Swiss Wander Book & Passport

26 February, 2013

Our fellow collector George has a nice small collection of Swiss documents starting from 1836. A Wander book 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...

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Elton John Passport sold for 8012$

26 February, 2013
Elton John Passport sold for 8012$

  John’s personal passport, number 926588, issued by the United Kingdom on February 18, 1972. Passport measures 4 x 6, and contains his personal information written in another hand on the second page, including his profession as “Musician,” signed at the bottom with his full name, “Elton Hercules John.” Affixed on the adjoining page, opposite the personal information page is John’s 1.5 x 1.75 passport snapshot. The first few...

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Did you know? eBay User Agreement

12 February, 2013

eBay User Agreement Posted on February 4, 2013. Effective for new users immediately and for current users on March 26, 2013 and superseding all previous versions of the eBay User Agreement. The following describes the terms on which eBay offers you access to our sites, services, applications, and tools. Content When providing us with content or posting content on eBay’s sites, services, applications, and tools, you grant us a...

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The “Runde Ecke” Memorial Museum

8 February, 2013

History The building is located on the site, where around 1000 the first German castle was built in a mainly Slavic / Sorbic populated area. The old city wall of Leipzig ran just outside this place. 1911 to 1913 the new office building of the “Alte Leipziger” Fire Insurance Company was built. Rumour has it that the house was used by the Gestapo in the time of National Socialism....

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German Empire Passports – Guideline

26 January, 2013
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Introduction Passport Collecting is a small but fine topic within the ephemera world. By today there are only few books or other sources available which discussing/describing this very interesting area of “paper collection”. Since I established the website PASSPORT-COLLECTOR.COM in September 2010, the amount of visitor is constantly growing and the website is well recognized by collectors and other interested groups. E.g. Collectorsweekly, About.com, Wikipedia, Ephemera Society in UK...

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East German Passport at 227€

26 January, 2013
East German Passport at 227€

WOW, what a price! Very surprised! I believe this was the highest payment ever made so far for a East German (GDR) Service passport. Normaly you get them for around 100 EUR. 20 bids were registered for this item. My passport database includes 18 DDR Service Passports from different years. I could not indicate something special beside it’s a Service passport. Congratulations to seller & buyer. Luckily I have...

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GERMAN PASSPORTS FOR JEWS

15 January, 2013

As announced earlier I got a couple of German passports for Jews with the infamous J-stamp. As you might know these documents are most rare and a clear evidence of the darkest time in German history – The Holocaust. The last few I had were gone in just a few hours after they were online – so be quick! Price on request! This “Treasure Box” was a unique finding…not...

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