Souvenir Reno Nevada mini teapot depicts the famous Virginia Street arch sign announcing "The Biggest Little City In The World". In the background is Harold's Club casino and others along 'casino row'. (Harold's is the only sign that is readable). Also showing is a slot machine, dice, cards, and a roulette wheel.
The teapot measures 3.5 inches side to side from spout to handle by 2 inches from top of lid to bottom. There is quite a bit of gold gilding. According to a history of gilding website "most of the gold leaf used for gilding is 23 karat or less, meaning that the gold is mixed with small amounts of copper and silver to produce subtle differences in color". Unfortunitely, I do not know the karat of the gold gilding on this teapot.
As to the age, I'm uncertain about that also as I obtained it at an estate sale. If I had to guess I'd say probably 1950s to 1960s. Harold's club opened in 1935 and closed in 1994.
There are no chips, breakage, or crazing. The white spots that you see on my photo are reflections and not part of the painting on the ashtray.
Buyer to pay $4.99 USPS First Class Mail Parcel postage charges.
SPECIAL NOTE about possible partial REFUND of some 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.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap and on top of that, this year Paypal started charging a currency conversion fee of 4.4%. International shipping now depends on the destination country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. 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.