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Collectors Key Figures

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Collectors Often I get asked “How many passport collectors are out there?” Well, let me answer in this way… 2846 followers at Facebook 1688 at Instagram 189 newsletter subscribers (cleaned up) 1000+ email contacts of collectors several hundreds readers email…

Passport To Venice

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by Kathleen Ann Gonzalez As promised, I’m sharing photos of another passport I received from my generous friend Marco. But this passport is not just a copy – it’s the real thing! When E. A. Berckmans de Meert was 25…

Ballet Dancer Anna Pavlova Passport

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THE FIRST BALLERINA TO TOUR THE WORLD Pavlova left the Imperial Ballet in 1913 to form her own company, with which she toured continuously from 1914 onwards. The many stamps in this passport reflect her impact as an ambassador for…

Giacomo Casanova’s Passport

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Look at this fantastic travel document presented by Kathleen Ann Gonzales. Her Blog SeductiveVenice follows her journey as researcher and writer about Venice, Casanova, and Gondolas. I am glad to found her great article about this outstanding passport! Kathleen gave…

US Passport Of An Guggenheim Employee

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The bearer is John P. Haggerty. His wife is included in the passport. John worked for the famous Guggenheim Brothers of New York City. (museums, charities, finance). I bought this collectible as I spotted instantly something special in his passport…

German Alien Passport With Stamp EVAKUIERT!

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Earlier this year I received an inquiry from a reader asking me about the document of his grandmother. The passport is quite interesting because of two characteristics. The red “J” stamp The large “EVAKUIERT” (evacuated) stamp The big red “J”…

Time Travel

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  An isochronic map shows where to go, how long it took to get there – and what changes were on the way In 1914 John G. Bartholomew, the scion of an Edinburgh map making family and cartographer royal to…

Interesting US Passport 1912

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At the first view you might not see something special on this US passport issued May 1912 but the second view will reveal that this passport already has a passport picture included, which was only mandatory from Dec 1914! Also…