Category: History

German Passport Regulations

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Very lucky to find two other great books on German passport regulations from 1936 & 1960. Such books are as valuable as collectibles itself and are a great sources to understand better what we collect. The 1936 book is called…

Archibald Philip 5th Earl of Rosebery

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Here comes a beautiful British passport issued 1894 in London issued to Mr. W. Eccles (probably William Henry Eccles FRS (23 August 1875 – 29 April 1966) a British physicist and a pioneer in the development of radio communication). The…

German Empire Passport With SLESVIG Stamp

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The Schleswig plebiscite was actually two referendums, organized according to the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, with the purpose of determining the future border between Germany and Denmark. The referendums were monitored by representatives from France, the United Kingdom, Norway,…

Franz Kafka Passport At Auction (update)

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SOLD for $37.500 including premium! KAFKA’S PASSPORT used in the last two years of his life and hitherto an unknown survival. A tremendously personal and evocative item of bureaucratic residue, the passport bears Kafka’s written name five times (including his…

All-Palestine Government History

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The All-Palestine Government was established by the Arab League on 22 September 1948 during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It was soon recognized by all Arab League members except Transjordan. Though jurisdiction of the Government was declared to cover the whole…