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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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Advertising - The Edison PhonographAdvertising - The Edison PhonographAHA2914619.98
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RARE - Vermont 1920 Election Booklet. Frederick H. Babbitt for Governor (He lost to Republican James Hartness) 12ppRARE - Vermont 1920 Election Booklet. Frederick H. Babbitt for Governor (He lost to Republican James Hartness) 12ppAHA2863329.98
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Baseball Trading Card - Harmon Killebrew, "The Killer", Minnesota Twins. 1964 Topps #38Baseball Trading Card - Harmon Killebrew, "The Killer", Minnesota Twins. 1964 Topps #38AHA285824.98
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1.49
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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1.49
World's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Mining Building, AdvertisingWorld's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Mining Building, AdvertisingAHA285179.98
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2.99
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 - Electrical Building, AdvertisingWorld's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Electrical Building, AdvertisingAHA2851519.98
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World's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Agricultural Building, AdvertisingWorld's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Agricultural Building, AdvertisingAHA2851419.98
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Advertising - Lewandos French Dyeing & Cleansing Co., Tremont St., Boston, MA   -  Not a PostcardAdvertising - Lewandos French Dyeing & Cleansing Co., Tremont St., Boston, MA - Not a PostcardAHA271229.98
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2.99
Advertising Brochure. The Thomson Disc Harrow  (Not a Postcard) Multiple PagesAdvertising Brochure. The Thomson Disc Harrow (Not a Postcard) Multiple PagesAHA2702419.98
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5.99
Advertising - National Protective Insurance Co.Advertising - National Protective Insurance Co.AHA265745.98
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1.79
Advertising - National Protective Insurance Co.Advertising - National Protective Insurance Co.AHA265735.98
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Advertising - National Protective Insurance Co.Advertising - National Protective Insurance Co.AHA265725.98
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Advertising - National Protective Insurance Co.Advertising - National Protective Insurance Co.AHA265715.98
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1.79
Campaign Card - 1956 President & Mrs. Eisenhower. Republican Committee of Lancaster, PennsylvaniaCampaign Card - 1956 President & Mrs. Eisenhower. Republican Committee of Lancaster, PennsylvaniaAHA2625914.98
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4.49
Baseball Card - Ted Williams, "Ted's Fame Spreads" - 1959 Fleer Series #5Baseball Card - Ted Williams, "Ted's Fame Spreads" - 1959 Fleer Series #5AHA2577649.98
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14.99
Postal Card - 1881, Hanover Fire Insurance CompanyPostal Card - 1881, Hanover Fire Insurance CompanyAHA221147.18
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2.15
Trading Card - Bill ParksTrading Card - Bill ParksAHA67536.38
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1.91
Advertising Card - Snowdrift Southern Cotton Oil Co-BunnyAdvertising Card - Snowdrift Southern Cotton Oil Co-BunnyAHA10028.78
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2.63