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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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VA - Shenandoah Valley & Skyline Drive. 24-page booklet (8" X 5.5") Pictures, narrative, map. Label attached to sleeve.VA - Shenandoah Valley & Skyline Drive. 24-page booklet (8" X 5.5") Pictures, narrative, map. Label attached to sleeve.AHA3134819.98
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Booklet of Postcards - San Francisco, CA . Gray Line Tours (8" X 3.5") 20 cards to mail, 20 mini cards to keepBooklet of Postcards - San Francisco, CA . Gray Line Tours (8" X 3.5") 20 cards to mail, 20 mini cards to keepAHA3134319.98
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ME - Ogunquit. "Ogunquit Maine 1900-1971" by Charles Littlefield Seaman.  64-page book.  See description.ME - Ogunquit. "Ogunquit Maine 1900-1971" by Charles Littlefield Seaman. 64-page book. See description.AHA3134119.98
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PA - Harleysville. Mutual Auto Fire Insurance Co 25th Anniversary, October 1942.  8-page booklet. See description.PA - Harleysville. Mutual Auto Fire Insurance Co 25th Anniversary, October 1942. 8-page booklet. See description.AHA3134011.98
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VT - Lamoille County. "Covered Bridges" by Robert L Hagerman Copyright 1972. 31-page booklet. See description.VT - Lamoille County. "Covered Bridges" by Robert L Hagerman Copyright 1972. 31-page booklet. See description.AHA3133914.98
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VT - Lamoille County. "Covered Bridges" by Robert L Hagerman Copyright 1972. 31-page booklet. See description.VT - Lamoille County. "Covered Bridges" by Robert L Hagerman Copyright 1972. 31-page booklet. See description.AHA3133814.98
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VT - Bennington County. "Covered Wooden Bridges" by John Spargo. Copyright 1953. 20-page booklet. See description.VT - Bennington County. "Covered Wooden Bridges" by John Spargo. Copyright 1953. 20-page booklet. See description.AHA3133714.98
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GA - Savannah, A City of Opportunities.  Copyright 1904, this is a 60-page book with pictures, narrative. *RARE FIND*GA - Savannah, A City of Opportunities. Copyright 1904, this is a 60-page book with pictures, narrative. *RARE FIND*AHA3133659.98
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Original Autograph - Peter Lorre. Signed at Yankee Stadium, 1956. (Framed 5" X 7")Original Autograph - Peter Lorre. Signed at Yankee Stadium, 1956. (Framed 5" X 7")AHA3132699.98
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"Miss Winifred Barnes.British Beauty" Nice antique English postcard"Miss Winifred Barnes.British Beauty" Nice antique English postcardSANZ154161.00
QSL Card with Locomotive TrainQSL Card with Locomotive TrainAHA307594.98
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2638  Heumann Harlem Casino  Menu2638 Heumann Harlem Casino MenuABOVEALL326378.76
10515  Hamburg-American Line  baggage ticket10515 Hamburg-American Line baggage ticketABOVEALL326368.76
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Advertising - The Edison PhonographAdvertising - The Edison PhonographAHA2914619.98
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Baseball Trading Card - Chris Brown, 1987 S.F. Giants. Don Russ #44Baseball Trading Card - Chris Brown, 1987 S.F. Giants. Don Russ #44AHA285814.98
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Public Buildings in Homer and Cortland - Cortland County, New YorkPublic Buildings in Homer and Cortland - Cortland County, New YorkHOMERBOB296374.75
World's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Administration Building, AdvertisingWorld's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Administration Building, AdvertisingAHA2851619.98
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World's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Agricultural Building, AdvertisingWorld's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Agricultural Building, AdvertisingAHA2851419.98
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Victorian Die Cut Tea Cup Trade Card - Benjamin's Ice Cream Soda Elmira NYVictorian Die Cut Tea Cup Trade Card - Benjamin's Ice Cream Soda Elmira NYHOMERBOB294358.75
Victorian Die Cut Egg-Shaped Trade Card - McKeon & Todd of Brooklyn NYVictorian Die Cut Egg-Shaped Trade Card - McKeon & Todd of Brooklyn NYHOMERBOB294348.75
FRANCE BARBIZON HOTELLERIE DU BAS BREAU VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELFRANCE BARBIZON HOTELLERIE DU BAS BREAU VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4973704.77
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Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - White is King Sewing Machine - Sold by Mitchell of Rome NYVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - White is King Sewing Machine - Sold by Mitchell of Rome NYHOMERBOB291795.75
Victorian Trade Card Die Cut - Sewing Machine White is King - Sold by Mitchell of Rome NYVictorian Trade Card Die Cut - Sewing Machine White is King - Sold by Mitchell of Rome NYHOMERBOB291785.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Morgan's Sapolio Hand Soap - Pretty LadyVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Morgan's Sapolio Hand Soap - Pretty LadyHOMERBOB291123.75
Victorian Trade Card - Mapl-Flake Breakfast Food - Hygienic Food Co, Battle Creek, MIVictorian Trade Card - Mapl-Flake Breakfast Food - Hygienic Food Co, Battle Creek, MIHOMERBOB290563.75
Palette Style Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Liquid Fanconia Tarrant & Co. of NYCPalette Style Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Liquid Fanconia Tarrant & Co. of NYCHOMERBOB290534.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Button Raven Gloss Shoe Dressing blank backVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Button Raven Gloss Shoe Dressing blank backHOMERBOB290523.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Raven Gloss Shoe Dressing - Button & OttleyVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Raven Gloss Shoe Dressing - Button & OttleyHOMERBOB290484.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Hornsby's of NYC Oats and WheatVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Hornsby's of NYC Oats and WheatHOMERBOB290463.75
Victorian Die Cut Fan Shape Trade Card - Oneida New York - Snitzer Shoe StoreVictorian Die Cut Fan Shape Trade Card - Oneida New York - Snitzer Shoe StoreHOMERBOB2904212.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Snitzer Shoe Store, Oneida New YorkVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Snitzer Shoe Store, Oneida New YorkHOMERBOB290419.75
Palette Style Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Tulip Flowers - Photographer at St Johnsville NYPalette Style Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Tulip Flowers - Photographer at St Johnsville NYHOMERBOB2904012.75
Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Butterfly - Whyland's Hardware - St Johnsville NYVictorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Butterfly - Whyland's Hardware - St Johnsville NYHOMERBOB2903112.75
Victorian Trade Card - Fox and Stork - Kerr's Spooled Cotton CordVictorian Trade Card - Fox and Stork - Kerr's Spooled Cotton CordHOMERBOB290287.75
Victorian Trade Card - Eureka - Henry Tauszky Compressed YeastVictorian Trade Card - Eureka - Henry Tauszky Compressed YeastHOMERBOB290277.75
Estonia:Old candy paper from Võru, Ballet Murrang, pre 1940Estonia:Old candy paper from Võru, Ballet Murrang, pre 1940IVANHOE1462033.00
BRASIL VITORIA HOTEL SAO JOSE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL VITORIA HOTEL SAO JOSE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4964065.33
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BRASIL VITORIA HOTEL SAO JOSE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL VITORIA HOTEL SAO JOSE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4964075.33
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SCHWEIZ GSTAAD HOTEL CABANA VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELSCHWEIZ GSTAAD HOTEL CABANA VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4964036.33
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BRASIL SAO PAULO HOTEL CENTRAL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL SAO PAULO HOTEL CENTRAL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4964044.77
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BRASIL SAO PAULO HOTEL CENTRAL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL SAO PAULO HOTEL CENTRAL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4964054.77
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BRASIL RIO OTHON PALACE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL RIO OTHON PALACE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4964016.33
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BRASIL SAO PAULO ARTEMIS HOTEL &amp  TAMOYO HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL SAO PAULO ARTEMIS HOTEL &amp TAMOYO HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4964026.33
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SCHWEIZ MARTIGNY HOTEL LA PORTE D'OCTODURE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELSCHWEIZ MARTIGNY HOTEL LA PORTE D'OCTODURE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963995.33
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BRASIL PORTO ALEGRE PRESIDENTE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL PORTO ALEGRE PRESIDENTE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4964006.33
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GERMANY MAINZ HOTEL MAINZER HOF VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELGERMANY MAINZ HOTEL MAINZER HOF VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963974.77
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SPAIN BARCELONA HOTEL CATITE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELSPAIN BARCELONA HOTEL CATITE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963986.33
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COLOMBIA MEDELLIN HOTEL INTER CONTINENTAL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELCOLOMBIA MEDELLIN HOTEL INTER CONTINENTAL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963954.77
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ZIMBABWE HARARE OASIS HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELZIMBABWE HARARE OASIS HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963965.33
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