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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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Marvin Gaye’s Passport Found

4 February, 2014
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Marvin Gaye’s 1964 Passport Found Inside an Album Bought for 50 Cents Monday’s (Feb. 3) episode of PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” finds a man in Detroit who brought in a 1964 passport belonging to Marvin Gaye. “It came to me by pure accident, actually,” says the guest seeking an appraisal for the item. “For years, I worked for the Motown Museum here in Detroit, started when I was 18 years...

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Nazi Germany Diplomatic Passport

3 February, 2014
Nazi Germany Diplomatic Passport

Nazi Germany Diplomatic Passport – Printing Sample Well as a collector you know this passport type is one of the most rarest and most desired collectible. This is a genuine printing sample for a Diplomatic Passport produced 1938 by the German Federal Printing Office in Berlin. The sample has only four pages and comes in mint condition ! Of course a well traveled Nazi Diplomatic passport would be much...

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British Passport 1818 For Sir William Hamilton

1 February, 2014
British Passport 1818 For Sir William Hamilton

British Passport 1818 For Sir William Hamilton issued by the British Consul Robert Annesley at the British Consulate in Antwerp for SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON, British Vice-Consul at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. HAMILTON served almost half a century as her Majesty’s consul. Passport in very good condition, rest of missing wax seal. Significant and early document of British Diplomacy! French language. Early 18th Century passports are in general hard to find but...

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Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendome, Passport 1704

28 January, 2014
Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendome, Passport 1704

Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendome, Passport 1704 Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme (Louis Joseph; 1 July 1654 – 11 June 1712) was a French military commander during the War of the Grand Alliance and War of the Spanish Succession, Marshal of France. Vendôme was one of the most remarkable soldiers in the history of the French army. He had, besides the skill and the fertile imagination of...

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US Special Passport 1945 – Potsdam Conference

25 January, 2014
US Special Passport 1945 – Potsdam Conference

US Special Passport 1945 – Potsdam Conference Passport of Staff Sergeant Arthur F. Rall, assigned to duty in the Office of the Military Attache to the Embassy of the United States of America at La Paz, Bolivia. According to the eBay seller this item was part of the estate of Mr. Arthur F. Rall. Rall was sent to Gibraltar on 6 Jul 1945 (arriving 14 July), then sent back...

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Passport Of A War Correspondent

22 January, 2014
Passport Of A War Correspondent

PASSPORT OF A WAR CORRESPONDENT The Passport to Prove It: A Stamped History of Marie Colvin’s Career Outstanding story about her work and life as war correspondent. Her passport is just reflecting this! By Mickey Stanley, VanityFair, July 6, 2012 Through the blurred ink of immigration stamps and festooned Middle Eastern visas, Marie Colvin’s passport reads like an illustrated time line for her coverage of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election, the...

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Kingdom Of Bulgaria Passport 1941 Axis Powers

19 January, 2014
Kingdom Of Bulgaria Passport 1941 Axis Powers

Kingdom Of Bulgaria Passport 1941 Axis Powers To be honest I explored the significance of this passport during a discussion with a US fellow collector as he was searching for Axis Powers passports and visas. I told him I do have this Bulgarian 1941 passport with Bohemia & Moravia visa just at the second inspection I detected there is much more… Sometimes you don’t pay attention to a collectible...

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Steve McQueen Passport

16 January, 2014
Steve McQueen Passport

Steve McQueen Passport Sold For $37.000 WOW, that’s money. However a very personal collectible- Congratulation to the buyer!

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