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LETTERS OR WORDS APPEAR IN MOLD DESIGNS
(on this page the molds are listed in alphabetical order via the letter on the mold)

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MD-10 HOUSE MOLD  (Bud Jones) --  this is an example of a Bud Jones Co., Las Vegas NV, house "mold" on a plastic chip with a metal inlay.  The rim inscription is not embossed, rather it is flat --  a plastic inlay in the plastic rim of the chip.  Bud Jones made coin inlay plastic chips 1970's-present.  (Incidentally, there are so many examples of different inalid rim plastic chips [with various designs, suits and pips] that they can not all be shown here or anywhere, so I don't attempt to list them, unless they are venerable.) ......The chip offered here is the first-issue $1 chip of Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City NJ (1980). None
for
sale.
MD-11 HOUSE MOLD ( Paulson)  -- special embossed rim mold design made just for that casino.  First used by a Nevada casino in the mid-1960's.  It has become increasingly popular over time and is now used by virtually every modern casino.  The design may contain the casino name and/or logo, and possibly the denomination..  I applied pencil to the chip on the left so you could easily read the incused mold design: "Resorts International 1$."  House molds come in both composition and plastic casino chips...............The chip offered here for sale as a sample of a house mold chip is the current Resorts chip.  The four edge stripes are blue (the photo distorts the color). $3.00
MD-11a ROULETTE MOLD --    incused (recessed)"roulette" repeated twice.   Paul-son Gaming Supplies, Las Vegas NV.  This is Paul-son's generic mold for its roulette chips.  The chip on the left is quite soiled so the embossed incused lettering on the rim scans particularly well. None
for
sale.

Find
me
some.

MD-12 CASINO NAMES  --  8 Las Vegas casino names -- four on one side (Caesars, Grand, Stardust and Sands) and four on the reverse (Circus, Aaddin, Dunes and Riviera).  In the lates 1970's-early 1980's these chips were sold in Las Vegas gift shops and elsewhere.  They were sold in a wooden (?) box with a sliding clear plastic top that had the words, "Official Casino Gaming Chips."  It is an injection molded plastic poker chip, not used for casinos.......I have them for sale in red, white and blue. $3.00
each
MD-13 "A" MOLD (a/k/a AMERICAN MOLD)  -- an "A" and three dashes, repeated four times.   1960's-present.  The chip-mold was originally made by Atlantic Standard Molding, Portland, Maine, which in 2013-2014 changed ownership and became Classic Poker Chips.  All their molds can be seen here.  The mold is licensed for use in Nevada as of 2014 onwards.  It is mainly used elsewhere -- Indian reservations, small clubs, home games, etc. $3.00
MD-13a ROYAL FLUSH-STEAMBOAT MOLD -- 4 steamboats (we think: two smoke stacks blowing a trail of smoke, etc.?), 2 royal flushes in spades (A, K, Q, J, 10), and two Ace-Kings.   Plastic, injection-molded chip, found May 2001 by Dave Smith at a Massachsetts antique show-flea market.  The center of the chip may have been left blank for future hot-stamping.  Good quality plastic chip; may contain some composition material; makes nice 'thud" sound against a table top...............I have for sale the chips in beige and green.  I don't have many, so only one chip per customer. $6.00
each
MD-14 "B" MOLD --  "B" and dash, repeated eight times.  1960's-present  Bazaar Supply & Equipment Co., N. Y.  The owner told me the mold was never used very much, especially today, and never used by a casino, rather a light chip for home games and clubs.  (However, Bill Borland's  Blue Book of Casino Chips describes it as a "registered casino design," no longer in use.) .........I have these worn samples for sale -- (1) blue 10, pictured; and (2) red, no denomination. $3.00
each
MD-15 B-DIAMOND  (a/k/a DIAMOND-B)  --  "B" and 4 diamonds, repeated four times.  This mold seems to have been used mostly in the northwestrn United States.  It is now sold by Seattle Restaurant Store Co.  (a cookware store!), Seattle WA, which opened in 1933 as Tavern Supply Co./Bar Mart........Luke Rapley sent me a variation of this chip, which came in a box saying Tavern Supply Co., Seattle, Wash.   To see it, click here. ...........I have the chip pictured on the left for sale.  They are in nice shape except for the worn hot-stamp image.  One side has "$1.00." and the reverse says "5050." ....  As of October 2015, the mold is still being produced in Maine at Classic Poker Chips company, a company that took over from Atlantic Standard Molding in 2013-2014.   All their molds can be seen here.  The mold is licensed for use in Nevada as of 2014 onwards. $4.00
MD-16 WAVE CRESTS (a/k/a WAVE)  -- 24 waves.  (The mold is shown on this page because the wave crests look like the letter "C.")  1930's-1940's. Bowman Equipment Co. ("Bowman Excel Speed" appears on one of my advertising distributor chips), Chicago IL.  (I found an identical chip [but with 23 waves] in a c.1961 Evans Park and Carnival Device Corp. {successors to H C Evans & Co.} catalog.).........The chips to the left is available for sale in four colors -- red, white, black and yellow.  It is unattibuted. Chips are in very fine condition.  Robert Ensley provided the chips with the "W." $4.00
MD-16a CARO  -- 16 suit symbols and the letters "C," "A," "R," and "O." This is the embossed mold of the famous (now defunct) Paris, France, gambling supply house.   Click here for some history about Caro.   The samples for sale here are all notched. $20.00
MD-17  
"C" MOLD -- a large embossed "C."  (On the chip pictured to the left, I scored the chip with a pencil to highlight the embossed "C" mold.  Click here for more pictures of C-mold chips.)  H. C. Evans and Co., Chicago IL.  c. 1900 to 1930's.  (The embossed "C" mold chip appears in a c.1900 Harris Co. catalog and a 1909 Evans catalog.  The most recent Evans catalog I found with the mold is a 1929 one.)  The Evans catalog proclaims that "the large Casino C is an exclusive Evans' design.."  The Harris Co., Brooklyn NY, catalog said the "C" was for "club."  It proclaimed that the chip gives a club a "distinctive poker check which cannot be duplicated by any other manufacturer, and will prevent ringers." Jim Blanchard says H. E. Mason & Co. once owned the mold..... ..... I have for sale these C-mold chips: (a) for $15 each I have the inlaid monogram chips with a "B" on one side and a "D" on the reverse.  Picture here. Have them in red, white and blue.  Blues have some burns.  (b)  for $3 each I have  brown chips with hot-stamped "PH," plain white chips, and  blue (worn, with hot-stamped star with rays). see
details
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MD-18
C, SPADES, HEARTS, CLUBS, DIAMONDS --  "C" and the four pips, repeated four times.  Club Room Equipment Co. 
None
for 
sale.

I
need
some
for 
sale
here.

MD-19 "H" MOLD   (H.C.E.)--  8 H's.  H. C. Edwards and Co., NYC.  Was a major supplier of Nevada chips, 1940's to 1968.  The business was started in the 1920's [I own a 1929 H. C. Edwards catalog, but unfortunately it didn't include chips, just dice, cards, etc., although "checks" was one of the products listed on the cover] and was sold and broken up in 1984.  Then  Bazaar Supply/Berk Trading Co., Yonkers, NY, owned the mold and used it infrequently, but not for U.S. casinos. I am told that the mold was used  in Europe at that time.  In about 2004, Bazaar Supply/Berk Trading went out of business, and Atlantic Standard Molding/Poker Chips Online bought the mold, and although it is not yet shown on their web site, it is used today by ASM for home poker chip sets, but not for casinos..........Mark Lighterm has obtained some of the H C Edwards Co. shipping-chip hot-stamp records and has put them on two CD's ($15.00) and in an H.C.E. book.  E-mail him at mlighter@bellsouth.net .....Club 36 chips are unattributed in some works, but the Richard Edward Staeffler Memorial California Card Rooms web site attributes them to club at 3628 University Ave, San Diego CA (1974-77). ... .....  As of October 2015, the mold is still being produced in Maine at Classic Poker Chips company, a company that took over from Atlantic Standard Molding in 2013-2014.    All their molds can be seen here.  The mold is licensed for use in Nevada as of 2014 onwards. $3.00
MD-21 "L" MOLD  -- 32 L's.  Old mold, used mostly in California; not used today ... .... ..... In fact, most of the chips found with this mold were in California...... ..... C. W. Rice Co.......For the picture on the left, the incused embossed lines were filled with soap for photography purposes.   The chip is unattributed.  The reverse side says $5.00. .. .....  UPDATE: this mold is not in use anymore, has not been used to make chips in some 20 years.  It was donated to the Nevada Historical Society and is on display there.  $3.00
MD-22 LAZY "N"  (a/k/a  OIL CAN MOLD)  --  8 N's or oil cans.  A recently discovered old mold.   Distributor is unknown.  It's a real mystery -- it wasn't made by the Burt Co., which manufactured most of these old chips.   Steve Goodrich provided the scan..... I have recently picked up a number of chips with this mold, including this one for bpoe Elks Club lodge 1907, Rangely CO (only one chip)....  Ah ha, maybe the "N" stands for "Nintendo."  In August 2014 on eBay, 100 of these chips appeared in a cardboard chip box, printed on the box is "Nintendo, made in Japan."  Everything was complete and in mint condition. The chips were plain white, with the "Lazy N" mold. Here is a picture of the chip, the Nintendo box and the "N" logo of Ninendo, which appears on the box.  Nintendo was founded as a playing card company, a product it still makes.  It is the largest video company in the world by volume and the third most valuable company in Japan. ....... The ones I have for sale are hot-stamped "MCL," are in very fine condition,  colors: red, white, blue, yellow.  I also have plain white. Some others have on them SOR (or SQR).
$5.00
MD-23 md23DD.jpg "N" MOLD (or "NV")  -- 12 NV's.  Unknown distributor, etc.  Bill Borland showed this as him mold #41 in his " Official Blue Book of Casino Chips and Tokens " (now out of print).  He lists 72 molds.  I now have chip from each of those 72 molds, thanks to Douglass Deems, who supplied the MLT chip picture here (his chip), and he gave me this chip, where I applied soap to the design to better highlight the NV's. ... .... Looks to be plastic in whole or part.  Weighs 4 grams. None
for 
sale.

I
need
some
for 
sale
here.

MD-25
LAZY "S" (a/k/a S mold) -- 24 "lazy" S's.  1930's -1940's.  Ryan &  Co, Chicago IL ("Ryans Speed Checks" advertised on this mold); and H. E. Mason and Co., Chicago IL..............The white chip pictured to the left is for sale.  "One dollar" is on both sides. 
$3.00
MD-26
"T" MOLD --  26 T's, alternating right side up and upside down.  1930's-1951.  Taylor & Co. Chicago IL (their advertising chips on this mold exclaimed "Taylor's Super Speed").  Taylor & Co was owned by the Chicago mafia. .......Yellow chip on the left is for sale; according to the shipping/order records of the Taylor Co, it was used at the Stag Bar, Perin, Illinois, c. 1949. (Perin is a subub of Peoria IL.)  Yellow:  $4 each.  .. .... ... (I also have some T-mold chips with "JP" imprinted on them.  They were shipped to the Jerome Hotel in Hammond Indiana, which was used as a mail drop for the Chicago mob.  The JP chips were used  at the bustling mob-run Owl Club in Calumet City, Illinois.  The JP chips I sell for $8 each, brown only.)
$4.00


MD-26a

"T" MOLD (SMALL T) --  54 T's, alternating right side up and upside down.
The chips are 9 grams.  The mold was designed by Elijah Muse in December 2005 for Holdempokerchips, which has always owned the mold.  They call it the "interlocking T" mold (the T's in the design interlock, not the chips themselves.) They are sold both hot-stamped and plain for home sets and clubs, not licensed casinos, yet.  To highlight the T-mold design in the scans to the left, I scored the rim mold with the side of a lead pencil.

MD-27
"TK" MOLD --  TK repeated 13 times.  1945-1970's?  T.K.  Specialty Co., Kansas City, KS and Reno NV.  The patent for the chip (click here to see it)  was filed in 1945 by Walter W. Taylor (thanks to R Klein for finding it). .......The sample sold here is the red chip on the left. They are quite worn.  BPOE 546 [an Elks Club in Alexandria LA] on one side, and $1.00 on the reverse.
$3.00
MD-28 "X" MOLD  --  22 X's.  Relatively rare and old mold.  Uncertain as to who the distributor is. $3.00

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more.

MD-29

"COURTS & NUMERALS" -- the 13 indicies of each suit of playing cards, in this order: 2, 4, 8, Q, 5, J, 7, 9, A, 3, 6, K and 10.  The mold dates from May 2004 and has always been owned and used by BuyPokerChips.com, which sells the chips only on-line as poker chip sets (not to casinos).  "Courts & Numerals" is the name BuyPokerChips.com gave the mold.  The Blue Chip Co, of North Las Vegas, makes the chips.



$2.00
MD-30

"PAULSON CHIPS" -- "PAULSON CHIPS" and the hat-and-cane logo are each in two places around the rim.  Note that the hat is reversed on this mold -- i.e.,  the handle of the cane is on the left side of the hat.  This is the mold manufactured by Gaming Partners International® SAS's (also known as GPI® SAS)  United States division, GPI, USA (the old Paul-son and Bud Jones companies).  The mold is used for home poker sets (that is, non-casino chips).  The mold first appeared about 2004.  It is a good quality, square-edged clay chip with a slick-finish inlay.  GPI does not sell directly to the public; rather it wholesales the chips in very large chip orders.  One company that retails these chips is BuyPokerChips.com.  ..... ....... ........ The chip on the left is for sale.  I scored the rim mold with the side of a pencil point so it would be more legible.






$3.00

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