Monday, June 6, 2011

Sahara Vegas : Beatles 1964 : Casino Closing : Inventory : Auction : June 16

The inventory of the Sahara Hotel Las Vegas auction was held June 16th, 2011. As they say, it truly is the closing of a Las Vegas Landmark. 

Back in the day, Vegas hotel casinos were often named with desert themes, The Dunes, The Sands, The Stardust and The Frontier.

The Sahara opened in 1952. It closed on May 16th of this year (2011). With the spring/summer 2015 closing of the Riviera Hotel, people are waiting to see when items from that venue will be auctioned off.

Want to own a piece of old Vegas? A diverse and interesting collection of items, some perhaps unexpected, were waiting for the highest bidder for a June 2011 auction. [Note this auction is over.]

In 1964, The Beatles stayed at The Sahara Hotel. The auction is offering a room plaque, The Beatles Stayed Here, August 19, 1964. The Sahara had sponsored the group's first show in Las Vegas.

The Beatles, American Flag 
Buy at All Posters

Surely this would be a great addition, a one-of-a-kind item, for your Beatles Collection. There's also an image of Rory Calhoun and one of Elizabeth Taylor by the pool.

For the interior designers, the items are gorgeous and unusual. A wide variety of chandeliers and other light fixtures including elaborate sconces. Better bring measuring tape, though! Most of us live in homes somewhat smaller than a Vegas casino!

Your poker room will be the hit of the neighborhood with Vegas tables and chairs, baby. :)

Chefs, caterers, those who need to create a kitchen on a budget may get something at a good price here. Check out the freezers and refrigerators, mixers and serving items, too.

Need TV? They have giant flat screens that were hung in the casino to various types that were in the rooms. Turn your home into a media center.

Don't let someone else get the ceramic camel, a swanky round tub from the suite and a big fountain into which for your friends may pitch their coins for good luck.

All in all, this is a great excuse for a trip to Las Vegas. Nothing lasts forever. Visit The Flamingo and Caesars Palace. What do you think of The Aladdin, old vs new? Not many of the old hotels are around any more.

If you'd like to add a chandelier to your own or your kids' bedroom or playroom; girls, boys or gender neutral. There are so many available. This includes the well-known Currey and Company Chandeliers with a wide variety of styles and prices. I like the different colors and materials, the fairy tale looks and the spheres or orb pendant lights. 

Wear a Beatles-inspired t-shirt and you're ready for any Magical Mystery Tour.

Evolution of a Band shirt

Image used under Creative Commons from mrak75 (Flickr)

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