They are fascinating little bits of our history and I shall close with one last one which was from Austria.
And I am minded to go looking for the hotels themselves.
But that will be for another time.
In the meantime I shall move a few decades forward and close with a series of holiday badges from the collection of Stephen Marland and in time no doubt explore these in more detail.
The badge has been around a long time but with with the arrival of those fairly inexpensive badge making machines almost any one can knock out a shed load on almost anything, from the closure of the local pet shop to a birthday and of course a souvenir of a day by the sea.
Pictures; suitcase label Austria circa 1955, from the collection of Andrew Simpson and holiday badges courtesy of Stephen Marland