Today I had a table at at our local flea market. I went there with some of my passports to promote passport collecting and what can I tell? The people were quite interested in this “strange” collection field and looked very interested into my documents and asked many questions. One question I heared many time that day was “Is it leagal to collect old passports?” My answer as always …”Yes, it is!”
I sold around 10 passports and could connect to some potential future collectors, distributed some flyers and “business cards”. I got in touch also with another dealer who told me he has 2 old Swiss passports ~1850. Another potential new collector (a priest by the way) will visit me in time to see my collection might buy some items.
With my iPad I could present many different kinds of passports to the audience and especially the old Swiss passorts got the attention. As the old Greece passports in blue cover had earlier also the “Swiss cross” I was asked if this was a special version of the Swiss passport as they are usually in red cover.
I can clearly say this day was a success in promoting passport collecting and I had fun and pleasure to present our common hobby to the public.