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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. edesros168

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    If I understand your ?? correctly, I can't see how the chip could get damage from the page if sealed in a mylar flip....:stunned: but.....
     
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  3. gmunny

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    I didn't realize they had 2 different sized windows. I think the ones I bought had the 2" windows, but I need to verify it when I get home. Unless you are planning on writing on the outside of the flip, I'd think it would be better to get the larger window, though.
     
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    Revisiting this very helpful thread. I'm on my third 2-sided binder, and still find that I'm missing a key piece: a mini-binder.

    I've been carrying all of my motorcycle (11) and rose (38 ) chips around in Barcardi and Crown Royal bags; the airtites they're in are scratched beyond recognition, but the chips are safe inside. I want to keep these portable, but I don't want to use the very large, less-convienent Target binders. G or anyone ele, do you know where more compact binders might be had? I'd also need compact binder sheets for them, I suppose; ones that would hold the 2.5x2.5 flips.
     
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  5. rickh

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    Make sure to check out the Chip Tree displays. Here is the write-up from the review section.
     
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  6. links_slayer

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    Dang. This is a great thread. Our bar is slowly being overtaken by my ever-growing collection. Thanks for such AWESOME advice!!! I think the cardboard flips in a binder is the way to go. Thanks again!!!
     
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  7. Jeff

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    Great post...I am a big fan of Air-tites. I bought them in bulk on ebay. After I ran through the first batch of 200, I bought a second batch, and put the unused ones in a baggie and pull one out to use as the chip collection grows. I found display cases that can be hung on the walls and are open shelves with grooves that the chips in air-tites can be set in. It is a nice wall decoration near the poker table. I like to be able to take chips down and look at them more closely when the spirit moves me or if someone wants to see one more closely. Some of the more collectible chips are behind glass, but those are only about 40-50 of the 250 or so I have. Also in air-tites, though.
     
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  8. Midnight Rose

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    Glad this came back up again. I finally found the mini-binders I was looking for, through C.T. Rogers (who hangs out mostly over on thechipboard). The ones I chose for my rose and motorcycle chips were 96-pocket 2x2 sleeves into which I put 2x2 non-PVC saf-t flips. I was a bit disappointed to find that the binders hold 96 chips only if you use both sides of the chips; which doesn't work for any of my moto chips, since they're all double-sided. But still, being able to carry around 48 of these chips in a binder instead of air-tites that are increasingly scratched up, is a plus.
     
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  9. smux3

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    Fantastic post - Thanks gmunny.
     
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    Great thread - Thanks gmunny
     
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    Great thread!

    But just wondering.... Do I want the flips with the 44mm window or the 50mm window?

    Im assuming the 44 but just thought Id make sure.

    Thanks
     
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  12. gmunny

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    Using the 2.5" Flip, the the 44mm or 1.75" is for regular sized chips (see right chip below) and the 50mm (2") is for larger sized chips (left below).

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    Thanks alot G placing my order now...​
     
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  14. Midnight Rose

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    Punk (I always feel weird saying that), have you ordered yet? I have a couple bundles of 2.5" flips with the larger window that I don't want; I'd rather have the 1.x" window than the larger one. If you haven't ordered yet, maybe we can work out a trade or something.
     
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    Sorry Rose just placed the order a couple hours ago.

    Sorry I couldnt help you out.
     
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  16. Midnight Rose

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    No worries hon, thanks for letting me know.
     
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    I had been storing my Florida collection in air-tights. That is too expensive! PLUS my wife doesnt like the mess my chip area is making!

    I recently decided to start using cardboard flips. I like the 2 1/2 flips with the large window. I just ordered 1000 of them to change over. Some of the newer stuff ive already been putting in the cardboard flips.

    I was concerned about "bleeding" so i decided to not use pages. Instead i found these organizers shown in the pictures to follow. I found these at wal-mart for just over $2 each. They have 9, 12, and 15 inch sizes. I got some of all the sizes.

    What im doing is having them in rows in alphabetical order. Im also arranging them in catagories such as wet chips, illegals, pari-mutels, and indians. These will then be in drawers.

    Im just starting the project. I should be finished after next weekend. I will post more pictures when im finished.

    What it did look like...
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    And as i start to put them in the drawers...
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    These are the treys..
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    They hold the 2 1/2 flips perfect..
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    They will then be placed into the drawers like this...(This drawer is the "wet chips")
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    Note: this will all look much better after they are all in the cardboard flips! Stay tuned for the finished pics sometime after next weekend.
     
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    i finally finished getting all my chips into the cardboard flips. I like storing them like this much better!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. gmunny

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    Wow.. looks great, Von. You have a hell of a lot of chips!!

    I would need locking drawers as my youngest will find them and start playing with em!
     
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    I realize this thread is over three years old, but also it has helped me in deciding on how to store my chips. :cool:

    I am using the mylar flips and the zippered binder like Gmunny posted (Thanks)

    Just a heads up on a GREAT deal on 1.5" Zippered Binders

    Amazon has the following

    Blue/Gray $8.57 Free Ship
    Pink/Grey $8.09 Free Ship
    Purple/Grey $9.10 Free Ship

    Thats a dam good price delivered to your house

    Link to the Binders....Just change color to see different prices

    Amazon.com: Five Star Zipper Binder, 1.5-Inch, Black and Gray (72449): Office Products
     

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