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New British Passport Launched Today

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…and William Shakespeare, appears in a new high security watermark design on each page. Other pages feature Stephenson’s Rocket, the SS Great Britain, the London Underground, and multi-cultural festivals such as Caribbean carnivals, Asian melas and Chinese New Year. Additional…

Passport Database

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It might be interesting for you to know that my passport database is one of the largest established. Of course, I know collectors which following this hobby much longer than I do and they have much more items in their…

A Boy In Nazi Occupied Netherlands

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After May 1940, the good times were few and far between: first there was the war, then the capitulation and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews. Our freedom was severely restricted…

Republic Of China Passport 1926

China Manchuria 1914-001

Here comes a quite unusual passport. Republic of China 1926 with revenue stamps issued to a Westerner. Such travel documents are rare to find and this one fetched a quite good price of $1400 at eGreedy. 38 bids were registered…

My PayPal Experience

I am a PayPal member since 2002, which means for more than 13 years. The service is great as long you don’t have any issues with them. They are known to have the worst customer service and you can find…

German Passport Regulations

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Very lucky to find two other great books on German passport regulations from 1936 & 1960. Such books are as valuable as collectibles itself and are a great sources to understand better what we collect. The 1936 book is called…

Archibald Philip 5th Earl of Rosebery

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Here comes a beautiful British passport issued 1894 in London issued to Mr. W. Eccles (probably William Henry Eccles FRS (23 August 1875 – 29 April 1966) a British physicist and a pioneer in the development of radio communication). The…