Category: News

Should you repair your collectibles?

Recently I was asked “How to repair a torn passport cover?” I answered as follows: This cover bears the passport number which you find also at the pages. So you can’t substitute the cover. The Germans had also covers of…

Titles included in British passports

Did you know? For detailed information on the correct use of titles that may be recorded on the personal details page of the passport, and the appropriate observation to be entered, see Observations in Passports. Titles of nobility Titles of…

The curious case of Fred Lepkin

Fred Lepkin is a Canadian historian and an avid genealogist on the quest to uncover his family history. How I got in contact with Fred? Well, a relative of him was performing some online research and ends up at my…

Farrah Fawcett Passport Sold for $14.000

The latest result on a celebrity passport and at least for me at a rather high level. You might remember her from the TV series “Charlies Angels” as blonde character Jill. The series was running from 1976-1980. This was her…

Current Canada Passport – Illuminated

Take a look at the current Canadian passport under black light and you will truly see a firework (of illumination). The current series established from July 2013 will give you this experience. See the pictures here and follow the link…

5-Year Passports Continue to Clip Kiwis’ Wings

5-Year Passports Continue to Clip Kiwis’ Wings  The Taxpayers’ Union is renewing calls for a return to 10-year passports in 2015 after Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne’s failure to address New Zealand’s expensive passport regime that sees New Zealanders…

New additions to my collection

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…