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Barth

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Hello! New member here that is looking to buy a big boy set. I was bit by the Hold Em bug in the early 2000s like many people. We always played card games at home with family and friends, the poker boom just increased the love of it.

I like many bought a set of the composite chips and have been using them for quite some time. I've always wanted a better, "real" set with that casino chip feel.

I was browsing Facebook yesterday and found these for sale, yes they are dirty but they look to be in good shape but it is hard to tell from the photos. I'm thinking they are Romans based on the pattern and there look to be a lot of them. The seller mentioned it's about 33lbs of chips, I'm guessing around 1000 or so.

Is this a good find? Any idea on what would be a good offer for this?

I've learned some already just by browsing the forum over the last day or so. There is so much info and I'm excited to explore more. Thank you for your responses!
 

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Yes, that's a great find. That's called Roman mold, its not made anymore and it feels great. Offer whatever you think he'll take! Not great condition, definitely some grossness that will have to be cleaned but a really cool find. Hotstamps would look perfect on them, damn.

Edit just to add theyre not perfect, but would be a fun cleanup job, cool classic clay set that probably still has lots of life left.
 
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Yes, good find, but it is always a good idea to not post details about chip finds on the forum until you have made the deal and have the chips in hand. As friendly as PCF seems there are plenty of people out there that will easily find the deal and steal them right out from under you.

GL!
 
Yes, good find, but it is always a good idea to not post details about chip finds on the forum until you have made the deal and have the chips in hand. As friendly as PCF seems there are plenty of people out there that will easily find the deal and steal them right out from under you.

GL!
That being said, I'd HAPPILY pay shipping and $40 for these dirty gross chips..... ;)
 
Congrats on the find. You can use that as a base to build a set. Or you can split sell on here to folks building roman mold sets.
 
Yes, good find, but it is always a good idea to not post details about chip finds on the forum until you have made the deal and have the chips in hand. As friendly as PCF seems there are plenty of people out there that will easily find the deal and steal them right out from under you.

GL!

lol definitely this. delete these pictures @Barth - somebody may have already swooped in and bought them out from under you. this place is full of vultures.
 
I don't think I can anymore, not able to edit :oops:

Jokes on them I already have them on the way ;)

Ok, just have seen too many people post a chip find here before finalizing the deal and have it nicked out from under them before they get it. Think you will be happy, Roman mold's have developed a large following on the forum lately. you will probably be getting a PMs inquiring about them.
 
According to the tracking I'll hopefully get them towards the end of the week. I'm curious to see how many and different color options. No idea what the plan is until I get them in hand
 
An unfavorable position, I would gently wipe them down (low effort) and then I would catalogue them well, take photos with good lighting an offer them for sell.

I would then take the proceeds and either pickup a new CPC or find a Paulson set.

The Roman mold will be hard to put together a solid playable set and for someone new to the community, you’re likely to not have a passion for the Roman mold versus say diamond square or small crown. Which are all of the same caliber and all clay

Personally I favor the DSQ over Roman but I understand lure and history, and I have a Roman sample set from the boiler room
 
An unfavorable position, I would gently wipe them down (low effort) and then I would catalogue them well, take photos with good lighting an offer them for sell.

I would then take the proceeds and either pickup a new CPC or find a Paulson set.

The Roman mold will be hard to put together a solid playable set and for someone new to the community, you’re likely to not have a passion for the Roman mold versus say diamond square or small crown. Which are all of the same caliber and all clay

Personally I favor the DSQ over Roman but I understand lure and history, and I have a Roman sample set from the boiler room
And you probably still have to stamp them or mill them and apply labels. All costs monies
 
And you probably still have to stamp them or mill them and apply labels. All costs monies
I still haven't seen a milling/label job that looks good under close scrutiny (though I'm sure this is a minority opinion.)
But a nice clean, simple hotstamp could be the way to go if you actually love the chips.
 
Roman Mold is great, congrats on the score. But these will need a lot of *careful* cleaning and a lot more work after that to customize them to a level that most here would prefer. But it's a great start!
 
I've already been reading up on cleaning methods ha
You should probably ignore everything you read about Paulsons. I’m the furthest thing from an expert on non-Paulsons; I know just enough to be dangerous.
Your chips were possibly manufactured by ASM, otherwise they’re older and I wouldnt even guess. Anyway, I’ve read that some cleaning methods for Paulsons will melt ASM chips. So you should probably either figure out exactly what you have, or else proceed with caution - like, try cleaning one of each color first, just to make sure you don’t destroy a whole bunch of them.
 
You should probably ignore everything you read about Paulsons. I’m the furthest thing from an expert on non-Paulsons; I know just enough to be dangerous.
Your chips were possibly manufactured by ASM, otherwise they’re older and I wouldnt even guess. Anyway, I’ve read that some cleaning methods for Paulsons will melt ASM chips. So you should probably either figure out exactly what you have, or else proceed with caution - like, try cleaning one of each color first, just to make sure you don’t destroy a whole bunch of them.
I'd recommend warm water and a bit of dish soap, and use a toothbrush to gently brush off the grime. Then give them a rinse in clean water and let them dry. Any that aren't clean after that are probably beyond what can be done with ASM chips.
 

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