British Ships Passport – Island Of Jersey 1753

26 July, 2015
Castle Elizabeth, Jersey. Picture by Dan Marsh

A most rare document for any passionate passport collector! A mid 18th century (!) BRITISH SHIPS PASSPORT issued at the ISLAND OF JERSEY in the name of Honorable Colonel William Deane / Lt Governor of Jersey , Castle Elizabeth on 25 August 1753, signed by Deane including intact wax seal! Such ships passports are rare to find! This documents was issued 262 years ago to the ships master, Lewis Maloviun...

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Airship Hindenburg Disaster – Passport & Passenger Ticket

23 July, 2015
Airship Hindenburg Disaster – Passport & Passenger Ticket

Airship Hindenburg Disaster – Passenger Ticket And Passport Burtis J. “Bert” Dolan’s passenger ticket and passport survived the final flight and disaster of the German zeppelin Hindenburg. Through the courtesy of the Burtis J. Dolan family archive, the ticket is now on exhibit in the Smithsonian National Postal Museum exhibition Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic. The ticket, #2398, was purchased from the Zeppelin operating company only two days...

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Germany remembers the plot to kill Hitler

20 July, 2015
Germany remembers the plot to kill Hitler

July 20 marks the 70th anniversary of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg’s attempt to assassinate German Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. His son and a former guard still have vivid memories of that day. Read also my article (link at the bottom) about Ernst Munzinger, a conspirator of the July 20 plot and which passport I have in my collection! Berlin, July 20, 1944 Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg...

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U.S. Passport General Henry Goddard Thomas

15 July, 2015
U.S. Passport General Henry Goddard Thomas

What a great collectible! Never saw such a fancy U.S. passport before but more important it was issued to an iconic military figure. To bad I missed to grab it! PASSPORT ISSUED TO A GENERAL OF COLORED TROOPS A post-war partly-printed passport issued to Brevet Brigadier General Henry Goddard Thomas (1837-1897), enlisted as a private in the 5th Maine in 1861 and rose to the rank of brevet brig....

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PASSPORT WITH “HINDENBURG LZ129″ STAMP

13 July, 2015
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WOW! WHAT A HISTORICAL DOCUMENT! LAKEHURST DISASTER! What you see here is the US passport of Airship Passengers – Mr. & Mrs. Brown flying to Frankfurt, Germany on “LZ 129 Hindenburg7th North American FlightAugust 17-19 / 20-22, 1936″ LZ 129 Hindenburg (Luftschiff Zeppelin #129; Registration: D-LZ 129) was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine and...

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Passport issued by Count Friedrich von Zeppelin 1828

12 July, 2015
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Original posting was from June 2012 I am very delighted to share with you this outstanding document which I could only acquire by support of a great fellow collector. Theo, you are the best! Again you made it possible! I wish I could do something for you soon too. Another great example of collector`s collaboration. You really contribute to the collector`s community in the very best way! Unfortunately there...

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Passport To Freedom

10 July, 2015
Haiti passport 1930

View and read the great story of a Jewish family escaping the Nazis in Berlin by purchasing land in Haiti. In this way they were granted a Haitian passport! A less known possibility and escape route when it comes to emigration of Jews during the Holocaust. Thank you Mary for sharing this awesome story! Click the Full screen icon to see a large presentation! Passport to freedom from Mary...

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Damien Hirst – British Visitor’s Passport Sold At Auction

1 July, 2015
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Considering that Damian Hurst is one of the most expensive and wanted modern artists, for which you have to pay Millions of Pounds for his art works, his British Visitor Passport from 1986 was gone for just £875 including premium. I would not be surprised if we will see the same document offered in the near future at a much higher value. Will keep my eyes open… Description of...

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Franz Kafka Passport At Auction

27 June, 2015
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KAFKA’S PASSPORT used in the last two years of his life and hitherto an unknown survival. A tremendously personal and evocative item of bureaucratic residue, the passport bears Kafka’s written name five times (including his signature), specifies various locations in Germany and Austria, and gives Kafka’s physical description and profession as an insurance officer. KAFKA, FRANZ. 1883-1924. Czechoslovak Passport Signed (“Dr. F. Kafka František”), . 32-page printed...

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On Top Of The World

23 June, 2015
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On 29 May 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Travelling as part of a British expedition, they were the first climbers to ever reach the 8,848m summit. The Otago Museum in Dunedin, New Zealand is showing his passport from 1953 and the passport of late Sir Edmund Hillary. I couldn’t find any passport pictures from Tenzing Norgay (Indian...

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