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Postcard written on November 12, 1971 at "The Hilton Hotel - Beautifully situated, in its own 13 acre park" was sent to a friend or relative at the Hyde Park Hotel in NYC, USA.

Stamp is cancelled with a pictorial postmark showing the hotel. Cancel reads, "HILTON - OSMANBEY - INSTANBUL". Date is not legible.

Presently, there are 5 Hilton Hotels in Istanbul. One of them looks exactly like the hotel on the card. It is the Hilton Istanbul Bosporus. So, the structure was either renamed, or several were built in identical/very similar style and only one remains.



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Welcome to the Lingerlong Motel in Gaspe Quebec CA.



Sure, you can identify the car ... after all, the name is on the grill.

And, sure, you can identify the breed of dog.

But can you identify the brand of golf clubs?




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https://www.cardcow.com/317935/ling...nada-quebec/ ... Wow! Twelve bucks! ... even higher on Amazon!
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Looks a motel in a Hitchcock movie...
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... and the murder weapon is hidden in the golf bag.

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This postcard is a real photograph. It pictures the Hotel Waldhaus Vulpera under the impressive Piz Lischana Mountain in far eastern Switzerland. It was mailed by a female American mountain climber to a female friend staying at a hotel in Friedrichshafen, Germany, home of a historic Zeppelin hanger.

From Wikipedia, "The Neo-Renaissance style Grand Hotel Waldhaus Vulpera with Sgraffito-style elements was one of the first addresses of the Swiss Alps and was a major Belle Epoque monument in Europe. With its 270 beds it was the largest hotel in Scuol-Tarasp-Vulpera and was one of the most important new hotel buildings in the 19th century and is thus a piece of architectural history...On 27 May 1989 the hotel was destroyed by conflagration which seemed to be a case of arson...Grabuenden Insurance Company lists the following: Total loss Hotel Waldhaus, Amount of loss: 23 million Swiss francs."

Also shown is a cover sent from the Hotel on August 13, 1935.






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http://hotelborda.com/ ... Hotel de la Borda Taxco Guerrero ... self-described as "Art Nuovo 50s"



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Hotel Imperial Karlsbad. Back in 30s


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The "Ancien" "Excelsior" Hotel Regina in Nice.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excel...egina_Palace ... in deWiki

https://en.nicetourisme.com/nice/76...hotel-regina ... as featured at the local visitor's bureau

https://www.flickr.com/photos/profi...photostream/ ... things are looking up !

https://www.flickr.com/photos/profi...photostream/ ... does that look like it is going to end well ???

https://www.amazon.com/Excelsior-Re...p/B00DRL4X3O ... print advertisement c1907, to wit:



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http://schlernhaus.it/schlernhaus/en/ ... The Rifugio Monte Pez con Catinaccio (above/below) is nowadays known as the Schlernhaus / Refugio Bolzano

https://mapio.net/pic/p-9217108/ ... this map site features a 1953 photo:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/36017...2/5045055507 ... here's a modern photochrome postcard

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36017...2/3802281446 ... and another ?card from that same Flickr account

Someone with a better eye than mine might be able to identify a member/two of the group, and/or the addressee.



http://goscf.com/t/39419 ... I've posted another card to the same addressee to the Indexed Photo Postcards thread

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