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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. virtuo

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    Now someone else has dragged the thread up, I can post my comments on it :happy:

    I also followed gmunnys excellent storage tips last year, air-tites were charging a fortune to mail stuff to the UK, but I managed to find someone here who regularly ordered large quantities from air-tites, who was kind enough to tag my order in with his.

    I now have all my chips in mylar flips in the plastic sleeves (also got a box but didn't like it so much). One really annoying thing for me is that 3-ring binders are impossible to buy here in the UK (our standard is either 2 or 4 rings). I've seen some large 5 inch 3 D-Ring binders on eBay (US) which looked perfect but nobody there will ship them internationally. Urgh.
     
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  2. billybabe3883

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    Walmart here in Wisconsin sells them for $10 each and amzon has them (if still onsale) for about 8-9 each.

    I would be happy to buy some for you and ship them as long as you pay all the costs associated with it. I wouldnt charge anything extra?

    Send me a private message if interested?
     
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  3. gmunny

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    I just got a question about links to other suppliers. In addition to Air-Tites.com, here are a few more suppliers. I have ordered from JP Corner before, but not Brent-Krueger, but I believe they are pretty big in the coin collecting area.

    Coin and Currency Collecting Supplies

    Coin Collecting Supplies | Coin Collecting Accessories | Coin Collector Supplies

    Also, Tyrsus' website changed and he deleted section of where he discussed storage. Too bad, it was a good page. If you have any questions, just post them here or PM me.

     
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  4. chipNAchair

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    Got all my storage supplies. Everything looks great, thanks gmunny :happy:
     
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  5. Bigslickaz

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    Hi everyone. I have a few $1.00 chips from Vegas that I want to display in a binder. What is the best pages to use? I saw some online that hold 20 per page but they are sold out. The company is BCW? Are these alright to use?
    I also want the pages to fit in a standard 3 ring binder.
    Thank you for your assistance.
     
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  6. sonarc

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    I'm very new to chipping and wanted to share how I store my chips and see if anyone has any additional suggestions.

    I like my chips visible, so I went with a binder. I had one custom made at zazzle for ~150 vintage Vegas postcards and the chips are currently sharing the space.

    Here is my vegas zazzle binder:
    http://www.zazzle.com/1273140113674...nder&view=angle0_outside_spine&view_hack=fvbv

    I have each chip in a 2x2 plastic flip, not the ones with the cardboard, just the plastic. I fired off an email to the vendor I got them from to find out if they are PVC free, but I can get PVC free one's from CT Coins, either way.

    I like the flips as I can easily see both sides of the chip without turning pages, as well as easily reorganize the pages as the collection grows. Eventually, I'll likely put a card in the unused half of the flip with details on the chip. They sometimes seem a little loose, and they hang a bit when turning pages, but they stay the way they are supposed to and don't fall out unless you turn the binder upside down! Even then, I've only had one make a break for it.

    I love the airtites, but prefer the binder to a box. Others on this thread have hinted at pages that will hold 'em, but I haven't seen any links.

    pics:
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    Looking at the back:
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    Easy rearranging"
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  7. Bigslickaz

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    Thank you so much for sharing. I am new also. I cannot get the Zazzle page to load. Can you post pics of the actual album please. How much does each flip cost? How much does each page cost? How many chips fit on each page? Does everything fit into a a standard 3 ring binder?
    How many pages can you fit into a binder?
    Thank you
     
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  8. sonarc

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    Here is the binder (with zazzle's watermark):
    [​IMG]

    The pages and flips are pretty cheap, <.10 a flip and a ~.50 a page, I think. You can get 2x2 pocket pages, which have room for 20/page. If you use the cardboard flips, they are a bit larger and you'd have to go with 12 pocket pages, I think. All fit in a standard 3 ring binder. If you create your own on zazzle, you can choose the binder size, which is nice.

    Just don't carry it upside down or things might fall out.
     
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  9. Mikestro

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    I really like the 'neat' idea of closing the flip with a white label. I've had occasion recently to purchase a few eBay chips. Every single chip that was shipped to me in a cardboard flip was held inside the flip by staples. It makes me wonder if it's better to staple or label.

    What is your recommendation? I think that I would like the cleaner look of the label, I just don't know if there is a practical reason for choosing the ugly staples. Please advise.
     
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  10. BKGInc

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    Thanks for this thread, I'm new to this forum and glad to be here, so much info......now you have me paranoid about my storage of my chips. I have a pretty large collection in these binders. Are these the ones that could be made of pvc? I think I'm going top change my method right away!
    <a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g165/BKGInc/BKG%20Casino%20Chips/?action=view&amp;current=DSCN0183.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g165/BKGInc/BKG%20Casino%20Chips/DSCN0183.jpg" border="0" alt="DSCN0183"></a>
     
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  11. gmunny

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    As an fyi, most people use a special flat stapler. I think the coin collectors supplies stores sell them. Not sure if one way is better than the other. I personally like the label better since you can always remove it the labels and re-use the flip. It is a little harder when you remove a staple. Also, i am not a fan of having sharp metal objects near my chips. LOL.
     
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  12. gmunny

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    Not sure if those pages are pvc free. From what I have seen is that the pages and flips that are "PVC-Free" are more rigid or stiff and ones with PVC are more soft. That may or may not be true with the newer pages.

    FYI.. older Chipco red chips are more prone to color transfer than others. I'd just take the chips out and look at the sleeve every so often. If you notice that the colors are leaching into the page, then I would take them out. good luck and happy chipping! G
     
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  13. BKGInc

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    Thanks for the info......these pages are quite stiff but Im still not sure that they are safe for my chips. I took out some of the chipco chips and I did see some red transfer onto the clear plastic.
     
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