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1998 James Bond's

Discussion in 'History of Poker Chips' started by petrographer, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. petrographer

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    Why did they get away from this mold?
     

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    I believe the 10 is the real deal for the james bond movie. H&C is now only used for real casino orders, security purposes
     
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    Yep, this^^

    Also this version is full of delicious powdered lead for weight, which also makes them feel nice and soft when they're broken in.
     
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    These are one of my favorite sets. The $.50's and shaped inlay $5's were the hardest to track down.

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    You lucky Dog!
     
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    Never liked this set. I remember when Paulson was blowing them out on their website when PGI purchased them. Didn't buy them for $.25 then, and wouldn't buy them at that price to use them now (I would have no issues flipping them though). :wink:
     
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    Couga, what dont you like about them? just curious. The .50 and 1 are the nicest looking but the rest or just 'meh'.

    Just want to clear this up, these chips are the actual casino chips from the casino de ithmus in europe? and thats were they filmed the bond movie in? I think license to kill

    and the newer JB chips, they are tributes to these pretty much? the inlay is exactly the same or almost the same?

    I picked up a set of 600 JB chips recently (new ones) and I think the edge spots on them are quite nice and the colors quite popping. In the mail now, cant wait to get em this week!
     
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    Are you seriously asking these questions? LOL

    These chips are as home use as they come and never were in the movie as props of any kind. The $10 chip in the OP is from the movie prop and should not even be in the same photo as the rest of the chips.
     
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    well the chips in the OP are a tophat and cane mold so I figured they were from a casino. I never really looked into if there really was a casino de ithmus.
     
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    Casino de Isthmus City is a fictional casino that appeared in the James Bond film, "License to Kill".

    Paulson produced three versions of the Casino de Isthmus City chips; four if you count the shaped inlay versions of the 1998 set (BCC also later produced a version, so there are actually five different versions of these chips in existence).

    The original movie prop chips use the Top Hat & Cane mold, have distinctively different shaped inlays, different edge spot colors and configurations, and are very rare.

    The '98 home market version is also on the TH&C mold, share colors/spots with other Paulson home sets of the era, and were produced with both round inlays and shaped inlays on some denominations ($5, $25, $100, $500).

    The 2005 home market version was produced after the GPI merger, and use one of the versions of the PAULSON CHIPS mold (they vary by the diameter of the center recess) with round inlays. These chips share colors and edge spots with other GPI-era home market sets.

    The BCC version has slightly larger round inlays and was produced on the flame mold, using similar colors to the '98 version (I think, I didn't look it up).

    The TH&C and RHC molds were both used for Paulson home sets until the GPI merger, at which time the PAULSON CHIPS mold was introduced (the card pips or suits mold came later).
     
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    Fyp for ya
     
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    thanks BG.. I was just under the impression that TH&C was strictly for casino use and not home sales so thats what tripped me up here a bit.
     
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    There are only a few molds that Paulson will produce today (since the GPI merge) for the home market: PAULSON CHIPS, card pips (suits), paradise (pineapple), maybe one or two other custom molds (PaulsonPoker's mold comes to mind). Prior to that, both the TH&C and RHC molds were used for casino and home set chips.
     
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    Yup. Fortunately / unfortunately BCC was able to finally produce higher quality inlays very recently along with heavier chip materials.

    Too little too late i guess :sorry:

    Mike offered me the last 260 of the new $1's last month but I failed to pull the trigger.
    Would have had I known they'd be closing doors...

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    Do any of these actual prop chips ever come up for sale anymore?
    If so, how much are each of them worth?
     
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    And i'm not talking about the ones on ebay that have been cut in half and stuck to a piece of card! Makes me shake my head just thinking about it.
     
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    I've been around here for a bit, and I've never seen any of the originals for sale. No idea what they'd go for if listed.
     
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    I have 6 of the $10's and if I recall they were $60 each or more.
     
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