- Jan 28, 2016
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The Post & Silver Star : 6-max cash set
The chips from the The Post cardroom are my all-time favourite chips. The Post was a small cardroom located on Post Street 152 in San Jose, CA. It opened for less than a year in 1972. The chips are C&J (Christy and Jones) and use the hat and cane mold.
I had a sample of these chips but I wanted a playable set too. Initially, the 10c was not part of the sample, I've added it afterwards.
The Post sample - Denomination face
The Post sample - The Post face
The Post sample with the 10c chip - Denomination face
The Post sample with the 10c chip - The Post face
I previously had a hotstamp mixed set which used the The Post $5. Most of the mixed set have been sold but I kept the The Post $5 with the idea of trying to assemble a small The Post set.
I was able to score the 10c and 50c but could not find the $1 and $20. As part of the mixed set I mentionned here above, I used the $25 from former Las Vegas, NV casino Silver Star. This casino was located on 207 N. 3rd Street. It was first operated in 1978 by Benny Binion son in law. At this time it was a slot only place. It did not last more than a year but had a second period in 1984 where again, it did not last more than a year. On top of slots, during the second period, Roulette and Poker were available.
Since the $25 were mixed very well with the The Post, I decided to keep my Silver Star $25 and bought also the Silver Star $1. In the end, I'm really pleased with my choice and love this mix.
This is a small cash set and it's suppose to cover 6-max for NL10 (blinds 10c-10c), NL20 (blinds 10c-20c) and NL50 blinds (50c-50c) games.
The breakdown is :
- The Post 10c x 60
- The Post 50c x 60
- Silver Star $1 x 120
- The Post $5 x 120
- Silver Star $25 x 40
The Post & Silver Star : complete set
The Post & Silver Star : complete set in racks
For NL10 (10c-10c), starting stacks are 10 x 10c / 10 x 50c / 4 x $1.
NL10 starting stack
For NL20 (10c-20c), starting stacks are 10 x 10c / 10 x 50c / 14 x $1
NL20 starting stack
For NL50 (50c-50c), starting stacks are 10 x 50c / 20 x $1 / 5 x $5
NL50 starting stack
Dealer Buttons and Extras
The The Post dealer button has been made by SunFly on their PolyChrom line. The button is in ceramic and has a 60mm diameter.
There are two different faces :
- Face A features the opening and ending year of the The Post cardroom.
- Face B features the The Post building that I recreated myself.
The Post dealer button face A
The Post dealer button face B
I've also created a Silver Star PolyInno/Hybrid 60mm dealer button, still done by SunFly as well as a Silver Star 60mm plastic dealer button done by MSK.
There are also 3 "Missed Blind" PolyChrom/Ceramic 49mm buttons and oval mixed games plaques still done by SunFly.
Focus on The Post 10c
Focus on The Post 50c
Focus on Silver Star $1
Focus on The Post $5
Focus on Silver Star $25
Although I've finally reached the desired breakdown, I'd still love to turn this set in a full "The Post" set. At least, replacing the Silver Star $1 by The Post $1. For that, I'm willing to trade 1 for 1 if I can move all my Silver Star $1 for the equivalent number of The Post $1.
The same goes with my 40 x Silver Star $25 that I'd like to move for The Post $20 but only after I could replace the $1.
In the meantime, I'm trying to get the needed The Post $1 and $20 even by buying singles. I'm also trying to complete a 3rd barrel of Silver Star $25.
So far, here's where I'm :
- The Post $1 : 2/120
- The Post $20 : 5/40
- Silver Star $25 : 13/20