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    Las Vegas Casino Chip: 1953 Wilbur Clark Desert Inn Chip. 4th issue, mustard with three dark blue inserts, Arodie mold (dice and arrowheads), rated R-9 on the rarity scale by Campiglia & Wells. Technically grading AV (average), it has a very pleasing appearance. On each side there is a diagonal line through the portrait which occurred in manufacture, visible only when viewing from just the right angle.

    An example of this chip sold for $21,250 in our November 2014 auction (lot 44224) against a pre-sale estimate of $5000-$10,000. As will sometimes happen with auctions, a strong selling price will bring another example out of hiding, as is the case here.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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