Grand Hotels - Travel Label Sticker Box

$16.00 USD
SKU: 11714


20 unique die-cut stickers, boxed

Travel back in time with this box of large, peel-and-stick luggage labels carefully selected from a handful of esteemed hotels renowned for their splendid settings and exceptional service, including the Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh, Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, The Ritz in Barcelona, the Pera Palace in Istanbul, and The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai (then Bombay). These luggage labels, primarily developed by the "Grand Hotels," offered invaluable free publicity as their guests carried these labels with them upon departure. In turn, it was a badge of honor for the travelers, proudly showcasing their stay at a prestigious establishment. See all our Boxed Sticker Sets!

Luggage labels were initially adhesive tags affixed to a traveler's luggage for identification purposes, but over time, they evolved into souvenirs representing travel destinations. Typically issued by hotels, airlines, railways, and cruise companies, they gained popularity during the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, the Golden Age of Travel. This era saw the rise of mass tourism and the expansion of transportation networks, including railroads, ocean liners, and, eventually, air travel. Beyond their practical function, luggage labels served as advertisements featuring elaborate designs crafted by renowned artists, transforming them into miniature art pieces. Although their utilitarian role has waned, they remain prized ephemeral collectibles today!

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Product Specs

4.75" X 6", 20 Die-Cut Sticker Sheets, Bagged & Boxed