Sun ‘n Surf Motel

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Vintage Postcard – Sun ‘n Surf Motel

Sun n Surf motel

Sun ‘n Surf Motel
11102 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33161
Phone (305) 751-4133
Spacious and pleasant rooms and efficiencies – Air-conditioned and Heated — T.V. and refrigerators available. Close to all the Gold Coast’s Race tracks, restaurants, beaches, shopping centers and areas of interest. A tropical atmosphere that offers luxury with economy.

Pub. by Color Ads Productions, P.O. Box 38-594, Miami, Florida 33138

This lovely vintage card has been hand stamped (red ink) with a new phone number PHONE 305-893-4540. The card itself features the AAA logo. It was mailed using a six cent  Eisenhower USA stamp with the special cancellation MORE WILL LIVE/THE MORE YOU GIVE/HEART FUND. The February 3, 1971 Telegraph has a short note about this special cancellation (from Google News):

Post Office to Aid Heart Fund
Soon, thousands of sacks of mail will carry a special Heart Fund message to mail recipients, officials of the local campaign said today.

They paid tribute to Mrs. Evelyn C. Earley, postmaster, and her staff, in arranging for a special postal cancellation entitled “More Will Live – The More You Give Heart Fund.” This technique was introduced last year by Mrs. Isabell Hildreth, of Nashua, a director of the N.H. Heart Association.

This card was mailed from the US Postal Service FL 330 February 8, 1973 to Mr. Hubert Ramsey, Kings Road, Schenectady New York. It reads:

Hi Friend,
We are enjoying a couple of weeks in Florida. In Miami now for a couple of days. Have been to Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, St. Augustine and Lion Country Safari. The weather is beautiful.
Best Wishes – Jim & Doris Liggett

The Sun ‘n Surf Motel today (Google Street View):

sun n surf today

It gets great reviews online. It’s been recently renovated. The motel was used in episodes of Miami Vice. It has recently been converted to a Knight’s Inn. If you’re in the area, you should check it out…it may be well worth a stay.

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