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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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Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis

24 February, 2014

Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis After Kristallnacht in November 1938, many Jews within Germany decided that it was time to leave. Though many German Jews had emigrated in the preceding years, the Jews who remained had a more difficult time leaving the country because emigration policies had been toughened. By 1939, not only were visas needed to be able to enter another country but money was also needed to...

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Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

23 February, 2014
Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

Here is the video of the auction I followed live online. I was already excited when the level was at $100.000 but that the final result including buyers premium will be incredible $263.000 I really didn’t expect. However as I was tracking the document constantly I had the feeling it will mark a new record – and I was right. Enjoy his passport and the video… Henry Louis “Lou”...

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Celebrity Passports Auction Results

23 February, 2014
Celebrity Passports Auction Results

These 4 celebrities reached so far the highest prices. Lou Gehrig ($263.000), Marilyn Monroe ($115.000), James Joyce ($98.696) & Albert Einstein ($93.000) All collectors know to find nice old passports is difficult and to find celebrity passports is even more challenging. But from time to time it`s possible. On some auctions houses you could find in the past the celebrities as listed. Via my website I got also several...

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