I saw an ad on craiglist for this set that was relatively nearby. I've been looking for a decent cash set, so I figured it was worth the drive.
There's 1000 chips (plus a couple extra yellows and blacks).
They are hotstamped with someone's initials (TSS) on one side and denominations on the other:
The blues and yellows are in the best shape - hotstamp foil is still clear, and almost all of them are clean.
The reds and blacks show the most wear and you really can't make out the denomination or initials on most of them.
The mold itself is a B around the outer ring, and from what I gather from this site it was made by a company in New York from the 60s on. mold designs -- letters and words
Look about 1/3 the way down on the page - item MD-14.
"B" MOLD -- "B" and dash, repeated eight times. 1960's-present Bazaar Supply & Equipment Co., N. Y. The owner told me the mold was never used very much, especially today, and never used by a casino, rather a light chip for home games and clubs. (However, Bill Borland's Blue Book of Casino Chips describes it as a "registered casino design," no longer in use.)
Anyway, here's some pictures - I'd love to know if anyone has seen similar chips around.
I'd also like to know if anyone has experience sanding out hotsstamps and replacing them. It would be nice to refresh the denoms on the reds and blacks.