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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Passport Of Francis X. Bushman

11 January, 2013

Francis X. Bushman, Actor Born Francis Xavier Bushman on Jan. 10, 1883 in Norfolk, VA Died Aug. 23, 1966 of heart attack in Pacific Palisades, CA Francis X. Bushman was one of the great lovers of the silent screen. Bushman’s rugged good looks and expansive, eye-catching gestures made him the “King of the Movies” in an era that knew many film greats, including Charlie Chaplin, William S. Hart and...

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Collectors Meeting In Romania

9 January, 2013
Collectors Meeting In Romania

Our fellow collector Henk met up with George in Bucharest and had the rare chance to review a glimpse of George’s impressive and huge collection of 5000+ items. Both confirmed me they had a great time while siting together in George’s “Collectors room” discussing our common desire – passports and their history. I know George for many years but was till today not lucky enough to see his collection...

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Another East German Dienstpass (Service passport) for my collection

2 January, 2013

Travel documents from East Germany are a quite interesting collection field – especially for me as German. While the latest documents issued in the 80/90s are still frequently and inexpensive available documents before 1960 are rare to find. Also this Dienstpass (Service passport) is everything else than common. Several types of this model were issued during the years and I believe I have now 3-4 different types. Further highlights...

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INTERPOL TRAVEL DOCUMENT (video)

28 December, 2012

INTERPOL has developed its first ever travel documents (e-Passport Booklet and e-Identification Card). These are intended to enable INTERPOL officials, chiefs of law enforcement agencies, heads of National Central Bureaus and staff to travel internationally on official INTERPOL business without requiring a visa when assisting in transnational investigations or urgent deployments. Granting the INTERPOL Travel Document special visa status will help law enforcement officers from INTERPOL member countries and...

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Kuwaiti travel documents

25 December, 2012
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KUWAIT: Traveling in the 1930s was not as a familiar process as it is nowadays since Kuwaiti people, back in the days, had no passports to travel with. They traveled to few countries and were restricted to an agreement between the government of Kuwait and the British Empire, researcher in the Kuwaiti heritage Dr Yagoub Al-Ghunaim said yesterday. People who wanted to travel had to go the Amir’s Secretary...

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