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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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Public Buildings in Homer and Cortland - Cortland County, New YorkPublic Buildings in Homer and Cortland - Cortland County, New YorkHOMERBOB296374.75
Sewing Susan Gold Eye Needles with Threader - Nickel Plated Rust ProofSewing Susan Gold Eye Needles with Threader - Nickel Plated Rust ProofHOMERBOB294826.75
Victorian Die Cut Tea Cup Trade Card - Benjamin's Ice Cream Soda Elmira NYVictorian Die Cut Tea Cup Trade Card - Benjamin's Ice Cream Soda Elmira NYHOMERBOB294358.75
Victorian Die Cut Egg-Shaped Trade Card - McKeon & Todd of Brooklyn NYVictorian Die Cut Egg-Shaped Trade Card - McKeon & Todd of Brooklyn NYHOMERBOB294348.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - White is King Sewing Machine - Sold by Mitchell of Rome NYVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - White is King Sewing Machine - Sold by Mitchell of Rome NYHOMERBOB291795.75
Victorian Trade Card Die Cut - Sewing Machine White is King - Sold by Mitchell of Rome NYVictorian Trade Card Die Cut - Sewing Machine White is King - Sold by Mitchell of Rome NYHOMERBOB291785.75
Victorian Die Cut Palette Style Trade Card Monkey - Lavine Soap Hartford CT Chemical Co.Victorian Die Cut Palette Style Trade Card Monkey - Lavine Soap Hartford CT Chemical Co.HOMERBOB291773.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Morgan's Sapolio Hand Soap - Pretty LadyVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Morgan's Sapolio Hand Soap - Pretty LadyHOMERBOB291123.75
Victorian Trade Card - Mapl-Flake Breakfast Food - Hygienic Food Co, Battle Creek, MIVictorian Trade Card - Mapl-Flake Breakfast Food - Hygienic Food Co, Battle Creek, MIHOMERBOB290563.75
Palette Style Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Liquid Fanconia Tarrant & Co. of NYCPalette Style Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Liquid Fanconia Tarrant & Co. of NYCHOMERBOB290534.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Button Raven Gloss Shoe Dressing blank backVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Button Raven Gloss Shoe Dressing blank backHOMERBOB290523.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Raven Gloss Shoe Dressing - Button & OttleyVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Raven Gloss Shoe Dressing - Button & OttleyHOMERBOB290484.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Hornsby's of NYC Oats and WheatVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Hornsby's of NYC Oats and WheatHOMERBOB290463.75
Victorian Die Cut Fan Shape Trade Card - Oneida New York - Snitzer Shoe StoreVictorian Die Cut Fan Shape Trade Card - Oneida New York - Snitzer Shoe StoreHOMERBOB2904212.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Snitzer Shoe Store, Oneida New YorkVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Snitzer Shoe Store, Oneida New YorkHOMERBOB290419.75
Palette Style Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Tulip Flowers - Photographer at St Johnsville NYPalette Style Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Tulip Flowers - Photographer at St Johnsville NYHOMERBOB2904012.75
Victorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Thayer Baker of Fulton, New YorkVictorian Die Cut Trade Card - Fan Shape - Thayer Baker of Fulton, New YorkHOMERBOB2903512.75
Victorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Butterfly - Whyland's Hardware - St Johnsville NYVictorian Die-Cut Trade Card - Butterfly - Whyland's Hardware - St Johnsville NYHOMERBOB2903112.75
Victorian Trade Card - Fox and Stork - Kerr's Spooled Cotton CordVictorian Trade Card - Fox and Stork - Kerr's Spooled Cotton CordHOMERBOB290287.75
Victorian Trade Card - Eureka - Henry Tauszky Compressed YeastVictorian Trade Card - Eureka - Henry Tauszky Compressed YeastHOMERBOB290277.75
Susquicentennial Bumper Sticker 1838-1988 - Honeoye Falls, New YorkSusquicentennial Bumper Sticker 1838-1988 - Honeoye Falls, New YorkHOMERBOB287126.75
Frank Buck Trading Card - Hunter and Animal Collector 1884-1950Frank Buck Trading Card - Hunter and Animal Collector 1884-1950HOMERBOB285932.75
Edward Dibble Seedgrower Blank Check 1920s - Honeoye Falls, New YorkEdward Dibble Seedgrower Blank Check 1920s - Honeoye Falls, New YorkHOMERBOB282905.75
Trade - Advertisement - Lady in Fibre Chamois Gown - Sold by Beecher of Pottstown PATrade - Advertisement - Lady in Fibre Chamois Gown - Sold by Beecher of Pottstown PAHOMERBOB277685.75
Trade - Advertising - Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, VT - Sold by J. A. Clapp of Farmer, NYTrade - Advertising - Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, VT - Sold by J. A. Clapp of Farmer, NYHOMERBOB274406.75
Trade - Advertisement - Richelieu Brand Coffee and Tea - Pretty Girl picking FlowersTrade - Advertisement - Richelieu Brand Coffee and Tea - Pretty Girl picking FlowersHOMERBOB274375.75
Andes Stove Advertising Card - Phillips & Clark Stove Co, Geneva, New YorkAndes Stove Advertising Card - Phillips & Clark Stove Co, Geneva, New YorkHOMERBOB273637.75
Charles Wills Boots Shoes & Rubber Goods - Trade Card, Homer New YorkCharles Wills Boots Shoes & Rubber Goods - Trade Card, Homer New YorkHOMERBOB271605.75
Paddock & Brown Hardware Store - Trade Card, Homer, New YorkPaddock & Brown Hardware Store - Trade Card, Homer, New YorkHOMERBOB271565.75
Durkee's Bakery Sales Receipt - Homer, New YorkDurkee's Bakery Sales Receipt - Homer, New YorkHOMERBOB271512.75
Dr. Loomis & Son Druggists - Butter Coloring - Trade Card, Homer, New YorkDr. Loomis & Son Druggists - Butter Coloring - Trade Card, Homer, New YorkHOMERBOB271494.75
McElheny Pianos - Victorian Trade Card - Homer, New YorkMcElheny Pianos - Victorian Trade Card - Homer, New YorkHOMERBOB271463.75
Chase & Smith Pianos at McElheny's - Victorian Trade Card - Homer, New YorkChase & Smith Pianos at McElheny's - Victorian Trade Card - Homer, New YorkHOMERBOB271453.75
Cobakco Bakery Advertisement - Homer and Cortland New York - pm 1946Cobakco Bakery Advertisement - Homer and Cortland New York - pm 1946HOMERBOB271423.75
Black-billed Cuckoo - Useful Birds 1915 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardBlack-billed Cuckoo - Useful Birds 1915 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179942.50
Purple Grackle - Useful Birds 1915 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardPurple Grackle - Useful Birds 1915 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179952.50
Meadowlark - Useful Birds 1915 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardMeadowlark - Useful Birds 1915 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179972.50
Useful Birds 1915 - Oriole - Arm & Hammer Trade CardUseful Birds 1915 - Oriole - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179992.50
Arm & Hammer Trade Card - Killdeer - Useful Birds 1915Arm & Hammer Trade Card - Killdeer - Useful Birds 1915HOMERBOB180022.50
Arm & Hammer Trade Card - Redstart - Useful BirdsArm & Hammer Trade Card - Redstart - Useful BirdsHOMERBOB180101.00
Arm & Hammer Trade Card - Barn Swallow - Useful Birds 1915Arm & Hammer Trade Card - Barn Swallow - Useful Birds 1915HOMERBOB179852.50
Arm & Hammer Trade Card - White-throated Sparrow - Useful Birds 1915Arm & Hammer Trade Card - White-throated Sparrow - Useful Birds 1915HOMERBOB179882.50
Arm & Hammer Trade Card - Catbird - Useful Birds 1918Arm & Hammer Trade Card - Catbird - Useful Birds 1918HOMERBOB179901.25
Catbird - Useful Birds 1918 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardCatbird - Useful Birds 1918 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179891.25
White-throated Sparrow - Useful Birds 1915 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardWhite-throated Sparrow - Useful Birds 1915 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179872.50
Golden-Winged Warbler - Useful Birds - Arm & Hammer Trade CardGolden-Winged Warbler - Useful Birds - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179712.50
Bay-breasted Warbler - Beautiful Birds - Arm & Hammer Trade CardBay-breasted Warbler - Beautiful Birds - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179722.50
Snow Bunting - Useful Birds 1918 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardSnow Bunting - Useful Birds 1918 - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179762.50
 Scarlet Tanager - Useful Birds - Arm & Hammer Trade Card Scarlet Tanager - Useful Birds - Arm & Hammer Trade CardHOMERBOB179772.50
Arm & Hammer Trade Card - Scarlet Tanager - Useful BirdsArm & Hammer Trade Card - Scarlet Tanager - Useful BirdsHOMERBOB179782.50

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