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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tap Handle #497: Bud Light - Poker Chips and Dice

Tap Size:  11.5"
Rarity:  Very Rare
Mounting:  oversized 3/8" ferrule on 5/16" anchor bolt

I had always liked this tap but missed out on several over the years because they cost more than I wanted to spend. Last year I finally got a good deal on this one and I'm happy to add it to the collection. There's a similar Budweiser version that has red poker chips but no dice. It's not hard to imagine that this tap might have been designed for use in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or a number of Indian casinos, but who can say for sure? I really love the clear dice - they are larger than normal dice - and when looked at straight on, they are displaying a winning "7" in the game of craps. And those poker chips! Are they real? They must be, because it would have been a lot of meticulous work to sculpt and paint each one of would be much easier to glue a bunch of real ones together. The oversized ferrule is also a nice touch. I've seen a dozen of these over the years and they all seemed to sell for what was once a high price, but now seem reasonable in today's market.

For more about Bud Light, see this post.

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