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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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Belgium, Carnival Costume, Advertising Chocolate; non-postcard; VGBelgium, Carnival Costume, Advertising Chocolate; non-postcard; VGCHILDSPT60242.75
Belgium, Carnival Costume, Advertising Chocolate; non-postcard; VGBelgium, Carnival Costume, Advertising Chocolate; non-postcard; VGCHILDSPT60232.00
Belgium, Carnival, Advertising Chocolate; non-postcard; (2 cards) VGBelgium, Carnival, Advertising Chocolate; non-postcard; (2 cards) VGCHILDSPT60223.75
New Year Greetings, birds on holly, 1908; hand drawn card, NOT A POSTCARD; VGNew Year Greetings, birds on holly, 1908; hand drawn card, NOT A POSTCARD; VGCHILDSPT34342.75
Christmas Greetings with red-robed Santa, red ribbon; EXChristmas Greetings with red-robed Santa, red ribbon; EXCHILDSPT23474.50
Halloween Party Invitation, "For Cat's Sake"; with cover; EXHalloween Party Invitation, "For Cat's Sake"; with cover; EXCHILDSPT23444.50
1919 Utonian Student's Guide, Utah Songs & Yells Year Book; directory of students; 36 pg; Good1919 Utonian Student's Guide, Utah Songs & Yells Year Book; directory of students; 36 pg; GoodCHILDSPT23886.00
Pretty Victorian Girl Child, card (3 3/8" x 5 1/4"); embossed; VGPretty Victorian Girl Child, card (3 3/8" x 5 1/4"); embossed; VGCHILDSPT24154.00
Montana Guest, Auto Dashboard Card (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") 1951; VG, back was gluedMontana Guest, Auto Dashboard Card (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") 1951; VG, back was gluedCHILDSPT24163.75
Masonic Temple, Western Star Directories, Batavia, New York; (5), 1925, 29, 30, 32 (2); VG-EXMasonic Temple, Western Star Directories, Batavia, New York; (5), 1925, 29, 30, 32 (2); VG-EXCHILDSPT241910.00
Masonic Temple, Batavia, New York Commandery or Lodge Directories (7), 1902-29; VG-EXMasonic Temple, Batavia, New York Commandery or Lodge Directories (7), 1902-29; VG-EXCHILDSPT242017.00
Victorian Greeting Card, Christmas tide, with tassle, die cut, embossed (3 3/4" x 5 1/2"); VGVictorian Greeting Card, Christmas tide, with tassle, die cut, embossed (3 3/4" x 5 1/2"); VGCHILDSPT24254.00
Halloween Party Invitation, "see strange sights as ever you've seen"; with cover; EXHalloween Party Invitation, "see strange sights as ever you've seen"; with cover; EXCHILDSPT23456.50
Burlesque Girls, one Max Sennett, Exhibit Arcade Cards (2); G-VGBurlesque Girls, one Max Sennett, Exhibit Arcade Cards (2); G-VGCHILDSPT24245.50
Advertising Cards: "Bell's Buffalo Soap"; (2) cards, VGAdvertising Cards: "Bell's Buffalo Soap"; (2) cards, VGCHILDSPT23355.00
Advertising American Express Travelers Cheques; Indian, auto; 1932 brochure; VGAdvertising American Express Travelers Cheques; Indian, auto; 1932 brochure; VGCHILDSPT23389.00
Outer Cigar Label, "First Blush", antique lithograph by Geo. Schlegel; young girl w/ suitor;  EXOuter Cigar Label, "First Blush", antique lithograph by Geo. Schlegel; young girl w/ suitor; EXCHILDSPT23349.50
Victorian Children, Boy & Girl, on Card, 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"; VGVictorian Children, Boy & Girl, on Card, 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"; VGCHILDSPT24144.50
Masonic Temple, Master Masons Wellington Lodge, Erie Dist. 1902 Auditor's Report; Calendar; EXMasonic Temple, Master Masons Wellington Lodge, Erie Dist. 1902 Auditor's Report; Calendar; EXCHILDSPT24185.00
Advertising "Modern Cleaners & Dyers", Bethlehem, PA; man lighting cigarette; G-VGAdvertising "Modern Cleaners & Dyers", Bethlehem, PA; man lighting cigarette; G-VGCHILDSPT23314.50
Advertising: Capri Restaurant liquor menus, Tijuana, Mexico; EXAdvertising: Capri Restaurant liquor menus, Tijuana, Mexico; EXCHILDSPT23437.00
January calendar, cpy 1923, old auto, by Thos. Cusack Co.; sides fold in to stand up; VGJanuary calendar, cpy 1923, old auto, by Thos. Cusack Co.; sides fold in to stand up; VGCHILDSPT23294.50
Cafe Advertising "Tomaine Tommie", 100% Union House, Seattle, WA; G-VGCafe Advertising "Tomaine Tommie", 100% Union House, Seattle, WA; G-VGCHILDSPT23323.50
Victorian Trade Card, Correos Mexico with four stamp images, ca 1800's; EXVictorian Trade Card, Correos Mexico with four stamp images, ca 1800's; EXCHILDSPT24094.75
Norway: Norwegian Girl repairing fishing nets; Mittet & Co., 1902; GNorway: Norwegian Girl repairing fishing nets; Mittet & Co., 1902; GCHILDSPT24216.00
Advertising card: Brundage's Maple Ridge Elgin Creamery Butter; VGAdvertising card: Brundage's Maple Ridge Elgin Creamery Butter; VGCHILDSPT23263.75
Advertising Arbuckle Coffee, China showing Chinese activities, cpy 1893; VGAdvertising Arbuckle Coffee, China showing Chinese activities, cpy 1893; VGCHILDSPT232712.00
Industrial/Manufacturing tool: Vintage L.S. Starrett Table of U.S. Standard Screw Threads; VGIndustrial/Manufacturing tool: Vintage L.S. Starrett Table of U.S. Standard Screw Threads; VGCHILDSPT23368.00
New Year Greetings Card, Art Deco; G-VGNew Year Greetings Card, Art Deco; G-VGCHILDSPT23494.00
Advertising: Victorian Trade Card, Latin American Stamp images, ca 1800's; VG, back has glue spotsAdvertising: Victorian Trade Card, Latin American Stamp images, ca 1800's; VG, back has glue spotsCHILDSPT24084.50
Christmas Greetings with young couple in snow, red ribbon, Art Deco; EX, but some soiled insideChristmas Greetings with young couple in snow, red ribbon, Art Deco; EX, but some soiled insideCHILDSPT23485.00
Puzzle Card Quack Medicine Advertising: Dr. Abbey Medicinal, Sexual Cures; cpy 1884; AV tearsPuzzle Card Quack Medicine Advertising: Dr. Abbey Medicinal, Sexual Cures; cpy 1884; AV tearsCHILDSPT23284.50
Rare Cigar Label, early 1900's, Habana Trade Mark Registered, Mint conditionRare Cigar Label, early 1900's, Habana Trade Mark Registered, Mint conditionCHILDSPT233312.00
Early Christmas Cards with children, embossed; (2) cards; VG-EXEarly Christmas Cards with children, embossed; (2) cards; VG-EXCHILDSPT23465.50
Vintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1915, GW Lewis; VG-EXVintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1915, GW Lewis; VG-EXCHILDSPT24367.50
Pressed Flower Note Cards, hand made by E. Kelly; (3) cards; EXPressed Flower Note Cards, hand made by E. Kelly; (3) cards; EXCHILDSPT24439.00
Vintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXVintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXCHILDSPT24427.50
Vintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (2); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXVintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (2); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXCHILDSPT24395.00
Vintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXVintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXCHILDSPT24408.50
Vintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1915, GW Lewis; VG-EXVintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1915, GW Lewis; VG-EXCHILDSPT24417.50
Vintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXVintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXCHILDSPT24377.50
Vintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXVintage Education: Phonic sound flash cards for young children (3); cpy 1913-15, GW Lewis; VG-EXCHILDSPT24387.50
Art Deco Get Well Card (4" x 5") 1930; VGArt Deco Get Well Card (4" x 5") 1930; VGCHILDSPT24264.00
Victorian Greeting Friendship Card (5" x 6.5"); VG, but small tearVictorian Greeting Friendship Card (5" x 6.5"); VG, but small tearCHILDSPT24274.00
Unemployed Labor: SanFrancisco, California warning of no jobs, so go elsewhere (3.5"x5.5"); VGUnemployed Labor: SanFrancisco, California warning of no jobs, so go elsewhere (3.5"x5.5"); VGCHILDSPT242824.00
Pressed Flower Note Cards, hand made by E. Kelly; (3) cards; EXPressed Flower Note Cards, hand made by E. Kelly; (3) cards; EXCHILDSPT24449.00
Kodak Photo Competition, 1931 folder advertising $100,000 prize  contest! G-VG, 5/8" tear top frontKodak Photo Competition, 1931 folder advertising $100,000 prize contest! G-VG, 5/8" tear top frontCHILDSPT245115.00
Victorian Die Cut Poem Card, p/ Castell Bros., London; seven pages, 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"; VG-EXVictorian Die Cut Poem Card, p/ Castell Bros., London; seven pages, 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"; VG-EXCHILDSPT245225.00
Art Lithographic Antique Victorian Poetry Book, Die Cut; Illustrated, "Love Links", 8 pgs.; VG-EXArt Lithographic Antique Victorian Poetry Book, Die Cut; Illustrated, "Love Links", 8 pgs.; VG-EXCHILDSPT245312.00
Victorian Visiting Cards, (Cartes de Visite), approximately 2" x 3 1/2"; (5) cards; VG-EXVictorian Visiting Cards, (Cartes de Visite), approximately 2" x 3 1/2"; (5) cards; VG-EXCHILDSPT24655.00

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