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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NOTE:  the order number in the first column is the code given in Dale Seymour's "Antique Gambling Chips, Revised Edition;" page numbers given are to that book.
code and page #
picture -- 120 pix. name of chip comments price
ACN (p.

Rin Tin Tin

¶ two chips only -- yellow (thick square edged).
¶ excellent condition -- unusual for this chip.  Always scarce, especially in good condition without cigarette burns.
¶ Rin Tin Tin was famous dog in TV (1950's) and movies (even earlier).

AHS (p. 234) Elk Head (short left horn) have in red, white and blue...... fine condition $15.00
AJE (p. 234) Moose Head have two white chips......good-fine condition $19.00
ANX (p.235) Majestic (closed mouth) condition: used and inlay is slightly separating (lifting) at edge, but OK;  inlay on one side is particularly worn; green $6.00
ANXv (p. 235) Majestic (open mouth) condition: used; white $7.00
ATA (p. 236) Lion Head have just this blue chip.............condition: serious 1/4" crack at 5:30 position (visible in photo); used holding
for trade
Owl ¶ have only in white
¶ very fine - excel.
(in 2002
Club (not machined) ¶ blue, yellow, orange, salmon-pink, green, gray, brown, lavender
¶ blue is very fine; other colors worn some, maybe a small edge nick on one side, but generally OK.
¶ quite rare; only I have some of these colors, newly discovered.  The chip was coded in the 2002 supplement to Antique Gambling Chips.  It was placed in the Wheel/Faro chip section.
p. 248
Heart (not machined)
¶ pink
¶ very fine.
¶ same story here as above for CAV (Variation).
CHX (p. 249)
Card Suits have in red (fine, $15), yellow (fine, $15), .. .... and blue (inlay lifting some at edge, $6)......Fine condition, better than pitured here. $15.00
DGC (p. 255) Maltese Cross have white ....condition: used, but OK $13.00 each
DGG  (p.255) Shield have in red, white, blue and yellow.....condition: used and worn.  $8.00 each
DJK (p. 257) Star and Crescent blue (worn); white (used but OK)

(p. 257)

Star & Wreath

¶ yellow: nice on one side, very worn on reverse. Special deal: along with the yellow chip, you get a very worn blue one for free!


(p. 257)

Star & Wreath

¶ red, white, blue -- very fine condition

EHF (p.266) Flamenco Dancer (Monarch) ¶ red, white, blue, brown, green
¶  beautiful chips in very fine condition........ ... ..... note: these are not classic crest and seal chips as they do not have a plain mold; rather, they have the old monarch  (see raised ring around the inlay) mold.
$30.00 each
EKA (p. 266)

have in red, white and blue........all chips are used/worn: (a)  some  have a decent image on one side; other side is worn almost to non-recognition ; and (b) others are quite worn (but recognizable) on both sides ... ... ..... I'll send you the best I have of one side; return privileges, of course.  ... .....The blues are quite poor on both sides now. $35.00
MEL (p. 280) Crown have in red, yellow and blue.....condition: very fine $17.00 each
MFT (p. 281) Prince of Wales have in red and white......condition: OK, fine $15.00 each
MFW (p. 281) Prince of Wales  (a) have in white, blue and yellow in very nice condition on at least one side -- $13.00 each; (b) also have in  green, white and pink in very poor condition -- lifting inlays, discolored inlays, cracks, wear -- $4.00 each.  prices in box
at left
MHD (p. 281) Flag
¶ red, white, blue, (out of yellow)
¶ excellent condition .

p. 281

Crossed Flags

¶ white (last one)
¶ very fine
¶ I always liked this chip.  It shows the flags of the four victorious allies of WW I -- (from left to right) France, U.S., United Kingdom and Italy.

p. 304 
Bronc Rider (dust) ¶ red
¶ very fine
¶ this chip is machined (circular grooves over the entire face of the chip -- like a miniature phonograph record).
¶ I mention "dust' to distinguish it from code SEZ.
TAD (p. 311) Stagecoach

have in blue only.....condition: excellent $45.00

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