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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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eBay’s Ridiculous Policy On Historical Passports

17 January, 2015
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“Listing policy violation alert: Government IDs and Licenses” You listed a passport issued by a non US government. Because these passports remain the property of their issuing government, we do not allow them to be listed on eBay. This is the case, even when the issuing government no longer exists. To be clear I listed the following HISTORICAL and 149 years old passport – 291355572092 – Passport Reisepass Passeport...

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British Courier’s Passport

15 January, 2015
UK Kings Messenger 1910-001

King’s Foreign Service Messengers Courier’s Passport issued 7th December  1910 for travel to St. Petersburg, Russia, maybe in connection with the arrival of Sir George Buchanan the new British Ambassador. The King’s messenger was Ernest Frederick Gye. Not to mix up with a KING’S MESSENGER PASSPORT, which is much more rare!

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LINCOLN APPOINTS MINISTER TO PRUSSIA

12 January, 2015
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LINCOLN APPOINTS NORMAN B. JUDD AS MINISTER TO PRUSSIA ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865).  Lincoln was the Sixteenth President. NORMAN B. JUDD (1815-1878).  Judd was a lawyer in Illinois and a member of the Illinois State Senate, where he befriended Abraham Lincoln.  Judd served as a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention and placed Lincoln’s name at the Convention for President.  He traveled with the President-elect from Illinois to Washington. ...

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Colony Of North Borneo

6 January, 2015
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North Borneo was a British  protectorate  under the sovereign  North Borneo Chartered Company  from 1882 to 1946. After World War II, it became a  crown colony  of the  United Kingdom  from 1946 to 1963, known as British North Borneo. Currently, it is known as the state of  Sabah ,  East Malaysia. The Governor of British Crown Colony of North Borneo is the position created by the British Government upon the cession of North Borneo from the North Borneo Chartered Company. The...

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German Jew Passport – Forced to Leave Switzerland

1 January, 2015
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This German passport was issued 1934 at the Consulate General in Zurich / Switzerland to Leo Neumann (I do have also another one in his name and one for his wife). As you can see the big red “J” on page one, we know he was a Jew. But Switzerland was for him not any more a safe place when fleeing from the Nazis as Leo was EXPELLED by...

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New additions to my collection

28 December, 2014
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The gaps in my German Empire collection are getting smaller as I could just acquire a “Grand Duchy of Weimar” passport booklet. Thanks a fellow collector who made this possible. Another significant addition to my German collection is a early Federal German Diplomatic passport issued on 1. Feb 1953, on the day exactly 2 years after the Federal Republic of Germany was allowed to issue again passports. Till 31....

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