Historical Atlas Of The British Empire and Commonwealth

16 October, 2013
Historical Atlas Of The British Empire and Commonwealth

Historical Atlas Of The British Empire and Commonwealth To fully appreciate the significance of the Commonwealth, Britain’s global position, it is important to understand its origins from the British Empire.  Technically, there have been three empires, the first in France, lost by 1558; the second in North America, which became the United States of America after 1776; and the third was global, which became the modern Commonwealth of Nations...

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SIR W. CHURCHILL US-CITIZENSHIP (video)

15 October, 2013

SIR W. CHURCHILL US-CITIZENSHIP Washington D.C., United States of America (USA) & London – 15.04.1963 In 1963 Sir Winston Churchill was honored by President J.F.K. with honory US citizenship. You can see how this special passport is handed over to Churchill’s son during the proclamation. Unfortunately you don’t see the document in detail. Wonder where this passport is today? White House. Guests assembled for the Proclamation of Sir Winston...

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ROLLING STONES PASSPORTS

12 October, 2013
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YES, it’s only a copy but I think it is still interesting and worth to display the “early” ROLLING STONES. This limited “Passport copy” was issued for a fan club and according to the seller it was randomly found in a basement. A cool finding…

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UNMIK Travel Document

9 October, 2013
UNMIK 2001 & 2007 A-001-r100

An UNMIK Travel Document was a passport-sized document used to foreign travel for residents of Kosovo who were not able to obtain a passport from Yugoslavia.The document was issued by the UNMIK from 2000till 2008. After the government of Kosovo started to issue their own passports, the UNMIK ceased issuing them. Existing documents retained their validity until expiry (the last ones expired in 2010). The travel document was not...

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Samuel Colt And His Passports

6 October, 2013
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Samuel Colt a native of Hartford, Connecticut, is known as one of the greatest inventors and industrialists of the nineteenth century. He amassed a fortune manufacturing his well-known revolvers in Hartford and selling them in the United States and abroad. I stumbled upon a small batch of documents that includes four of his passports. Two of the passports were issued in 1849 (one from the US Legation in England...

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First International Passports (video)

3 October, 2013

This article was first posted at my website in July 2011 now updated and republished. First International (European) passports for Steel-Coal Community officials, Luxembourg – 7 October 1953 Steel-Coal Community officials going through customs and show their national passports. At the Steel-Coal Community headquarters in Luxembourg, M. Jean Monnet hands over their new European passports to several of his organization’s staff. After ceremony Mr. Reinz (Dutch) chief of Transport...

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A Collectors Story – Rita Hayworth

30 September, 2013
A Collectors Story – Rita Hayworth

This article was first published at my website in Sep 2011. Now updated and reposted. A Collectors Story – Rita Hayworth A few month ago there was a interesting item at a popular online auction website. The lot contains photographs and letters from Hollywood legend Rita Hayworth including a 1947 issued passport. I was contacting the seller as I wanted to purchase the passport only and made a decent...

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Facts About The North Korean Passport

27 September, 2013

Facts About The North Korean Passport This is one of the most rare modern documents a collector can get – if not the rarest at all. Here are some facts, stories and pictures. The Daily NK obtained a North Korean passport, a new version since 2000, from an informant in China. The informant reported that every North Korean traveling abroad must bring a passport, an international certificate of health...

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Provisional Certificate Of German Nationality Used As Travel Document

24 September, 2013
Provisional Certificate Of German Nationality Used As Travel Document

Well, I do collect for quite some years but when US fellow collector Tom Richards sent me the pictures of this document I was really surprised. I was not aware that a Certificate of Nationality can be used as a travel document. I believe this is a unique circumstance. What makes the document even more special is the fact that it bears not less than ten (10) Allied Military...

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Public Register of Travel and Identity Documents Online

21 September, 2013
Public Register of Travel and Identity Documents Online

Public Register of Travel and Identity Documents Online contains technical descriptions, including information on security features, of authentic identity and travel documents. The information is selected and provided by document experts in the Member States of the European Union (EU), Iceland, Norway and Switzerland; part of the information contained in the classified, restricted “Expert FADO” system is made publicly available via the PRADO site. The steering committee in the...

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