Sal Sagev Menu image 4-Click to enlarge


1 Fremont Street  Las Vegas, NV


Sal Sagev

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1931 to 1955




Sal Sagev Hotel Las Vegas early postcard
Sal Sagev Chips
The PGG Collection shared this rare glass swizzle stick from the Sal Sagev Tavern to go with the Sal Sagev Tavern match covers!
The Sal Sagev was famous for having the first telephone in Las Vegas installed
The Hotel Nevada, later the Sal Sagev, was famous for having the first telephone in Las Vegas installed and their phone number of course was ‘1’.


Chipboy Jim took this photo of an authentic 1907 Kellogg Telephone that was on display in later years in the Golden Gate Casino.
A great collectible postcard of early Las Vegas.

The writer of the card wishes the recipient,

"... a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous Year of 1940."



Looking east on Fremont Street in the 1940's.  
If you were standing on the spot of this postcard view today, you would be at the Plaza Hotel and Casino. On the left is the Overland Hotel which later became the site of the Las Vegas Club.                        
Below is my complete set of Sal Sagev chips as mentioned in Gene Trimble's great article which says in part:

"Abe Miller did run a casino at the Sal Sagev. Roulette and BJ for sure. I am not sure when he opened the
casino or if he had a license. Everything I have been told about Abe, leads me to believe he did have a
license. For some unknown reason, Abe became disenchanted with gambling and in the last week of
October 1934, he closed his casino. Abe told people, he was finished with gambling. He carefully wrapped
an Albert Pick roulette wheel and 5 color set of SSC roulette chips in paper. Then re-wrapped the whole
thing in a tarp. It was stored at the Sal Sagev until 1956."
The PGG collection shared these images of their outstanding Sal Sagev collectibles including a water glass, hotel dinner plate, coffee cup with saucer, ashtray, towel, and menu.
The PGG collection shared these images of their outstanding Sal Sagev collectibles
including a water glass, hotel dinner plate, coffee cup with saucer, ashtray, towel, and menu.
You can read the whole menu by clicking on the four images below to enlarge each section in a new window.
Sal Sagev Menu image 1-Click to enlarge
Sal Sagev Menu image 3-Click to enlarge
Sal Sagev Menu image 2-Click to enlarge
On the matchcover to the left
is the name John F. Miller,
Managing owner.

Read more about him here.
A wide variety of Sal Sagev and related matchbooks.
Some very old matchbooks from Lehman's Café
in the Sal Sagev Hotel.


Note the phone number is '10' on the book above.
original Sal Sagev Hotel benches
ChipBoyJim took this photo of one of the original Sal Sagev Hotel benches when it was still in the Golden Gate Hotel in 2003. 
I wonder where it might be now?


The inset below shows a close-up of the carving in the middle of the bench.
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Newspaper Archive    Newspapers.com   UNLV Digital Collection    UNLV Reno   Las Vegas Sun     mypubliclibrary.com  
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