El Tropical Chipcos

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  1. Dec 17, 2017 at 2:08 PM
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    Might be able to pick up a reasonable quantity but in case they are bid up am wondering what a reasonable max offer would be. If the breakdown is playable (not sure about that yet) I'd probably keep them.

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  2. Jan 8, 2018 at 1:22 AM
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    Bump . . . what do people think of these? I think they look kinda neat. Got the breakdown:

    200 x 1
    200 x 5
    48 x 25
    50 x 100

    and another picture:

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    My offer of $100 was not enough.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2018 at 2:27 AM
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    Well, to be honest, it's not really a lot to offer for 500 chips, although it would really depend on how "mass produced" this set of ceramics were.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2018 at 2:42 AM
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    The El Tropical was a real venue in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Opened 1992, Closed 1999. Keep in mind that San Juan casinos are typically barely bigger than a postage stamp. I do not expect to see these chips in large lots, they didn't need that many chips to operate.

    I'd say the set is playable with a $7,400 bank for a $1/$1 game and many $1/$2 games.

    These are chipco, so nothing as valuable as Paulson etc. Even so, I think $0.50/chip seems reasonable - or $250 for the set.

    I'd pay $250 if someone offered them up to me -=- DrStrange
     
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    Thanks for the info! Will update if I get 'em.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2018 at 1:38 PM
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    Is that a blue $5 and a dark blue $100?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sure looks like it.
     
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  8. Jan 8, 2018 at 2:26 PM
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    These chips were either designed by a famous artist, or a 4th grade class.
    But they're cheerful - I like them. I think I'd need to get them for under 50 cents apiece to feel like a got a decent deal. Casino used chipcos are cool, but they don't seem to be selling for a lot these days.
     
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    Fixed it.

    But candidly, this set does not excite me at 50c per chip. I'd offer $200 and sleep fine if the offer was rejected. I'm not a big fan of ceramics, even Chipcos.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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    I love ceramics if the art/design is good. With these chips, I just can't feel it.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    These chips are absolutely hideous, in an incredibly endearing way. Love 'em.
     
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