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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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Criterion Wooden Match Box MADE IN SOVIET UNION  # 12126044Criterion Wooden Match Box MADE IN SOVIET UNION # 12126044UNCLEJOE1636.00
Clearfield Furs Clearfield PA. Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131034Clearfield Furs Clearfield PA. Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131034UNCLEJOE462.75
PA-PAY-ANS Bell Indigestion. Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131035PA-PAY-ANS Bell Indigestion. Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131035UNCLEJOE472.75
REAL PHOTO - Parke, Davis & Co. Ideal Vitamin Therapy Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131046REAL PHOTO - Parke, Davis & Co. Ideal Vitamin Therapy Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131046UNCLEJOE585.50
Rochester Steel Treating Works Rochester 5, N.Y. We're Moving Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131047Rochester Steel Treating Works Rochester 5, N.Y. We're Moving Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131047UNCLEJOE596.50
United States Fire Ins. Co., The Kridler Ins.  Fremont, Ohio  Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131048United States Fire Ins. Co., The Kridler Ins. Fremont, Ohio Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131048UNCLEJOE606.50
Bailey & Weston Inc. Boston Mass. Colonial Shades Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131041Bailey & Weston Inc. Boston Mass. Colonial Shades Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131041UNCLEJOE534.25
Lambert's Eggs Fremont, Ohio Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131042Lambert's Eggs Fremont, Ohio Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131042UNCLEJOE544.25
J. P. Kisecker, Waynesboro Penn. Too Late For Insurance Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131043J. P. Kisecker, Waynesboro Penn. Too Late For Insurance Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131043UNCLEJOE554.75
J. P. Kisecker, Waynesboro, Penn. Too Late For Insurance Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131044J. P. Kisecker, Waynesboro, Penn. Too Late For Insurance Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131044UNCLEJOE564.75
REAL PHOTO - W. G. Hilton Anson Maine, Cone-Cleaned Coal Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131045REAL PHOTO - W. G. Hilton Anson Maine, Cone-Cleaned Coal Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131045UNCLEJOE574.75
Lane's Cold Tablets & Kemp's Balsam Kemp & Lane LeRoy, New York Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131038Lane's Cold Tablets & Kemp's Balsam Kemp & Lane LeRoy, New York Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131038UNCLEJOE502.25
Lane's Cold Tablets & Kemp's Balsam Kemp & Lane LeRoy, New York Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131036Lane's Cold Tablets & Kemp's Balsam Kemp & Lane LeRoy, New York Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131036UNCLEJOE482.25
Lane's Cold Tablets & Kemp's Balsam Kemp & Lane LeRoy, New York Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131037Lane's Cold Tablets & Kemp's Balsam Kemp & Lane LeRoy, New York Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131037UNCLEJOE492.25
Personal Finance Co. Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131039Personal Finance Co. Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131039UNCLEJOE513.25
J. H. Monteath Co. New York, New York Lumber, Logs, Veneers  Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131040J. H. Monteath Co. New York, New York Lumber, Logs, Veneers Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131040UNCLEJOE524.25
The Employers Fire Ins. Co., Carl E. Dumminger  Fremont, Ohio  Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131051The Employers Fire Ins. Co., Carl E. Dumminger Fremont, Ohio Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131051UNCLEJOE636.50
The Employers Fire Ins. Co., Carl E. Dumminger  Fremont, Ohio  Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131050The Employers Fire Ins. Co., Carl E. Dumminger Fremont, Ohio Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131050UNCLEJOE626.50
United States Fire Ins. Co., The Kridler Ins.  Fremont, Ohio  Advertising Ink Blotter  # 12131049United States Fire Ins. Co., The Kridler Ins. Fremont, Ohio Advertising Ink Blotter # 12131049UNCLEJOE616.00
NEVER USED Historia Del Vestido Match Boxes  # 12126043NEVER USED Historia Del Vestido Match Boxes # 12126043UNCLEJOE3917.00
Glacier Park Match Cover  # 12126041Glacier Park Match Cover # 12126041UNCLEJOE362.75
CONTOUR 13 Coins Restaurant Match Cover  # 12126039CONTOUR 13 Coins Restaurant Match Cover # 12126039UNCLEJOE345.50
Real Photo Match Covers  # 12126036Real Photo Match Covers # 12126036UNCLEJOE314.75
WOODEN BOX - Box Full of Matches - Air India International Match Box  # 12126047WOODEN BOX - Box Full of Matches - Air India International Match Box # 12126047UNCLEJOE438.50
1939 & 1940 Worlds Fair in New York Match Covers  # 121260341939 & 1940 Worlds Fair in New York Match Covers # 12126034UNCLEJOE299.50
Penobscot Exchange Hotel Bangor Maine - One Block From Railroad Station Match Covers  # 12126035Penobscot Exchange Hotel Bangor Maine - One Block From Railroad Station Match Covers # 12126035UNCLEJOE305.50
NEVER USED - Still has Seal/Tax Stamp 100% Intact - 40 Strike Italian Saturno Match Cover # 12126033NEVER USED - Still has Seal/Tax Stamp 100% Intact - 40 Strike Italian Saturno Match Cover # 12126033UNCLEJOE2817.00
10 Strike Parisian Bar Match Cover  # 1212603210 Strike Parisian Bar Match Cover # 12126032UNCLEJOE273.75
Jack Dempsey's Restaurant Match Cover  # 12126031Jack Dempsey's Restaurant Match Cover # 12126031UNCLEJOE267.00
WOODEN BOX Full of Matches - Made in Finland Sampo Match Box  # 12126045WOODEN BOX Full of Matches - Made in Finland Sampo Match Box # 12126045UNCLEJOE413.75
Three World War II Match Covers  # 12126029Three World War II Match Covers # 12126029UNCLEJOE2411.50
Yellow Cab Match Cover  # 12126030Yellow Cab Match Cover # 12126030UNCLEJOE251.75
Vincent's Motorola Match Cover  # 12126027Vincent's Motorola Match Cover # 12126027UNCLEJOE222.25
Hyde's Capsules Match Cover  # 12126028Hyde's Capsules Match Cover # 12126028UNCLEJOE232.25
Longfellow's Home, Portland Maine Match Cover  # 12126025Longfellow's Home, Portland Maine Match Cover # 12126025UNCLEJOE202.75
La Crepe Restaurant White Plains New York Match Cover  # 12126026La Crepe Restaurant White Plains New York Match Cover # 12126026UNCLEJOE212.75
Fuller Alinement Service Match Cover  # 12126024Fuller Alinement Service Match Cover # 12126024UNCLEJOE191.75
Gillette Match Cover  # 12126022Gillette Match Cover # 12126022UNCLEJOE171.00
Bow And Arrow Match Cover  # 12126023Bow And Arrow Match Cover # 12126023UNCLEJOE181.25
Old North Church Boston Mass. - New York Central System Match Cover  # 12126042Old North Church Boston Mass. - New York Central System Match Cover # 12126042UNCLEJOE382.75
WOODEN MATCHES Tax Seal 100% Intact Never Used Air India Boeing 707 Match Cover  # 12126038WOODEN MATCHES Tax Seal 100% Intact Never Used Air India Boeing 707 Match Cover # 12126038UNCLEJOE335.50
WOODEN BOX NEVER USED Full of Matches -Made in Italy Seal/Tax Stamp 100% Intact Match Box # 12126046WOODEN BOX NEVER USED Full of Matches -Made in Italy Seal/Tax Stamp 100% Intact Match Box # 12126046UNCLEJOE4211.50
CASEY AT THE BAT - Central Coffee Shop Grand Rapids Mich. Match Cover  # 12126040CASEY AT THE BAT - Central Coffee Shop Grand Rapids Mich. Match Cover # 12126040UNCLEJOE357.50
Wooden Matches Sweden's Scenic Waterway Gota Canal Stamship Co. LTD Goteborg Match Cover  # 12126037Wooden Matches Sweden's Scenic Waterway Gota Canal Stamship Co. LTD Goteborg Match Cover # 12126037UNCLEJOE323.75
Diamond Match Box  # 12126048Diamond Match Box # 12126048UNCLEJOE442.75
The Space Needle Restaurant Seattle Washington Match Box  # 12126049The Space Needle Restaurant Seattle Washington Match Box # 12126049UNCLEJOE453.75
1960 Howard Johnson's Post Card And Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge & Restaurant Match Cover # 1081101960 Howard Johnson's Post Card And Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge & Restaurant Match Cover # 108110UNCLEJOE157.00