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.

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


The "Comic Poker Chips" were made by Federal Premium Mfg Co, Chicago ILL 60645, copyright 1967. The box calls them "hilarious." These chips were sold in boxes (4" x 3" x 1.5") of 100 chips (50 white, 25 red, 25 blue), but the chips were thrown in in a random manner so most boxes of 100 chips did NOT have all 20 different chip designs.  However, rest assured, the boxes of chips I sell have at least one chip of each of the 20 different chip designs.  Each chip is plastic and  1-3/8" diameter.

There are 20 different chips
15 chips are in the third picture below with the green background.  All 15 chips have on one side the image of Confucius and the words "Confucius Say." The reverse sides have the 15 different jokes or puns.  There is a small number, 1 to 15, on the bottom of each chip next to the 1967 copyright date.  (The picture might be difficult for some to download; if you are having trouble,  click here to download a smaller picture with less bytes.)
¶ the other 5 chips
are seen in the picture below with the yellow background.  Both sides of each chip are shown side by side, possibly in different color chips. 

I could sell a complete set of the 20 different Comic chips for $45.00 delivered! I could also sell about 50 Comic chips (including a complete set of the 20 different chips) in the original box  (in OK used condition) for $80 delivered.





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