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Casino Chip Collecting - Tips on Storing Your Casino Chips

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Advice' started by gmunny, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. Midnight Rose

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    What a great threas this is. As I am starting to get more samples. I was woundering what I would do with them to show them off and keep them nice.:wink:
     
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    I bought kind of a wierd binder as it has 2 smaller d-rings, one on each side. Right now, I have probably 10 pages with chips on one side. I figure it shoule be able to hold 15-20 pages on one side, so maybe 30 pages total? I'll let you know when I fill it up! :laugh:
     
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    Wow.. first I heard of this. Well everyone make sure to check your chips regularly. I thougt it was only PVC that had problems. Weird how the mylar barely had any hint of color transfer.

    Since the chipboard archives its threads, the link above moved. Here is a revised link.

    http://www.thechipboard.com/cgi-bin/tcbarc16/tcbarc16.pl?read=566360
     
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    That is sort of scary. I have had my collection transfered to mylar flips for about a week now. I was storing them in one of the "problem" binders until reading this thread and ordering filps and pages from Air-Tite. The pages I was storing my chips in (about 2-3 years or so) had shown no signs of bleeding (yet) so I was (and still am) glad to have made the change. It almost seems as if there may be nothing that can prevent the bleeding and may just be something that is going to happen to certain brands and colors of chips. So until someone comes up with a spray or something to conserve these in a museum fashion we will just have to keep and eye on our collections.
    I'm sure when these were made there was no thought to the fact they may become a collectible item and/or that there may be a problem with storing them.
     
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    That is one scary picture, brrrrrrrr. All the Red's to air-tites?????
    I guess I have to check my collection twice a day from now. :wink:

    Lets hope this "blood" has something to do with poltergeists rather than chipbleeding. (Even though I doubt that).

    I really liked the flips, :cry:.
     
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    :?: Are the vinyl pages the same as PCV pages? Do they have PCV content?

    Seems like all "plastic" pages eventually leech some sort of "oil" that reaks havoc on chips. I know that magenta inks used in printing are unstable which may account for mostly red chips being affected.
     
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    I agree with this, and like 7th's idea of putting potential bleeders in airtites.

    Welcome to the Collector's Corner, Ranman.
     
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    This thread is getting more and more interesting and useful all the time.

    -jamby
     
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    I bought my binder pages and flips from jpscorner.com (not affiliated with them at all). I bought the 12-pocket pages so I could put the 2.5" flips into them, but they sell an interesting variation that would probably do the trick:

    "Archival Safe 20 Pocket Pages
    Pages hold 20 2 x 2 mounts or flips. Made of polypropylene. Pockets are reinforced for durability and fit 3 ring notebooks. Contains no PVC. 10 pages per package. Made in USA."

    http://www.jpscorner.com/Vinyl_Notebook_Pocket_Pages_Binder.htm#Vinyl

    Too bad they don't sell the larger size in non-PVC.
     
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    Same here and I got mine from Air-Tites.com. I've just emailed them to confirm that their vinyl pocket pages don't contain PVC since I can't find that info on their site.

    -jamby
     
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    I also got my pages and flips from JPs Corner. Seems like the 20 pocket is the only one that they offer in the archival safe variety.
     
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    Is it an issue of the plastic breaking down? Or is it the fact that plastic doesn't breathe; thereby keeping the chips in a potentially constant humid environment? I'm just a newbie, so this may be a stupid question.

    Russ
     
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    Thanks Angelrat. There was an interesting comment in that thread about putting your chips in the freezer before removing them from the flip. Not sure if that addressed the bleeding problem, but it seems to make sense as far as the sticking problem.

    I started the long process of moving my chip collection from the airtites to the mylar flips/plastic binders yesterday. It was quite addicting, and I did a bunch of them this morning before coming to work (which made me late, oops). Thanks again, gmunny, for this thread. My husband thinks I'm crazy-obsessed with this new thing (he's right), but it gave me some good quality time hanging with him last night.
     
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    Moving 'em around lets you play with 'em ... ain't it great! That's the thing about cardboard flips that I don't like. I've always kept mine in 30 pocket pages but the bleeding thing really concerns me. Guess I'll just keep an eye on things and see what happens.
     
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    I forgot to tell you, I found that exact one at Target here too. That thing rocks; mine came with the extra silly "binder buddies" inserts, that I keep my chip wish list in...just in case I find myself at a casino, and all. Thanks for all the tips.
     
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    Any news on this? I am about to pull the trigger and buy some flips and pages and would like not to have to do it all twice. Should I go to air-tites or jps?

    Great thread by the way.
     
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    I've been using the self adhesive 2.5x2.5 flips. These are absolutley great as long as you dont want to touch your chips. I also catalog the casino opening/closing dates with TCR# & Rarity Codes if rare. :stunned: Got a lot of time on my hands...lol. Click on the link if the pics dont come up.


     
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    Looking good, Billy Ray!

    I noticed something when I was moving some chips from one of my binders yesterday. As I took the chips from one binder page to another, there was a very noticable chip-shaped indentation left on the binder page (very similar, in fact, to the chip-shaped mark left in some of the airtites I took them frmo previously). It's probably a "duh" thing that I should be smart enough to realize is going to happen when you put a bunch of these chips into a bunch of these binder pages, even with the chip inside its own mylar flip. But it doesn't seem unreasonable to think that if the chip could make the indentation in the PVC page in spite of being inside a flip, that it wouldn't somehow react with the PVC in the binder pages.

    Does that make any sense? I sure worded it badly; sorry about that.
     
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