New US Passport Design In 2017

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A new US Passport is scheduled for 2017 and here are the core facts… The chip, embedded in the information page, will be protected by a polycarbonate coating that helps prevent your book from getting wet or bending when you sit on it, or…

German Passport 1922 – Palestine Wanderer

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This German Prussian passport from 1922 was issued in Breslau an bears a early visa for Palestine (via Egypt) issued by the British at their embassy in Berlin plus an Austrian visa marked as “PALÄSTINAWANDERER” – Palestine Wanderer. Page eight…

Astronaut – Donald “Deke” Slayton

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Described by Life Magazine as “frank and stubborn,” Slayton once joked that people were always trying to stop him from exploring. Indeed, the Air Force almost rejected him when they discovered that his left ring finger, which had been severed…

Most Current Overview of Travel Documents

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Review of Keesing’s “Overview of Travel Documents 2010 – 2015” The publication is presenting almost 500 travel documents from more than 200 issuing authorities in the last 5 years. On 55 pages there are 474 travel documents displayed with front…

FANTASY AND CAMOUFLAGE PASSPORTS (update)

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FANTASY AND CAMOUFLAGE PASSPORTS Currently there are not less than 140 fantasy passports listed plus another 29 camouflage passports and 3 documents of territories which are not internationally recognized. A total of 172 documents! Such documents were increasingly used by…

Rare Swiss Passport 1942 Issued In Berlin

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This document is a rare testimony of Swiss citizens in Berlin / Germany during WWII. Learn more about the document itself, the Swiss Embassy in Berlin at those days and about the work of the Swiss repatriation delegation after the…