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Posted 09/04/2014   9:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another ROTW (Rest of the World) hotel: The Grand Hotel Savoy, in Cortina, Italy.

Like yours, cursus, a nice setting in the mountains, the hotel not much changed ... though they de-Anglicized the name:

http://www.grandhotelsavoiacortina.com/ the hotel, today

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolomites the mountains, today

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/s/ ikeyPikey





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Posted 09/07/2014   7:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another ROTW (Rest of the World) hotel: Soviet Architecture at its most Soviet. Yikes!

The best part of this card is the nice, tied lighthouse stamp; unless, of course, you prefer the nice, tied bird stamp.

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/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 09/27/2014   7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another ROTW (Rest of the World) hotel: the Hotel Kross in Merano, South Tyrol, Italy.

Now that I've seen more than one of its type, I even know what that stamp is about ;)

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Edited by ikeyPikey - 09/27/2014 7:41 pm
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Posted 03/09/2015   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another ROTW (Rest of the World) hotel: the Grand Hotel Axenstein, in Morschach, Switzerland.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morschach ... closed 1967

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Posted 03/10/2015   12:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add YeaPolska to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. Opened in 1901, this luxury hotel was one of the very few buildings in Warsaw which survived WWII relatively unscathed.

Warsaw 24 August 1908, to Prague



Poland was still part of Russia hence the Cyrillic "Warszawa" postmark


Today


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Bristol,_Warsaw
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Posted 05/18/2015   09:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another ROTW (Rest of the World) hotel: the Montenvers Hotel in Chamonix.

Chamonix is in tiny corner of France, with Switzerland to north & east, and Italy to east & south.

You will be forgiven if that reminds you of Grand Fenwick.

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Posted 05/18/2015   12:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rather foreign for me to be posting in this type of thread, but it's the only oppertunity for me to show this card, in my collection becasue of the DPO postmark, Salsig Cal, a 1910 postcard from Italy. Can anyone read Italian?







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Posted 05/18/2015   3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Michael, this is a splendid thread! I've stayed in two of these hotels: the Kosmos in Moscow (1985) and Hotel Edda in Kirkubaejarklustur (1987). They were every bit as bad as they look.
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Posted 05/18/2015   5:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
... Rather foreign for me to be posting in this type of thread, but it's the only oppertunity for me to show this card ...


My SCF Postulate: there is just about nothing that you can add to your collection that will not, sooner or later, be fodder for a post to SCF.


Quote:
... I've stayed in two of these hotels ...


Nice idea for a Twilight Zone episode. Guy has a busy life, what with car accidents, skiing accidents, train wrecks, bad hotels. Starts following a postcard thread in a forum. One-by-one, random strangers post reminders ...

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/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 10/20/2015   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I'm always on the lookout for postcards of attractive hotels from the Rest Of The World for this thread, but this BUFF(*) has earned its place.

https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/helsi...otel-vaakuna

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/s/ ikeyPikey

(*) Murkans of a certain age will remember 'Big Ugly Fat Fellow' as a nickname for the B-52

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Posted 01/17/2016   9:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another ROTW (Rest of the World) hotel: The Gresham, in Dublin, Ireland.

There's no thread for Incidental Near-Miss Maxicards, but this guy might qualify:

- the image is of the hotel;

- the pre-printed advertising message is from a radio station inside the hotel;

- the slogan cancel ("License Your Radio Promptly") relates, incidentally, to listening to that radio station.

(Americans: some countries support their public radio & television stations with a universal license fee levied on radio & television sets. Don't worry: their citizens hate these fees with a venom we reserve for our national legislature.)

http://www.gresham-hotels-dublin.com/ ... Yes, Virginia, the hotel is still there!

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/s/ ikeyPikey





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Posted 01/18/2016   06:18 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
iKey

I don't think most British viewers/listeners hate the licence fee with a venom. Now the Dirty Digger, that's another question!

Geoff
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Posted 03/23/2016   05:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add florian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
littleriverphil - Back in 1994, I spent my holiday in Lombardy and visited the places such as Colico on Lake Como, Sondrio, ecc. connected with your post on http://goscf.com/t/37126&whichpage=2#373650 , so here is a translation of the message on your card:


Lago di Como - Colico - Piazza S. Giorgio
View: Lake Como - Colico - St. George Suare
Colico - 24 - 7 -1910
Colico, July 7, 1910
Caro Silvio, ringraziandoti
Dear Silvio, my heartfelt
di vero cuore della cartoli-
thanks for the postcard
na che mi hai mandato
that you sent me
ti saluto e ti bacio caramen-
I am greeting you and kissing you tenderly.
te. Appena ricevuta la car-
As soon as you get this card,
tolina, fammi sapere
let me know
tue notizie, perch quan-
your news because when
do ti ho mandato la lette-
I sent you my letter,
ra mi sono dimenticata
I forgot
tante cose. Salutandoti
so many things. Greetings
colla famiglia ti bacio. Tua
and kisses to you and family
sorella Virginia
from your sister Virginia.
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Posted 04/30/2016   11:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Hotel de Paris et Casino, Monte-Carlo, Monaco ... a jewel in the crown of the coast, to coin a phrase.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey







Edited to add: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%..._Monte-Carlo ... in deWiki
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Edited by ikeyPikey - 04/30/2016 11:39 pm
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Posted 04/27/2018   9:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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So it turns-out that the Gstaad Palace has always looked this good:

https://www.palace.ch/en/ ... check-out the home page video!



But what grabbed my attention was the message on the back:



Fortunately, for the sake of my philatelic self-respect, there was also an interesting slogan cancel:



http://www.geneve-int.ch/1872-alabama-arbitration

Mediation and arbitration are two very different things, so beware the vagaries of gTranslate, never mind that the claims for the event might be a little, uh, positive.


Quote:
On 15 September 1872, the Alabama arbitration is pronounced in Geneva. For the first time, a dispute between two nations is settled through international mediation.

The arbitration tribunal condemned Great Britain to pay a heavy compensation to the United States of America for having failed to respect its international obligations of neutrality during the American Civil War. The ruling underlined that the Government of Great Britain failed to prevent the delivery, from its territory, of about twenty armed boats - including the Alabama - to Southern Confederates.


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