A few weeks back, I emailed Abbiati about the possibility of creating some custom chips for the home market. They forwarded my e-mail to their distributor for the home market in the US, who I spoke with today. He's a photographer who's worked with Abbiati for casino stock photography, and who can place orders directly for chips, plaques, tables, etc. I believe there's a custom James Bond-like plaque order floating around ChipTalk now.
These are great chips and similar to the Bud Jones style in construction (some even prefer them to Bud Jones). They have an infinite number of colors and styles, which you can find on their website (www.abbiati.it
This is by no means a firm quote, but prices range from $1.25 to $2.00 per chip. Obviously, the higher the quantity, the better the price.
As a huge Bud Jones fan, I for one would be very
interested in a home set of custom Abbiatis, probably a mixed Cash / Tourney set of 2,000 or so. I'm curious if anyone else would be interested. If we can get the quantity up, we could probably get a great deal.
You can also view their downloadble brochure here:
Obviously, we haven't even begun to think about mold choice and design. But this may be an opportunity to create ---- finally ---- a fully professional home set with a killer design and the perfect color combos.
PM me if you have any interest and I'll keep the group posted. The next step would be to narrow down mold and denoms to get a more accurate quote.