what's my collection worth?

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Welp, we are pulling out all the stops to make an offer on some property. Depending on how things go, I may be looking to sell my chips off. I would have time to sell them for what they are worth, i.e., this is not a fire sale.

Am hoping for some input from the community. I have not been super active lately but have the general sense that prices are high. Assume maximum flexibility in terms of shipping, splitting, etc. Some splits are obvious (BTP is likely split into 2-3 smaller sets, Palms are not splitting no matter what, etc.).

Please note this is not a dibs thread and I am not taking dibs/offers/etc via PM. If we make this purchase, I will be selling chips over time to backfill our savings and will be hanging onto the Lakeshores, Palms, and Binion's if at all possible.

All opinions are welcome, either in the thread or via PM. Feel free to weigh in on the entire lot or each set or a particular set, whatevs. Thanks! Now, on to the chips.

Note: condition is kinda off the top of my head, hopefully the pictures are good enough. I don't have the bandwidth right now to take any more.

Lakeshore Inn Cash
Condition: EX+ to Mint
100 x 10c
200 x 50c
400 x $1
500 x $5
100 x $20

lakeshores.jpg

Binion's Tourney
Condition: 1Ks are mint, rest are VG+
200 x T5
200 x T25
400 x T100
100 x T1K

binions.jpg

Empress Star Primary Tourney
Condition: Mint
240 x T25
240 x T100
120 x T500
240 x T1K
120 x T5K
40 x T25K
20 x bounty (T5 inlay replaced)

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Big Top Poker Tourney
Condition: Mint
320 x T25
320 x T100
200 x T500
300 x T1K
200 x T5K
1000 x T25K

btp.jpg

Palms Tourney
Condition: Mint
100 x T5
100 x T25
100 x T100
100 x T500
100 x T1K
100 x T5K
100 x T10K

palms.jpg

Mixed Limit Cash
Condition: Paris are EX+ to Mint, Outpost are EX
1500 x $1 - Paris
200 x $20 - Outpost (petunia)

limilt.jpg

Mixed Vegas Hotstamp Cash
(Note the $5s were cherry-picked from my Tropicana score, they are very sharp unlike the rest that I sold)
Condition: EX+
200 x 25c - Virgin River
400 x $1 - Claim Stake
400 x $5 - Tropicana
200 x $25 - Sundance West
100 x $100 - Shy Clown

vegas.jpg

King's Castle Cash
Condition: Varies from VG (solids) to VG+ ($5/$25) to EX+ ($100)
100 x 50c
300 x $1
300 x $5
200 x $25
100 x $100
4 x $500

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Fair Market Value? What I think their worth? or What I would pay for them?

Good Luck on the property.
 

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(Note the $5s were cherry-picked from my Tropicana score, they are very sharp unlike the rest that I sold)
Condition: EX+
200 x 25c - Virgin River
400 x $1 - Claim Stake
400 x $5 - Tropicana
200 x $25 - Sundance West
100 x $100 - Shy Clown

I would only need/want half of this. How much would this set break the bank?
 

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Oh my God.

I'll put it this way. You can make a sizeable down payment on your property just from the sales of these chips alone. Best of luck and all the best!
 

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Good luck on the property! Hopefully you can keep all your chips. If you sell the Palms they are the ones I want. :)
 

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Fair Market Value? What I think their worth? or What I would pay for them?

Good Luck on the property.
Thanks! And all I care about right now is how much I can sell them for given that I would not be in a hurry.

I would only need/want half of this. How much would this set break the bank?
I think you are asking me how much I would charge for half the hotstamp set. I have no idea right now.
 

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Those would be the ones I hung onto as well. On the flip side, I think these are the sets that will command the highest prices (and by a lot).

Good luck with the purchase!!!

I don't know what any of them are worth. I know I wouldn't kick any of them out of bed for a box of crackers
 

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For the NAGB chips I think there are enough recent sales to give you a good reference for price, either as sets or by the rack.

If I were in your position, for the "grail" sets (Palms, Lakeshores, Binion's) I would do an auction and give PCF plenty of time and notice to bid. Pick a number that sounds reasonable and that you're comfortable with to set that as the starting bid. We just don't see enough of those chips to get a good idea of "fair market" especially right now given how crazy prices are.
 

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Following. Great sets. Good luck on the purchase. Hope it be a win win situation for all of us. Now if my crypto get back up to were it was, I definitely be interested.
 

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Good luck with the project, exciting times :)
Try to hold on to the sets that are very hard to get back (Palms, Lakeshores, Binion's).

About prices, almost impossible to say in current crazy times.

Ps. So that's where all the Paris chips are hiding....would love 2 - 3 racks of Paris $1. Let me know when you want to let go some of those
 

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Welp, we are pulling out all the stops to make an offer on some property. Depending on how things go, I may be looking to sell my chips off. I would have time to sell them for what they are worth, i.e., this is not a fire sale.

Am hoping for some input from the community. I have not been super active lately but have the general sense that prices are high. Assume maximum flexibility in terms of shipping, splitting, etc. Some splits are obvious (BTP is likely split into 2-3 smaller sets, Palms are not splitting no matter what, etc.).

Please note this is not a dibs thread and I am not taking dibs/offers/etc via PM. If we make this purchase, I will be selling chips over time to backfill our savings and will be hanging onto the Lakeshores, Palms, and Binion's if at all possible.

All opinions are welcome, either in the thread or via PM. Feel free to weigh in on the entire lot or each set or a particular set, whatevs. Thanks! Now, on to the chips.

Note: condition is kinda off the top of my head, hopefully the pictures are good enough. I don't have the bandwidth right now to take any more.

Lakeshore In Cash
Condition: EX+ to Mint
100 x 10c
200 x 50c
400 x $1
500 x $5
100 x $20

View attachment 705209

Binion's Tourney
Condition: 1Ks are mint, rest are VG+
200 x T5
200 x T25
400 x T100
100 x T1K

View attachment 705206

Empress Star Primary Tourney
Condition: Mint
240 x T25
240 x T100
120 x T500
240 x T1K
120 x T5K
40 x T25K
20 x bounty (T5 inlay replaced)

View attachment 705208

Big Top Poker Tourney
Condition: Mint
320 x T25
320 x T100
200 x T500
300 x T1K
200 x T5K
1000 x T25K

View attachment 705207

Palms Tourney
Condition: Mint
100 x T5
100 x T25
100 x T100
100 x T500
100 x T1K
100 x T5K
100 x T10K

View attachment 705211

Mixed Limit Cash
Condition: Paris are EX+ to Mint, Outpost are EX
1500 x $1 - Paris
200 x $20 - Outpost (petunia)

View attachment 705210

Mixed Vegas Hotstamp Cash
(Note the $5s were cherry-picked from my Tropicana score, they are very sharp unlike the rest that I sold)
Condition: EX+
200 x 25c - Virgin River
400 x $1 - Claim Stake
400 x $5 - Tropicana
200 x $25 - Sundance West
100 x $100 - Shy Clown

View attachment 705213

King's Castle Cash
Condition: Varies from VG (solids) to VG+ ($5/$25) to EX+ ($100)
100 x 50c
300 x $1
300 x $5
200 x $25
100 x $100
4 x $500

View attachment 705212

Lakeshores: $11,500 - $18,000, depending on who's looking
Binion's - $11,500 - $14,500
ESPT: $7500 - $8300
BT Tourney: $12,500 - $15,600
King's Castle: $7000 - $8000.

Others I would be guessing too much.
 

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Offer up a rack at a time at auction. Monopoly rules! Give everybody a shot to set the market.
 

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This is an incredible collection. I can only imagine what that property must look like. Private Island I’m guessing.
 
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