Category: News

New additions to my collection

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The gaps in my German Empire collection are getting smaller as I could just acquire a “Grand Duchy of Weimar” passport booklet. Thanks a fellow collector who made this possible. Another significant addition to my German collection is a early…

Border Control System

Did you ever wonder how the procedure of checking your passports looks like when you arrive at borders? Well, here you can see the basic steps how a verification is done and what kind of checks are made during a…

Another Film Poject Supported

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In meantime my website is also well acknowledged by Film and TV productions. BBC, ITV, Kaufman Astoria are just some references. I can even say I was working with a Top Hollywood Property Master – Michael Jortner. Michael worked on…

PASSPORT MARSHAL PETAIN

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Currently you have the chance to grab a document of significant French history – the passport of later Chief of State (Chef de l’État Français) of Vichy France (1940 to 1944). Pétain, who was 84 years old in 1940, ranks as…

Collectors Market Flash

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Reflections on the current market for collectors of historical passports. To find historical passports was and is never easy. Of course today with internet and several online auction platforms you have plenty of opportunities to find old obsolete documents. But…

New Mobile Document Checking Device

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PRAXIS TEST – DOCULUS LUMUS A few months ago I stumbled over a brief newspaper article on a new mobile document checking device. I gathered more information at the manufacturer’s website and then contacted the company asking for more details.…

Norway’s New Passport Design

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Norway’s designer already made headlines after Snøhetta presented the new “Pixel Design” for bank notes but this time neue presents also the new passport design which is minimalistic but crisp & clear. I just can say WOW, cool! I like…

FRONTEX Document Fraud

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FRONTEX promotes, coordinates and develops European border management in line with the EU fundamental rights charter applying the concept of Integrated Border Management. Frontex helps border authorities from different EU countries work together. Frontex’s full title is the European Agency…