The Gene Trimble Collection
[UPDATE ON 2/25 - SALE IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL I FINISH SORTING AND SHIPPING RESERVED ITEMS. A NUMBER OF UNSOLD ITEMS WERE DONATED TO THE CCA FOR FUNDRAISING OR RETAINED BY THE FAMILY. WHEN I AM FINISHED I PLAN TO PRICE REMAINING BETTER ITEMS INDIVIDUALLY ON A NEW AREA OF THE WEBSITE AND ALL REMAINING ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN DISCOUNTED TUBS AT THE CCA CONVENTION]
Gene Trimble, chip collector and researcher extraordinaire, sadly passed away on July 12.
I have been asked by the family to handle the sale of his collection. In a staggering 50+ years of collecting starting back in 1963, Gene amassed some 29,000 chips covering almost all chip genres.
As requested I am following Gene's written wishes for the disposal. Some parts of the collection will be donated to the CCA, some will be offered for sale initially to specific individuals, with the balance being offered here at first, and then at the 2018 CCA Convention in Las Vegas. Ed Hertel will be assisting me with the sale. Gene's estate really only comprised his collection. I have a responsibility to the family to raise as much as I can from the sale to cover the medical expenses not covered by his insurance. The approx 21,000 chips to be offered for sale at this time will comprise around 17,000 listings.
Whilst I have actually had physical possession of the collection since I started storing it for Gene 3 years ago, I won't be back in Las Vegas to collect it until January, so for now I will be offering the chance to reserve chips based on listings I have extracted from a slightly dated version of his Collectors Assistant software.
Please also note that as Gene stored his chips by date of acquisition rather than theme, the preparation of the collection will be a huge task and I don't expect to have anything physically ready to mail out until around March. There are a large number of lower value items (including some which may not be listed here), which if not 'reserved' by around the end of May, will be offered at the convention in 'bargain bins', so everyone is encouraged to make their 'picks' as early as possible. Once items are reserved I will remove them from the listings displayed here.
Some of the files are quite large and may take a while to download depending on your internet speed. Save the files on your machine and view with your PDF reader as this may give different results to viewing in your browser. Please note the following caveats applying to all the listings and any potential sales.
Some of the files are quite large and may take a while to download depending on your internet speed. When ordering please quote enough info for me to identify the correct chip - eg file name, page number (although this is a moving target it will give me a clue), Gene's description (first field shown, is in alpha order for each file).
(ATLANTIC CITY) (COLLECTION SOLD INTACT TO ONE BUYER - 432 LISTINGS)
AUTOGRAPHED CHIPS (CURRENTLY 311 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 573)
CRUISE CHIPS (CURRENTLY 150 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 239)
ERROR & COUNTERFEIT CHIPS (CURRENTLY 69 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 107)
FOREIGN CHIPS - this is everything outside of the US including Caribbean (CURRENTLY 682 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 904)
LAS VEGAS CHIPS - PART 1 OF 3 (CURRENTLY 1072 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1217) - note all live cashable chips will be priced at a minimum of face + shipping/fees
LAS VEGAS CHIPS 2 - PART 2 OF 3 (CURRENTLY 1049 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1218) - note all live cashable chips will be priced at a minimum of face + shipping/fees
LAS VEGAS CHIPS 3 - PART 3 OF 3 (CURRENTLY 1013 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1165) - note all live cashable chips will be priced at a minimum of face + shipping/fees
MISCELLANEOUS CHIPS - including fantasy, training school, movie props (CURRENTLY 393 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 523)
NEVADA CHIPS (CURRENTLY 971 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1169) - note all live cashable chips will be priced at a minimum of face + shipping/fees
PALMS CHIPS (CURRENTLY 308 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 630)
(PALMS SLOT & KEY CARDS) (COLLECTION SOLD INTACT TO ONE BUYER - 225 LISTINGS)
PALMS PROMO ITEMS (CURRENTLY 164 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 236)
SAMPLES - PART 1 of 2 (CURRENTLY 772 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1161)
SAMPLES 2 - PART 2 of 2 (CURRENTLY 774 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1010)
US CHIPS - including Indian & Riverboat (CURRENTLY 1248 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1618)