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Special Thanks To OWPS-Please Read

Discussion in 'Custom Chips' started by potsie1, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. potsie1

    potsie1 Well-Known Member

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    Some of you may have followed my previous thread which is just a few below this one on finding someone to make my $500 chip that matches my casino used Happy Days chips from Lakewood as they were a smaller casino and only made the $1 to $100 chips. Though a couple vendors were very nice and cordial none were able to make a chip without making every piece of it from scratch which is next to impossible and it probably would look off. My brother wasnt able to do it and hes pretty darn good. I went to plan B which was to create a $500 plaque because I had seen other threads where PNY plauqes were made using photos. Again I was told had to be from scratch. I decided to look up those old threads and found the PNY were made by OWPS. So.......I contacted Salvatore.

    Honestly words cant describe the level of service and professionalism I received. I have worked in customer service for 20 years in retail management and this was as good as it gets. When I contacted Salvatore I linked him my previous thread, he read it and said " I can do that. Did you want a chip or a plaque?" I wanted a chip and he said he thought he could do it. I thought it was cool I might actually get a chip. These are being used for my craps and blackjack table not poker which is why I wanted a chip. My biggest challenge was simply getting him a high resolution scan of an original chip. He let me know chip design was free with a paid order. I paid for 200 chips and within 24 hours I had the first mockup of my $500 chip. I also sent him a sample set so he could see them in person.

    Salvatore let me know it took a lot of time but he enjoyed doing it. I had always wanted some micro chips for my set because while I have a group of guys I play regular poker with it's never at my house with my chips. I host two kinds of games at my house. One is with my wifes friends when we bbq and play games. That requires a 5 cent chip. The other is twice a year I invite the guys from work over for poker. It's a 25 cent limit game.

    I asked Salvatore with the main design done how hard would it be to adjust the perimeter color and denomination. He said it was easy to do. I immediately ordered another 1000 chips and said give me an orange .05 and a turquoise .25 chip. Again it took all of 48 hours and he had sent me new mock ups. We spent a few weeks tweeking edge spot progression(and Salvatore noticed the starburst around the perimeter also progressed). He then sent me final samples. After I received them we had a few tweeks including lightening the purple chip as it was too close to the black 100.

    Anyhow I just received my chips today. I took photos and am here share them with you. I'm very excited to play with them.

    There are two reasons for this post. First to share my chips with you. Second to thank Salvatore for one of the most incredible experiences someone can have.

    Thank you Salvatore!

    Also as a side note I purchased my original chips through Jim at the chiproom. I messaged him about 2 years later and asked if he had anymore. He said he had a few left. I ordered them but was excited to see that the 5s and 25s were uncirculated. Completely mint chips. I would like to make available an 8 chip sample set to anywhere in the US for 9.99 delivered. Not sure if anyone is even interested in something like that but feel free to pm me. No big deal either way.
    The set will include mint .05, .25, $5, $25, $500 and really good condition $3 and $100. Out of the 1100 $1 chips I found only 45 that I would call barely used and looking really good. Those are the $1 chips I will include. In other words you will receive the most mint chips in existence from this set. The mint $5 chips have the Happy Days Diner variation. I have never seen one listed. Thanks for reading all this. I hope you enjoy my pictures.

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  2. abby99

    abby99 Admin / Chip Magpie
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    What a great story! I too have found that Salvatore is a joy to work with and does a fantastic job.
     
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    mooremo Well-Known Member

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    I have ordered plaques from OWPS, and have always had a great experience is dealing with Salvatore. Your chips look great.
     
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  4. oldwestgambler

    oldwestgambler Silver Sponsor

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    Thanks Potsie. I love the photos. I am so glad you are satisfied with them. It was actually a pleasure to work with you as well.

    Just so everyone knows we can print any denomination of these if anyone is looking for them.
    And as mentioned we can also do plaques, dealer buttons, octagons and ovals though they will need to be designed. Just send me an email. oldwestps @ gmail dot com

    Thanks again and Enjoy. Happy Days!
     
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    oldwestgambler Silver Sponsor

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    Thank you to both of you.
     
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