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Traveling In Wartime Germany, Austria & Turkey Under A False Passport

16 July, 2013
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Traveling In Wartime Germany, Austria & Turkey Under A False Passport(by Jim Grundy, Great War Forum) One of the stranger stories to be reported in Hucknall was that of a journalist, Harold Jeffrey Darnton-Fraser, who spoke at a recruiting rally in Hucknall on 27th July 1915 in support of local V.C. winner, James Upton, 1st Notts. & Derby. In the course of his address, Darnton-Fraser, said to be working...

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German Passport – US Consulate, Moscow 1915

14 July, 2013
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WOW, what a finding was presented to me by our fellow collector G.J. when we met once again for a collectors meeting at Lake Constance a few days ago. What you see here is a quite rare German Empire passport issued by the United States of America at the US Consulate General in Moscow 1915! You might think “How is this possible?” American Consulate General in Moscow, German passport...

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Italian Social Republic Passport

4 July, 2013
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Italian Social Republic passport issued in September 1944Repubblica Sociale Italiana, RSI Right: Service passport (stamp) with low document number Left: normal version with document number 21189 The Italian Social Republic (Italian: Repubblica Sociale Italiana, RSI), informally known as the Republic of Salò (Italian: Repubblica di Salò), was a puppet state of Nazi Germany during the later part of World War II (from 1943 until 1945). It was the second...

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Charles, King of France 1562

1 July, 2013
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A early passport of Charles IX, King of France, 1562 was just at auction last week. The final result was £2125 and was just a few bucks higher than my max. bid. What a pity! Such early passports are very hard to find. This one was issued to a prominent diplomat and was well worth the price. A fantastic piece of history. Congratulation to the buyer! Passport signed (“Charles”),...

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Wander Book (Wanderbuch) Germany 1845

28 June, 2013
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Actually I do not collect Wander books but this one got my attention as it is the most extensive traveled wander book I ever saw. Issued 1845 by the Kingdom of Bavaria to a journeyman named “Reither”. The book has 145 pages and ALL pages are full with entries and stamps. Some pages have 3-4 entries and I was counting a total of 306 different entries. All was done...

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The Very Last Nazi-Germany Passport

25 June, 2013
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After a Australian reader was asking me if his mothers passport issued 5th April 1945 was the last Nazi-Germany passport I can tell now clearly – almost. As what you find here seems to be the very last passport issued by the Nazi regime. Thanks to fellow collector N.K. for sending in this interesting document from a 15 years young German boy. The passport was issued on 4th May...

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History Of The Australian Passport

18 June, 2013
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Every Assistance and Protection is the first book presenting an in-depth history of the Australian passport. In charting the development of the passport from its early beginnings to its present form, the book traverses changes in government policy and social history from the early 19th century to the modern era. It shows how the Australian passport evolved from a signifier of British nationality into a badge of membership of...

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The Passport From Princess Natalja Of Montenegro Is Back To It`s Family

13 June, 2013
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By Géraldine Cerf de Dudzeele, Paris My grandmother was imposed her first marriage with Prince Mirko Petrovic-Njegos for the sake of political aims concerning Serbia and Montenegro. At that time, she was in love with her future second husband, my grandfather, Gaston Errembault de Dudzeele, who lived in Belgrade with his two sisters because his father was the Belgian ambassador to Serbia (1890-1898). Her husband made her unhappy because...

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Moonwalker Charlie Duke

12 June, 2013
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Another outstanding collectible from Bill – Congratulation! From my personal collection of space flight memorabilia: Terrestrial passport issued to NASA astronaut and Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke. Astronaut Charles Duke was capcom during the Apollo 11 mission. His is the voice you recall saying, “Roger, Twank… Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot!”...

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The Last Nazi-Germany Passport?

10 June, 2013
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“Is this the last Nazi-Germany passport?”. Trough my website I always get many requests from people around the world looking asking for support. A reader from Canada sent me a message including the pictures of this Nazi-Germany Alien Passport and was asking “Is this the last Nazi-Germany passport?”. Well, I believe the change is high that this document is truly one of the very last issued passports. As you...

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