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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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Greetings from the Ozark Mountaineers, KMOX and Peruna, 1935 Calendar on reverseGreetings from the Ozark Mountaineers, KMOX and Peruna, 1935 Calendar on reverseISLANDDWELLER159414.99
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Reward of Merit, Flowers Around CardReward of Merit, Flowers Around CardISLANDDWELLER11073.00
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Pair of Mount Rushmore CardsPair of Mount Rushmore CardsISLANDDWELLER11062.50
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Christmas Card from Michigan College of Mining and TechnologyChristmas Card from Michigan College of Mining and TechnologyISLANDDWELLER11003.50
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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed, Boy Calming down younger girlA Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed, Boy Calming down younger girlISLANDDWELLER10585.25
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A Sticth in time saves Nine, Girl mending Boy's trousersA Sticth in time saves Nine, Girl mending Boy's trousersISLANDDWELLER10574.75
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Reward of Merit Card, Square Format with RosesReward of Merit Card, Square Format with RosesISLANDDWELLER9483.00
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Reward of Merit, Quill and RoseReward of Merit, Quill and RoseISLANDDWELLER9413.00
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Reward of Merit, Bird on Holly BranchReward of Merit, Bird on Holly BranchISLANDDWELLER9403.00
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Reward of Merit, Flowers Bouquet Reward of Merit, Flowers Bouquet ISLANDDWELLER9393.00
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