My name is Chuck Sweppy from Louisville, KY., I grew up on a farm in southern Indiana.
My collection started quite innocently after a trip to Las Vegas in 1997. At that time I was only going to collect trays that I remember my parents bringing home from their trips in the early 1960's. "The Mint", "Golden Nugget", "Binnion's Horseshoe", "Stardust", and other older casinos. Now some 400 trays later, I have trays from virtually all old and new Vegas casinos in many styles and variations. I also collect Las Vegas swizzle sticks, postcards, matchbooks, and key chains. I have owned over 1600 Vegas ashtrays. I sell, trade, or give away duplicates or trays that are not in mint condition. Some of my favorites trays are from "The Mint", "Golden Slot", "Fortune Club", & "Birdcage".