Another Collectors Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam

17 October, 2012
Tom & Viet

After knowing Viet for some time by email I just had the chance to meet him this time at his home in Hanoi. Actually he is not mainly a passports collector but a collector of Vietnam Army collectibles (Medals, Orders, Badges, Uniforms, Hat caps,…) and Vietnam postage stamps and banknotes. He has his own private museum in Hanoi and was frequently present with his collection/museum  in the Vietnamese media...

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Diplomatic Passport – France

13 October, 2012

Diplomatic passports are a interesting collection field, even when it is hard to cover as these types of documents are everything else than common. This is the first time I saw a French Diplomatic passport and I could acquire this document which was issued in 1982 to the Vice Consul of France in Liberia, then for Guinea. Look at the interesting visas from Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and others...

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Rare Persian Passport 1911

1 October, 2012

Not often you find such a nice & rare collectible from the Arabic-Islamic World. This Persian passport was issued when Persia was still a kingdom and ruled by the last King of the Qajar dynasty – Shah Ahmad (1909-1925). His successors were the last Kings of the Persian Monarchy – the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979). Since the revolution in Feb 1979 Persia (Iran) is officially named “Islamic Republic of Iran”....

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BBC Show Finds Passport Signed By Charles I. in 1641

28 September, 2012

London, May 11 (ANI): A BBC Show has come across a passport dating back to 1641 in Sunderland, UK, which was signed by Charles I. According to a report by BBC News, the program, known as ‘Flog It’, has put a price of up to 20,000 pounds on a passport which is almost 400 years old. It was brought to the Stadium of Light to be valued by Peter...

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Das Wanderbuch – Wander Book

22 September, 2012
Das Wanderbuch – Wander Book

A Wanderbuch 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 completion he was issued the Wander-Buch by the government, allowing him to work as a journeyman...

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Early East German Passport 1955

19 September, 2012

This might be one of the earliest issued East German Passport. I never saw one before 1955. The first passport act of the German Democratic Republik (GDR) was issued in September 1954 so this truly might be an early issue as also the passport no. 4214 is quite low. The document was issued in Berlin on 21. July 1955 for a merchant and was valid till 20. July 1957....

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Latest additions to my passport collection

14 September, 2012

Thanks to my solid and strong connections within the collectors community I was once again able to get some rare and important documents for my own passport collection. I deeply appreciate the fellowship with you all. Passport collecting is for fun and one of the core intention is to support each other needs in this small but fine collector’s community. I am happy to have fellow collectors like you...

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