Olivia's Value? (1 Viewer)

Back in the Blueboard days I remember buying a set from guiness, figuring it would always be easy to sell fast if I needed money. I wish I held it, but a tapioca situation arose. They looked sexy as hell all together..
 
Don't you hate those tapioca situations?

(I have NO CLUE what that could even mean)

Tapioca....Tapioca Pudding.....Tap City....el broko....on lint.....mr clean.....funzallo....no dough Joe.
all terms common in my neck of the woods where everyone in the whole area of the city gambles on stuff like it’s in their blood to do it. Kind of like those Crazy Wallendas were born to do crazy stuff in the air and on a wire.
 
The inlays are awesome. Who puts that kind of detail in an inlay anymore? Note that this is not flash glare - there is a fade on the LHS of the inlay. Bonus for using the word poker on a poker chip set.

This set was designed by a former poker room manager who truly appreciated spot patterns and color combinations that made for a incredible and unique set.

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Look at the stitching on the back of the gloves. What a keen eye for detail.
the shine from the diamond on the handle of the cane...
 
Lovers and haters.

@moose - I’m a lover and agree the Inlay works and the story of Olivia’s Poker Hall is endearing, charming and heartbreaking because of how it closed.

But, don’t you have 2 racks of $1s that I want you to sell to me? (Yes, you’ve always said “no,” and “have to be pulled from my dead clenched fists” (or similar) so feel free to ignore yet another request. Sigh.) Nonetheless, perhaps I have caught you at a moment of weakness?

@RocAFella1 feel free to dibs these after me.
 
The inlays are awesome. Who puts that kind of detail in an inlay anymore? Note that this is not flash glare - there is a fade on the LHS of the inlay. Bonus for using the word poker on a poker chip set.

This set was designed by a former poker room manager who truly appreciated spot patterns and color combinations that made for a incredible and unique set.

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I've never seen a good close-up like that. I can appreciate it. I still don't like it, but I appreciate it. Thanks for the look.
 
Lovers and haters.

@moose - I’m a lover and agree the Inlay works and the story of Olivia’s Poker Hall is endearing, charming and heartbreaking because of how it closed.

But, don’t you have 2 racks of $1s that I want you to sell to me? (Yes, you’ve always said “no,” and “have to be pulled from my dead clenched fists” (or similar) so feel free to ignore yet another request. Sigh.) Nonetheless, perhaps I have caught you at a moment of weakness?

@RocAFella1 feel free to dibs these after me.

"Cold dead hands"
 
The inlays look like the chip is made from wood.

The denoms are colour matched.

I have to look at the chip again but looking at the closeup I took, it appears a second top hat and cane is ghosted into the top hat. It could be the UV markings making a faint appearance.

Either way - awesome!
 
I may be in left Field, but these WERE a goat set. That $5 and $25 sharing very similar pinks would get a poo poo from the new folk.
Inlay is MEH, with the upside down drop shadow, same inlay across the board, and no hundoos. The cane isn't even curved
That being said...
The spots are on point
The $1 chip is awesome.
Gold $2s, yes please
Imo,
With the new NAGB sets, there's a new standard.

The single spot tourny chips rock.
 
Any $5s or $25s in the lot? Those are the really valuable chips for playable sets.
 
The inlays are awesome. Who puts that kind of detail in an inlay anymore? Note that this is not flash glare - there is a fade on the LHS of the inlay. Bonus for using the word poker on a poker chip set.

This set was designed by a former poker room manager who truly appreciated spot patterns and color combinations that made for a incredible and unique set.

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Agree, the inlays are well-designed, and the cash set base colors and spot pattern/color combinations are truly outstanding.

But the chips could have been so.much.nicer, had they not voluntarily chosen to cover up half of those great spots with needlessly oversize inlays, and to use their great inlay design on an inferior mold (instead, creating a damage-prone chip with undesireable handling characteristics). So sad.

Excepting the inlay design, the tournament chips are nothing to write home about.

If the Olivia set were to be released today in large quantities, there wouldn't be any more mass hoopla about them than we typically see with PNYs, Horseshoes, Jacks, Roadhouse, and other RHC mold sets. The only reason they really commanded the audience and fired up chip fantasies as they did was due to rarity, because when they first became available, there were VERY few Paulson casino chip sets in circulation at all. They truly were grail chips at the time, as was the Ritz chip set (under similar circumstances and with similar design parameters).

But things have changed since then. In today's market, there are many chip sets out there that are every bit as nice, and in some cases, much nicer.

I'm not a hater, just a realist.
 
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I assume I sold these in 2015 based on the picture date, thought it was earlier than that (maybe it was the file copy date). Sold to Snuffy on ChipTalk for $3 each. Those are stacks of 25 not 20, 50 per case line, so 50/400/100/150/50 .5/1/2/5/25 (750 chips)

While I liked these chips, I like money and I had my "will sell price", just like anything.

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Surprised none of the custom sets so far have had the inverse of the $25 yet (pink base with green 8v spotting) or something resembling the $1.
 
those that hate the look of these that have them and dont want them, please let me know if you have some to sale
Not sure how large a market there is of people who have expensive chips that they don’t like the look of and haven’t already turned them into cash but GLWSearch! :D
 

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