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IVORY POKER CHIPS -- "5" NUMERAL

condition ratings:

EXCELLENT-VERY FINE --  my highest rating: mint or near mint.
FINE -- quite attractive, insignificant wear.
OK -- average, good chip, some wear, but uniform/even wear.
POOR -- some defects or considerable wear  (defects, if any, are spelled out)
note: the chip codes and value ratings cited below in the table are from Dale Seymour's "Antique Gambling Chips, Revised Edition" (1998)...
 
 
image chip code and page number -- from Dale Seymour's " Antique Gambling Chips.(Use the chip code as an order number.)
¶ size of chip (don't be fooled by the size of the pictures, which are all the same size).
¶ condition.  I try to be conservative, and, remember, chips may be returned for full refund.
¶ Value of this particular chip in fine-very fine condition, per Seymour book.
price
8-98 -- it must be coded, but I can't find the code.
¶ small -- 1-3/8".
¶ condition: very fine; lovely chip.
SOLD
$65.
SOLD
IN-CC (p. 159) -- 
¶ average size -- 1.5".
¶ condition: used, worn, crack across center (crack does not reach the edge).
¶ "L" value -- $50-$69.
$50.
IN-EC (p. 160) -- 
¶ small -- 1-3/8".
¶ condition: looks to me like the set was rescrimshawed.  Worn. OK-poor.
¶ "L" value -- $50-$69.
$35.
IN-FD (p. 17 of the supplement) -- 
¶ 1-7/16".
¶ condition -- crack across the center (does not reach edge).  Otherwise, fine.
¶ "L" value -- $50-$69.
$40.
IN-JM (p. 162) -- 
¶ 1-3/8".
¶ condition -- OK, even wear to extent that the edges are rounded.
¶ "L" value -- $50-$69.
$40.
IN-JQ (p. 162) --
¶ 1-7/16".
¶ condition -- fine-OK.  used, but nice.
¶ "L" value -- $50-$69
SOLD
$95.
SOLD
IN-NA (p. 163) --
¶ large -- 1-9/16".
¶ condition -- red rim is obviously worn; otherwise, very nice.  I discovered this code; only two left now. Oh, well!
¶ "L" value -- $50-$69.
 SOLD
$45.
SOLD
IN-PU (p. 165) --  great design; large "5".
¶ large -- 1-9/16".
¶ condition -- worn, used and large crack in center (does not reach edge).
$50.
IN-UJ (p. 166) -- Note the drilled hole in the center.  I believe there was a smaller nerve hole or crack in the center, so to repair it, the hole was drilled and then plugged with "ivory."  Plug not there now.
¶ condition -- plug hole, as noted above.  Red paint worn away from rim.  other wise nice, fine.
¶ large -- 1-9/16".
$40.
IO-IJ  (p. 172)-- "5".  38 mm (1-1/2").  Ones left have cracks -- much lower price -- ask for pictures. --A great find of mine.  I "discovered" this chip, as I did most of those in my list; I believe I am the only sales source of this.
¶ 1.5".
¶ condition -- the reverse side is somewhat more worn than the side you see.  I have only two left in decent condition like this one.  I rate it OK condition. 
¶ valued "O" ($110-$150) in Antique Gambling Chips.
$140.
IO-LU  (supplement, p. 20) -- "5". 
¶ These are a very nice size -- 41.0 mm (slightly under 1-5/8"). 
¶ condition -- Very good red centers.  Some paint missing from the engravings, but a dynamite design.  The eight "leaves" around the rim look like fish (horizontal view) or kewpie dolls (vertical view). ........The design was found after the Revised Edition was published; the chip picture and codes appear in the Supplement.......
¶ Valued "m" ($70 - $90) in AGC supplement, p. 20., too low I think for this handsome, large chip.
$80.

IZ-TJ-var (p. 27 of the supplement) -- This is a real ivory scrimshawed chip, but is suspected as being a relatively recent creation, possibly an old concentric chip was scrimshawed with the "5".  This and other denominations were part of a large ivory set.
¶ size -- 1.5".
¶ condition -- fine-OK.
SOLD
$32.
SOLD

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