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7thSeat's Gallery of Chip Molds and Names

Discussion in 'Chip Collector Gallery' started by 7thSeat, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. smux3

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    Re: 7th's Thread of Molds. PICS OF 95 DIFFERENT MOLDS.

    great pics - thanks
     
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  2. Ulysses

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    Holy cow! Nice collection!
     
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    Great work, didn´t know that there are so much different molds out there! Thank you very much for this thread...
     
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  4. 7thSeat

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    The OP is updated with 5 new molds that I thank MasterBrewer, Jamby, cynabear for. Thank you all very much, you have helped in different ways. All dynamite fellas. :)
     
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    Impressive AND educational...
     
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    Great post, lots of nice pics to look at thanks. :)

    I'm a complete dunce about collectible chips, but I've stumbled across a mold that you don't seem to have here:

    Casino Chip Molds - Las Vegas Casino Chips, Poker Chips

    (The TR King G-N Mold, VERY pretty chip, didn't just paste the image here cos it's copyrighted)
     
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  7. deputyfl

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    The G-N is the Golden Nugget house mold. I dont think 7th is listing the house molds, theres just too many of em.
     
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  8. PapaBear

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    See, told you I knew nothing about collectible chips! Sure is a purdy chip, tho...
     
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  9. 7thSeat

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    Thanks for the nice words and link :)
    Deputyfl is right though but if I would list some house molds that G-N mould would certainly be one of them. A very nice mold indeed.
     
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  10. joepro

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    Best. Thread. Eva.

    How about starting a new thread with house molds? I can look at molds all day!
     
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  11. Turner Profit

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    YES!!!!! and please post the link to the new thread here.
     
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  12. Midnight Rose

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    Hmm. If 7thSeat isn't interested in doing this, I could volunteer to start one up that other folks could participate in.

    Hmm again. I just realized one of the difficulties with showing a house mold: usually for me, they're on a $5 LE chip, which often makes it hard to discern the difference between the mold and the background image. For instance, this new Planet Hollywood $5 New Year's chip (image from New Release Chips):

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. 7thSeat

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    It is a good idea and I had it in mind (check post #2) :wink:
    How ever I do not have the time at the moment so go for it Rose. :)
    There are som nice house molds out there, like the Dunes etc.
     
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  14. Gaming Ore

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    Rose,

    There you go! 7thSeat, thanks!!!

    Rose, please make a new thread and I will make it a sticky!
     
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  15. Felt Lizard

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    Excellent work 7.

    I look forward to the house mold thread. There are some great ones out there....
     
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  16. ovo

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    Love the collection, great pics,
     
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  17. ovo

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    How cool, I love House Molds and try to get as many examples as I can.
     
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    I love this chip mold gallery. Congrats 7thSeat on getting this together and posting it.

    I have some observations and questions about the diamond molds (regular and fat), whose designation and history is a bit strange for me.

    First I think you are right in identifying at least two different diamond molds. Eisenstadt's excellant website groups these together as just one mold, and calls them "slight differences in size", but I think they are significantly different. In fact, the one you call "fat diamond" is a perfect square tilted, and the other is a parrallelogram. I have some old chips that have an even smaller series of 26 diamond parrallelograms than the Arrowhead Inn chip which you have posted (which I have also for comparison). So there were at least three different sets of cups made, with significant differences, especially with the "fat diamond" which is a truly different shape. (Much more different than long and short cane Paulsons, I would argue)

    Isn't what you call "fat diamond" what most people call "super diamond"? I've never seen the term fat diamond before. From what I read here or someplace (from Gaming Ore?) both these molds were owned by Jack Todd, until 1950, and the rights were acquired by Paulson sometime afterwards.

    But I have never seen an old pre-1980s fat diamond/super diamond chip. I think Paulson may have been the first to use the super diamond. Are there older super diamonds? Did they ever have inserts? When was this mold first used?

    I remember when I first got into poker in the mid/late 1990s. At that time I decided to buy some real hat and cane clay Paulsons. I went to the Paulson website, and they had discontinued the solid hat and cane clay chips for the home market. (You could still buy home market hat and canes with mandated inserts, but they were purposely made lighter). All they had were clay solid Paulson super diamonds. By that time the cheap injection molded super diamond chips were out, and they cost 1/5 of the identical clay chip, and I wasn't going to spend a lot of cash that looked like the chips you could buy at Walmart. Why didn't Paulson protect their copyright on the super diamond mold? The injection mold chips essentially ruined the desirability of their clay chips.

    7th Seat, have you come across any new molds in the last 3 years? In any case, you might be able to update who owns the fat diamond mold, Paulson, althought they never protected it.
     
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  19. 7thSeat

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    Hulahoop,

    Thanks for an interesting post and good observations. Unfortunately I do not have any more to add about the Diamond Super/Fat mold.
    In these last three years I have searched the web for other molds (old clay chips) but without luck. How ever, my time has been very limited this period so I guess it's reflects in my luck. Many good years to come in this department I forsee though :wink:

    7th
     
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  20. gmunny

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    Christy & Jones acquired the Diamond mold after Jack Todd was killed in a plane crash in 1950 or thereabouts. I believe Paulson acquired the Hat & Cane mold from Christy & Jones sometime after C&J was closed down in the 60's for selling crooked dice. Though I don't recall hearing if the diamond mold was also sold to Paulson and I don't think Paulson produced any chips on the diamond mold. Can you share where you got the information about Paulson owning the diamond mold?

    As far as the Super Diamond poker chip, those are plastic injection molded chips, produced in mass in China. As far as I know, I don't the Super Diamond chip mold was never used on clay chips.

    Can you also post a pic of the smaller diamond chip? This pic is from the Chip Guide, but this is the only type of Diamond chip that I have seen.

    [​IMG]

    Here is one that has shiny diamonds. which i think was made by C&J:

    [​IMG]
     
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