Treat yourself or the one you love to their very own casino
This is the only known assembled CASINO collection in the world and is truly
"One of a Kind - Unique and Rare"
In 1952 the FBI headed by J Edgar Hoover destroyed most of the gaming tables and One Arm Bandits during their crack down on illegal gambling. It is a miracle this collection surrived the massive destruction. It was hidden in the New Orleans wearhouse district untill going on display at the Bella Rose Mansion in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
Also available is a set of 5 One Arm Bandits from 1949. They have been together as a set since inception. They were used professionally at the world famous O'Dwyer's in New Orleans.
The 1949 set of 5 Indian Chief One Arm Bandit Slot Machines are in 100% original pristine condition, all working and have the original coinage in the viewing panel in front of each machine. The original keys plus a spare set is included to access the coins in the machines.
There is a 5 cent machine, a 10 cent machine, a 25 cent machine, a 50 cent piece machine and a silver dollar machine. They were manufactured by the Jennings Company in Chicago. Joe Crittenden of the Cherokee Nation said he thought they represented the 5 peaceful tribes of Native Americans. Those 5 tribes are:
This collection is offered for sale as one entity or in three parcels:
1. Set of 5 Indian Chief One Arm Bandits in hand carved mahogany cabinets
2. The hand-carved Mahogany Roulette Table with the matching Black Jack Table
3. The Mahogany Craps Table
Three term Mayor Ralph James from Wildwood, NJ acquired this collection in 1986 due to his friendship with Jefferson Parish DA Jim Garrison. He used the tables to have exclusive Monte Carlo Nights at his estate in Ponchatoula, Louisiana raising money for his favorite charities. Jim Garrison rocketed to fame when he challenged the Warren Commission on JFK's assination. Oliver Stone made a movie of the events in his film JFK.
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****An excerpt from appraisal reads: "Since this is a luxury item, the economy, as a whole, does not diminish the value. Just as Exotic Sports Cars, Yachts and Gulfstream airplanes can be afforded by a certain few, this is the category Mayor James' "One of a Kind" High Rollers Collection is in."
This magnificent table is hand-carved mahogany - has all the original accessories, including the dice, various denominations of chips, chip rack and cover, bakelite chip tray, coupier sticks, on, off, buy, sell chips, original money paddle and much more. It is in great condition.
You can own a piece of American History and give it a fabulous future!
(Affidavit of provenance, appraisals and research books are available to buyer)
Dimensions: 10' 7" in length, 4' 5" wide, 40" high
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Circa 1920 Roulette Table with Original Ivory Ball
This mahogany Roulette Table is on hand-carved bear claw feet. It is from the Great Gatsby Era also known as the "ROARING TWENTIES." It is in pristine condition and has all the original accessories with it including the ivory ball and the original money box and the original key. It is the exact mate to the Black Jack Table. It was used professionally with it's Black Jack Table at O'Dwyer's in New Orleans. Affidavit of provenance, appraisals and research books are available to buyer.
(Dimensions: Roulette wheel 31" wide, Table 5' wide, 8' 9" long, 43" at the narrow point, 35 1/2" high).
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CIRCA 1920 BLACK JACK TABLE
This Black Jack Table is made of mahogany with hand-carved bear claw feet and is from "The Roaring Twenties" - also known as The Great Gatsby Era.
(Dimensions: 40" wide, 6' long, 37" high).
It is in magnificent condition and is the perfect mate to the Roulette Table from the same era with both having hand carved bear claw feet. These two tables have never been separated from each other and are in mint condition. They were used professionally at O'Dwyer's in New Orleans. Affidavit of provenance, appraisals and research books are available to buyer.