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  BORLAND COMMEMORATIVE/FANTASY POKER CHIPS

*** SALES LIST AND WANT LIST ***






The chips on this page are not casino chips.  Rather they are casino quality, fantasy commemorative poker chips, made through the efforts of Bill Borland some 15 years ago.  Today they are obsolete and highly collectible. ... .... ....  I noticed this pattern to the chips (disregarding variations in the size of edge spots): (a) the chips cover 10 casinos; five of the casinos have sets of 7 chips ($1, $5, $25, $100, $500, $1000 and $5000); the other 5 casinos have sets of 9 chips ($1, $5, $25, $100, $500, two $1000's (one with edge spots; one with "pie") and two $5000's (one with edge spots; one with "pie"); those that have both pie and edge spots, the color combinations of the pie and edge-spot chips are esentially the same; (b) the $1 and $5 chips have two edge spots (except the $1 Dunes chip which has no edge spots); (c) the $25 and $100 chips have three edge spots; (d) the $500 chips have four edge spots; and (e) the $1000 and $5000 chips have either four edge spots or are pie. .... ....... ........ The above picture is of a cardboard advertising display for Borland's chips.  The back of the display is pictured at the bottom of this page.  Note the inscription "copyright 1992, The Bill Borland Co. ... .... ."  Note also that only 7 of the 10 casinos are cited, and only those casinos have pie $5000 chips; the missing three casinos have only edge-spot $5000 chips.

I am especially indebted to David Spragg, who made the scans of the chips on this page and let me use them here.  The history of the Borland chips, the Chip Rack Nevada codes, his scans and descriptions of the colors of all the chips can be seen on his Web page and the Web page he maintains for the Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club.  In August 2005, I changed the code numbers to comform to the new number arrangment devised by David. ...... ...... ....... Note:  In the pictures, below, where it says "Re-orders with 1/2" inserts," it means that when Bill Borland (in the early 1990's)  depleted the first issue of these chips, he re-ordered some more chips with a change in the size of the inserts.  Incidentally, all of the code numbers that have an "a" suffix (eg.,  15a) have 1/2" inserts.

CHIPS I NEED: In the tables below, I indicate which chips are missing from my collection by a notation in the "Comments" column..  ..... ....... ........ I am also in the market to buy any of the Borland chips for my inventory.

CHIPS I HAVE FOR SALE:  In the rightmost column I indicate which chips I have for sale and the sales price.  I sell all of my duplicates.  I do not hoard them for possible future trades.  I wish all collectors did this -- make their duplicate chips available to other collectors by offering them for sale.  All the chips offered for sale are in excellent-very fine condition. ... ... ... Postage-handling: $4.00 .  (Click the link at the upper left for PayPal, mailing address, etc., info.)

     
order #
and
picture #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
CASTAWAYS
sales
price
1
$1

13.00
2
$5

15.00
3
$25

20.00
4
$100

8.00
5
$500

15.00
6
$1000p

15.00
7
$5000p

20.00


    
order # and
picture #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
DUNES
sales
price
8
$1

10.00
9
$5

17.00
10
$25

17.00
11
$100

20.00
12
$500

25.00
13
$1000
have one chip in poor condition --
inlay OK, but clay is faded, $15 price ... ... ...I have one in mint condition for $20.
20.00
14
$5000

25.00



   
order # and
picture #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
EL RANCHO VEGAS
sales
price
15
$1
3/8" inserts
30.00
15a
$1
1/2" inserts
5.00
16
$5

5.00
17
$25
9/16" inserts
20.00
17a
$25
1/2" inserts

18
$100
5/8" inserts

18a
$100
1/2" inserts   
20.00
19
$500
3/8" inserts
25.00
19a
$500
1/2" inserts
6.00
20
$1000


10.00
21
$1000p
(pie)

15.00
22
$5000

15.00
23
$5000p

20.00


   
order # and
picture #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
JOLLY TROLLEY
sales
price
24
$1

6.00
25
$5

5.00
26
$25

4.00
27
$25
The chip is pictured twice above to show the 2 sides.  I don't consider this chip as part of this series,  but the chip was made by Borland, and the casino dates are on one side. ... ..... I don't have this chip in my personal collection, need it!

28
$100

8.00
29
$100
The chip is pictured twice above to show the two sides.  I don't consider this chip as part of this series, but it was made by Borland, and the casino dates are on one side.

30
$500

6.00
31
$1000p

12.00
32
$5000p

10.00


   
order #
and
picture #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
LANDMARK
sales
price
33
$1

25.00
34
$5

sold 35.00
35
$25

8.00
36
$100

6.00
37
$500

15.00
38
$1000

12.00
39
$5000

10.00


   
order #
and
picture #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
MARINA
sales
price
40
$1

6.00
41
$5

15.00
42
$25

5.00
43
$100

4.00
44
$500

5.00
45
$1000

4.00
46
$5000

8.00



   
order # and
picture #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
THE MINT
sales
price
47
$1
black; 3/8" inserts. --only a few of these are known to exist.  It is similar to #47b, just that it is black, not dark navy blue. Both have 2 red edge spots.

47a
$1
dark navy blue; 1/2" inserts.
17.00
47b
$1
dark navy blue; 3/8" inserts. Not pictured here
10.00
48
$5

5.00
49
$25
9/16" inserts
17.00
49a
$25
1/2" inserts
5.00
50
$100
5/8" inserts
15.00
50a
$100
1/2" inserts
7.00
51
$500
3/8" inserts

51a
$500
1/2" inserts
29.00
52
$1000

15.00
53
$1000p

50.00
54
$5000

15.00
55
$5000p

20.00



 
order #
and
picture #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
PUSSY CAT
sales
price
56
$1
3/8" inserts

56a
$1
1/2" inserts

57
$5

5.00
58
$25
9/16" inserts

58a
$25
1/2" inserts
7.00
59
$100
5/8" inserts
 
59a
$100
1/2" inserts
9.00
60
$500
3/8" inserts

60a
$500
1/2" inserts
6.00
61
$1000

6.00
62
$1000p

30.00
63
$5000

6.00
64
$5000p





   
order #
and
pictured #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
SILVER SLIPPER
sales
price
65
$1
3/8" inserts
25.00
65a
$1
1/2" inserts
6.00
66
$5

6.00
67
$25
9/16" inserts

67a
$25
1/2" inserts
7.00
68
$100
5/8" inserts
20.00
68a
$100
1/2" inserts

69
$500
3/8" inserts
25.00
69a
$500
1/2" inserts
7.00
70
$1000


71
$1000p

25.00
72
$5000

9.00
73
$5000p

20.00



   
order #
and
picture #
chip
denom-
ination
comments
on
THUNDERBIRD
sales
price
74
$1
3/8" inserts
20.00
74a
$1
1/2" inserts
15.00
75
$5

9.00
76
$25
9/16" inserts

76a
$25
1/2" inserts
20.00
77
$100
5/8" inserts
20.00
77a
$100
1/2" inserts
6.00
78
$500
3/8" inserts  
20.00
78a
$500
1/2" inserts
7.00
79
$1000

7.00
80
$1000p

12.00
81
$5000


82
$5000p

15.00





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