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Alien Registration Application – SIAM

19 February, 2014
Alien Registration Application – SIAM

As pointed out earlier Thais are generally not collecting old paper so I was surprised to find a bunch of these 1940′s alien registration applications on my regular flea market. You know I often buy a old passport only because of it’s passport picture and these registration forms showing Chinese immigrants when Thailand was Siam (before 24 June 1939 and again from 8 September 1945 to 20 July 1949)....

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KINGDOM OF TONGA PASSPORT

17 February, 2014
KINGDOM OF TONGA PASSPORT

KINGDOM OF TONGA PASSPORT 1989 (RRRR) Another rare piece for advanced collectors! Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and an archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometers (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometers (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. Fifty-two of these islands are inhabited with its 103,000 people. Tonga also became known as the Friendly Islands because...

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Independent State Of Croatia – Passport Types

17 February, 2014
Independent State Of Croatia – Passport Types

Independent State of Croatia – Passport Types often referred to simply by the abbreviation NDH, was a World War II puppet state of Nazi Germany established on a part of Axis-occupied Yugoslavia. The NDH was founded on 10 April 1941, after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers. The NDH consisted of most of modern day Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with some parts of modern-day Serbia....

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Beautiful and most rare passport…

16 February, 2014
Andorra1942

…I ever had was transfered to the collection of a passionate collector. You can’t have everything and my focus is still on “German documents”. This Andorran passport was issued in 1942. Not only that this passport is extremely rare but it has also a color picture of a pretty woman included which is pretty unusual for 1942. The condition of the document is excellent. Well, now meet pretty Rosa...

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Joseph John Franklin Diplomatic Passport

16 February, 2014
Joseph John Franklin

Diplomatic Passport of Joseph John Franklin 1918. During World War I, Joseph J. Franklin was designated Diplomatic Courier of the United States of America by the Secretary of State on 24 October 1917. Franklin served at the U.S. Embassy, London. Prior to his service as Diplomatic Courier, Franklin was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Spanish-American War. The citation reads as follows: The President of...

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Konstantin Alexander Freiherr von Neurath

15 February, 2014
Konstantin Alexander Freiherr von Neurath

Here comes a quite interesting German NS passport 1943 with the signature on a passport renewal of Konstantin Alexander Freiherr von Neurath. His father, Konstantin von Neurath, was Hitlers first Foreign Minister and Reichsprotektor of Bohemia & Moravia since 1932 but replaced by Ribbentrop in 1938. Konstantin Alexander von Neurath was Diplomat, Private secretary to the ambassador in Rome (his father) 1931-1933, Scientific laborer in the foreign office at...

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Haiti Passport 1955

12 February, 2014
Haiti Passport 1955

Haiti passport 1955 What you see here is a very nice travel document from Haiti. Meet 25 year young Marc Monfiston. His passport is in excellent condition and was just valid for two years. You will see the document was renewed in 1956 and he was traveling to the USA, I guess to study there. Look at the cover, a deep blue color with a golden coat of arms...

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Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Passport 1814

10 February, 2014
Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Passport 1814

Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Passport 1814 SIGNED BY CALEB STRONG WHICH HAD A INFLUENTIAL ROLE IN DRAFTING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION (!) Early 19th century US passports are one of the most rare documents a collector can find. This masterpiece is significant to US history and any museum would love to have it! Massachusetts has played a significant historical, cultural, and commercial role in American history and became the sixth...

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How Your Passport Is Made

7 February, 2014

How your passport is made – exclusive behind-the-scenes video homeoffice.gov.uk THIS is indeed a exclusive and rare behind-the-scenes video on how a British passport is produced. Usually these facilities are highly secured and only staff and suppliers will get access. More than 5 million passports are printed a year and this is how they are made. The famous red books — which will be 100 years old on 1...

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Polish Aliyah Passports

6 February, 2014
Polish Aliyah Passports

Polish Aliyah Passports Aliyah is the immigration of Jews from the diaspora to the land of Israel. Also defined as “the act of going up” or as in progressing towards Jerusalem. It is one of the most basic tenets of Zionist ideology. The Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (JRI-Poland) published a interesting article about these “immigration passports”. In the 1930s as the shadow of history was lengthening over the...

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