Old Register Of Passports

25 November, 2014
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It’s usually unlikely that you will see such old register of passports. Here is a nice example from the city of Bremen / Germany. The data in the register are exactly the same like on the issued passport of course. The city of Bremen has it’s register online for research and even better they have a great website/database about emigration from Bremen into the world.  Entries cover the years...

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New Mobile Document Checking Device

22 November, 2014
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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. Today this device is on the brink to serial production. A few days ago I got a 3D-printed test device (pre-production) named DOCULUS LUMUS. The name comes from Doc...

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American Revolution Passport 1779

19 November, 2014
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American Revolution Passport 1779 signed by Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold was an American Revolutionary War general best known for his defection from the Continental Army to the British side of the conflict in 1780. Synopsis Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. A member of the Sons of Liberty, Arnold rose to the rank of general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He...

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Norway’s New Passport Design

16 November, 2014
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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 it. Police Directorate and National Criminal Investigation Service invited to a design competition in February 2014. The purpose of the contest was to find a unique concept of high...

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Allied Museum Berlin

13 November, 2014
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25 years fall of the Berlin Wall is also related to the content of this museum – The Allied Military Forces In Occupied Germany. The history of the Western powers in Berlin is full of suspense and drama. It begins with the American, British, and French occupying troops marching into Berlin in 1945 and ends with the Allies’ ceremonial withdrawal in 1994. The museum is covering the history of...

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25 Years Fall Of The Wall – A Unique Passport

9 November, 2014
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Do you remember where you have been when the wall was falling? Instantly I wanted to travel to Berlin from my city in South Germany to join this historical event of my generation – but I couldn’t. I took me till May 1990 when I was able to enter East Germany (DDR) for the very first time. My family didn’t had any relatives in the DDR but I had...

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FRONTEX Document Fraud

6 November, 2014
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What is FRONTEX? 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 for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union. The agency was set up in 2004 to...

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Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Hero

2 November, 2014
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Here comes an outstanding and awarded video book app about Swiss Diplomat CARL LUTZ who saved sixty-thousand Jewish life’s by issuing so called “SCHUTZPÄSSE (PROTECTION LETTERS)” in Budapest in 1944. This video trailer of “Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Hero” – A film form Daniel von Aarburg (SRF) gives you the first impression of life and work of this “Righteous Diplomat”. He was one of a small group of...

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New Refugee Travel Document Uganda

1 November, 2014
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Gov’t unveils passports for refugees, Publish Date: Oct 30, 2014   Hassan Warsame, a refugee from Somalia displays his passport. PHOTO/Mary Kansiime By Cecilia Okoth (newvision) KAMPALA – Government has started issuing passports to refugees living in Uganda to ease their movement to other countries. According to Hillary Onek, the Minister of Relief and Disaster Preparedness, the move will enable legal refugees to seek study, business and medical opportunities...

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eBay Customer Service Is Bottom Quality II

22 October, 2014
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ANOTHER BAD EXPERIENCE Since 11 days my eBay account is restricted. I can buy but not sell! By accident I changed my registered address instead of the shipping address and the trouble begun. Instantly I got a notification to CALL eBay CS in Hong Kong for security reasons! I did so instantly and was talking to a HK girl with very poor English skills. However after she asked me...

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Two New Books On Passport History! A MUST HAVE For Any Serious Collector! Click for details!