Mystery chips found in attic rafters

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Hey all,

I am hoping someone out there can help me. I have found a large case of poker chips in the attic rafters and I am hoping to learn more about them. They are in a leather(or faux leather case), have three colors and have metal inserts with what seems like a Susan B Anthony image..? I have had poker night with these chips and I always get compliments from my "Kinda semi-pro" poker buddies. But I have never learned about them. So does anyone recognize them? Appreciate your help!

Edit: The case weighs about 32 lbs.

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Nice find! They look like Morgan head chips made by Bud Jones Co.
 

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Any value to this set? Looks like the green chips are missing about 15 chips. Everything else is spotless.
 

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Any value to this set? Looks like the green chips are missing about 15 chips. Everything else is spotless.

I've never seen a Morgan head CIC Bud Jones chip before. Someone who knows more about BJ chips will know.
 

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Any value to this set? Looks like the green chips are missing about 15 chips. Everything else is spotless.

From the marks on the lid of the case, I suspect the set was purchased with that chip count - last row was always short. They might have kept a few quarters for blinds or cashouts in that spot, or maybe dice.

But yes, there's definitely some value - Bud Jones CIC chips (Coin In Center) are traded. But you'll need someone who watches those kinds of chips to know how much value, or find some comparable past sales. You'll also need your chip counts, because the size of the set obviously matters.
 

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Seems like a pretty rare set to me. I have always heard Bud Jones makes chips for casinos only. Maybe these were made for a casino, maybe not? Very cool nonetheless!
 

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Harlequin posted a set of 100 on the blue wall a while back for $250. Not sure if they sold at that price, but these really don't seem to be super common. Didn't find anything else searching for Morgan Bud Jones. They could make really good NCV chips for casino CIC sets with super rare or non-existent high denoms or fracs.
 

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Heh nothing in the attic or water heater closet. Might have to get the shovel out and dig up the yard, maybe someone buried some TRKs out by my tree. :p
 

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I refrained from searching in my attic, since I'm the first and only owner of my 12-year-old house. ;)

Nice find, OP!
 

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That was faster than any CPS chips on ebay....... :rolleyes:

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Someone placed a bid and the auction ended at $800.00 TBH I didn't think they would sell. I remember seeing these on eBay around the early 2000's. No one ever knew the story around them but I've seen them hit the market from time to time. Congrats to the seller. Pretty sweet find.
 

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Wait, people got mad at him for putting them up on eBay???

So if you found a set of (golf clubs, chess pieces, yo-yos, other random hobbyist equipment that you aren't a super-aficionado of) in your attic worth $800, you wouldn't sell them?

Hell, I'm not even gonna lie, if I found a set of BJ CIC's in my attic worth anything north of a hundo, they'd be on feeBay faster than you can say "plastic chips." That's four racks of custom CPC goodness right thurr... ;)
 

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Wait, people got mad at him for putting them up on eBay???

So if you found a set of (golf clubs, chess pieces, yo-yos, other random hobbyist equipment that you aren't a super-aficionado of) in your attic worth $800, you wouldn't sell them?

Hell, I'm not even gonna lie, if I found a set of BJ CIC's in my attic worth anything north of a hundo, they'd be on feeBay faster than you can say "plastic chips." That's four racks of custom CPC goodness right thurr... ;)

Waiting....nope, still don't think anyone got mad at him for putting them on eBay.
 
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