Identifying Pickaxe Design Poker Chip (1 Viewer)

DoorMaker

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Hello everyone,

I am hoping to get some help in identifying this chip. It seems to be made of clay and has an image of four crossed pickaxes on a black background.

Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Your chip was likely made between 1880 and 1920 by the United States Playing Card Company.

The chip design on the chip is considered to be "generic", rather than a custom order chip design, used by a single establishment or client. The design on your chip is one that is less commonly found, and it was probably designed by a gaming supply distributor to be sold to whoever found that design attractive.

For example, below is a page from a 1890s catalog that has some chips similar to yours.

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Collectors have given your specific chip a code of PM-QP, and you can find it here; http://themogh.org/cg_pix/antique/PM-MISC.pdf

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Awesome. Thank you so much! I kept searching with the word "pickaxe" and was getting nowhere. I really appreciate the detailed and precise response!
 

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