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FRANCE 1880 DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT

20 February, 2015
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This passport type is unusual! I asked my fellow collector Tristan, who is indeed an expert in French travel documents and he also replied to me that he never saw such a type before. Issued to M. Georges Firmin-Didot, Attaché of the French Republic sent to his post at the Holy Sea (Vatican). Issued in Paris, 20. July 1880, stamp, signed by the chief of staff of the foreign...

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Edouard Drouyn de Lhuys

18 February, 2015
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Edouard Drouyn de Lhuys (19 November 1805 – 1 March 1881) was a French statesman and diplomat, born at Melun in the department of Seine et Marne. He was educated at the College of Louis-le-Grande. The scion of a wealthy and noble house, he excelled in rhetoric. He quickly became interested in politics and diplomacy. He was ambassador at The Hague and Madrid, and distinguished himself by his opposition...

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Nansen Passport For A Beauty

14 February, 2015
Nansen Estonia 1933 Beauty-007

Issued for 19 year old girl Tamara Matskevitch in Tallinn, Estonia. Excellent condition with great photo of Tamara. Several extensions of her document. Hard cover. Nansen refugee (travel documents) are rare to find, especially in such fine condition (and with such a beautiful passport picture). This document type is widely called “Nansen passport” but is in fact always an Identity Document which might have been used to travel.

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Haiti Passport 1861 Signed By President Geffrard

11 February, 2015
Haiti 1861 signed President Geffrard-004

Finding an Haitian early passport is already difficult but to find an Haitian passport issued to the Italian Consul in Haiti, Francis Edlmann, signed by Haitian President Guillaume Fabre Nocolas Geffrard itself is almost a unique finding of museum quality. Double folio in excellent condition issued at the Presidential palace 6. May 1861. The passport has the No. 9. In all the years of research & collecting I saw...

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Titles included in British passports

8 February, 2015
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Did you know? For detailed information on the correct use of titles that may be recorded on the personal details page of the passport, and the appropriate observation to be entered, see Observations in Passports. Titles of nobility Titles of nobility are part of a person’s name and identity, and for holders who use their title as part of their name for all purposes, the title should be entered...

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The curious case of Fred Lepkin

5 February, 2015
Fred Lepkin curious case

Fred Lepkin is a Canadian historian and an avid genealogist on the quest to uncover his family history. How I got in contact with Fred? Well, a relative of him was performing some online research and ends up at my website, to be more specific, at my article on a Travel Document with a Sugihara visa. Fred contacted me then by email asking for more details. I sent him...

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CARROLL BAKER PASSPORT

2 February, 2015
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YES, it’s a vintage passport of US-Movie star CARROLL BAKER…with some of the most rare visas!!! American actress who has enjoyed popularity as both a serious dramatic actress and, particularly in the 1960s, as a movie sex symbol.Despite being cast in a wide range of roles during her heyday, Baker’s beautiful features, blonde hair, and distinctive drawl made her particularly memorable in roles as a brash, flamboyant woman. Baby...

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Farrah Fawcett Passport Sold for $14.000

2 February, 2015
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The latest result on a celebrity passport and at least for me at a rather high level. You might remember her from the TV series “Charlies Angels” as blonde character Jill. The series was running from 1976-1980. This was her most memorable role. So not a A-celebrity, that’s why the result is surprising – must be a fan. For us serious collectors we would rather spend that amount of...

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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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