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A short history of hotel luggage labels~by Joao-Manuel Mimoso

When was printed the first hotel luggage label? No one knows and possibly no one ever will! A study of old travel scrapbooks shows that in the 1880s people used to make passable hotel labels out of cut letterheads and other printed paper items that included the image (or then just the name) of the hotel.  The oldest true label in my collection is for the Grand Hotel de Dunkerque in Brussels and can be dated to the period from 1873 (when the hotel reopened in the buildings of the Leopold Baths) to 1877. Complete Story

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Harolds Club, Reno, Nevada  Matchbook CoverHarolds Club, Reno, Nevada Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY17301.50
Men Make The Navy,  Matchbook CoverMen Make The Navy, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY17291.75
Holland America Line,  Matchbook CoverHolland America Line, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY17271.25
Eastern Shipping,  Matchbook CoverEastern Shipping, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY17261.25
Eastern Shipping,  Matchbook CoverEastern Shipping, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY17251.25
Waterman Line,  Matchbook CoverWaterman Line, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY17241.25
Wilmington Transportation,  Matchbook CoverWilmington Transportation, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY17231.25
Casco Bay Lines, Older Matchbook CoverCasco Bay Lines, Older Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY17201.75
Eastern Steamship Lines, Older Matchbook CoverEastern Steamship Lines, Older Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY17171.75
Great Northern Railway, Matchbook Cover Great Northern Railway, Matchbook Cover BEACHGUY16492.00
The Milwaukee Road, Super Dome, Matchbook Cover The Milwaukee Road, Super Dome, Matchbook Cover BEACHGUY16482.25
Furness Bermuda Line, Older Matchbook CoverFurness Bermuda Line, Older Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY16252.00
Cunard White Star, Older Matchbook CoverCunard White Star, Older Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY16242.50
U.S. Army, Camp Lee, Virginia, Older Matchbook CoverU.S. Army, Camp Lee, Virginia, Older Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY16232.25
Pennsylvania Railroad Matchbook CoverPennsylvania Railroad Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15571.50
Knott's Berry Farm And Ghost Town Matchbook CoverKnott's Berry Farm And Ghost Town Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15491.75
Pennsylvania Railroad Matchbook CoverPennsylvania Railroad Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15452.25
6 Flower Matchbook Covers6 Flower Matchbook CoversBEACHGUY15332.50
4 Dog Related Matchbook Covers 4 Dog Related Matchbook Covers BEACHGUY15312.50
Gulf & South American Steamship, Inc. Matchbook CoverGulf & South American Steamship, Inc. Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15241.00
Farrell Lines Matchbook CoverFarrell Lines Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15231.00
Furness Lines Matchbook CoverFurness Lines Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15221.25
McAllister Matchbook CoverMcAllister Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15211.00
M.V. Mount Washington Matchbook CoverM.V. Mount Washington Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15201.25
United States Lines Matchbook CoverUnited States Lines Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15192.00
Anchor Line Matchbook CoverAnchor Line Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY15182.50
1972, Topps # 262, Padres Team Card1972, Topps # 262, Padres Team CardBEACHGUY14631.00
1972, Topps # 71, Angels Team Card1972, Topps # 71, Angels Team CardBEACHGUY14621.00
1972, Topps # 582, Expos Team Card1972, Topps # 582, Expos Team CardBEACHGUY14611.00
1972, Topps # 487, Tigers Team Card1972, Topps # 487, Tigers Team CardBEACHGUY14601.00
1972, Topps # 362, Mets Team Card1972, Topps # 362, Mets Team CardBEACHGUY14591.00
1972, Topps # 156, Twins Team Card1972, Topps # 156, Twins Team CardBEACHGUY14581.00
1972, Topps # 522, Dodgers Team Card1972, Topps # 522, Dodgers Team CardBEACHGUY14571.00
1972, Topps # 381, White Sox Team Card1972, Topps # 381, White Sox Team CardBEACHGUY14561.00
1972, Topps # 192, Cubs Team Card1972, Topps # 192, Cubs Team CardBEACHGUY14551.25
1972, Topps # 21, Braves Team Card1972, Topps # 21, Braves Team CardBEACHGUY14541.00
Algonquin Club, Matchbook CoverAlgonquin Club, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY14531.50
U.S. Embassy Club, Seoul, Korea, Matchbook CoverU.S. Embassy Club, Seoul, Korea, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY14521.50
The Sands, Las Vegas Nevada, Matchbook CoverThe Sands, Las Vegas Nevada, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY14501.75
Southern Railway System, Matchbook CoverSouthern Railway System, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY14491.75
Pennsylvania Railroad, Matchbook CoverPennsylvania Railroad, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY14482.25
1937 International Paris Exposition, Matchbook Cover1937 International Paris Exposition, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY14452.25
Deleware & Hudson R.R., New York - Montreal, Matchbook CoverDeleware & Hudson R.R., New York - Montreal, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY14231.50
1964 Topps # 473, Baltimore Orioles Team Card1964 Topps # 473, Baltimore Orioles Team CardBEACHGUY14102.25
1967 Topps #327, California Angels Team Card1967 Topps #327, California Angels Team CardBEACHGUY14072.00
1967 Topps #211, Minnesota Twins Team Card1967 Topps #211, Minnesota Twins Team CardBEACHGUY14062.00
1967 Topps # 42, New York Mets Team Card1967 Topps # 42, New York Mets Team CardBEACHGUY14053.00
New York Worlds Fair, 1940, Belgium Pavillion Restaurant, Matchbook CoverNew York Worlds Fair, 1940, Belgium Pavillion Restaurant, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY13961.75
Jack Dempsey's Broadway Bar & Lounge, Matchbook CoverJack Dempsey's Broadway Bar & Lounge, Matchbook CoverBEACHGUY9512.75
Scenic Folder Of Scenic Florida, 16 Different ViewsScenic Folder Of Scenic Florida, 16 Different ViewsBEACHGUY5596.50

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