Message from the editor…

14 June, 2013

Message from the editor… Collectorsweekly, a well known resource for people who love vintage and antiques, is referring my website as “Other Great Reference Sites: Paper (Documents).” I do appreciate the efforts of Senior Editor Ben Marks to take a look at my website and to place a link at their popular website. You can also find some articles from me at their website > Show and Tell. “Collectors...

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The Passport From Princess Natalja Of Montenegro Is Back To It`s Family

13 June, 2013

By Géraldine Cerf de Dudzeele, Paris My grandmother was imposed her first marriage with Prince Mirko Petrovic-Njegos for the sake of political aims concerning Serbia and Montenegro. At that time, she was in love with her future second husband, my grandfather, Gaston Errembault de Dudzeele, who lived in Belgrade with his two sisters because his father was the Belgian ambassador to Serbia (1890-1898). Her husband made her unhappy because...

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Moonwalker Charlie Duke

12 June, 2013
moonwalker charlie duke

Another outstanding collectible from Bill – Congratulation! From my personal collection of space flight memorabilia: Terrestrial passport issued to NASA astronaut and Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke. Astronaut Charles Duke was capcom during the Apollo 11 mission. His is the voice you recall saying, “Roger, Twank… Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot!”...

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The Last Nazi-Germany Passport?

10 June, 2013
Germany Alien 5 April 1945small

“Is this the last Nazi-Germany passport?”. Trough my website I always get many requests from people around the world looking asking for support. A reader from Canada sent me a message including the pictures of this Nazi-Germany Alien Passport and was asking “Is this the last Nazi-Germany passport?”. Well, I believe the change is high that this document is truly one of the very last issued passports. As you...

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Albert Einstein Ministerialpass (Departmental Passport)

8 June, 2013
Albert Einstein Ministerialpass (Departmental Passport)

Well, I guess most collector’s don’t know that Albert Einstein held a German “Ministerialpass” (Departmental Passport). I was discovering this fact while investigating on another Ministerialpass. His passport is dated 11/18/1930 and issued for Einstein as member of the International Commission for Intellectual Cooperation of the League of Nations by the German Foreign Office. Total of 32 pages, 9 of them are specified or stamped. I found this information...

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The Australian ePassport

6 June, 2013
Australia epassport-01-09

Australia’s first ePassport was introduced in October 2005. The first version of the ePassport, identified as the M series, was replaced by the N series in May 2009. The N series offers improved security features. For the first time in an Australian travel document, the document is produced using carbon neutral paper. The N Series ePassport has an embedded microchip in the centre page and a silver coat of...

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The Brest Ghetto Passport Collection

3 June, 2013
The Brest Ghetto Passport Collection

The Brest Ghetto Passport Collection consists of documents prepared at the order of the Nazi authorities after the capture of Brest in the summer of 1941. All Jews of 14 years of age and above living in the Brest Ghetto were required to obtain and sign for identity papers, which included their names, ages, and the names and dates of birth of their parents. A photo of each person...

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Passport Collecting – Key Topics

30 May, 2013

This short presentation should guide you to key topics when it comes to passport collecting. For the best viewing experience watch this presentation in full screen by clicking the symbol at the lower right corner of the window. Comments are very welcome. Enjoy.  

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CHINA 1940 – Passport (permit) for a English Boy in Tianjin

28 May, 2013
Tianjin passport 1940

CHINA 1940 – Passport (permit) for a English Boy in Tianjin China – Chinese passport (permit) to an English boy born 1925 which is entitled to the limits of military guards in Tianjin, to cross by presenting this certificate, issued in 1940, with photo. On July 30, 1937, Tianjin fell to Japan, as part of the Second Sino-Japanese War, but was not entirely occupied, as the Japanese for the...

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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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