This amazing collection of luggage labels gives us a glimpse at some rare and never before seen examples from this graphically popular form.


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“György Rázsó (1938-2008) was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1938. He was always fascinated by travel. In 1962 he graduated as a railway engineer. The free railway travel that came as a perk with his profession enabled him to travel across Europe at a time when trips to foreign countries in the Soviet occupied communist Hungary were a rarity.”


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“It was in his travels that he acquired his first hotel labels. He immediately fell in love with them and became a collector. From that time on, he planned many of his vacations so that he could visit as many hotels as possible and collect their labels. His methodology was to first send his devoted and beautiful wife, Eva to the hotel receptionist to inquire about hotel labels, claiming that she was a collector herself. If she came back with labels, György returned to the reception desk after shift change to request more. This way he made sure that he maximized swap material for the collection. He usually returned home with hundreds of hotel labels.”


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references:
The Razso Collection

Anthony P. Munoz
apmunoz.com

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