Item Description/Title: Vintage ca. 1951 (postmarked from within the first year of its official opening) “The Westerner Gambling House and Saloon Down Town (Downtown) Las Vegas, Nevada” Souvenir Fremont Street Casino Postcard No. SK3702
Subject Matter/Genre: Topical - Casinos/Gaming/Gambling; Geographical - US Cities & Towns - Las Vegas, Nevada
Excerpted Research Info: Owned by Benny Binion; Established 1950; Closed 1960, when it next became “Club Bingo”
Publisher/Markings/Signature: A “ShiniColor” by “Colourpicture”, Boston, Massachusetts
Back: Divided Back
Postal Usage: Used, Postmarked August 19, 1951, Las Vegas, Nevada, and retaining its Cancelled 1¢ George Washington-in-Profile Postage Stamp
Age/Period: Antique - ca. Early-1900s
Material Type/Format/Style: Glossy Color Photographic Paper
Quantity: One (1)
Size: 5 & ½" x 3 & ½"
Condition (kindly refer to “Grading Scale” below for specifics): Very Good!
CONDITION GRADING SCALE:
M - MINT: A perfect card just as it comes from the printing press. No marks, bends, or creases. No writing or postmarks. A clean and fresh card. Seldom seen.
NM - NEAR MINT: Like Mint but very light aging or very slight discoloration from being in an album for many years. Not as sharp or crisp.
EX - EXCELLENT: Like mint in appearance with no bends or creases, or rounded or blunt corners. May be postally used or unused and with writing and postmark only on the address side. A clean, fresh card on the picture side.
VG - VERY GOOD: Corners may be a bit blunt or rounded with minor faults at the corners and/or along the edges. Almost undetectable crease or bend that does not detract from overall appearance of the picture side. May have writing or postally used on address side, minor soiling or light stains, light cancel marks on view side, overall in very fine condition with emphasis on minor with regard to faults
G - GOOD: Corners may be noticeably blunt or rounded with noticeably slight bends, creases, tears/nicks, visible smudges, or light trimming to the size of the card. May be postally used or have writing on the address side, Generally a card that is in acceptable collectible condition but with visible medium to major flaws
FR - FAIR: Card is intact. Excess soil, stains, creases, writing, or cancellation may affect picture. Could be a scarce card that is difficult to find in any condition. A card or item that can only be considered a space filler or reference copy given presence of major flaws plus major damage such as missing corners, holes, large bends etc