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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, Woman Teasing Puppy With Crawfish, 1880-1890sTC, Woman Teasing Puppy With Crawfish, 1880-1890sSCVIEW37233811.10
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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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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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Get WellGet WellNYPOSTCARDS765583.00
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This Only Has One End, Rabbit with Fussy TailThis Only Has One End, Rabbit with Fussy TailNYPOSTCARDS765563.00
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Birthday WishesBirthday WishesNYPOSTCARDS765543.00
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For Your BirthdayFor Your BirthdayNYPOSTCARDS765523.00
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2 - Christmas Cards, Glass Beaded2 - Christmas Cards, Glass BeadedNYPOSTCARDS765504.50
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Thank YouThank YouNYPOSTCARDS765483.50
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It Wont Be long Now !It Wont Be long Now !NYPOSTCARDS765463.50
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2 - Happy Birthday2 - Happy BirthdayNYPOSTCARDS765454.00
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Give Your Sickness The Bird !Give Your Sickness The Bird !NYPOSTCARDS765443.50
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2 - Christmas Cards, Glass Beaded2 - Christmas Cards, Glass BeadedNYPOSTCARDS765434.50
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Little ValentineLittle ValentineNYPOSTCARDS765423.00
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Dont Let Your Business Throw YouDont Let Your Business Throw YouNYPOSTCARDS765413.00
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Dressed AnimalsDressed AnimalsNYPOSTCARDS765394.00
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Hello, Valentine's DayHello, Valentine's DayNYPOSTCARDS765383.00
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Whats Up !Whats Up !NYPOSTCARDS765353.50
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2 - Christmas and Happy New Years2 - Christmas and Happy New YearsNYPOSTCARDS765343.50
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2 - Christmas Cards2 - Christmas CardsNYPOSTCARDS765323.50
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Dear Old Dad !Dear Old Dad !NYPOSTCARDS765313.00
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From our TribeFrom our TribeNYPOSTCARDS765303.00
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Warmin Yew Ter Git Well QuickWarmin Yew Ter Git Well QuickNYPOSTCARDS765293.00
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Valentine's DayValentine's DayNYPOSTCARDS765283.00
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Am I Glad I've A LicenseAm I Glad I've A LicenseNYPOSTCARDS765273.00
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2 - Christmas Cards2 - Christmas CardsNYPOSTCARDS765263.50
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Everyone Need a Good PushEveryone Need a Good PushNYPOSTCARDS765253.00
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Soon Be On Your Feet AgainSoon Be On Your Feet AgainNYPOSTCARDS765242.50
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2 - Christmas Cards, 1 Glass Beaded2 - Christmas Cards, 1 Glass BeadedNYPOSTCARDS765234.00
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2 - New Year Cards2 - New Year CardsNYPOSTCARDS765223.50
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2 - Birthday Cards (1 Brother)2 - Birthday Cards (1 Brother)NYPOSTCARDS765214.00
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Apple a Day keeps the Doctor AwayApple a Day keeps the Doctor AwayNYPOSTCARDS765204.00
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2 - Christmas Cards2 - Christmas CardsNYPOSTCARDS765183.50
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2 - Christmas Cards (1 Rice Paper)2 - Christmas Cards (1 Rice Paper)NYPOSTCARDS765194.00
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Sister's Birthday Card, KittensSister's Birthday Card, KittensNYPOSTCARDS765172.00
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To Grandmother on Mother's DayTo Grandmother on Mother's DayNYPOSTCARDS765163.50
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