Regular news from several sources related to passports, passport collecting, visa & passport regulations.

Celebrity Passports At Auction Behind Expectations

1 May, 2013

James Stewart, Glenn Ford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. are quite famous Hollywood actors however their auction results did not meet the expectations. Actually I was willing to pay more for the Jimmy Stewart when I got his passport offered via my website but at that time the seller refused. Now it was sold for a much lower price. I guess the seller is not that happy also considering the...

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Ebay really sucks…

1 April, 2013

Just another example how eGreedy is ignoring customers input by sending out automated answers. What is the reply from customer service worth? In my opinion nothing and I doubt the really doing anything. Why can’t they report which actions the take if they did so? This has nothing to do with members protection. Read the full case… CLAIM: REPORTING A MEMBER Item number: 251241644xxx: I do not agree on...

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Collectors Meeting In Bangkok II

22 March, 2013

It’s always great to meet up with fellow collectors and this time I had the chance to meet Scott in Bangkok. Knowing each other for about two years by email we meet the first time in person. Scott is from USA and is collecting  pre-1919  US sheet passports and consular documents. During our Thai dinner we had a great time discussing our common interests. Scott is collecting since 1998...

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Somali Democratic Republic Passports (Specimen)

20 March, 2013

Here comes a fantastic offer. Three passports in 100% mint condition. Standard type, Service and Diplomatic, all are marked as SPECIMEN by a stamp on the first few pages.  The Somali Democratic Republic collapsed in 1991, today the country is officially called Federal Republic Of Somalia. SOLD

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19 March, 2013

Not often you see celebrity passports but look at these. It’s assumed they were copied at border control from immigration officers in China (so the Chinese website says).

Read more » Article In Italian Online Magazine

12 March, 2013
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The Italian Online Magazin “POST” published a report about Passaporti famosi Raccolta di documenti illustri: Marilyn Monroe, James Joyce, Joseph Ratzinger, un adolescente David Beckham e altri Il sito americano Flavorwire ha raccolto e pubblicato i passaporti di alcuni personaggi famosi, da Walt Disney a una sedicenne Whitney Houston, a Francis e Zelda Fitzgerald. Come sottolinea Flavorwire i passaporti raccontano qualcosa delle persone a cui appartengono: quanto e...

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Passports: Political Statements Over Design And Colours (incl. video)

7 March, 2013
Passports: Political Statements Over Design And Colours (incl. video)

Some Asian nations are objecting to the new design for Chinese passports, which show China’s borders extending into disputed areas. Adam Fleming looked at why passports can be seen as political and emotive statements – even from the colour of their covers as some British people objected when the red EU-style design was adopted. He spoke to Martin Lloyd, author of The Passport, and to Lord Hannay, a former...

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Swiss Wander Book & Passport

26 February, 2013

Our fellow collector George has a nice small collection of Swiss documents starting from 1836. A Wander book is literally a journey book. It is at once a passport and resume. When issued it has many blank pages for local authorities to give their stamp of approval and employers (Masters) to write about the employee (journeyman). A journeyman must first complete an apprenticeship with a Master craftsman and after...

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Elton John Passport sold for 8012$

26 February, 2013
Elton John Passport sold for 8012$

  John’s personal passport, number 926588, issued by the United Kingdom on February 18, 1972. Passport measures 4 x 6, and contains his personal information written in another hand on the second page, including his profession as “Musician,” signed at the bottom with his full name, “Elton Hercules John.” Affixed on the adjoining page, opposite the personal information page is John’s 1.5 x 1.75 passport snapshot. The first few...

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Did you know? eBay User Agreement

12 February, 2013

eBay User Agreement Posted on February 4, 2013. Effective for new users immediately and for current users on March 26, 2013 and superseding all previous versions of the eBay User Agreement. The following describes the terms on which eBay offers you access to our sites, services, applications, and tools. Content When providing us with content or posting content on eBay’s sites, services, applications, and tools, you grant us a...

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