Sometimes it’s worth to stay focused. A collector’s story…
As I do regular research on web I found 2 weeks ago an old ad from 2005 about this German 3rd Reich Dienstpass (Service Passport). Someone offered the mentioned passport which was displayed with 2-3 photos. The condition was not the best but complete (well, just the front cover was loose). BUT at one photo you could clearly indicate it was a “Dienstpass”. I never saw such a document before and also my collector mates haven’t heard about. Now we have 2010 so the ad is 5 years old and of course I thought it’s gone already. However I send an email to that guy. One week later no reply so I send again but after another week also no reply. I thought OK – give it a last try and so I sent my 3rd email.
And – oh wonder – the reply came and even better – the item was still available…after 5 years (!) Quickly we came to an agreement and the transaction with the seller was smooth and the price was rather cheap. Since 3 days this Dienstpass is on my desk and you can enjoy also now the pictures…and the story. Please let me know if you have such a document in your collection – tell me YOUR STORY.
- front cover imprint “Dienstpass” and green cover colour
whichis different to the ordinary passport
- punched document no. 03488 N 43
- passport no. II 4569/43 issued 5.Jan 1944 in Berlin
- issued for a secretary (female)
- working for “Reichskommissar für die Schiffahrt”
- stamps from Spain, Airport Berlin-Tempelhof,
Visa for Spain and France, German consular stamp Madrid