how woefully naïve I was - didn't know what I didn't know.
 

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I heard that they were for a secret Templars poker game that was held in a Catholic church basement during ......wait for it ....... Mass.


UFC reference on chipguide is probably just a fat-finger (or senile) typo of THC. Or maybe the password to get into the game.
 

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I had 2 racks of mint yellow 50c chips years ago. I think they were the first mint THC chips I owned. I think I bought them on eBay and sold them here or possibly even the on the blue wall.

so apparently I sold them on EBay, these were mine, that is my old custom felt.

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God that inlay is a 1/5.

I don't think too many people would be in a rush to murder these anyway. They don't fit well as a $25 and it's kinda bland looking
Did I shit on some you your chips recently?
I’m sure the inlay isn’t for everybody and I would give it a 5, but it’s a perfect 3.5-4 for me. It’s got character.
 

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That smiley face makes it look like an ecstasy tab.

Edit: that's what @BonScot and I would call what you guys refer to as molly.

Sick chipes though.
 
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Did I shit on some you your chips recently?
I’m sure the inlay isn’t for everybody and I would give it a 5, but it’s a perfect 3.5-4 for me. It’s got character.
No I just got caught up in all the fun of the inlay rating.

That smiley face kills me
 

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I had a rack of $10s long ago, but could never find chips (100-5000 denoms) that matched up well enough to relabel them. Not a fan of denoms covering primary background artwork, so would rate it a 1 or 2 at best.
 

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Most of the Happy Knights chips were bought from NH Craigslist and then sold through CT. I acquired a number of the solids from the original source, and I think Legend grabbed a bunch of the $10 chips.

I believe they were used on a short lived casino cruise company which operated off the North Shore.
 
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