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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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What About Our Japanese-Americans? World War II, 1944 Political Booklet American Council Institute Pacific RelatioWhat About Our Japanese-Americans? World War II, 1944 Political Booklet American Council Institute Pacific RelatioPMK7061014.95
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12.71
Cunard RMS Queen Elizabeth 1946 Royalty CalendarCunard RMS Queen Elizabeth 1946 Royalty CalendarPMK701887.95
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6.76
Classic 50's Advertising Piece Holsum Bread Shaped Sewing Needle Kit Made in Japan 10 1/4" X 5" OpenClassic 50's Advertising Piece Holsum Bread Shaped Sewing Needle Kit Made in Japan 10 1/4" X 5" OpenPMK738029.95
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8.46
Autographed Ticket, Sunlife Stars on Ice, Figure Skating, Halifax Metro Centre 1993. Kurt Browning EtcAutographed Ticket, Sunlife Stars on Ice, Figure Skating, Halifax Metro Centre 1993. Kurt Browning EtcPMK715834.95
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4.21
Vintage, Single Layer Birthday Card, FlowersVintage, Single Layer Birthday Card, FlowersPMK676271.95
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1.66
Queen Elizabeth II,  '53 Coronation Day Pledge of Halifax School Children Nova ScotiaQueen Elizabeth II, '53 Coronation Day Pledge of Halifax School Children Nova ScotiaPMK676267.95
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6.76
Portrait Inset, Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg Pennsylvania- No Admission, Hours etc Advertising CardPortrait Inset, Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg Pennsylvania- No Admission, Hours etc Advertising CardPMK736771.95
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1.66
(17) Toronto Maple Leafs, 1993 Score Hockey Cards, Including Wendell Clark(17) Toronto Maple Leafs, 1993 Score Hockey Cards, Including Wendell ClarkPMK728261.95
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1.66
(16), Detroit Red Wings, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Top Rookie Gord Kruppke(16), Detroit Red Wings, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Top Rookie Gord KruppkePMK728251.95
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1.66
Many Gold Statues, Emerald Buddha Temple, Bangkok, ThailandMany Gold Statues, Emerald Buddha Temple, Bangkok, ThailandPMK724940.95
Statue, Emerald Buddha Temple, Bangkok, ThailandStatue, Emerald Buddha Temple, Bangkok, ThailandPMK724950.95
The Grand Palace, Bangkok, ThailandThe Grand Palace, Bangkok, ThailandPMK724960.95
Small Souvenir Folder, 13 Views and Map to Cypress Gardens, FloridaSmall Souvenir Folder, 13 Views and Map to Cypress Gardens, FloridaPMK718541.50
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1.28
Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Royal Bank, Frank Reardon Co, 1933Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Royal Bank, Frank Reardon Co, 1933PMK715881.75
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1.49
Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Bank of Montreal, Gundry-Pymore 1935Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Bank of Montreal, Gundry-Pymore 1935PMK715851.75
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1.49
Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Undersigned Drawer, National Candian Drugs Ltd, 1934Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Undersigned Drawer, National Candian Drugs Ltd, 1934PMK715901.75
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1.49
Cancelled Cheque with 2 Canadian Postage Stamps, Canadian Bank of Commerce, Snag Proof Ltd , 1935Cancelled Cheque with 2 Canadian Postage Stamps, Canadian Bank of Commerce, Snag Proof Ltd , 1935PMK715911.75
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1.49
Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Bank of Montreal, crown Waterproof & Clothing, Co 1934Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Bank of Montreal, crown Waterproof & Clothing, Co 1934PMK715921.75
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1.49
Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Royal Bank, Finebilt Frocks Inc, 1934Cancelled Cheque with Canadian Postage Stamp, Royal Bank, Finebilt Frocks Inc, 1934PMK715891.75
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1.49
Cancelled Cheque with 2 Canadian Postage Stamps, Royal Bank, Standard Coal Company, 1934Cancelled Cheque with 2 Canadian Postage Stamps, Royal Bank, Standard Coal Company, 1934PMK715871.75
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1.49
Cancelled Cheque with 2 Canadian Postage Stamps, Bank of Montreal, John Leckie Limited 1934Cancelled Cheque with 2 Canadian Postage Stamps, Bank of Montreal, John Leckie Limited 1934PMK715931.75
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1.49
Carlsberg Championship Team and Wagon, Horses, Beer,  Denmark, OSCarlsberg Championship Team and Wagon, Horses, Beer, Denmark, OSPMK715621.50
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1.28
Map of Port of Spain, Trinidad, BWI, 1930's, Angostura Bitters Advertising on BackMap of Port of Spain, Trinidad, BWI, 1930's, Angostura Bitters Advertising on BackPMK714042.95
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2.51
(12),Los Angeles Kings 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Top Rookie, Rick Knickle(12),Los Angeles Kings 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Top Rookie, Rick KnicklePMK713461.95
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1.66
(2) Maps, (1) Clipping Of Central America and The Panama Canal 1934(2) Maps, (1) Clipping Of Central America and The Panama Canal 1934PMK713371.95
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1.66
(5) Clipping Photos of Jamaica, 1934, Color Line, Diving for Pennies, Pack Mules Etc(5) Clipping Photos of Jamaica, 1934, Color Line, Diving for Pennies, Pack Mules EtcPMK713341.95
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1.66
Cheque, Bank of Montreal, 1934, Nature's Rivel Co, Parisan Corset Mfg Co, Montreal, PQ Cheque, Bank of Montreal, 1934, Nature's Rivel Co, Parisan Corset Mfg Co, Montreal, PQ PMK713281.75
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1.49
Cheque, The Provincial Bank Of Canada, 1933, Needlecraft Mills, George V 3Cent Stamp Cheque, The Provincial Bank Of Canada, 1933, Needlecraft Mills, George V 3Cent Stamp PMK713241.75
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1.49
1935 Invoice and Payment Cheque, Martin Cooper, Dresses, Montreal, Quebec to Mattew McLean PEI1935 Invoice and Payment Cheque, Martin Cooper, Dresses, Montreal, Quebec to Mattew McLean PEIPMK713151.75
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1.49
1934 Invoice and Payment Cheque, Piko Hat Ltd, Montreal to Mattew McLean Ltd PEI1934 Invoice and Payment Cheque, Piko Hat Ltd, Montreal to Mattew McLean Ltd PEIPMK713141.75
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1.49
1933 Cheque, Estabooks Co Importer of Red Rose Tea, St John NB, Two George VI Canada Stamps1933 Cheque, Estabooks Co Importer of Red Rose Tea, St John NB, Two George VI Canada StampsPMK713131.75
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1.49
Lovely Winter Scene, To Dwight from Mrs Kennedy, TeacherLovely Winter Scene, To Dwight from Mrs Kennedy, TeacherPMK713111.50
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1.28
Reward of Merit Card, Gibson Art, Printed in GermanyReward of Merit Card, Gibson Art, Printed in GermanyPMK713100.95
(16), Philadelphia Flyers, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Top Rookie Jason Bowen(16), Philadelphia Flyers, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Top Rookie Jason BowenPMK712975.95
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5.06
(16), San Jose Sharks, 1993 Score Hockey Cards (16), San Jose Sharks, 1993 Score Hockey Cards PMK712965.95
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5.06
(16), Chicago Blackhawks, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Top Rookie Sergei Krivokrasov (16), Chicago Blackhawks, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Top Rookie Sergei Krivokrasov PMK712945.95
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5.06
(19), Boston Bruins, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Bryan Smolinski(19), Boston Bruins, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Bryan SmolinskiPMK712935.95
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5.06
(16), Dallas Stars, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Doug Barrault (16), Dallas Stars, 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Doug Barrault PMK712925.95
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5.06
(20), New Jersey Devils, 1993 Score Hockey Cards (20), New Jersey Devils, 1993 Score Hockey Cards PMK712915.95
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5.06
(18), Vancouver Canucks, 1993 Score Hockey Cards (18), Vancouver Canucks, 1993 Score Hockey Cards PMK712905.95
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5.06
(17), Winnipeg Jets 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Philippe Boucher, Scott Thomas, Peter Ciavagia(17), Winnipeg Jets 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Philippe Boucher, Scott Thomas, Peter CiavagiaPMK712895.95
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5.06
(12), Winnipeg Jets 1993 Score Hockey Cards (12), Winnipeg Jets 1993 Score Hockey Cards PMK712885.95
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5.06
(14), New York Islanders 1993 Score Hockey Cards (14), New York Islanders 1993 Score Hockey Cards PMK712865.95
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5.06
(20), Montreal Canadiens 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Jesse Belanger, Oleg Petrov(20), Montreal Canadiens 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Jesse Belanger, Oleg PetrovPMK712855.95
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5.06
(21),Edmonton Oilers 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Vladimir Vujtek, Tyler Wright(21),Edmonton Oilers 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Vladimir Vujtek, Tyler WrightPMK712845.95
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5.06
(12),Ottawa Senators 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Radek Hamr(12),Ottawa Senators 1993 Score Hockey Cards Including Radek HamrPMK712835.95
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5.06
(13), Calgary Flames 1993 Score Hockey Cards(13), Calgary Flames 1993 Score Hockey CardsPMK712825.95
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5.06
(3) Season Leaders, 1993 Score Hockey Cards, Ed Belfour, Felix Potvin(3) Season Leaders, 1993 Score Hockey Cards, Ed Belfour, Felix PotvinPMK712815.95
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5.06
(2) Season Leaders, 1993 Score Hockey Cards, Phil Housley, Dave Andreychuck(2) Season Leaders, 1993 Score Hockey Cards, Phil Housley, Dave AndreychuckPMK712805.95
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5.06
(2) Season Leaders, 1993 Score Hockey Cards, Adam Oates, Tom Barrasso(2) Season Leaders, 1993 Score Hockey Cards, Adam Oates, Tom BarrassoPMK712795.95
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5.06

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