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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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Hells Mouth near PortreathHells Mouth near PortreathNYPOSTCARDS815163.00
York, Stonegate & MinsterYork, Stonegate & MinsterNYPOSTCARDS815133.00
Yeomen Warders at Tower of LondonYeomen Warders at Tower of LondonNYPOSTCARDS815063.00
Plymouth, Drake's islandPlymouth, Drake's islandNYPOSTCARDS815055.00
Ann Hathawat's CottageAnn Hathawat's CottageNYPOSTCARDS815033.00
Tower of LondonTower of LondonNYPOSTCARDS815014.00
Kitchen, Ann Hathawat's CottageKitchen, Ann Hathawat's CottageNYPOSTCARDS815002.50
View from Memorial, Stratford-Upon-AvonView from Memorial, Stratford-Upon-AvonNYPOSTCARDS814964.00
Chapter House, Kirkstall AbbeyChapter House, Kirkstall AbbeyNYPOSTCARDS814953.50
Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-Upon-AvonHathaway's Cottage, Stratford-Upon-AvonNYPOSTCARDS814932.50
York, Bootham BarYork, Bootham BarNYPOSTCARDS814922.50
The Island, NewquayThe Island, NewquayNYPOSTCARDS814884.50
Portminster Beach, St IvesPortminster Beach, St IvesNYPOSTCARDS814876.00
Middle Tower, LondonMiddle Tower, LondonNYPOSTCARDS814864.00
Chancel, ShakerspeareChancel, ShakerspeareNYPOSTCARDS814842.50
Plymouth, Mount Edgcumbe HousePlymouth, Mount Edgcumbe HouseNYPOSTCARDS814796.00
Afracombe, Wildersmouth, Rough SeaAfracombe, Wildersmouth, Rough SeaNYPOSTCARDS814744.00
Afracombe, The Tunnels, Ladies Bathing BeachAfracombe, The Tunnels, Ladies Bathing BeachNYPOSTCARDS814664.50
York, PetergateYork, PetergateNYPOSTCARDS814652.50
In The Beauchamp Tower, Tower of LondonIn The Beauchamp Tower, Tower of LondonNYPOSTCARDS814643.50
Stratford-Upon-Avon ChurchStratford-Upon-Avon ChurchNYPOSTCARDS814602.50
Execution Block & Axe, Tower of LondonExecution Block & Axe, Tower of LondonNYPOSTCARDS814514.50
Fish Market, SalisburyFish Market, SalisburyNYPOSTCARDS814485.00
Armour of James II, Tower of LondonArmour of James II, Tower of LondonNYPOSTCARDS814474.00
Memorial Threatre, Stratford-Upon-AvonMemorial Threatre, Stratford-Upon-AvonNYPOSTCARDS814434.00
The Avenue, Stratford-Upon-AvonThe Avenue, Stratford-Upon-AvonNYPOSTCARDS814423.00
Shottery. Hathaway HomesteadShottery. Hathaway HomesteadNYPOSTCARDS814353.00
Stratford on Avon, Holy Trinity ChurchStratford on Avon, Holy Trinity ChurchNYPOSTCARDS814333.00
Tower Bridge, LondonTower Bridge, LondonNYPOSTCARDS814303.50
Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-Upon-AvonHathaway's Cottage, Stratford-Upon-AvonNYPOSTCARDS814292.50
Traitors Gate, Tower of LondonTraitors Gate, Tower of LondonNYPOSTCARDS814273.00
Ann Hathawat's CottageAnn Hathawat's CottageNYPOSTCARDS814243.00
Afracombe, Cairn WalkAfracombe, Cairn WalkNYPOSTCARDS814114.00
York, The ShamblesYork, The ShamblesNYPOSTCARDS814013.00
St John's Chapel, Tower of LondonSt John's Chapel, Tower of LondonNYPOSTCARDS813983.50
Horse Armoury, Tower of LondonHorse Armoury, Tower of LondonNYPOSTCARDS813924.00
St IvesSt IvesNYPOSTCARDS813896.00
129th Semi-Annual Furniture Market Exhibit, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1942129th Semi-Annual Furniture Market Exhibit, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1942SCVIEW44488811.77
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4.71
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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4.71
IRAQ BAGHDAD HOTEL PALESTINE MERIDIEN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELIRAQ BAGHDAD HOTEL PALESTINE MERIDIEN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE40128812.33
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3.08
JORDAN AQABA HOTEL MIRAMAR VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AQABA HOTEL MIRAMAR VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE40109812.33
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3.08
JORDAN AQABA TOURIST HOUSE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AQABA TOURIST HOUSE HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE40109712.33
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3.08
JORDAN AMMAN HOLIDAY INN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AMMAN HOLIDAY INN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4010966.33
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1.58
JORDAN AMMAN INTER CONTINENTAL HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AMMAN INTER CONTINENTAL HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE40109512.33
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3.08
JORDAN AMMAN INTER CONTINENTAL HOTEL GREEN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AMMAN INTER CONTINENTAL HOTEL GREEN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE40109412.33
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3.08
JORDAN AMMAN MARRIOTT HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AMMAN MARRIOTT HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE40109312.33
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3.08
JORDAN AMMAN HOLIDAY INN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AMMAN HOLIDAY INN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4010919.33
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2.33
JORDAN AMMAN MARIOTT HOTEL JORDAN RALLY VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AMMAN MARIOTT HOTEL JORDAN RALLY VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE4010927.33
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1.83
JORDAN AMMAN INTER CONTINENTAL HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AMMAN INTER CONTINENTAL HOTEL VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE40108912.33
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3.08
JORDAN AMMAN HOLIDAY INN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELJORDAN AMMAN HOLIDAY INN VINTAGE LUGGAGE LABELAPOPKAPCSHOPPE40108810.33
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2.58

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