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TH&Short Cane vs Long Cane?

Discussion in 'History of Poker Chips' started by EmptyPocs, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. EmptyPocs

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    I was cleaning up some 200 light green starbursts and noticed color variation in the lot.
    I started to seperate them and then noticed different molds.
    One with short cane and one with long. It turns out to be 100 of each.
    Aside from being less used (as mint as you can get) than the slightly darker short canes, the long canes seem to have shallower inlay area (if there is a depression at all).
    I checked some 1400 SB's I have and they are all short cane exept for some old reds I just picked up that were mixe long and short (the best picks out of an older well used set).

    The only Casino Paulsons I have are PNY and they have short alternating canes.
    Why does paulson make the two versions I see in my starbursts?
    Has one replaced the other?

    TY in advance.

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    EDIT: the canes look almost the same in the large pic, but in real life you can see it right away
    the angle is different and the hats look taller, the gap between the bottom left of the hat brim and cane is bigger too
    maybe this will be better:
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    ty, guess it's just luck of the draw.
    Only 100 of 1500 SB's (11 colors) are the long version.
    I thought they might be 'rare'.
     
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    IN terms of personal preference, I try to go SHC. LHC's can have more spinners in a rack due to the smaller inlay recession. (smaller inlay recession = more possibility of an inlay spinner)

    But the LHC looks nicer with the longer cane and more separation between hat and cane.

    So if I had my way, LHC, lots of them, so you can weed out the spinners and still have what you need...


    :)
     
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    I had a feeling you would show mint green chips as examples. Good info on the mold. I had no idea on some of the info.
     
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    I'll add to whats been said that it seems a lot of older chips are LCV only. I've checked some of the newer LCVs like Bills Gambling hall $1 (SCV on one side, LCV on the other) and the recess is normal/same as the SCV.
     
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    Mixing of the two molds on a single chip release is a recent event. When I asked a connected casino exec to GPI, GPI Sales did not even know that the factory in Mexico was mixing and matching the two different molds!

    So, at one time they were purposely matched, but about the time that Bill's Gambling Hall opened, they were mixing and matching. But not in all cases.
     
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    I wasnt sure if these LCV were older since they seemed so minty.
    You can see the cross hatch face texture very clearly above.

    I also do have around 40 Purple and Dolphin(?) Blue that came with a mixed batch I picked up a while back, that were advertised as vintage
    (they came with 40 vintage SB diamond molds I posted elsewhere at one time).
    These too turned out to be are LCV's when I checked.

    But as for the inlay area it really seems less shallow.
    And fortunately no spinners.
     
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    I wish :)

    I was calling these "light green"
    Did some checking and guess they are sherbert:
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