The Gene Trimble Collection
[UPDATE on 8/30/2019 - The majority of chips are now sold. Remaining lower value items have either been donated to the CCA, retained by the family, or are available in discounted tubs at the shows I attend in Las Vegas. There are a few thousand chips remaining here and I will be scanning, pricing & listing those individually here as I have time.]
For information purposes I have left all the original listings and detail available lower down this page although most chips are now sold.
The items in these pictures are available to purchase, please email me if you are interested. (click on thumbnails to view full size images, all prices include shipping)
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[THE FOLLOWING DETAIL AND LISTINGS REMAIN FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY - NOT UPDATED SINCE FEB 2018]
Gene Trimble, chip collector and researcher extraordinaire, sadly passed away on July 12, 2017.
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) (COLLECTION NOW ALL SOLD - 573 LISTINGS)
(CRUISE CHIPS) (COLLECTION NOW ALL SOLD - 239 LISTINGS)
ERROR & COUNTERFEIT CHIPS (CURRENTLY 69 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 107)
(FOREIGN CHIPS) - this is everything outside of the US including Caribbean (COLLECTION NOW ALL SOLD - 904 LISTINGS)
ILLEGAL CHIPS - this includes fraternals and military (APPROX 800 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 3924) - ALL REMAINING CHIPS ARE IN THE TUBS I SELL AT SHOWS.
LAS VEGAS CHIPS - PART 1 OF 3 (APPROX 30 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1217) - ALL REMAINING CHIPS ARE IN THE SCANS ABOVE.
LAS VEGAS CHIPS 2 - PART 2 OF 3 (APPROX 30 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1218) - ALL REMAINING CHIPS ARE IN THE SCANS ABOVE.
LAS VEGAS CHIPS 3 - PART 3 OF 3 (APPROX 30 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1165) - ALL REMAINING CHIPS ARE IN THE SCANS ABOVE.
MISCELLANEOUS CHIPS - including fantasy, training school, movie props (APPROX 300 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 523)
NEVADA CHIPS (APPROX 40 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 1169) - ALL REMAINING CHIPS ARE IN THE SCANS ABOVE.
PALMS CHIPS (APPROX 100 LISTINGS LEFT OUT OF 630) - ALL REMAINING CHIPS ARE IN THE SCANS ABOVE
(PALMS SLOT & KEY CARDS) (COLLECTION SOLD INTACT TO ONE BUYER - 225 LISTINGS)
PALMS PROMO ITEMS (APPROX 20 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 (COLLECTION NOW ALL SOLD - 1618 LISTINGS)