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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. 

Swizzles & stirrers a unique collection

Swizzles & stirrers a unique collection

posted on May 01, 2018 by

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. 

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Plaques a rare sought out collectible

Plaques a rare sought out collectible

posted on April 03, 2018 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | My guess is many folks who read this column have no idea what plaques are. They function in the same manner as casino chips and have been used in casinos around the world for quite some time. 

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Silver Strikes meant for collecting

Silver Strikes meant for collecting

posted on March 06, 2018 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Hello readers. The word this week is Silver Strikes. You could put SS in the same category as Beanie Babies and Japanese decorative plates. But not if you value your life should you run into a Silver Striker!

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TITO took down all the casino tokens

TITO took down all the casino tokens

posted on February 13, 2018 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Bear with me, as we need to read a little about the history of tokens before we can discuss where they went. Tokens have been used for gaming for approximately 150 years. The earliest were somewhat disguised in their usage

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Casino matchbooks show unique history

Casino matchbooks show unique history

posted on January 09, 2018 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Perhaps the least appreciated but most beautiful of casino collectibles, matchbooks and matchbook covers contain tons of information about the casinos they represent. 

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