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The Earliest Passport Of The Federal Republic Of Germany

18 March, 2014
The Earliest Passport Of The Federal Republic Of Germany

Recently I could acquire the earliest Federal Germany passport – issued on 15 February 1951, just 14 days after the Allied Military Government for Germany gave back the power to Federal Germany to issue passports. The printing date of the passport document at the back of the cover indicates 12/50 which means printed December 1950. So far truly the earliest passport by the young Federal Republic of Germany. The...

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Passports Of The World’s Smallest Countries

15 March, 2014
Tonga_Marshall

These are the world’s 20 smallest counties by population. I have / had 50% of them covered by a sample of their travel document. A San Marino just went into a collection of a Swiss fellow collector and so in the past Vatican, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Micronesia and Kiribati. Currently I still have TONGA and MARSHALL ISLANDS available! Imagine these nations issued just between 900 and 177,000 passports to their...

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German Passport 1940, Tientsin

12 March, 2014
German Passport 1940, Tientsin

THIS is absolutely a super rare German passport issued by the Nazis 1940 in TIENTSIN, CHINA! Look at the huge Chinese stamp with Swastika. The passport was issued to 26 year young Marianna Gosewisch. As you see in the document details she was even born in China 1914. Her passport was valid till 13 August 1945 but was once more renewed by the “GERMAN OFFICE” in TIENTSIN until 13...

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MH370: Are Biometrics the Answer to False Passports? (Video)

11 March, 2014

How did at least two passengers board flight MH370 using passports previously reported stolen in neighboring Thailand? Professor Michael Greenberger, director for the Center for Health and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland, discusses on. Are Biometrics the Answer to False Passports? “…passports are not secure at all to identify a person” - Professor Michael Greenberger - Malaysia Airlines Mystery Highlights Passport… by WSJ_Live

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Stolen & Fake Passports And The MH370 Disappearance

10 March, 2014
Stolen & Fake Passports And The MH370 Disappearance

Look at the headlines…look at the Tweets >>> Stolen & Fake Passports And The MH370 Disappearance For sure INTERPOL is right to claim the lack of passport checks! Now we all pay big money for our high-tech biometric passports with a validity of 3 to 10 years (depends on the issuing country) and “nobody” checks them sufficient! INTERPOL has a huge database of lost & stolen travel documents but...

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List Of Passports

10 March, 2014
List Of Passports

Wikipedia did a awesome job by listing and displaying passports of almost all countries in the world (current and extinct). If you follow their country links you may even learn more about the history of a countries passport as some articles go more into deep. At the same time you can see which countries are using ePassports today and which not. The newest passport by the way is South...

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James Earl Ray Fake Canadian Passport – Assassin of Martin Luther King

8 March, 2014
James Earl Ray Fake Canadian Passport – Assassin of Martin Luther King

When it became known back in 1968 that Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray had secured a Canadian passport to escape the FBI, it was another embarrassment for the Canadian passport office and External Affairs. Add Ray to the list of famous spies and assassins who used a Canadian passport to get around. James Earl Ray’s photo on a fake passport issued to one of his aliases, Ramon...

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East German Passports

6 March, 2014
East German Passports

East German passports (German Democratic Republic, GDR) are nice and still affordable collectibles and in my opinion underestimated by collectors. Why? Till mid 80′s the people did rarely held a passport as they were heavily restricted to travel outside GDR. Passports issued in the 60′s and 70′s are already hard to find but the newer ones are still cheap and almost in new condition. Mielke’s passport was sold some...

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Old Passports In Leather Wallets

4 March, 2014
Old Passports In Leather Wallets

19th Century Passports In Leather Wallets What you see here are four beautiful passports from the collection of my fellow collector Brian, a British collector who build truly a fine collection of US and UK  passports. Such travel documents in leather wallets are not standard. The usual US or UK passport in the 19th century came just on plain thin paper and made the documents easily vulnerable especially on...

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German Passport 1945 – SS-Hauptsturmführer & Commander SD

2 March, 2014
GERMANY SS-Oslo 1945-003

German Passport 1945 issued by SS-Hauptsturmführer & Commander Security Police (SD) Here comes a most interesting document which tells the journey of a woman working for *NORDAG” in Oslo, Norway. Ruth Balzer was born 1917 in Berlin Schöneberg. Her work book (Arbeitsbuch) shows her professional life. The first entry is from 1936 were she was a apprentice (clerk) for 2 years at the company of Bruno Mädler, Berlin. Then...

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