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 | If you embarked upon membership in such a fascinating hobby as collecting casino memorabilia, what could happen that you no longer maintained your membership? Was it loss of resources or loss of life or what?view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Continuing our exploration of casino memorabilia, let me state, unequivocally the majority of casino memorabilia collectors focus only on CHIPS. That may be a mistake!view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | I speak frequently to collectors who are now considering collecting casino items. Are you one of them? What I have learned is that they seem to want to collect everything from everywhere. But this month I will only address casino chips.view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectible | A fascinating area of the casino memorabilia hobby is the discovery of buried chips or tokens, also called “dig chips”. Over the years, many casinos have disposed of unwanted/unneeded chips and tokens in amazingly different ways.view
The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | History is what makes us all together a civilization. Gaming history is what drives folks to search out hidden treasures related to the history of gaming. The artifacts we collect tell stories.view