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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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1950s Girl with Tennis Racquet Arcade Card 1950s Girl with Tennis Racquet Arcade Card MOONCATANTIQUES39572.95
Dan Dailey "Then and Now" Actor Arcade CardDan Dailey "Then and Now" Actor Arcade CardMOONCATANTIQUES32572.95
1961 "The Outlaws of Mars" Otis Adelbert Kline Science Fiction Book1961 "The Outlaws of Mars" Otis Adelbert Kline Science Fiction BookMOONCATANTIQUES32355.95
1880s Smith American Organ/Piano Trade Card1880s Smith American Organ/Piano Trade CardMOONCATANTIQUES31413.95
 1940s Shell - Map of Iowa 1940s Shell - Map of Iowa MOONCATANTIQUES31283.95
Star Trek Enterprise Logs Golden Press Collection Vol.1Star Trek Enterprise Logs Golden Press Collection Vol.1MOONCATANTIQUES28806.95
"Planet of Peril" 1961 Ace Otis Kline Book "Planet of Peril" 1961 Ace Otis Kline Book MOONCATANTIQUES27457.95
"To Conquer Chaos" John Brunner 1964 Book"To Conquer Chaos" John Brunner 1964 BookMOONCATANTIQUES27355.95
"The Green Brain" Frank Herbert 1966 Ace Book"The Green Brain" Frank Herbert 1966 Ace BookMOONCATANTIQUES27305.95
"Mention My Name in Atlantis" John Jakes Book"Mention My Name in Atlantis" John Jakes BookMOONCATANTIQUES27202.95
"Sky Pirates of Callisto" 1973 Lin Carter Book"Sky Pirates of Callisto" 1973 Lin Carter BookMOONCATANTIQUES27086.95
1959 "The Falling Torch" Algis Budrys Book1959 "The Falling Torch" Algis Budrys BookMOONCATANTIQUES26996.95
1961 "The Star Dwellers" James Blish Book1961 "The Star Dwellers" James Blish BookMOONCATANTIQUES26894.95
1977 "Star-Begotten" H.G. Wells Book1977 "Star-Begotten" H.G. Wells BookMOONCATANTIQUES26886.95
"The World Set Free" 1st Time in Paperback 1971 H.G. Wells Book"The World Set Free" 1st Time in Paperback 1971 H.G. Wells BookMOONCATANTIQUES26877.95
1964 "Five-Odd" Science Fiction Book1964 "Five-Odd" Science Fiction BookMOONCATANTIQUES26814.95
1959 "The People Maker" Damon Knight Book1959 "The People Maker" Damon Knight BookMOONCATANTIQUES26804.95
1965 "Crashing Suns" Edmond Hamilton Ace Book1965 "Crashing Suns" Edmond Hamilton Ace BookMOONCATANTIQUES26796.95
1956 "Plague Ship" Andre Norton Ace Book1956 "Plague Ship" Andre Norton Ace BookMOONCATANTIQUES26786.95
"The Lord of Death & the Queen of Life" Ace Book"The Lord of Death & the Queen of Life" Ace BookMOONCATANTIQUES26776.95
1955 "The Long Tomorrow" Leigh Brackett Ace Book1955 "The Long Tomorrow" Leigh Brackett Ace BookMOONCATANTIQUES26766.95
1952 "Daybreak - 2250 A.D." Andre Norton Ace Book1952 "Daybreak - 2250 A.D." Andre Norton Ace BookMOONCATANTIQUES26756.95
1952 'Daybreak - 2250 A.D.' Andre Norton Ace Book1952 'Daybreak - 2250 A.D.' Andre Norton Ace BookMOONCATANTIQUES26726.95
1952 "The Well of the Words" Henry Kuttner Ace Book1952 "The Well of the Words" Henry Kuttner Ace BookMOONCATANTIQUES26716.95
1936 Child Like Mystery-Adventure Book1936 Child Like Mystery-Adventure BookMOONCATANTIQUES26523.95
1964 "The Wonder War" Laurence Janifer Ace Book1964 "The Wonder War" Laurence Janifer Ace BookMOONCATANTIQUES26475.95
1966 "Tomorrow Midnight" Ray Bradbury Book1966 "Tomorrow Midnight" Ray Bradbury BookMOONCATANTIQUES26428.95
June 1959 Astounding Science Fiction MagazineJune 1959 Astounding Science Fiction MagazineMOONCATANTIQUES26403.95
Nov 1959 Astounding Science Fiction MagazineNov 1959 Astounding Science Fiction MagazineMOONCATANTIQUES26393.95
 "The Whitling" 1976 1st Edition Vernor Vinge Sci Fi Book "The Whitling" 1976 1st Edition Vernor Vinge Sci Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES26274.95
1978 "Dancers in the Afterglow" Jack Chalker Sci-Fi Book 1978 "Dancers in the Afterglow" Jack Chalker Sci-Fi Book MOONCATANTIQUES26243.95
"World of Promise" Sci Fi E.C. Tubbs Book"World of Promise" Sci Fi E.C. Tubbs BookMOONCATANTIQUES26203.95
1966 "The Night of the Wolf" Fritz Leiber Sci-Fi Book1966 "The Night of the Wolf" Fritz Leiber Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES26196.95
1975 "The Warriors of Dawn" Foster Sci-Fi Book1975 "The Warriors of Dawn" Foster Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES26183.95
1964 "The Wandere" Fritz Lieber Sci-Fi Book1964 "The Wandere" Fritz Lieber Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES26133.95
1964 "Close to Critical" Hal Clement Sci-Fi Book1964 "Close to Critical" Hal Clement Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES26115.95
1966 "Victory on Janus" Andre Norton Sci-Fi Book1966 "Victory on Janus" Andre Norton Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES26105.95
1962 "The Long Winter" John Christopher Sci-Fi Book1962 "The Long Winter" John Christopher Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES26095.95
1967 "To Outrun Doomsday" Kenneth Bulmer Ace Sci-Fi Book1967 "To Outrun Doomsday" Kenneth Bulmer Ace Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES26086.95
"Time To Come" August Derleth Sci-Fi Book"Time To Come" August Derleth Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES26074.95
"Naked to the Stars" Gordon Dickson 1961 Sci-Fi Book"Naked to the Stars" Gordon Dickson 1961 Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES25985.95
"Shadows with Eyes" Fritz Lieber Sci-Fi Book"Shadows with Eyes" Fritz Lieber Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES25979.95
"Martians Go Home" Frederic Brown Sci-Fi Book, ca 1981"Martians Go Home" Frederic Brown Sci-Fi Book, ca 1981MOONCATANTIQUES25932.95
1964 "Pilgrimage to Earth" Robert Sheckley Sci-Fi Book1964 "Pilgrimage to Earth" Robert Sheckley Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES25924.95
1977 "The Bane of the Black Sword" Michael Moorcock Sci-Fi Book1977 "The Bane of the Black Sword" Michael Moorcock Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES25914.95
1975 "Merlin's Mirror" Andre Norton Sci-Fi Book1975 "Merlin's Mirror" Andre Norton Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES25813.95
1945 "Danger Planet" Brett Sterling Sci-Fi Book1945 "Danger Planet" Brett Sterling Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES25694.95
1960 "The Status Civilization" Robert Sheckley Sci-Fi Book1960 "The Status Civilization" Robert Sheckley Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES25658.95
1975 "The Star Kings" Edward Hamilton Sci-Fi Book1975 "The Star Kings" Edward Hamilton Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES25646.95
1972 "Green Phoenix" Thomas Burnett Swann Sci-Fi Book1972 "Green Phoenix" Thomas Burnett Swann Sci-Fi BookMOONCATANTIQUES25606.95

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