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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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TC  Medical  Dr Morses compound syrup of yellow dock root,Cures liver & Kibney diseases,1890sTC Medical Dr Morses compound syrup of yellow dock root,Cures liver & Kibney diseases,1890sSCVIEW31927318.94
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9.47
TC  A.C.Yates & Co. Best Made Clothing in philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1890sTC A.C.Yates & Co. Best Made Clothing in philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1890sSCVIEW31924811.82
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5.91
TC  L.G.Ayers, The Popular Grocer,Main Street, Somerville,New Jersey, 1890s   Kids on beachTC L.G.Ayers, The Popular Grocer,Main Street, Somerville,New Jersey, 1890s Kids on beachSCVIEW31923510.07
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5.04
TC  Girl repairs boy's pants  Clarks' O.N.T. Spool Cotton, 1890sTC Girl repairs boy's pants Clarks' O.N.T. Spool Cotton, 1890sSCVIEW31917113.64
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6.82
TC  Model Ranges & Stoves, Spicer Stove Co. , Providence, Rhode Island, 1890sTC Model Ranges & Stoves, Spicer Stove Co. , Providence, Rhode Island, 1890sSCVIEW31914816.30
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8.15
TC  SAPOLIO Soap, 1890s   Terra-Cotta Statuette  Ange DechuTC SAPOLIO Soap, 1890s Terra-Cotta Statuette Ange DechuSCVIEW31914313.64
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6.82
TC  Wilson Packing Co's Cooked Meats, 1890s   Horse throws riderTC Wilson Packing Co's Cooked Meats, 1890s Horse throws riderSCVIEW31903310.07
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5.04
TC  Girl carries Wm F PIEL & Co Corn Starch, 1890sTC Girl carries Wm F PIEL & Co Corn Starch, 1890sSCVIEW31902211.82
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5.91
TC  Bertier Parabola SPECTACLES, 1890sTC Bertier Parabola SPECTACLES, 1890sSCVIEW3189848.47
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4.24
TC  SEA FOAM Baking Powder, 1890sTC SEA FOAM Baking Powder, 1890sSCVIEW31887910.07
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5.04
TC: ACME Soap & Niagra Starch, 1890s, girl blowing bubblesTC: ACME Soap & Niagra Starch, 1890s, girl blowing bubblesSCVIEW31287913.45
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6.73
TC: LAVINE Soap, 1890sTC: LAVINE Soap, 1890sSCVIEW3128759.99
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5.00
TC: Hecker´s Self Rising Buckwheat flour, baby reaching for pancakes, 1890sTC: Hecker´s Self Rising Buckwheat flour, baby reaching for pancakes, 1890sSCVIEW31270511.70
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5.85
TC: The DOCTOR, American Puzzle series, Robinson Bros, Druggists and Apothecaries, Littleton, New Hampshire, 1890sTC: The DOCTOR, American Puzzle series, Robinson Bros, Druggists and Apothecaries, Littleton, New Hampshire, 1890sSCVIEW31095115.13
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7.57
TC  Roman Toga clad kids,Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NYC 1890sTC Roman Toga clad kids,Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NYC 1890sSCVIEW3108126.40
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3.20
Letterhead, P.A. Blackwell & Company, Wholesale Hardware, Henderson, Kentucky, 1899Letterhead, P.A. Blackwell & Company, Wholesale Hardware, Henderson, Kentucky, 1899SCVIEW31063716.11
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8.06
TC: CUTAVACO! Dr Abbey´s Great Specific for Skin Diseases, 1890sTC: CUTAVACO! Dr Abbey´s Great Specific for Skin Diseases, 1890sSCVIEW31053010.25
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5.13
TC  Medical  Dr Bosanko´s Cough and Lung Syrup, Puzzle card, 1890sTC Medical Dr Bosanko´s Cough and Lung Syrup, Puzzle card, 1890sSCVIEW31052311.47
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5.74
TC  Medical  Ayers Sarsaparilla, Purifies the Blood, 1890sTC Medical Ayers Sarsaparilla, Purifies the Blood, 1890sSCVIEW31046613.17
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6.59
TC: Victorian woman & girl bifold  Specialties in Dress Goods, Jamestown, New York 1890sTC: Victorian woman & girl bifold Specialties in Dress Goods, Jamestown, New York 1890sSCVIEW30966215.38
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7.69
TC  WOOD´s Ladies Blacking for shoes, 1890sTC WOOD´s Ladies Blacking for shoes, 1890sSCVIEW30738811.10
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5.55
Tradecard, ACME Foam Soap Bar 1890sTradecard, ACME Foam Soap Bar 1890sSCVIEW3072467.25
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3.63
TC: 1890s , SERVIA, 2 women, 1 man & singer Sewing MachineTC: 1890s , SERVIA, 2 women, 1 man & singer Sewing MachineSCVIEW30291717.32
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8.66
Constitution & By-Laws, Grand International Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers 1900Constitution & By-Laws, Grand International Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers 1900SCVIEW30156736.11
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18.06
Trade Card  Home Insurance Company, New York, 1880Trade Card Home Insurance Company, New York, 1880SCVIEW3015486.26
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3.13
TC: Officer & Troops in Battle, Price´s Lubricating OilTC: Officer & Troops in Battle, Price´s Lubricating OilSCVIEW30079911.70
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5.85
TC, Book Marker, Owl in Tree, Rat Standing on Hind Legs, 1880-90sTC, Book Marker, Owl in Tree, Rat Standing on Hind Legs, 1880-90sSCVIEW30075015.02
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7.51
TC: Man Teaching His Kids To Sew, Sewing Machine, Servia, 1892TC: Man Teaching His Kids To Sew, Sewing Machine, Servia, 1892SCVIEW30071116.12
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8.06
TC,Woman In Elegant Dress Baby On Shoulders,1880-90sTC,Woman In Elegant Dress Baby On Shoulders,1880-90sSCVIEW30070811.34
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5.67
SV: Rheinstein Castle, Gunner´s Watch, Germany 1900sSV: Rheinstein Castle, Gunner´s Watch, Germany 1900sSCVIEW2993366.57
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3.29
SV, Fancy Woman Child & Maid, Evening Prayers 1890sSV, Fancy Woman Child & Maid, Evening Prayers 1890sSCVIEW2993159.46
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4.73
SV,God´s Acre,Landscape of Cemetery,1890sSV,God´s Acre,Landscape of Cemetery,1890sSCVIEW2993137.78
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3.89
SV Romantic Couple in Field next to fence 1890´sSV Romantic Couple in Field next to fence 1890´sSCVIEW2993089.46
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4.73
SV,Dream of the Artist,Lovely Garden,1890sSV,Dream of the Artist,Lovely Garden,1890sSCVIEW2992907.78
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3.89
Stereoscope Postcard ; La Vie de N.S. Jesus-Christ.- L'Entree a Jerusalem , 00-10sStereoscope Postcard ; La Vie de N.S. Jesus-Christ.- L'Entree a Jerusalem , 00-10sSCVIEW2916448.24
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4.12
Stereoscope Postcard ; La Granja. Vista del palacio , 00-10sStereoscope Postcard ; La Granja. Vista del palacio , 00-10sSCVIEW2916438.24
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4.12
Stereoscope Postcard ; Deutschland.-Die bayr. Schlosser-Linderhof , 00-10sStereoscope Postcard ; Deutschland.-Die bayr. Schlosser-Linderhof , 00-10sSCVIEW2916428.24
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4.12
Stereoscope Postcard ; La Vie de N.-S. Jesus-Christ.-La Descente de Cruix , 00-10sStereoscope Postcard ; La Vie de N.-S. Jesus-Christ.-La Descente de Cruix , 00-10sSCVIEW2916418.24
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4.12
Stereoscope Postcard ; Allemagne.- Berlin.- Chambre des Deputes , 00-10s ; GermanyStereoscope Postcard ; Allemagne.- Berlin.- Chambre des Deputes , 00-10s ; GermanySCVIEW2916408.24
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4.12
Stereoscope Postcard ; Marseille , France , 00-10s Vue GeneraleStereoscope Postcard ; Marseille , France , 00-10s Vue GeneraleSCVIEW2916398.24
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4.12
1960 Travel Brochure for Geneva Switzerland Voyages Watches , 50-60s1960 Travel Brochure for Geneva Switzerland Voyages Watches , 50-60sSCVIEW20143812.44
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6.22
Munson Steamship lines South America Travel Guide Brochure, 30-40sMunson Steamship lines South America Travel Guide Brochure, 30-40sSCVIEW20097414.54
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7.27
ADV: Brochure With Envelopes Advertising The Roof & Iron Paint, The Superior Oil Co., Cleveland Ohio, PU-1903ADV: Brochure With Envelopes Advertising The Roof & Iron Paint, The Superior Oil Co., Cleveland Ohio, PU-1903SCVIEW15698811.66
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5.83
Kids , Le Menuet , 00-10sKids , Le Menuet , 00-10sSCVIEW1411785.75
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2.88
Liebig trade card; Bismarck, German General & chancellor, 1890s; #6Liebig trade card; Bismarck, German General & chancellor, 1890s; #6SCVIEW6543910.84
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5.42
Liebig trade card; Bismarck, German General & chancellor, 1890s; #2Liebig trade card; Bismarck, German General & chancellor, 1890s; #2SCVIEW6543810.84
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5.42
Liebig trade card; Bismarck, German General & chancellor, 1890s; #1Liebig trade card; Bismarck, German General & chancellor, 1890s; #1SCVIEW6543710.84
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5.42

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