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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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129th Semi-Annual Furniture Market Exhibit, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1942129th Semi-Annual Furniture Market Exhibit, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1942SCVIEW44488811.77
Sale
5.89
TC: The Blake Piston Ring Co. Man in Tuxedo smoking Cigar, Toronto, Canada, 1880-90sTC: The Blake Piston Ring Co. Man in Tuxedo smoking Cigar, Toronto, Canada, 1880-90sSCVIEW44486911.77
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5.89
TC, EASTER Glove sale, 1890s, Victorian GirlTC, EASTER Glove sale, 1890s, Victorian GirlSCVIEW4015157.80
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3.90
TC: Boy and Monkey hawk AGARA STARCH 1880-90sTC: Boy and Monkey hawk AGARA STARCH 1880-90sSCVIEW39573011.42
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5.71
TC: Baby Clowns Dance w/ Champagne 1880-90sTC: Baby Clowns Dance w/ Champagne 1880-90sSCVIEW39570911.42
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5.71
TC: Girl Holding Boy Leaning Into Well, Acme Soap AdTC: Girl Holding Boy Leaning Into Well, Acme Soap AdSCVIEW3893789.28
Sale
4.64
TC,Couple Row Boat,Wheat Bitters Co,New York,1890-00sTC,Couple Row Boat,Wheat Bitters Co,New York,1890-00sSCVIEW38937114.67
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7.34
TC, Girl at water well in winter,Stock card 1890sTC, Girl at water well in winter,Stock card 1890sSCVIEW3893388.90
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4.45
TC  Madam Strong´s  COMFORT  Corset, 1880-90sTC Madam Strong´s COMFORT Corset, 1880-90sSCVIEW38914116.57
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8.29
TC,Head Study,Blonde Girl With Blue Headband,1880-90sTC,Head Study,Blonde Girl With Blue Headband,1880-90sSCVIEW38843110.89
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5.45
TC,2 Girls Hugging Boy,Diamond Package Dyes,1880-1890sTC,2 Girls Hugging Boy,Diamond Package Dyes,1880-1890sSCVIEW3867329.69
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4.85
Postcard size Tradecard, INCO Balsamo Analgesico, 1920s #2Postcard size Tradecard, INCO Balsamo Analgesico, 1920s #2SCVIEW38561817.45
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8.73
TC  Le Chene et le Roseau, 1890sTC Le Chene et le Roseau, 1890sSCVIEW38367710.64
Sale
5.32
TC  Arbuckel Coffee  Costumes of Medival France, 1893TC Arbuckel Coffee Costumes of Medival France, 1893SCVIEW38366914.61
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7.31
TC  Medival France, Arbuckel Coffee 1893TC Medival France, Arbuckel Coffee 1893SCVIEW38143811.93
Sale
5.97
Brownies play Magic Lantern to display wheel og imges for COTTOLELE Shortening, Chicago, IL, 1880sBrownies play Magic Lantern to display wheel og imges for COTTOLELE Shortening, Chicago, IL, 1880sSCVIEW381213150.24
Sale
75.12
TC, 3 Scenes Of Tyrol Natives, Arbuckle Coffee, 1893TC, 3 Scenes Of Tyrol Natives, Arbuckle Coffee, 1893SCVIEW37902211.67
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5.84
TC, Child Couple Eating Ice Cream, 1880-1890sTC, Child Couple Eating Ice Cream, 1880-1890sSCVIEW37644517.86
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8.93
TC,Lady Cooking,EC Kirk Stove & Tinware,1880-90sTC,Lady Cooking,EC Kirk Stove & Tinware,1880-90sSCVIEW3747369.38
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4.69
1893 EGYPT, games & sports: Arbuckle Coffee Trade card1893 EGYPT, games & sports: Arbuckle Coffee Trade cardSCVIEW3733399.99
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5.00
TC, Bulldog Watching Boy Fishing Catch Cat, 1880-1890sTC, Bulldog Watching Boy Fishing Catch Cat, 1880-1890sSCVIEW37253011.10
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5.55
TC, Woman Teasing Puppy With Crawfish, 1880-1890sTC, Woman Teasing Puppy With Crawfish, 1880-1890sSCVIEW37233811.10
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5.55
TC, Lady of the House for Campbell´s Varnish Stain 1890sTC, Lady of the House for Campbell´s Varnish Stain 1890sSCVIEW37188813.15
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6.58
TC, Milkmaid & Cow for Granite Iron Ware, 1880-90sTC, Milkmaid & Cow for Granite Iron Ware, 1880-90sSCVIEW37181514.36
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7.18
Foldout Brochure ADV: The New Californian Hotel by the Sea, Santa Barbara CaliforniaFoldout Brochure ADV: The New Californian Hotel by the Sea, Santa Barbara CaliforniaSCVIEW3679729.19
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4.60
Winter in the Artic , 00-10sWinter in the Artic , 00-10sSCVIEW35393619.57
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9.79
La Vie de N.-S. Jesus-Christ.-La resurrection du Christ , 00-10sLa Vie de N.-S. Jesus-Christ.-La resurrection du Christ , 00-10sSCVIEW3517627.05
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3.53
VW Bug (Volkswagon) Pedal car (Toy) advertisement for Christmas catalog, Spiegel Co.,60-70sVW Bug (Volkswagon) Pedal car (Toy) advertisement for Christmas catalog, Spiegel Co.,60-70sSCVIEW32074719.15
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9.58
Magician Program, Magic Capades by  KRAMIEN Brush Praire, Washington 60-70sMagician Program, Magic Capades by KRAMIEN Brush Praire, Washington 60-70sSCVIEW32068619.15
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9.58
Business Card  Hogg,Brown and Taylor, Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 1880sBusiness Card Hogg,Brown and Taylor, Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 1880sSCVIEW32055011.26
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5.63
TC: Fairy rides horse  SMITH & DREER JEWELERS, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, 1890sTC: Fairy rides horse SMITH & DREER JEWELERS, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, 1890sSCVIEW32038413.15
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6.58
TC: POND's BITTERS, Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1890sTC: POND's BITTERS, Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1890sSCVIEW32037814.26
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7.13
TC  Irish Buggy, blank stock card, 1890sTC Irish Buggy, blank stock card, 1890sSCVIEW3203747.30
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3.65
TC  DIME TOOTH POWDER, J.M.Fenner,Jr Pharmacist, Providence, Rhode island, 1890sTC DIME TOOTH POWDER, J.M.Fenner,Jr Pharmacist, Providence, Rhode island, 1890sSCVIEW32037017.23
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8.62
Label  SPRIT of St Louis, New York & Paris, 1920sLabel SPRIT of St Louis, New York & Paris, 1920sSCVIEW32036317.23
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8.62
TC  AYER's SARSAPARILLA, Purifies the blood, 1890sTC AYER's SARSAPARILLA, Purifies the blood, 1890sSCVIEW32027011.40
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5.70
TC  Baby with Umbrella in storm, PELOUBET & COMPANY, Standard Organ, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1890sTC Baby with Umbrella in storm, PELOUBET & COMPANY, Standard Organ, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1890sSCVIEW32026511.40
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5.70
TC  AYER's CHERRY PECTORAL, For care of Coughs, Colds,Asthma...., 1890sTC AYER's CHERRY PECTORAL, For care of Coughs, Colds,Asthma...., 1890sSCVIEW32026211.40
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5.70
TC  EQUITABLE CREDIT SYSTEM,  Buying without Money , 1890sTC EQUITABLE CREDIT SYSTEM, Buying without Money , 1890sSCVIEW32025819.54
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9.77
TC  Baby picks grapes, NIAGARA GLOSS STARCH, 1890sTC Baby picks grapes, NIAGARA GLOSS STARCH, 1890sSCVIEW3202557.88
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3.94
TC  Hunters with dog in boat, Japanese Waterproof Boot finish, 1890sTC Hunters with dog in boat, Japanese Waterproof Boot finish, 1890sSCVIEW32023616.02
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8.01
TC  Couple inside egg fantasy, ACME Best bar soap, 1890sTC Couple inside egg fantasy, ACME Best bar soap, 1890sSCVIEW3202028.47
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4.24
TC  Three angels & Shoe, EDWIN C. BURT & CO., Fine Shoes, New York City, 1890sTC Three angels & Shoe, EDWIN C. BURT & CO., Fine Shoes, New York City, 1890sSCVIEW32019411.40
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5.70
TC  Doy & children, SOAPINE, 1890s   Providence , Rhode IslandTC Doy & children, SOAPINE, 1890s Providence , Rhode IslandSCVIEW32018811.40
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5.70
TC  2 girls wash doll, IVORINE Cleanser, Glastonbury, Conn., 1890sTC 2 girls wash doll, IVORINE Cleanser, Glastonbury, Conn., 1890sSCVIEW31945311.82
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5.91
TC  Tracy & Avery's SARICA COFFEE, girl feeds chickens, 1890sTC Tracy & Avery's SARICA COFFEE, girl feeds chickens, 1890sSCVIEW31943811.82
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5.91
TC  Colby's Clothing House, Taunton, Massachusetts, 1884TC Colby's Clothing House, Taunton, Massachusetts, 1884SCVIEW31941710.07
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5.04
TC  ELECTRIC Lustre Starch, Boston, Massachusetts, 1890sVictorian WomanTC ELECTRIC Lustre Starch, Boston, Massachusetts, 1890sVictorian WomanSCVIEW31933913.64
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6.82
TC  Our  CORN STARCH  Purity Guaranteed, International Starch Co, Victrorian kids , 1890sTC Our CORN STARCH Purity Guaranteed, International Starch Co, Victrorian kids , 1890sSCVIEW3192949.21
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4.61
TC  Medical  The Sexual System & it´s Derangements/CUTAVACO! Dr Abbey´s Great Specific for Skin DiseasesTC Medical The Sexual System & it´s Derangements/CUTAVACO! Dr Abbey´s Great Specific for Skin DiseasesSCVIEW31928336.69
Sale
18.35

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