Legal Notices On Passport Collecting

22 May, 2013

Legal Notices on Passport Collecting The purpose of this site is to establish a platform for collectors to share and exchange information, knowledge and collectibles and to raise awareness of passport collecting as a leisure activity. All passports presented on this website are obsolete and for research, educational & collection purposes only ! Passports as government property Most countries declare by law that passports are government property, and may...

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Refugee Documents – Post War Germany

20 May, 2013
refugee

This extensive lot of Refugee documens which I got recently is a awesome Refugee story about a Estonian couple in early post war Germany emigrating to USA after waiting five years in Refugee camps in Germany managed by International Refugee Organization (IRO). There are dozens of handwritten letters in Estonian language which I can’t read but many documents in English or German and from the IRO and War Relief...

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A Passport To Britain Signed By Napoleon Bonaparte

18 May, 2013

A passport to Britain signed by Napoleon Bonaparte – Emperor of France document signed ‘N’ with a flourish dated March 1812 being a passport for a 13 year old girl named Louise Nouzel from Lisbon giving her permission to travel to travel to Britain via either Ostend or Dunkirk. Partially printed document on a single leaf of vellum approx 15×10 ins with ms insertions including a description of the...

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German Passport 1944 of a (Concentration) Camp Leader

14 May, 2013

German Passport 1944 of a (Concentration) Camp Leader NS-Germany Passport 1944 issued in August 1943 to Ingeborg Bünzel who was a female Waffen-SS member and “Camp leader”, probably of a concentration camp. The document has some interesting entries and stamp and was 3 times renewed by the personal staff office of the Reichsführer-SS which is very unusual! The front-and back cover of the passport are loose and almost all stamps...

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GDR Passport Typewriter “Erika”, ca. 1970

11 May, 2013
Typewriter Erika 1970s

What a cool collectible and it’s in new condition – never used! At auction in Germany. Starting price is €80. GDR Passport Typewriter “Erika”, c. 1970 Description: For completion of driver’s licenses, passports etc. by the GDR officials. Made by Robotron, Dresden. – Never used, absolutely new. DDR-Paß-Schreibmaschine “Erika”, um 1970. Zur Beschriftung von Ausweisen, Führerscheinen, Reisepässen der DDR-Behörden. Hersteller: Robotron, Dresden. – Ungebraucht, absolut neuwertig.  

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Collectors Meeting in Hong Kong & Bangkok

9 May, 2013
Collectors Meeting in Hong Kong & Bangkok

Passport Collectors Meeting in Hong Kong & Bangkok Again I had the chance to meet up with a new fellow collector in Hong Kong. JC is collecting modern passports and has a very nice collection. When we met I could see such passports like Vanuatu, San Marino (biometric), Hong Kong (biometric), Bangladesh (diplomatic), Kazakhstan (biometric) just to mention some outstanding documents of his collection. But I was also lucky...

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Thomas Jefferson – Passport 1789

8 May, 2013
Thomas Jefferson passport

Thomas Jefferson recalled his departure from France in his autobiography: “I cannot leave this great and good country without expressing my sense of its preeminence of character among the nations of the earth.” Thomas Jefferson’s passport is signed by King Louis XVI, Versailles September 18, 1789 and issued to Jefferson for his return journey. Source: Library of Congress

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