Sheldon Smith is the publicity director of the Casino Collectibles Association (www.ccgtcc.com) and a board member of the Museum of Gaming History (museumofgaminghistory.org). He has been involved in casino collectibles since the early 1990s and over the years has served as president of the Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club, and educational director and vice president of CCA.
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | How can you buy and save and not get ripped off when purchasing casino memorabilia? There is a solution; but, it isn’t cheap. You need to buy the books that give you some guidance.view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | One of the reasons people collect casino chips is how easily they store and how light weight they are. However, this is not true about the subject of our discussion this month – decks of casino playing cards.view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | What makes a casino collectible valuable? First and foremost, the origin of the collectible. Next, WHEN was the item made and/or used? Also, HOW the casino is remembered is important; the more notorious the better!view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Swizzle sticks! Stir! Stir! Stir! I hope Mr. Bond will forgive my play on his words in the casino bar. Whether the drinks they adorned were shaken or stirred, I will use the terms “swizzle stick” and “stirrer” interchangeably.view