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German Passport 1945 – SS-Hauptsturmführer & Commander SD

2 March, 2014
GERMANY SS-Oslo 1945-003

German Passport 1945 issued by SS-Hauptsturmführer & Commander Security Police (SD) Here comes a most interesting document which tells the journey of a woman working for *NORDAG” in Oslo, Norway. Ruth Balzer was born 1917 in Berlin Schöneberg. Her work book (Arbeitsbuch) shows her professional life. The first entry is from 1936 were she was a apprentice (clerk) for 2 years at the company of Bruno Mädler, Berlin. Then...

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Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis

24 February, 2014
Peter has even the menue card from the St. Louis

Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis After Kristallnacht in November 1938, many Jews within Germany decided that it was time to leave. Though many German Jews had emigrated in the preceding years, the Jews who remained had a more difficult time leaving the country because emigration policies had been toughened. By 1939, not only were visas needed to be able to enter another country but money was also needed to...

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HAITI 1853, PASSPORT SIGNED BY EMPEROR FAUSTIN

21 February, 2014
Haiti1853

Faustin-Élie Soulouque (15 August 1782 – 6 August 1867) or Faustin I. He was a career officer and general in the Haitian army when he was elected President of Haiti in 1847. In 1849 he was proclaimed Emperor of Haiti under the name Faustin I. He soon purged the army of the ruling elite, installed black-skinned loyalists in administrative positions, and created a secret police and a personal army....

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Alien Registration Application – SIAM

19 February, 2014
Thai_Chinese-002

As pointed out earlier Thais are generally not collecting old paper so I was surprised to find a bunch of these 1940′s alien registration applications on my regular flea market. You know I often buy a old passport only because of it’s passport picture and these registration forms showing Chinese immigrants when Thailand was Siam (before 24 June 1939 and again from 8 September 1945 to 20 July 1949)....

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Independent State Of Croatia – Passport Types

17 February, 2014
300px-Adolf_Hitler_meets_Ante_Pavelić.1941

Independent State of Croatia – Passport Types often referred to simply by the abbreviation NDH, was a World War II puppet state of Nazi Germany established on a part of Axis-occupied Yugoslavia. The NDH was founded on 10 April 1941, after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers. The NDH consisted of most of modern day Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with some parts of modern-day Serbia....

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Konstantin Alexander Freiherr von Neurath

15 February, 2014
Konstantin Alexander Freiherr von Neurath

Here comes a quite interesting German NS passport 1943 with the signature on a passport renewal of Konstantin Alexander Freiherr von Neurath. His father, Konstantin von Neurath, was Hitlers first Foreign Minister and Reichsprotektor of Bohemia & Moravia since 1932 but replaced by Ribbentrop in 1938. Konstantin Alexander von Neurath was Diplomat, Private secretary to the ambassador in Rome (his father) 1931-1933, Scientific laborer in the foreign office at...

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Haiti Passport 1955

12 February, 2014
Haiti Passport 1955

Haiti passport 1955 What you see here is a very nice travel document from Haiti. Meet 25 year young Marc Monfiston. His passport is in excellent condition and was just valid for two years. You will see the document was renewed in 1956 and he was traveling to the USA, I guess to study there. Look at the cover, a deep blue color with a golden coat of arms...

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Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Passport 1814

10 February, 2014
Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Passport 1814

Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Passport 1814 SIGNED BY CALEB STRONG WHICH HAD A INFLUENTIAL ROLE IN DRAFTING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION (!) Early 19th century US passports are one of the most rare documents a collector can find. This masterpiece is significant to US history and any museum would love to have it! Massachusetts has played a significant historical, cultural, and commercial role in American history and became the sixth...

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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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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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