Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,308

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 21 Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search