Vintage LAS VEGAS MATCHBOOKS Sahara Hotel Casino Cherry Patch
Key Chain The Sands
A lot of vintage match books, business
cards, and a key chain from early Las Vegas casinos and entertainment.
We are pleased to offer this lot of
hard-to-find Las Vegas nostalgia. Included in this batch are
two of the very rare Sahara matchbooks and a number of momentos
from the infamous Cherry Patch Brothel. Includes a never opened
plastic bag with a genuine Cherry Patch key chain. Other items
include a depleted Sands matchbook, an almost-full Van De Camps
matchbook, and one from Hunt's Tomato Sauce.
The now famous Sahara matchbook covers
have the complete image (one complete, one partial) of the casino
laid out across the bodies of the stamps (see picture) and as
such as widely sought as collectibles.
The Sahara Hotel and Casino is a closed hotel
casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada.
It was in operation for 59 years from 1952 to 2011. The hotel
had 1,720 guestrooms and suites with a casino covering more
than 85,000 sq ft., and sits on 55 acres including the empty
adjoining land. The hotel is the northernmost stop for the Las
Vegas Monorail. The Sahara was the last remaining vintage "Rat
Pack" casino-hotel, and anchored the northern end of the Las
Vegas Strip. The porte-cochere entrance, topped by an onion-dome
minaret, is designed to set the resort's warm Moroccan flavor
and hospitality for arriving guests.
The items range in size, from the
largest (the keychain) measuring 3 7/8 X 1 1/2 inches to the
smallest matchbook (the Van De Kamps) which is 1 1/2 X 2 1/8
inches. The batch weighs 1.8 ounces.
These matchbooks date from the late
50s and early 60s, and as such have the kind of wear one would
expect. As stated before, some of the matchbooks are only partially
full of matches, and some like the Sands are completely depleted.
We can safely say that one of the Sahara's books is completely
full, the other about half full.
For collectors of vintage matchbooks,
particularly those nostalgic for the 'Rat Pack' days of Vegas,
this lot is a great buy!
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