Not Mine Over 40lb HUGE ASIS Lot of Paulson Top Hat & Cane Casino Chips

Tommy

Royal Flush
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 23, 2013
Messages
14,908
Reaction score
23,841
Location
USA
hc.JPG



Can they be salvaged?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Over-40lb-HUGE-ASIS-Lot-of-Paulson-Top-Hat-amp-Cane-Casino-Chips-they-say-MITCH-039-S-/251944611767
 

DrStrange

Full House
Joined
Nov 9, 2014
Messages
4,841
Reaction score
8,589
Location
Outlet Mall in San Marcos
I think a cleaning (careful if you care about the hot stamp) and oil treatment would work wonders. Not perfection, but these would look a lot better. These might look rather ragged but I expect limited wear on the bulk of the chips.

Just guessing - I think this is a 1,000+/- so chip set made for a home (or perhaps illegal) game. Paulson sold sets like that in a nice wooden case. The weight was too much for the case so they often have damage or replacement hardware.

This could be a nice core for a relabel project.

DrStrange
 

Mental Nomad

Full House
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Messages
3,639
Reaction score
2,441
Location
NJ - NY/NJ metro area
If it's about 40 pounds, it ought to be closer to 2000 chips than 1000. Were they heavier, back then? Would these be leaded?

Also, with all that (water?) damage, I'm curious how well they'd clean up... if those stains penetrated, they might need to be sandblasted!
 

joker80

Flush
Joined
Apr 1, 2015
Messages
1,198
Reaction score
1,004
Location
Canada
It looks like a set that was taken out in the Nevada desert and buried with its cheating mobster owner! If anyone buys these and cleans them post pics!
 

BGinGA

Royal Flush
Tourney Director
Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2014
Messages
25,361
Reaction score
38,836
Location
Atlanta
Yeah, at roughly 40 lbs. I'd venture somewhere between 1600 and 1800 chips. Older Paulsons - especially hot-stamped chips - were indeed heavier, sometimes approaching 12g each.

But if it's going to take both a LFRB and MFRB to ship these (and those are horrible shipping pics in the eBay listing, btw), then 2500 chips might not be out of the question (assuming his 40lb bathroom scale estimate is way off). Packed loose, you can easily get close to 1000 chips in a MFRB, not that you ~should~ do it that way.

If I were in the Sacramento area (for local pickup), I'd be all over these. I think most will clean up pretty nicely, and I know a couple of guys named Mitch (one's even a chipper).
 

NorCalChip

Pair
Joined
Dec 19, 2014
Messages
151
Reaction score
104
Location
San Jose, CA
The hot stamp worries me. Seems like any mass restoration attempts would be in vein. this would require individual attention on a large scale, it seems
 

slisk250

Straight Flush
Joined
Dec 9, 2014
Messages
7,681
Reaction score
12,671
Location
Rocky Mountain High
I'm thinking about this. I have a drill press, flat bottom router bit, etc. I'd be tempted to machine all of them and have the blanks to label on the cheap.
 

Mental Nomad

Full House
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Messages
3,639
Reaction score
2,441
Location
NJ - NY/NJ metro area
Have a good ultrasonic cleaning setup? I'd be tempted to mill them for labelling, too. I have an awful lot of silly set ideas to play with on the cheap, but this is a lot of manual labor.
 

Tommy

Royal Flush
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 23, 2013
Messages
14,908
Reaction score
23,841
Location
USA
It looks like a set that was taken out in the Nevada desert and buried with its cheating mobster owner! If anyone buys these and cleans them post pics!

Belonged to Mitch the snitch I hear. :D
 

Tommy

Royal Flush
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 23, 2013
Messages
14,908
Reaction score
23,841
Location
USA
Over $220 now.
 

Psypher1000

4 of a Kind
Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2015
Messages
7,378
Reaction score
11,795
Location
United States
Someone in Sacramento. Ooops...that's the item location...my bad!

I was going to pull the trigger, and my bid *might* have won as it would have been over the final $316 price, but not much more.

If you figure 1800 chips, that's less than 20 cents per chip...if they clean them up and sell them for 50-60 cents per chip, that's not a bad return.
 

Tommy

Royal Flush
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 23, 2013
Messages
14,908
Reaction score
23,841
Location
USA
Every time I see the Thread/Auction title I think is says "HUGE ASS". o_O
 

NorCalChip

Pair
Joined
Dec 19, 2014
Messages
151
Reaction score
104
Location
San Jose, CA
I bet the only decent ones were in the pics and the rest are junk. Wish I lived closer to take a look
 
Top Bottom