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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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U S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Reply CardU S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Reply CardAHA314384.98
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U S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Shipping Advisory from Quaker Oats CoU S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Shipping Advisory from Quaker Oats CoAHA314374.98
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U S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Receipt, Continental Insurance CoU S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Receipt, Continental Insurance CoAHA314364.98
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U S Postal Card - Liberty, 3 cents, purple. Tonopah Mining Co ProxyU S Postal Card - Liberty, 3 cents, purple. Tonopah Mining Co ProxyAHA314354.98
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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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QSL Card with Locomotive TrainQSL Card with Locomotive TrainAHA307594.98
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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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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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FRANCE BARBIZON HOTELLERIE DU BAS BREAU VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELFRANCE BARBIZON HOTELLERIE DU BAS BREAU VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4973704.77
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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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GERMANY DUESSELDORF HOTEL ATLANTIK VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELGERMANY DUESSELDORF HOTEL ATLANTIK VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963935.33
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GERMANY MUENCHEN ORBIS HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELGERMANY MUENCHEN ORBIS HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963945.33
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BRASIL FLORIANOPOLIS QUERENCIA PALACE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL FLORIANOPOLIS QUERENCIA PALACE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963916.33
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GERMANY KARLSRUHE PARK HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELGERMANY KARLSRUHE PARK HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963925.33
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CHINA SICHUAN TOURISM VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELCHINA SICHUAN TOURISM VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963895.33
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ECUADOR QUITO HOTEL QUITO VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELECUADOR QUITO HOTEL QUITO VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963875.33
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AUSTRALIA BRISBANE PARK ROYAL HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAUSTRALIA BRISBANE PARK ROYAL HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963884.77
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TURKEY ISTANBUL SHERATON HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELTURKEY ISTANBUL SHERATON HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963865.33
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AUSTRALIA SYDNEY HYATT KINGSGATE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAUSTRALIA SYDNEY HYATT KINGSGATE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963845.33
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BOLIVIA LA PAZ SUCRE PALACE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBOLIVIA LA PAZ SUCRE PALACE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963855.33
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BRASIL RIO ARGENTINA HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL RIO ARGENTINA HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963826.33
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SPAIN CUENCA MESON DE DON QUIXOTE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELSPAIN CUENCA MESON DE DON QUIXOTE VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963836.33
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BRASIL SAO PAULO BROADWAY HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELBRASIL SAO PAULO BROADWAY HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963816.33
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GREECE OLYMPIA HOTEL OLYMPIA VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELGREECE OLYMPIA HOTEL OLYMPIA VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4963786.33
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