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Topic: Classification of coin cups re C&B collection.
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Aug 24, 2006 10:26PM)
Are coin cups (set of three)properly regarded as part of a cups and balls collection or as belonging to some other classification. I have a really nice set of three coin cups (only 1.5 inches high but weighing almost 3 ounces each)with a moderately pronounced lip but no shoulder for stacking. Indeed they are not stackable at all. Not sure how I should classify these re my C&B collection. Any thoughts? I guess the same question could be raised for other variants as well, including chop cups.

Fortasse
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 24, 2006 11:14PM)
The coin cups that I have in my collection are all basically variants of the Eddie Gibson "Martini Cups." I put all that stuff under "Unusual Cups."

It's your collection. Put whatever you want to in it.
Message: Posted by: quickhands (Aug 25, 2006 09:35AM)
I thought that coin cups are a nice variation of the classic cups and balls. I have not seen any good cups for that effect though. Do you guys know of any good ones available in copper?

Thanks,

QH.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 25, 2006 10:51AM)
No. They are all made of aluminum, if you are referring to the ones that are basically like a small chop cup.
Message: Posted by: quickhands (Aug 25, 2006 01:13PM)
Thanks Bill, I saw the Miracle cups and coins but I did not like the fact that they were made of Al.

QH.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 25, 2006 02:26PM)
The originals were the Eddie Gibson cups. I don't believe there is any advantage to making them in copper or brass.
Message: Posted by: doug brewer (Aug 25, 2006 04:00PM)
If anything, this keeps the price down (making them out of aluminum), since they are kind of expensive to begin with. I use mine all the time, however.
Message: Posted by: Jason Fleming (Aug 25, 2006 04:06PM)
Doug's routine is excellent, entertaining, and makes sense. Anyone interested in this routine would do well to at least check out Doug Brewer's approach to this classic.
Message: Posted by: quickhands (Aug 25, 2006 04:58PM)
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On 2006-08-25 17:00, doug brewer wrote:
If anything, this keeps the price down (making them out of aluminum), since they are kind of expensive to begin with. I use mine all the time, however.
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Yeah, I notice that. It is going to be a long, LONG. LONG!!! time before I can buy myself one of these... :-( However, I think that they are really cool. Now, copper would make the cups look even better and when used with silver colored coins, it should make a more dramatic visual effect.

QH.
Message: Posted by: doug brewer (Aug 30, 2006 04:07PM)
Thanks for the kind words, Jason. Actually, Jim Riser made an adaptation of his copper micro chop cup that worked very cool with the Sacagawea coin. Copper is pretty for any cup, but I think copper is kind of expensive now - so I'm sure they'll stay aluminum for quite awhile.