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

US President Obama’s Passport (video)

25 October, 2013

A rare footage – US President Obama’s passport. Unfortunately no details but however a interesting insight. His office staff is explaining where his passport is kept and does he get border stamps in his travel document just like you and me. It’s confirmed this is real and not a hoax! By the way the only person on the globe traveling without a passport is the Queen of England! Till...

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DAVID BEN-GURION DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT 1951

17 October, 2013
DAVID BEN-GURION DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT 1951

David Ben-Gurion’s Diplomatic Passport 1951 has been sold on 13. Oct 2013. I spoke to Dov Hazan from Tiroche Auction House  in Israel and he told me that the document was also offered by them back in 1999 and sold for $15.000. Today, 14 years later the very same buyer was offering the exactly same passport which closed for a final of $35.000 including premium. Congratulation to the seller...

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A Collectors Story – Rita Hayworth

30 September, 2013
A Collectors Story – Rita Hayworth

This article was first published at my website in Sep 2011. Now updated and reposted. A Collectors Story – Rita Hayworth A few month ago there was a interesting item at a popular online auction website. The lot contains photographs and letters from Hollywood legend Rita Hayworth including a 1947 issued passport. I was contacting the seller as I wanted to purchase the passport only and made a decent...

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Facts About The North Korean Passport

27 September, 2013

Facts About The North Korean Passport This is one of the most rare modern documents a collector can get – if not the rarest at all. Here are some facts, stories and pictures. The Daily NK obtained a North Korean passport, a new version since 2000, from an informant in China. The informant reported that every North Korean traveling abroad must bring a passport, an international certificate of health...

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Public Register of Travel and Identity Documents Online

21 September, 2013
Public Register of Travel and Identity Documents Online

Public Register of Travel and Identity Documents Online contains technical descriptions, including information on security features, of authentic identity and travel documents. The information is selected and provided by document experts in the Member States of the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and Switzerland; part of the information contained in the classified, restricted “Expert FADO” system is made publicly available via the PRADO site. The steering committee in the...

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INTERPOL TRAVEL DOCUMENT

15 September, 2013
INTERPOL TRAVEL DOCUMENT

An Interpol Travel Document is a travel document issued to Interpol officers for travel to Interpol member countries. They are intended to reduce response times for personnel deployed to assist with transnational criminal investigations, major events or emergency situations by waiving normal visa requirements. The travel documents consist of an e-Passport Booklet and an e-Identification Card identifying the holder as an Interpol officer, granting them special immigration status when...

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LUDVIG XVI, King Of France, Passport

12 September, 2013
LUDVIG XVI, King Of France, Passport

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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Rare Collection Of Nazi Documents Donated

2 September, 2013
Rare Collection Of Nazi Documents Donated

Rare collection of Nazi documents donated A rare collection of stamps, letters, ID cards and other documents of the Nazi era was donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Valued at $260,000, the Edward Victor Philatelic Holocaust Collection was acquired and organized by Victor, a retired Los Angeles lawyer, over a 30-year period. In many cases the content tracks the fate of a given Jewish family from...

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QUEEN ELIZABETH I SIGNED PASSPORT DOCUMENT FOR ROBERT BERTIE 1598

14 August, 2013
QUEEN ELIZABETH I SIGNED PASSPORT DOCUMENT FOR ROBERT BERTIE 1598

WOW, what a great collectible will be at auction in UK this month! A Queen Elizabeth signed passport 1598. The writing on the document is saying “License to travel for Robt. Berty Esq.”. However I am not so sure if the estimated result will be reached but let’s wait till 21st. Description: When folded, the document has on the back side “A license to travel for Robt. Berty Esq.”...

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Loss Of A Passport Lot (update!)

25 July, 2013

Well, miracles happen… The missing shipping was delivered to me in a new large envelope of the Swiss Border Police (Customs) including an attached letter with the following content. “Your shipment was inspected by Swiss Customs Department and during this inspection we recognized that the included German passport was reported as lost in our database. The passport will be forwarded to the German authorities.” All other documents arrived finally...

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