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Steve McQueen Passport

2 February, 2015
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Steve McQueen Passport Sold For $37.000 WOW, that’s money. However a very personal collectible- Congratulation to the buyer!

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Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

2 February, 2015
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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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A brief history of travel

2 February, 2015
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 A brief history of travel (A German perspective) When we talk about passports then it’s always related to travelling. As a collector you love travel documents with plenty of visas, colorful stamps and revenues most, as then it proves the document was really used for travel. Millions of Germans head off on vacation each year. But tourism as a mass phenomenon emerged only just a few decades ago, although...

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Senior SS Officer Passport – Karl von Krempler

29 January, 2015
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Passports from such ranking SS-personnel are quite rare to spot. Here is one…and he had also a quite unusual task. This unusual document is for sale! Contact me via my contact form if you are interested! It writes Dragutin (Karl in Croatian) pl. (Von) Krempler. He didn’t have German citizenship. Karl von Krempler was SS Standartenführer and SS-und Polizeiführer during World War II responsible for recruiting Muslims from Bosnia...

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CHARLES CASTLE (1813-1886) HIS PASSPORT

27 January, 2015
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 I have the contents of the writing desk of my great great great uncle Charles Castle, passed down to me by my uncle John Salter. It’s a treasure trove of correspondence from the mid-nineteenth century. Uncle Charles was active in Bristol politics and business, and the letters are peppered with details which build a rich picture of the times. Tucked in amongst all the letters and business papers is...

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Gijsbert Karel Count van Hogendorp

24 January, 2015
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This Dutch passport issued 1814 in Amsterdam in the name of Gijsbert Karel, Count van Hogendorp is a pretty nice example of a travel document used just briefly before the Netherlands became Kingdom in 1815 with his first king William I. Gijsbert Karel, Count van Hogendorp (27 October 1762 – 5 August 1834) was a conservative Dutch statesman. Van Hogendorp was born in Rotterdam, and went to school in...

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Current Canada Passport – Illuminated

23 January, 2015
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Take a look at the current Canadian passport under black light and you will truly see a firework (of illumination). The current series established from July 2013 will give you this experience. See the pictures here and follow the link to read more details and even see a video of the colorful illuminations. http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/20/new-canadian-passports-dark-and-incredible-secrets-revealed-but-youre-going-to-need-a-black-light/  

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An act of courage saved lives – Sugihara & Wallenberg

22 January, 2015
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Vancouverite Deborah Ross-Grayman was born after the Second World War ended. But she credits her life to the wartime actions of a single remarkable man. Chiune Sugihara was vice-consul in Lithuania for the Imperial Japanese government. Defying his government, Sugihara issued transit visas to European Jews, allowing them to escape the advancing Nazis. His actions, which could have cost him his career, to say nothing of his life, are...

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5-Year Passports Continue to Clip Kiwis’ Wings

21 January, 2015
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5-Year Passports Continue to Clip Kiwis’ Wings  The Taxpayers’ Union is renewing calls for a return to 10-year passports in 2015 after Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne’s failure to address New Zealand’s expensive passport regime that sees New Zealanders pay more but get less.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:“In August 2014 Mr Dunne announced a review ‘with a view of returning to 10-year passports.’ The review was...

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Diplomatic Passport Of Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat

18 January, 2015
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Today I am able to present you an extraordinary collectible which is definitely outstanding! The owner of the document contacted me via my website and asked me in support to find a potential buyer. The passport is a vintage document, used but in very good condition and complete. Here are the details. Diplomatic passport of Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat Third President of Egypt (1970 – 1981) Nobel Peace Prize Laureates...

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