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Discussion in 'Chip Identity and Value' started by tonypap, Feb 2, 2010.
can anyone tell me what these might be worth. thanks in advance!
Ummm... WOW !!!
T, are those chips in your possession?
If so, keep them close !!!
The 2 chips pictured are from the Cal Neva Lodge in Crystal Bay/Lake Tahoe.
They are both Crest and Seal chips from their 1st issue of chips and aren't very common, as I am sure you were aware.
Here are the book values an rarities of both chips:
$1 - Lavender - Crest & Seal - R-6 -- $175 / $250 / $350
$5 - Black - Crest & Seal - R-9 -- $1200 / $1800 / $2400
There are supposedly only around 60 chips of the entire 1st issue, which includes the $1 and $5 chips you show, as well as a $25 chip and various Roulette chips. The $5 chip is the most expensive chip from the series... A fire burned the original casino to the ground in 1937 !!!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope the info. helps out.
From Campiglia & Wells, 4th ed.
Cal Neva Lodge, Crystal Bay, Tahoe
1st ed (!)
$1 - 175-250-350
$5 - 1200-1800-2400
These would be from the late 20s.
Do you have these???
EDIT - R. beat me to it. Same numbers. If I was home, I'd get you the TCR numbers, but I don't usually take TCR to work (too big).
thanks for the quick info to both of you. I don't actually have them...but I'm working on it. will keep you posted.
I would imagine there are quite a few collectors of Lake Tahoe chips that don't have and won't ever see another $5 chip for sale for quite some time.
I have seen the $1 before in other's collections, but again very few of them.
I own that $5 Chip. I have had it for about 8 years...and would consider parting with it.
I will be in Vegas in the beginning of March and would be willing to bring it if there is any interest.
I have the $5 chip.. Interested in selling it.