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This is (most of) a set I bought here last summer that I’ll be looking to sell soon. $20s relabeled as .10 for micro play. Great chips, I just ended up building a small live Paris set instead.
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That's gorgeous man... what starting stacks and player count do you typically have? Im I the only one that can appreciate Paulsons and also appreciate a nice set of cc? am I alone? I think I'll prolly order 8 racks of dune and another nice pelican style case on amazon and be done with this. Play some nice cash games and continue the quest for Paulson.
 

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That's gorgeous man... what starting stacks and player count do you typically have? Im I the only one that can appreciate Paulsons and also appreciate a nice set of cc? am I alone? I think I'll prolly order 8 racks of dune and another nice pelican style case on amazon and be done with this. Play some nice cash games and continue the quest for Paulson.
Thanks. You're not alone, I have zero problems with CC chips, I'm just more of a minimalist and not someone that feels a drive to have a ton of different sets to pick from each game, so I decided on the Paris stuff for now, which will some day get phased out when I order a custom CPC cash set.

As for stacks and players, it's single table so anywhere from 5-10; we usually play .25/.25 with $25 initial max buy-ins, so it's easy to do either 20x .25 and 20x $1, or 16/16/1x $5 if we have a more full table of 9 or 10. We don't use the dimes at all, though when I first bought the set we were doing .10/.25 before getting annoyed at the weird bet sizes and just flatting out the blinds. There's an extra rack I have not shown that's a bunch more dimes, a few more quarters and $25s, so there's a lot of flexibility in the set. Again, big fan, but just don't need multiples.
 

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Love the photo... you guys are so helpful... That's exactly what I need. 8 trays for $392 or less in the classifieds. I have a case like that for my Pharaoh's cc 8 rack set but I like the size of yours. Do you happen to know the make and model of that? Looks perfect. Mine is a little larger and I like the extra foam but that pluck-foam is really annoying. I'll take a photo of mine if you're interested. It's my Pharaoh's tournament set.

Hey I'm noticing a few lighter pink .25s in that front rack. Is that from batch variability or are those the different versions mixed in?

Here's my Case... I'm thinking your case might be a good option. would be nice to know what make and model I'll check it out.
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Nanuk 910 - see this thread --> https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/nanuk-910-400-chip-perfection.33187/

Also, Apache is definitely selling the beveled edge china clay Dunes, not the plastics or the earliest flat edge china clay's with" commemorative" on the label. Apache does seem to have some old/confusing pictures floating around.

To further confuse, Apache has sold out on consecutive production runs of these chips. Therefore, Apache has had several large orders filled for resale to people like us. There has been at least one slight color variation. I am aware of the 25¢ chip shifting from a coral to a more pink color. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of - different production runs. See pic below.

At 50¢ per chip for new or 35¢ for used, Dunes CCs are tough to beat.

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Purchased these in 2013. Unoiled, used in 80 or more home games.

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Ya man, for sure. I could play with those. You say you bought them in 2013 right? I heard the newer ones shipping now are slightly different with grey spots instead of blue on the 5s and we'll just say brown spots on the 100s instead of orange (its' subtle) You can see by the photo below where there is one new 5 and one new 100 hiding in the stack of chips along with the older ones. I'm thinking the the stack below are just one generation apart from newest duller spots to the generation right before that one with bluer and oranger spots.

I'll include the thread that I found this image.
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Nanuk 910 - see this thread --> https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/nanuk-910-400-chip-perfection.33187/

Also, Apache is definitely selling the beveled edge china clay Dunes, not the plastics or the earliest flat edge china clay's with" commemorative" on the label. Apache does seem to have some old/confusing pictures floating around.

To further confuse, Apache has sold out on consecutive production runs of these chips. Therefore, Apache has had several large orders filled for resale to people like us. There has been at least one slight color variation. I am aware of the 25¢ chip shifting from a coral to a more pink color. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of - different production runs. See pic below.

At 50¢ per chip for new or 35¢ for used, Dunes CCs are tough to beat.
tbh I do prefer a more pink chip that coral so current production pink should satisfy. I tell you what.... It's not the best strategy to buy what you need and order more later does it. Seems to pay to just order more than you need all at once so at least all your chips match. Even my pharaoh's I bought everything all at once but recently picked up another tray of 100s just to make things easier with 15 people to color up. The chips arrived and 20 barely fit into the rack cause the thickness was a little more with the latest Pharaoh's. I ordered mine about 5 years ago so not a huge change but not crazy about the variability in stack height. My OCD lol.
 
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Thanks. You're not alone, I have zero problems with CC chips, I'm just more of a minimalist and not someone that feels a drive to have a ton of different sets to pick from each game, so I decided on the Paris stuff for now, which will some day get phased out when I order a custom CPC cash set.

As for stacks and players, it's single table so anywhere from 5-10; we usually play .25/.25 with $25 initial max buy-ins, so it's easy to do either 20x .25 and 20x $1, or 16/16/1x $5 if we have a more full table of 9 or 10. We don't use the dimes at all, though when I first bought the set we were doing .10/.25 before getting annoyed at the weird bet sizes and just flatting out the blinds. There's an extra rack I have not shown that's a bunch more dimes, a few more quarters and $25s, so there's a lot of flexibility in the set. Again, big fan, but just don't need multiples.
I'd love to see your Paris set. I'd love to see what your'e playing with now. We sound like we have a similar value system... I tend to buy quality the first time but I'm a minimalist for sure. When I end up with the perfect Paulson set in the future I'll most likely just keep the dunes set for when my son wants to borrow chips for a home game with his friends.
 

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I'd love to see your Paris set. I'd love to see what your'e playing with now. We sound like we have a similar value system... I tend to buy quality the first time but I'm a minimalist for sure. When I end up with the perfect Paulson set in the future I'll most likely just keep the dunes set for when my son wants to borrow chips for a home game with his friends.
I’ll shoot you a PM in a little while with some more pictures and move this chat out of the thread. :tup:
 

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I personally would say the Dunes aren't very sharp and don't feel anything like a THC or RHC. I almost pulled the trigger on the Dunes as a starter set, but ended up holding off and I'm quite happy I did so.

Some used Paulson sets or even BCC sets for $0.75- $1.25 / chip that would be a significant improvement. Even the Gemaco Tropicanas are a few rungs higher in my mind for the same or less money.

The Dunes are okay, but the sound and feel really put me off of them. Even BRPro ceramics for the slight bump in price are quiet a bit nicer in my eyes. China Clay never did it for me and I'm happy I avoided them.
$0.75-$1.25ea anyone got some for this price I will gladly take them lol
 

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This reply is amazing, thank you. In the time it took me to draft a similar question on apache poker's "contact us" you sent visual confirmation. I love this forum... think I'll stay a bit. You don't happen to have a photo of your cash set all racked up would you? love to see the edge spots. Your camera's pretty high def. If not no worries. Thanks again.
It looks like they’ve got you covered, but I was just jumping in to reaffirm that Josh from Apache is a great guy to deal with and if there’s something confusing about the website, I’d feel 100% confident that I’d get the right info from him directly. Deal with confidence.
 

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These are awesome. missed out on @NotDunric semi-customized set last night (had 10c chips w gear labels) I'm hunting for them in the .25 and 1 denominations as those aren't in stock on the apache sight. I emailed them trying to find out if they were going to get more in but haven't heard back yet!
 

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Ya man, for sure. I could play with those. You say you bought them in 2013 right? I heard the newer ones shipping now are slightly different with grey spots instead of blue on the 5s and we'll just say brown spots on the 100s instead of orange (its' subtle) You can see by the photo below where there is one new 5 and one new 100 hiding in the stack of chips along with the older ones. I'm thinking the the stack below are just one generation apart from newest duller spots to the generation right before that one with bluer and oranger spots.

I'll include the thread that I found this image.
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If you want the Dunes with sharp edges, then you definitely want the ones that say "commemorative" at the top of the label. They're plastic, and I believe they were made by Nexgen.

Here is a post from someone selling sample sets. I bought one and they are cool chips. If Apache no longer sells them, then I think Spinettis does.

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/dunes-commemerative-nexgen-10pc-sample-sets.99539/
 

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I will link and copy the post by @BGinGA, which accurately & succinctly described the reality of Dunes chip production and reproduction here to try to clear up the repeated confusing info in this thread:

There are actually five different versions of the Dunes chips:
  • 39mm compression molded clay chips with true shaped inlays, produced by Paulson on the Dunes house mold
  • 43mm compression molded clay chips with round inlays for Baccarat games, produced by Paulson on the Dunes house mold
  • 39mm 10g china clay chips with oversize round labels and varying spot patterns, introduced by TheChipRoom (who owns the rights to the Dunes artwork)
  • 39mm 9g injection-molded plastic chips with faux-shaped labels and a single spot pattern, also introduced by TheChipRoom
  • 39mm 10g china clay chips with oversize round labels and updated colors/spot patterns, currently being sold by Apache Poker chips
Both TCR chip offerings have 'Commemorative" on the labels. The Apache version does not.

Notes:
  • The first generation CC's (ChipRoom Dunes) had sharp edges, but some have been prone to excessive edge chipping.
  • The plastic chips have sharp edges.
  • The second generation of CC's (Apache Dunes) have beveled edges are are quite resistant to edge chipping.
  • Multiple production runs for both the ChipRoom and Apache Dunes chips likely explain the wide results in edge chipping (from minimal to excessive) and color variation of the CC chips.
 

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Just found my own, older post on this, copied below...

A picture is worth a thousand words...here are three pictures...this should do it! For feel, quality and durability info, please use the PCF search feature!

Plastic Dunes Replica Chips
Notes: "COMMEMORATIVE" on label, faux inlay design on some labels, 50¢ available, approx. 1" label
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China Clay Dunes Replica Chips Version 1
Notes: "COMMEMORATIVE" on label, all round labels, 50¢ available, approx. 1.125" label
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China Clay Dunes Replica Chips Version 2
Notes: "COMMEMORATIVE" not on label, all round labels, 50¢ not available, $20 available, approx. 1.125" label, varied spot patterns

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I will link and copy the post by @BGinGA, which accurately & succinctly described the reality of Dunes chip production and reproduction here to try to clear up the repeated confusing info in this thread:



Notes:
  • The first generation CC's (ChipRoom Dunes) had sharp edges, but some have been prone to excessive edge chipping.
  • The plastic chips have sharp edges.
  • The second generation of CC's (Apache Dunes) have beveled edges are are quite resistant to edge chipping.
  • Multiple production runs for both the ChipRoom and Apache Dunes chips likely explain the wide results in edge chipping (from minimal to excessive) and color variation of the CC chips.
Ahem
What’s this nonsense about round inlay baccarats?
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I think 1st was the “commemorative” with all the same edge spot pattern
2nd was the plastic version with faux shaped inlays
3rd is yours, no commemorative and different edge spots on the different denoms

Maybe you don’t count the plastic but all those were running around here together at one point and it was easy to get them mixed up or buy the cheap plastic one. I had a friend who did that and he regrets it to this day.
V1 china clays (TCR) had all round labels (with "Commemorative"), but different spot patterns.

V2 china clays (Apache) were the same as V1 without the "Commemorative" text, plus a couple of new spot/color combos and a new $20 chip.

The injection-molded plastics (TCR) had faux-shaped labels (with "Commemorative" text) and all shared the same 4T314 spot pattern.

All three were made on a replica Dunes house mold.

Plus the two original Dunes variations, made by Paulson -- 39mm with shaped inlays and 43mm Baccarat chips with mostly round inlays.
 

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