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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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). All the ivory chips in this web site are antique/vintage in every way -- both the ivory and the scrimshawing are from the 19th or early 20th century.
image: 180 x 180 pixels 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.

IMGG (page 152) -- letter "L."    Incidentally I discovered this code; I bought the original box of 99 of these chips.  All have the "L" engraving on one side; the reverse side is plain.
� 1-5/16."
� excellent condition.
� I have the chip in three types, all for sale -- red engraving, black (maybe dark blue) engraving (sorry, black-dark blues sold out), and natural (i.e., no paint in the engraving). So, natural and reds are available.    Click here to see a scan of all three colors. Note that the red chip is upside down in the scan.


IMIC -- letter "P."(in the "Supplement of Chip Codes" (2002) to "Antique Gambling Chips")
� 1-1/2."
� fine to excellent condition.
� I discovered this code.  I have the chips in three colors -- red, white and blue.  Click here to see a scan of all three chips (colors).


IPLE -- in the 1998 "Supplement of Chip Codes."
� a very impressive 41 mm (1-5/8")!
� excellent condition other than some missing paint, which I could re-ink if you request it.
Click here for picture of more of these chips.  



IDAR -- Bee -- 37.5 mm, a mite under 1-1/2."  I have a very few of these chips in red (reds have a crack; price reduction; ask), white, blue and yellow.  Click here for a picture of four of the chips.  (The white one, not pictured, has a blue circle where the rim begins.)
� the reds and blues are in good condition, but the whites and yellows have cracks and other issues, so please ask for pictures and prices before you order.


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