Trav's Trail
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I've been collecting chips since 1975. My long suffering kids helped as we wandered through outdoor and indoor shows. I paid them (and my nephews) 25¢ to find them and double that if I bought. I started with clay composition chips; added a few ivories; then discovered casino and club chips after visiting with Allan Myers and Dale Seymour. I have over a hundred thousand chips and specialize in illegals, Nevada, California, A.C., South Dakota (my former home), Ivories, crest & seal and whatever anyone donates to me. Enjoy the site--but it is in construction. I have completed entering my chips but must now repair broken links, re-name several groups for easier access and create an index
COMMENTS ON ATLANIC CITY CHIPS  The Atlantic City chi links are listed by the codes given them by Archie Banks.  See his home page:  http://www.callzia.com/dghome/acchips/home.htm
The link codes are: BALLY GRAND: BAG; BOARDWALK REGENCY: BOA; BORGATA: BOR; THE BRIGHTON: BRI; CAESARS: CAE; CLARIDGE (HI HO, DEL WEBB'S): CLA; GOLDEN NUGGET: GOL; HARRAH'S: HAR; HARRAH'S AT TRUMP PLAZA: HTP; HILTON ATLANTIC CITY: HAC; HILTON: HIL; PARK PLACE: BPP; PLAYBOY: PLA; RESORTS  INTERNATIONAL: RES; SANDS: SAN; SHOWBOAT: SHO; TROPICANA: TRO;  TROPWORLD:  TWD; TRUMP CASTLE: CAS; TRUMP PLAZA: TPP;  TRUMP TAJ MAHAL: TAj. Illegal AC are found in Illegals.
COMMENTS on CREST & SEAL CHIPS
 See Rich Hanover's Home Page for the definition of Crest & Seal chips. http://www.oldpokerchips.com/CSdates.htm Rich (and others consider only inlay lithos that have been sealed (either with celluloid in the earliest chips or plastic) without a mold design. I have include a few of my chips in which the inlay appears to have been sealed but which have mold designs. Another type of chip that I include is called "machined." These chips are like little records. E.g., I have indicated that these are not Crest & Seal chips. In addition, I have included plain mold "die cut" chips. See Eisenstadt's home page for illustrations and description of these chips.  http://www.antiquegamblingchips.com/sitemap.htm
Ivory and Crest & Seal chips are expensive--some selling for $250 or more.
DUPLICATES for SALE or TRADE
Where I have moe than one of a paricular chip I indicate with the word "DUPLICATES." I do not list a  price. If interested in trading or buying a duplicate, contact me for a separate scan and price.
BUYING CHIPS
I buy IVORY, CREST & SEAL, ILLEGALS (UNLICENSED CLUBS), NEVADA, CALIFORNIA and SOUTH DAKOTA CASINO or CLUB CHIPS.
ELKS CHIPS
 Most, although not all Elks chips (indicted by " B.P.O.E.") have common reverse, thus: I do not show those sides and do not note that they have common backs.
REFERENCES Dates that are noted are the dates of delivery. Sources are either from The Gaming Table, The Chip Guide, The Official U.S. Casino Chip Price Guide  or as noted by Rich Hanover, Robert Eisenstadt or from information obtained on purchase. When this project is completed, links will be provided to other traders and sellers.
Some chips are coded and are referenced in Dale Seymour's  book on Antique Gaming Chips, for example: "PS-EW."

COLLECTION NOT SHOWN
In addition to the chips displayed I have others that do not fit into a category or are unknown. For example, this "40 West" would seem to be from an illegal club. However, no attribution has been made. Probably most collectors of illegal chips have unidentified chips in their collection--hoping like me that a record of purchase or the memory of a "patron" will make the identification.
ADDRESS: thdlewin@law.syr.edu
Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse, N.Y. 13244
315 443 1222 (O)
315 446 8678 (H)
CEL: 315 396 9087
 A link to each page is found in "Site Map."
NOTE: My Las Vegas and Nevada chips each contain a Chip Rack number. The numbers were based on earlier TCR editions. At some point the authors changed the numbering system. It is too labor intensified for me to make changes to the new numbers. As a result my numbers are no longer current.
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