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Posted 11/13/2012   8:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Seelbach, Louisville KY. 1910



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Not sure if I would open a letter from the "Hotel Hooker"!



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Here's how the "Hotel Hooker" got its name:


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Developed by Seth Chauncey Hooker, the hotel was considered among the state's finest lodgings when it opened in 1887, long before the owner's name became associated with the slang term for a prostitute. Soon after Mr. Hooker sold the property in 1909, the burgeoning use of automobiles and lack of parking at the site sent the hotel into a long period of decline. In recent decades, the property has operated as a residence hotel.


http://www.threadcity.com/articles/...ctober19.pdf
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Edited by wt1 - 08/22/2015 6:52 pm
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All nice covers, it makes me want to start a collection of such myself.

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Hotel Hooker? I think we've got a couple of franchises here locally.
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This cover (actually it's only the "front") caught my eye in a dealer's $1 cover box recently. The neat handwriting hails from an era where penmanship and letter writing was a respected art form.

The Cataract Hotel in Assouan, Egypt was built in 1899, and is still operating, today it is the five-star Sofitel Legend Old Cataract.

I love that the hotel had their own circular postmark!

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The Bauer Hotel first opened in Venice in 1850, known as the Bauer-Greenwald this is a grand palatial two-building facility. In 2000 the third-generation owner Bennati family completed a two-year, $40 million renovation. The five-star hotel has an older, 18th Century "Il Palazzo" section and a 1940's Italian Modern section with large public areas, dining rooms and banquet facilities.

Unfortunately a 35 Lire stamp came off in its travels, as the postage rate was likely 240 Lire. 60 Lire for the inland rate up to 20 grams, and 180 treble airmail rate to USA for a letter up to 15 grams.

I like that it has several different stamps from the long set (workers I think) from around 1950.

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The Olympic Club San Francisco.

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I doubt I would stay at the Spiders Web Motel in Bushey, UK.

Forty two years later, I wonder how they are doing....I couldn't find any motel with this quirky name. A pub, sure, even a cafe.

For just one dollar, a great find. I really like unusual advertising and hotel covers!

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Here's my additions to the thread.














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I couldn't find any information on Hotel Des Terrasses in Dinard-Ille et Vilaine (France). The destination was Kennebunkport, Maine USA and is a well-to-do seaside resort of its own.

But I really get a kick out of Victorian-era bathing suits....going swimming with what appears a full set of clothes must have been quite an experience in 1895!

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A few more for the topic.












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The original Commodore Hotel (as this First Day Cover depicts it) opened in New York City in 1919, next to Grand Central Station.

You probably wouldn't recognize the hotel today; in 1977 Donald Trump purchased the run-down building when its railroad company owner went bankrupt.

The building was gutted down to its steel frame, but in places left the exterior bricks intact. Reflective glass windows completed the remodel and in 1980 the Grand Hyatt Hotel was open.



Note the iconic Chrysler Building rising from behind; it is one of the most recognized and beautiful skyscrapers in the world!

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