Johnny’s Time Out Cardroom, Ridgecrest, CA
Any help appreciated. I have blue and yellow small crown chips
Obtained from an older gentleman’s estate
who had a gaming table with other older mold chips.
According to Eric Freedner, the chip is identified as Johnny’s Time Out Card Room located in Ridgecrest, CA, and has been closed for quite some time. He stated in his research that the Card Room chips were believed to in private hands. No known examples exist of these chip, and identity need further collaboration f to be listed in the official Chip Guide.
Mold: Small Crown
Insert: Hot Stamp — Gold
Initials: E (Diamond) E
Collected By: A. J. Giametta
Jayson Pike said the records show the chips were sent to:
112 N. Main St
He said, “The E is for Earl. I don’t know what the L is for and don’t know if they were used at Rusty’s or another location. Rusty’s could of (most likely) been just a shipping address. I have seen this a few times where someone orders chips from a card room operator.”
The ChipGuide lists them as being from Ridgecrest 1978-79.