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…

Passport to Reform: Helena Florence Normanton

Passport to Reform: Helena Florence Normanton, ‘The Pioneering Barrister’ Born on 14 December 1882, Helena Florence Normanton was a Suffragist, writer, barrister, and activist for much of the early-20th century. According to the DNB, Normanton “combined a teaching career with a developing interest…

Administrators of the British Empire

The Colonial Office and the Foreign Office have very distinct histories. The British Colonies were initially administered jointly by the Secretary of State for War, and the Board of Trade, who were focused on their own interests, not necessarily the Colonies themselves. From 1795 all…

Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz – Dachau Diaries

On May 11, 1945 just three days after the German capitulation the US-Missions in Bern, Stockholm and Madrid requested access to the German Diplomatic Archives. A “diplomatic note” to Switzerland was sent 5 weeks later on June 18th 1945 when…

Significant Glitch In eBay Offer System

ebay sucks

The following happen not once but several times! JUST ANOTHER BAD EXPERIENCE! The item I offer has a 4-digit price but I received two times a offer of $100 and $105 and, of course, I refused. I was using the…

Border Control System

Did you ever wonder how the procedure of checking your passports looks like when you arrive at borders? Well, here you can see the basic steps how a verification is done and what kind of checks are made during a…

World Service Authority

Remembering Garry Davis – First Citizen Of The World His radical proposal — hailed by supporters as the way of the future — was a world with no national borders, one in which all people belonged to the same global…