Why play with cheap plastic when you can play with real clay chips? Serious card players prefer real clay chips because they stack solid, have a pleasant earthen-material texture, and feature a fantastic sound upon hitting the pot. This is a 540-piece set of vintage compression-molded, clay poker chips. You will receive the exact chips shown in the photos. The diamonds and squares mold was owned by Burt Company, the predecessor to Atlantic Standard Molding which is now Classic Poker Chips. These are lighter, older clay chips likely produced by Burt Company, or possibly one of several other companies who distributed these chips as an open mold from the 1940s through the 1960s. Whatever their age and manufacture, these chips are in excellent condition. This is a slightly used set of vintage clay chips. The chips in this set have square edges and good cross hatching. Hot stamps are good on most chips, though the blues are a bit faded. These chips weigh in around 7.1 to 7.5 grams. Their sound is a higher pitched clay sound typical of chips from that era. Practical stacks of 20 chips are stack good but not great, though vintage chips like these often break in very nicely. This is a fully playable set best suited for cash games. The white, blue, and red chips are not denominatedassign whatever values you need. This set shines brightest with 7-8 players but should handle 9-10 players well enough. Diamond and Squares Chips (540 Count). Burt Company, or one of several mid-20. Century local distributersthese chips were found in the Bay Area. Pioneer Club Supply from San Francisco, CA, perhaps? Diamonds and Squares (MD-50, known as the DIASQR mold). Compression Molded Clay Chips. 1940s to 1960sclay chips have generally gotten heavier with time, starting around 7 grams in the 1940s and growing to 9+ grams now. If I were to venture a guess, I would say 1950s or early 1960s. Average weights by color. Yellow 7.5g Red 7.5g Blue 7.1g White 7.2g. The lone navy blue chip in the set weighs 7.6g. Overall condition: Slightly Used (SU). These have seen play, but not a lot. Chips are generally free from nicks, chipped off clay, spinners, warped chips, etc. But have very slight rounding on their otherwise square edges. Blues are more worn than other denominations, yellows less so. CCGTCC Condition & Grading Descriptions. Cross hatching is present and in good condition. Friction between chips is fairbetter than slippery plastic, but not great. Friction between chips is a little bit better than a China clay. Chips have a linen-like feel, are square-edged, and are a little difficult to shuffle. Barrels of 20 push into the middle fine, but not vigorously. The navy blue chip fills in the set to provide 200 blue workhorse chips. In addition to the chips, you will also receive the following items shown in the photos. A 500-capacity, aluminum poker chip case (brand new). 2 decks of Copag 100% plastic playing cards (used in the 2017 World Series of Poker). A dealer button set. Note: the pictures show chips 54 to a row inside the case. Rows have room for about 55-56 chips. This is a fantastic entry level set for someone looking to play with true clay chips without breaking the bank! The item “500+ Vintage Clay Poker Chips Diamonds and Squares Mold” is in sale since Saturday, April 3, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Casino\Chips\Poker Chips”. The seller is “nohosatyr” and is located in Magalia, California. This item can be shipped to United States.