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MOTHER-OF-PEARL CHIPS, PLAQUES, ETC. -- EUROPEAN-STYLE (late 19th cent./early 20th cent.)

my largest MOP chip.......4-1/2" x 2-5/8"......from my personal collection; not for sale..... .translation: ten thousand francs ......from the Caro collection

(note:click here  to view my web page of Chinese MOP chips)


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number
picture (note: picture size
scales vary; be sure to
read the dimensions
in the description column)
description price
MOP-1
SOLD

¶ size -- BIG -- +2.5" wide, 1.75" high; 3 mil. thick
¶ condition: excellent
¶ reverse side is plain on all of these MOP-1's.
¶ "Ex Candore Decus" is Latin for something like, "from sincerity/openness comes honor/glory."..........I know of only 22 of these (MOP-1) existing.........the design on the crest is a bird (goose?) standing atop a knight's helmet.............I don't know if I have ever seen a MOP chip with a motto or saying on it.
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SOLD

$99.00
SOLD

MOP-2
SOLD


¶ size -- SMALL -- 1.5" x 7/8", 4 mil. thick
¶ condition: excellent
¶ reverse: plain (all like that)
¶ see the description for MOP-1, above..........I know of only 59 existing.
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SOLD
$40.00
SOLD

MOP-3

¶ size -- LARGEST -- 2-3/4" x 1-11/16", 3 mil. thick
¶ condition: excellent, better than the picture here.
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$99.00
MOP-4

¶ size -- 2" x 1-10/16",  3 mil. thick.
¶ condition: excellent, particulaly beautiful -- much shimmering.
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$60.00
MOP
SOLD

¶ size: 2.5" x .75", 3 mil thick.
¶ condition: excellent
¶ reverse side is plain (all that way).
SORRY, SOLD OUT
 
SORRY,
SOLD
OUT
MOP ¶ size: 1.25" x 7/8,"  3 mil thick.
¶ condition: excellent
¶ reverse side is plain (all that way)
¶ 17 known to exist.
¶ might be from the old Copacabana in Cuba.  Just one chip left.
SORRY, SOLD OUT

 

SORRY,
SOLD
OUT


MOP-5
SOLD

¶ size: 1-7/16" x 1-7/16", 3 mil thick
¶ condition: excellent-very fine
¶ reverse has "ASC" monogram
¶ I have only 2 left; there are no large quantities anywhere.
SOLD

$80.00
SOLD

MOP-6 ¶ size -- 1-7/16" x 1-7/16", 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition -- excellent
¶ reverse has "ASC" monogram
¶ I have about 10 left; I am the only source of these.
$45.00
MOP-7
SOLD
¶ size -- SMALL -- 1.25" x 7/8", 3 to 4 mil. thick.
¶ condition -- excellent
¶ reverse side is plain, on all of them -- made that way.
¶ the design is the letter "G."  They were made with a white-ish paint in the engraving.....I have only 4 chips left.
$40.00
sold out
of
MOP-7

MOP-7a
¶ size -- LONG -- 2.5" x 0.75;"  3 mil. thick.
¶ condition -- excellent; don't be fooled by the "dull" looking picture; the pearl has many facets and shimmers as it catches the light.
¶ reverse side is plain; made that way.
¶ letter "G;"  companion to MOP-7, above.  I have about 9 pieces left.
$45.00
MOP-8
SOLD

¶ size -- NICE -- 1-5/8" diameter; 2.75 mil. thick.
¶ condition -- very fine.
¶ bi-color MOP (top white, bottom blue).  Each side is different. SORRY, BUT TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT
¶ According to John Benedict, a specialist in European chips, the  "EC" bicolor (a lost art) is from Eden Casino in Trouville-sur-Mer, France, on the Normandie coast. The casino was completed in 1889 and demolished in 1911 to make room for the Casino de Trouville."
$50.00
SORRY,
SOLD
OUT
MOP-105 mops chips Continued on next row.
MOP-10
(Cont'd)
¶ the orange one is sold out; I have the other colors.
¶  these chips are not mother-of-pearl.  I placed them here for lack of a better place.  Some have called them enamel; I don't know.  They are made of glass and a metal like copper, and are pictured in the last two color plates (near page 109) of the Revised Edition of "Antique Gambling Chips."  I intentionally broke the the light blue chip above so I could examine the construction of the chip.  Note that there is a copper-like rim and copper ruffled core to the chips, and colored glass on both sides of the ruffled core, which creates the fan design -- but the finished chip is flat and smooth on the surface. ........ I consider these to be quite rare.  I have come across these only once, and I do not know of others who have sold them. 
¶ Lynn S., who bought one of these, said, " I just received the package of gambling chips, and love them all. Thank you. I can tell you about the purple one with the radiating lines fanning out from a center point, now that I can actually see it. It is “guilloche enamel”. From the pictures in Dale Seymour’s book, I thought they actually had ridges you could feel. The 3-dimensional effect is unbelievable. This is a technique used a lot in the late 1800s, on up to the present, on jewelry, fancy dresser sets, cigarette boxes and compacts. Faberge used it for most of the mirror and picture frames and the eggs he made for the Russian Czar before the revolution. "
¶ colors available -- all the colors shown.
¶ size -- 1-3/16" diameter, 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition -- varies.  I will send you the best chips available.  At least one side will be excellent-very fine, and the reverse side will be OK, will have no serious problems.
$85.00
each
MOP-11 ¶ size -- 1-5/16."  2 mil. thick.
¶ condition -- very fine-excellent.  The chips capure the light and shimmer very nicely.  The picture here capured this almost too well.  The chips are mostly white looking, but when you tilt them to the light, they are particularly nice and colorful.
$20.00





MOP-20
SOLD

¶ size: 1-1/4", 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition:  fine, no problems.
¶ same engraved numeral on both sides.
SOLD





$12.00
SOLD





MOP-21

¶ size: 1-1/4", 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition:  fine, no problems.
¶ same engraved numeral on both sides.





$12.00





MOP-22
SOLD

¶ size: 1-1/4", 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition:  fine, no problems.
¶ same engraved numeral on both sides.
SOLD





$12.00
SOLD





MOP-23

¶ size: 1-1/4", 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition:  fine, no problems.
¶ same engraved numeral on both sides.




$12.00





MOP-24

¶ size: 1-1/4+" straignt across paralled to the edge cut, 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition:  fine, no problems.
¶ same engraved numeral on both sides.





$16.00





MOP-25
SOLD

¶ size: 1-1/4+" straignt across paralled to the edge cut, 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition:  fine, no problems.
¶ same engraved numeral on both sides
SOLD





$16.00
SOLD





MOP-26

¶ large -- size: 1-1/2", 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition:  fine, no problems.
¶ stained two colors!
¶ same engraved numeral on both sides





$25.00





MOP-27
SOLD

¶ large -- size: 1-1/2", 3 mil. thick.
¶ condition:  fine, no problems.
¶ stained two colors!
¶ same engraved numeral on both sides
SOLD





$25.00
SOLD




MOP-28
SOLD
8-1-11


¶ VERY LARGE: 2" x 1-1/2." 3 mil. thick.
¶ stained in two colors in 3 sections!  Nice!
¶ condition:  fine, no problems.
¶ same engraved numeral and security number on both sides.  I have 4 of these chips, each with a different security number.




$50.00
SOLD
8-1-11

MOP-12  (SOLD) Continued on next row.
MOP-12
(Cont'd)
SOLD

¶ size -- about 1-1/4"
¶ condition -- quite poor --  lots of wear and nicks. 
¶ the designs appear on both sides, one side is usually quite worn, though.
these are from Peru, Latin America
sold
$5.00
each
(my
choice); 
or
6 for
$25.00
(my
choice)
sold










MOP-13
SOLD
8-1-11







¶ set of three.  Both sides shown.  Diameters are: 1-1/2", 1-3/4" and about 2-3/4." 3 mm thick.
¶ good condition, almost mint.  The 50 franc and 100 franc chips have a very tiny, small edge nick that you wouldn't notice if I hadn't mentioned it.
¶ this is the only set I have or know about.
¶ these were undoubtedly made in France.  The small "F"'s are for francs.  The person who sold them to me had bought them in Paris, France, some years ago.









$59.00
for set
of three
SOLD
8-1-11



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