Franz Kafka Passport At Auction (update)

23 September, 2015

SOLD for $37.500 including premium! KAFKA’S PASSPORT used in the last two years of his life and hitherto an unknown survival. A tremendously personal and evocative item of bureaucratic residue, the passport bears Kafka’s written name five times (including his signature), specifies various locations in Germany and Austria, and gives Kafka’s physical description and profession as an insurance officer. KAFKA, FRANZ. 1883-1924. Czechoslovak Passport Signed (“Dr. F. Kafka František”),...

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Royal French Passport 1785 for US Envoy John Lamb

14 September, 2015
US flag old

Who was John Lamb*? John Lamb was a resident of Norwich, Connecticut, a ship’s captain, and a merchant. On January 10, 1785, Samuel Huntington...

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All-Palestine Government History

11 September, 2015
1930 - Ahmad Hilmi Pasha Portrait_r2_c2

The All-Palestine Government was established by the Arab League on 22 September 1948 during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It was soon recognized by all...

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One Of Varian Fry’s “Passport To Freedom”

31 August, 2015

Following up on my previous article “Surrender On Demand – Varian Fry In Nazi Occupied France” I was able to get now some pictures...

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Another Nazi Service Passport

28 August, 2015

After grabbing the Captain Loewe DIENSTPASS (Service passport) documents I got offered another outstanding DIENSTPASS issued 1938 in BERLIN by the FOREIGN OFFICE (!)...

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Italian Diplomatic Passport 1943

20 August, 2015
Italy Diplomatic 1943-007

This is the first document of this type I ever could acquire and it has a beautiful hidden feature – a fantastic & unusual...

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Ebay’s (U.S.) Statement On Listing Old Passports

17 August, 2015
3 monkeys

It was actually a simple question for eBay but read by yourself how incompetent and really stupid their customer service replied. Just another proof...

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Nazi Service Passport 1943 Capt Loewe

14 August, 2015

A fantastic and unique document lot which consists on three (3) Nazi Service passports (Dienstpass) & Soldbuch of him, his daughter and wife  and letters...

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A Unique East German Passport

10 August, 2015
DDR cover

East German (GDR) passports are an interesting collection field, especially for me as German. Latest models are still frequently available after 25 years of...

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East German (GDR) Passport 1958 With USA Visa

7 August, 2015

A very interesting collectible! This East German passport was issued 1958 and was valid till 1968. The “cool” thing here is a GDR exit-visa...

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