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Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis

24 February, 2014

Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis After Kristallnacht in November 1938, many Jews within Germany decided that it was time to leave. Though many German Jews had emigrated in the preceding years, the Jews who remained had a more difficult time leaving the country because emigration policies had been toughened. By 1939, not only were visas needed to be able to enter another country but money was also needed to...

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Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

23 February, 2014
Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

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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Celebrity Passports Auction Results

23 February, 2014
Celebrity Passports Auction Results

These 4 celebrities reached so far the highest prices. Lou Gehrig ($263.000), Marilyn Monroe ($115.000), James Joyce ($98.696) & Albert Einstein ($93.000) All collectors know to find nice old passports is difficult and to find celebrity passports is even more challenging. But from time to time it`s possible. On some auctions houses you could find in the past the celebrities as listed. Via my website I got also several...

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HAITI 1853, PASSPORT SIGNED BY EMPEROR FAUSTIN

21 February, 2014
HAITI 1853, PASSPORT SIGNED BY EMPEROR FAUSTIN

Faustin-Élie Soulouque (15 August 1782 – 6 August 1867) or Faustin I. He was a career officer and general in the Haitian army when he was elected President of Haiti in 1847. In 1849 he was proclaimed Emperor of Haiti under the name Faustin I. He soon purged the army of the ruling elite, installed black-skinned loyalists in administrative positions, and created a secret police and a personal army....

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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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