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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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Red-winged Blackbird - Arm & Hammer - Trade Card - Useful BirdsRed-winged Blackbird - Arm & Hammer - Trade Card - Useful BirdsHOMERBOB179082.50
Arm & Hammer - White-winged Crossbill - Trade CardArm & Hammer - White-winged Crossbill - Trade CardHOMERBOB179102.50
American Three-toed Woodpecker - Arm & Hammer Trade CardAmerican Three-toed Woodpecker - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179112.50
Arm & Hammer Trade Card - American Three-toed WoodpeckerArm & Hammer Trade Card - American Three-toed WoodpeckerHOMERBOB179122.50
Veery - Useful Birds - Arm & Hammer Trade CardVeery - Useful Birds - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179142.50
Useful Bird - Towhee - Arm & Hammer Trade Card - 1918Useful Bird - Towhee - Arm & Hammer Trade Card - 1918HOMERBOB179162.50
Useful Bird - Loggerhead Shrike - Arm & Hammer Trade CardUseful Bird - Loggerhead Shrike - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179172.50
Geen-Tailed Towhee - Arm & Hammer Trade CardGeen-Tailed Towhee - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179182.50
Useful Bird - Summer Tanager - Arm & Hammer Trade CardUseful Bird - Summer Tanager - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179192.50
Hawk-  Bird Series of 1908 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHawk- Bird Series of 1908 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179212.50
Black Canada Grouse - Bird Series of 1908 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardBlack Canada Grouse - Bird Series of 1908 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179232.50
Blue Bill Duck - Bird Series of 1908 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardBlue Bill Duck - Bird Series of 1908 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179242.50
1908 Bird Series - Blue Bill Duck - Arm & Hammer Trade Card1908 Bird Series - Blue Bill Duck - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179252.50
White-Throated Swift, Trade Card - Arm & Hammer - Useful BirdsWhite-Throated Swift, Trade Card - Arm & Hammer - Useful BirdsHOMERBOB179022.50

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