Wanted Flamingo (Las Vegas) $1

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I'm looking for quantities of the following blue SCV or LCV Flamingo (Las Vegas) $1 chips, with the bird and the spots, in UNCIRCULATED condition:

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I'd also consider quantities of the SCV or LCV chips without the spots or without the bird:

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Thanks!

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Probably not going to find these in uncirculated condition. Anybody who has any in bulk is actually using them, afaik. And I don't think anybody's selling, either....
 

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Those are my chips on ebay. I do have some of all three versions if you're interested, but they were taken off the tables so all are used. PM me if interested in that rack or any of the others.
 

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^^^ Thanks very much to all three of you! I really appreciate it.

I'm trying to build a little mixed cash set, and so far, all the other chips in the set are mint or very close to it. So far, I've been lucky to find 90 of the Flamingo $1 chips in mint condition.

Rags, I'm trying to keep my set mint, but I might still be interested in buying your rack of used Flamingos ("EEeee awww!" said the chip donkey), and I didn't realize you had any other racks on eBay, so I'm off to take a look.

Thanks again, guys!
 

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I'd be very surprised to find mint Flamingos now but best of luck!

sidebar: mine have become quite dirty from heavy use at my home game so will be cleaning them soon with my new ultrasonic. ;)
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I'd be very surprised to find mint Flamingos now but best of luck!

sidebar: mine have become quite dirty from heavy use at my home game so will be cleaning them soon with my new ultrasonic. ;)
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Thanks Chris. I've been lucky enough to score a little over a rack so far, and am hoping to hit a full two racks total if possible. So you own and use Flamingos in your home game? Sweet! Which version(s)?

Have you tried thechipboard.com ? Someone over there might be able to help you out.

No I have not, and thanks very much for the suggestion, I really appreciate it!
 

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Thanks Chris. I've been lucky enough to score a little over a rack so far, and am hoping to hit a full two racks total if possible. So you own and use Flamingos in your home game? Sweet! Which version(s)?

Part of my fav mixed Paulson set. 450 spotted birds. I got a rack off eBay quite a while ago, gradually added, then HQ harvested 250 out of Flamingo for me. He had half the room working for him and the floor set up a table near the cage. I'm not sure how much of a dent that made. :eek:

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Part of my fav mixed Paulson set. 450 spotted birds. I got a rack off eBay quite a while ago, gradually added, then HQ harvested 250 out of Flamingo for me. He had half the room working for him and the floor set up a table near the cage. I'm not sure how much of a dent that made. :eek:

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OK. So I now officially hate you. They look like they might have been close to mint when you got them, too. Yup... hate. And they go SO great with those pink Casa $5s. <sigh>
 

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Lol. I think the eBay rack was mint. Others are not bad. Love the set. Even my $25 Savanah Suns are getting a bit of wear and a tiny bit loose in the rack. Good luck in the quest! I'll be on the lookout for ya. [emoji15]
 

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Forgot to say that your yellow fracs tie nicely with the yellow spot on the Flamingos. I'm using Jokers Wild quarters, which are the exact same orange as the spot on the Flamingos.
 

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ski, I have Silver Palace $5's (all mint) and Aztar $25's (all mint or near-mint). PM me if you haven't acquired yours yet.
 

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I absolutely love the Flamingo chip and unfortunately will never part with any...sorry. Yeah the casino only used this version for less than a year IIRC probably due to chip harvesting no doubt. Courage has me beat in quantity as I only have 230 of 'em. But I too grabbed them off ebay a little at a time and snagged 100 mint off Apache Josh and also had cdnmoose harvest some from the casino. Try reaching out to realvegaschips on ebay. It's a longshot but he was extremely nice and had decent quantities back when I was looking. Good luck with the search. But anyway just to give a shot at my mixed set using these for reference:
 

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Ski, looking at 72o's photo, it appears you'll need some Aztar hundos. :) <just kidding>
 

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ski, I have Silver Palace $5's (all mint) and Aztar $25's (all mint or near-mint). PM me if you haven't acquired yours yet.
Wow, Dave, thanks so much! If my current crack dealer, er... chip dealer doesn't come through, I'll definitely give you a shout. And hey, love your new Avatar avatar! (Is that a redundant singular metaphor, or just a foreshadowing of symbolism?)


I absolutely love the Flamingo chip and unfortunately will never part with any...sorry. Yeah the casino only used this version for less than a year IIRC probably due to chip harvesting no doubt. Courage has me beat in quantity as I only have 230 of 'em. But I too grabbed them off ebay a little at a time and snagged 100 mint off Apache Josh and also had cdnmoose harvest some from the casino. Try reaching out to realvegaschips on ebay. It's a longshot but he was extremely nice and had decent quantities back when I was looking. Good luck with the search. But anyway just to give a shot at my mixed set using these for reference:
First Courage, now you... Clearly, I'm *seriously* late to the "build a mixed cash set of Paulson H&C chips using Flamingos as the $1s" party. Why didn't anyone tell me?! That's a gorgeous set you have! It must be nearly impossible to get any of those... what are they... Condado $500 chips? (BTW, I tried to "like" your post for sharing the enviable chip pr0n, but got an odd error message.)


Ski, looking at 72o's photo, it appears you'll need some Aztar hundos. :) <just kidding>
SURE you are. I'm betting you have a "friend" who just HAPPENS to have some Aztar C hundos. For a price. :rolleyes:

Thanks again, all!
 
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I'm in Vegas right now. Do you want me to get you some used ones?
Wow, thanks so much for the offer! If you come across any of the spotted birds in near mint condition, yes please. I'm guessing it's very doubtful that any remain in great condition, but you never know. Heck, I could even go for some of the unspotted birds if they were in mint condition. Let me know what you see.

Thanks again!
 

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...First Courage, now you... Clearly, I'm *seriously* late to the "build a mixed cash set of Paulson H&C chips using Flamingos as the $1s" party. Why didn't anyone tell me?! That's a gorgeous set you have! It must be nearly impossible to get any of those... what are they... Condado $500 chips? (BTW, I tried to "like" your post for sharing the enviable chip pr0n, but got an odd error message.)
Ski, thanks so much. Haha I was hooked when I ordered a single one of these Flamingos off ebay a couple of years ago. But I thought the same thing as you at that time...that it would be impossible to find any of these in quantity and in decent shape. I just kept emailing any ebay seller that had a single chip for sale and asking if they had any decent quantities and got lucky. You could try to beg OVO who also has some (I've tried but to no avail). :cool:

And yes those are Condado Beach $500s and were very tough to find (and were expensive when I did find them...just about as expensive as the Pointe Afters). So much fun and so much money!
 

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I found 19 fairly good ones including 3 spotted which are older and a little more worn. Plus I think I have a few mint ones at home

$1.15 ea. Do you want them? I fly out tmr morning so need to know asap.

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I found 19 fairly good ones including 3 spotted which are older and a little more worn. Plus I think I have a few mint ones at home

$1.15 ea. Do you want them? I fly out tmr morning so need to know asap.

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Absolutely! Thanks so much! Just PM me whenever you get home. No rush.
 

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I'll give you $1.25 per. ;) Just kidding. Nice work, moose.
 

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Wow that was pretty cool of you moose.

Yes it was! Most especially so because Moose and I don't even really know each other. The PCF community has always been a pretty helpful lot, but this whole thread is just over the top. I'm honestly blown away by the number of helpful suggestions and comments I've received for these Flamingos, capped by Moose's incredibly nice gesture and effort. Thanks again everyone. I'm humbled.
 
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