In 1955 Bill Harrah purchased George’s Gateway Club, which he called Harrah’s Club,
From Wilipedia- "After Bill Harrah's death on June 30, 1978, his attorney Mead Dixon arranged for the sale of Harrah’s Club to Holiday Inn. The purchase by Holiday Inn created the company that is today, Harrah’s Entertainment". Going by that information and those dates, this note holder would date between 1955 to 1978 but looking closely at it, I really think a time frame would be late 1050s to early 1960s.
It is bronze metal and measures roughly 3.25 by 5 inches. The top cover has some small spots of pitting. If I were going to keep it, I'd either use it as it is, or I'd repaint the top lid. The inside of the lid, as well as the sides are fine with just one spot of a pit about the size of a pencil dot and have no scrapes or scratching.
Open the hinged lid to find a note pad. As you can see in my second photo, some of the sheets of the note pad had been used and removed. The sheets that remain have slightly browned with age. I believe (but will not promise) that the note pad can be replaced by a similar sized modern pad because I see little push tabs on each side of the holder.
There is also a mechanical pencil that is magnetic so that it sticks to the holder and doesn't get lost. Amazingly, the pencil still has lead in it.
Buyer to pay $5.99 USPS First Class Mail Parcel postage charges. Shipping is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE about partial REFUND of shipping charges:
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. Previously, shipping charges were based solely on weight and a package cost the same amount regardless of where it was being shipped to in the United States. This year they went a bit overboard. Now, with this year's increase, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. This latest increase has added an additional .46 cents to up to $1.43 on packages. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
To complicate things even further, Google will not show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
COMBINED SHIPPING INFORMATION
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can fit safely into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Due to claims that merchandise is not being received at various international countries (although Customs tracking verifies the delivery), I will no longer be able to process international orders unless payment is made with U.S. currency, including conversion fees. Orders will be processed after funds have cleared a U.S. bank. PAYPAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT ON INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.