For reasons I can’t fully explain, I found myself going back over some of my research on 1940s Vegas for Casino Chiseler and found that there is quite a market in poker chips from the Flamingo Hotel dating back to that time period. There is this one and there are others on auction sites which are priced in the hundreds if not thousands.
This got me thinking about the value of a piece of plastic or clay–and the associated connections with the times in which they were manufactured and used. I assume that it is the latter that creates the current value. I must admit to hankering to own one of the critters but not at any price. As I was carrying out my research, over time I began to hold the belief that $100 might not be such an expensive amount. Then I slapped myself, of course.
How much do you think a Flamingo chip from the early days of its life is worth?