German Passport – US Consulate, Moscow 1915

14 July, 2013
Germany_US-Consulate_Moscow-1915

WOW, what a finding was presented to me by our fellow collector G.J. when we met once again for a collectors meeting at Lake Constance a few days ago. What you see here is a quite rare German Empire passport issued by the United States of America at the US Consulate General in Moscow 1915! You might think “How is this possible?” American Consulate General in Moscow, German passport...

Read more »

Collectors Meeting in Zürich (3)

8 July, 2013
collectors meeting

Just another collectors meeting happen in Zürich last Sunday with fellow collectors from Germany and Switzerland. The four participants were discussing about our common hobby and could exchange also some documents. We spend  some great few hours together. Thank you all for coming to Zürich. With two fellow collectors we agreed to meet again in two weeks at the Lake Constance.

Read more »

Italian Social Republic Passport

4 July, 2013
Italy RSI

Italian Social Republic passport issued in September 1944Repubblica Sociale Italiana, RSI Right: Service passport (stamp) with low document number Left: normal version with document number 21189 The Italian Social Republic (Italian: Repubblica Sociale Italiana, RSI), informally known as the Republic of Salò (Italian: Repubblica di Salò), was a puppet state of Nazi Germany during the later part of World War II (from 1943 until 1945). It was the second...

Read more »

Charles, King of France 1562

1 July, 2013
Sir_Nicholas_Throckmorton_from_NPG-r76

A early passport of Charles IX, King of France, 1562 was just at auction last week. The final result was £2125 and was just a few bucks higher than my max. bid. What a pity! Such early passports are very hard to find. This one was issued to a prominent diplomat and was well worth the price. A fantastic piece of history. Congratulation to the buyer! Passport signed (“Charles”),...

Read more »

Wander Book (Wanderbuch) Germany 1845

28 June, 2013
wanderbuch-150x150_1

Actually I do not collect Wander books but this one got my attention as it is the most extensive traveled wander book I ever saw. Issued 1845 by the Kingdom of Bavaria to a journeyman named “Reither”. The book has 145 pages and ALL pages are full with entries and stamps. Some pages have 3-4 entries and I was counting a total of 306 different entries. All was done...

Read more »

The Very Last Nazi-Germany Passport

25 June, 2013
Last_PP_of_3rdReich1945 (Klein)

After a Australian reader was asking me if his mothers passport issued 5th April 1945 was the last Nazi-Germany passport I can tell now clearly – almost. As what you find here seems to be the very last passport issued by the Nazi regime. Thanks to fellow collector N.K. for sending in this interesting document from a 15 years young German boy. The passport was issued on 4th May...

Read more »

WANTED…Your Old Passport(s)

24 June, 2013

 I WANT YOUR OLD OBSOLETE PASSPORTS! Passport collecting is a most interesting and educating leisure activity which is of growing interest to collectors. I am looking for any kind of travel documents which are OBSOLETE, complete and in good condition. Please read my Testimonials & References to get a impression of my service. CONTACT ME   Tom Topol Expert In Passports And Their History, Passport Collector & EditorMember of...

Read more »

Famous American TV Evangelists – REX HUMBARD – PASSPORT

24 June, 2013
Famous American TV Evangelists – REX HUMBARD – PASSPORT

Alpha Rex Emmanuel Humbard (August 13, 1919 – September 21, 2007) was a famous American television evangelist whose Cathedral of Tomorrow show was shown on over 600 stations at the peak of its popularity. Rex Humbard was the first evangelist to have a weekly nationwide television program in the United States, beginning in 1952, although his first television broadcast was in 1949. So you can say he was the...

Read more »

History Of The Australian Passport

18 June, 2013
History Of The Australian Passport

Every Assistance and Protection is the first book presenting an in-depth history of the Australian passport. In charting the development of the passport from its early beginnings to its present form, the book traverses changes in government policy and social history from the early 19th century to the modern era. It shows how the Australian passport evolved from a signifier of British nationality into a badge of membership of...

Read more »

A Collector’s Story

16 June, 2013

A Collector’s Story Of Attempted Fraud Via my website (PPC) I get weekly several request, offers, questions but this story I believe is worth to share. “I have 136 German passports 1918-1942 in excellent condition for sale” was the initial headline. Well, sounds great isn’t it? Of course I was interested and replied in that way. Scammer: I am German national but living for 25 years in the Philippines...

Read more »

Categories