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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Found this little filthy treasure at my local flea market. 5 bucks.
    It is chalkware from Prelude Creations dated 1973. It has some noticeable repairs and some needed repairs. There is a felt covering on the bottom . I love chalkware items,, I have a nice Esco Al Jolson ,,especially oddball types. I cannot find any information on this company on the internet which is very strange. One blog entry I read said that there were 4 in a set from Prelude Creations , a slot machine,,a roullette table and a craps table. This is 3 distinctive characters playing blackjack against a blue sunglass wearing dealer. Very heavy and colorful. Apparently a glass ashtray was placed in the rounded area and I believe these might have been sold in Las Vegas at the Alladin casino. Hope you enjoy. Any addtl info would be appreciated.

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    1. clockerman clockerman, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love,, .
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      these characters look strikingly familiar......oh I know, these were my buds back in the day :-)....just razzin.... This is right up my alley... love it.
    3. clockerman clockerman, 7 years ago
      The figures are amazing. I have to take one of the dealer thats a lil better. His sunglasses are actually a sky blue. The "lady" has a nice um er fuggetabout it. I ll take a picture. Glad u enjoy.
    4. inky inky, 7 years ago
      Always used to work for me too!...:-)))..
    5. clockerman clockerman, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love Kerry and Inky :)
    6. clockerman clockerman, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love Sean, glad you like it.
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      You are missing the glass insert ashtray. Back when I was collecting ashtrays these were difficult to find. You did OK at $5.
    8. clockerman clockerman, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the comment fhjr2. I didnt realize it was an ashtray till I got it home. I figured I could use just about any ashtray that fits. Glad you like it.
    9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      The glass inserts always broke and were replaced. You should be able to find one pretty easily. You will find these from many different sports also. Good condition you would get around $40 for your $5 investment. Condition is all important as with all things.
    10. clockerman clockerman, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love Manikin and Nutsabotsa
    11. Sergey Sergey, 6 years ago
      Ah.We sit well!
    12. valcox1963 valcox1963, 6 years ago
      I have the slot machine; My grandmother and grandfather bought it when they went to Las Vegas in the late 70's. The company is out of New York, I googled them and found out that they are still in business. I am curious to what mine is worth. not that I am getting rid of mine, because like I said it was my grandmothers. just want to know what it is worth.
    13. whiskeygirl whiskeygirl, 6 years ago
      We also have a piece from this collection we can not find any info about it except in your post we have the piece with 4 people around the roulette table any info on this would be unappreciated
    14. clockerman clockerman, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the comments everybody.

      I really was unable to find any good information on these pieces. All I was able to find was a blog post and it didnt really have alot of info.
      Why dont you post a picture so we can check it out.
      Thanks again for the comments.
    15. valcox1963 valcox1963, 6 years ago
      trying to just add collection to this site but dummy me can not figure out how. not computer savvy here. Only letting me create
    16. valcox1963 valcox1963, 6 years ago
      Okay I could not get mine on here, so started a page. Go to link below to see another one of the collection from 1978.

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