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SAAR BOUNDARY HOLD-UPS (video)

19 October, 2013
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Boundary between Saarland (later part of Germany) and France – 30.01.1935 Pan across following bridge over river. Policemen check passport of man traveling in car over bridge. Police check papers of man walking across bridge. Sign on wall ‘Kleinblittersdorf’. (Place on Saar side of border). Car drives past border post. Border guard. Car at border. Cars have to be checked on both side of the boundary.

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Historical Atlas Of The British Empire and Commonwealth

16 October, 2013
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Historical Atlas Of The British Empire and Commonwealth To fully appreciate the significance of the Commonwealth, Britain’s global position, it is important to understand its origins from the British Empire.  Technically, there have been three empires, the first in France, lost by 1558; the second in North America, which became the United States of America after 1776; and the third was global, which became the modern Commonwealth of Nations...

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SIR W. CHURCHILL US-CITIZENSHIP (video)

15 October, 2013
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SIR W. CHURCHILL US-CITIZENSHIP Washington D.C., United States of America (USA) & London – 15.04.1963 In 1963 Sir Winston Churchill was honored by President J.F.K. with honory US citizenship. You can see how this special passport is handed over to Churchill’s son during the proclamation. Unfortunately you don’t see the document in detail. Wonder where this passport is today? White House. Guests assembled for the Proclamation of Sir Winston...

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ROLLING STONES PASSPORTS

12 October, 2013
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YES, it’s only a copy but I think it is still interesting and worth to display the “early” ROLLING STONES. This limited “Passport copy” was issued for a fan club and according to the seller it was randomly found in a basement. A cool finding…

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UNMIK Travel Document

9 October, 2013
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An UNMIK Travel Document was a passport-sized document used to foreign travel for residents of Kosovo who were not able to obtain a passport from Yugoslavia.The document was issued by the UNMIK from 2000till 2008. After the government of Kosovo started to issue their own passports, the UNMIK ceased issuing them. Existing documents retained their validity until expiry (the last ones expired in 2010). The travel document was not...

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Samuel Colt And His Passports

6 October, 2013
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Samuel Colt a native of Hartford, Connecticut, is known as one of the greatest inventors and industrialists of the nineteenth century. He amassed a fortune manufacturing his well-known revolvers in Hartford and selling them in the United States and abroad. I stumbled upon a small batch of documents that includes four of his passports. Two of the passports were issued in 1849 (one from the US Legation in England...

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First International Passports (video)

3 October, 2013
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This article was first posted at my website in July 2011 now updated and republished. First International (European) passports for Steel-Coal Community officials, Luxembourg – 7 October 1953 Steel-Coal Community officials going through customs and show their national passports. At the Steel-Coal Community headquarters in Luxembourg, M. Jean Monnet hands over their new European passports to several of his organization’s staff. After ceremony Mr. Reinz (Dutch) chief of Transport...

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Provisional Certificate Of German Nationality Used As Travel Document

24 September, 2013
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Well, I do collect for quite some years but when US fellow collector Tom Richards sent me the pictures of this document I was really surprised. I was not aware that a Certificate of Nationality can be used as a travel document. I believe this is a unique circumstance. What makes the document even more special is the fact that it bears not less than ten (10) Allied Military...

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PETER III OF RUSSIA (1728-1762), Tsar of Russia, Passport

18 September, 2013
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PETER III OF RUSSIA (1728-1762) Tsar of Russia for six months, assassinated, married to the future Catherine the Great. Autograph printed document (for travel) signed Peter Prince zur Holstein, written in German, dated castle of Reval May 11th, 1747, with paper seal. Partly cut with loss of margin and part of paper seal. Contemporary notes on verso, partly lacking. This is truly a document of significant Russian history and...

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LUDVIG XVI, King Of France, Passport

12 September, 2013
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LUDVIG XVI,  King of France. Passport, printed and handwritten, signed “Louis”, for m. Felix Soffiet “fabriquant de bas”, for a journey from Paris to Gothenburg. Dated Versailles March 3 1782, 1 page in folio, some tears in the foldings. Countersigned De Vergennes. Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes (20 December 1717 – 13 February 1787) was a French statesman and diplomat, French Foreign Minister at the time of the American...

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