ANTE UP: The Collection of Robert Eisenstadt

We welcome you to take part in Ante Up, the auction of the Robert Eisenstadt's incredible collection. The auction takes place on January 30, 2021 at 10:00AM CT. You can visit the auction website by clicking here.

You can also view the collection that is up for auction as a PDF.

If you have any questions about the auction, please contact Joseph Slabaugh (, 773-472-1442) at Potter & Potter Auctions.

IN MEMORIAM: Robert Eisenstadt 1942 - 2020

On June 5, 2020, Robert Eisenstadt died peacefully at home, in the loving presence of his sister Nancy and his sister's family. He will be dearly missed by all of us who loved and appreciated him. If you would like to leave a story about Robert, write a message, or read what others have written, please click here.

He took pride in his collection and loved sharing it with fellow enthusiasts; please have a look and enjoy.


Robert Eisenstadt's
Antique Gambling Chips &  Gambling Memorabilia Web Site

Breakers Club, Santa Monica CA (1926-1934) (per The Gaming Table)

Can anyone give me further information on this chip?  For example, was the club famous?  Illegal club or just a social club?  Famous or infamous owners, clientele?  The USPC card says it was ordered by Montags, Los Angeles CA, May 18, 1926.

I acquired some of these recently.  I only have about 5 four-color sets, and then some extra reds and blues.

The sumptuous Breakers is pictured below. It and the Edgewater and Del Mar Club
                (all large structures) were next to each other on the Pacific, just south of the famous
                Santa Monica Pier. The Breakers later became the Chase Hotel and then Hotel
                Monica. Any further information about the Breakers Club would be appreciated.


Best wishes,

Robert Eisenstadt, 140 Cadman Plaza West, # 26-C; Brooklyn NY  11201. (718) 625-3553.  I have fax capabilities, but phone first.  Email address: (removed email address).  The site map of my web page is at:
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GAMBLING CHIPS AND ITEMS WANTED.  I BUY  gambling chips (casino, ivory,  pearl, poker, etc.), small gambling equipment, old playing card decks  and other old  gambling items/images/paper.  All items, except casino chips and catalogs, should be prior to 1945....... ... I do not want:   gambling toys; plastic, paper or plain chips; metal slot tokens; current or recent casino chips; or heavy/bulky items like slot machines......Always looking for new collectors and trades............  I pay commissions for good  leads...........Thank you.