The Passport Of Princess Natalja of Montenegro

5 March, 2012

Natalija Konstantinović was born in Trieste (Italy) 1882 as daughter of Alexander Konstantinović and Milena Opuić. She was descended from the Obrenović dynasty whch had ruled Serbia for the greater part of the 19th century. She became Princess of Montenegro as the wife of Prince Mirko Petrović-Njegoš. They married in 1902. The couple had five sons; however, two died in early childhood.They divorced in 1917, a year after the...

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Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

3 March, 2012

Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg Issued at Altenburg on February 1757 including a large embossed paper seal. A 253 years old passport in quite good conditions. Written in German language. Such old passports are truly rarely offered. Sold for $280.

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German Passport (Allied Forces)

27 February, 2012
Allied Travel Office

THIS is for me one of the interesting documents of German post war history. In 1965 the Berlin Wall was still under construction when this Temporary Travel Document In Lieu Of  Passport For German Nationals was issued and two times extended by the Allied Travel Office in Berlin. Unfortunately my bidding wasn’t the highest. Congratulation to seller and buyer – who paid $286! Enjoy the gallery. GERMANY – Post...

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Collectors Meeting in Singapore (2)

18 February, 2012

Singapore was the venue for yet another international collectors meeting. During the busy Air Show week visiting George T. and Singapore-based Gil S. met at the Marriott Hotel’s Crossroad Café over some drinks to talk about their hobby and passion – passport collecting. George is one of the top collectors globally with a vast knowledge and experience which he was happy to share. Both also exchanged some passports and...

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Important Sugihara Passport Discovered

15 February, 2012

Recently I posted an article about “Diplomats who saved Jews”. Today I can report and display a document issued by one of the *”Righteous Among The Nations”. (*an honorific used by the State of Israel to describe non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination by the Nazis.) What you see here is a passport of Czechoslovakia issued to Egon Hertzka in 1936. On...

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Diplomats Who Saved Jews

10 February, 2012
Diplomats Who Saved Jews

Diplomats Who Saved Jews Importance of Documents Per Anger- Swedish Charge d’Affaires in Budapest, Hungary, 1944-45. Per Anger worked with Raoul Wallenberg in the Swedish Embassy. He personally intervened on behalf of Jews being deported to the Nazi death camps. Credited with saving thousands of Jews from the spring of 1944 until the end of the war in May 1945. Hiram Bingham – US Vice Consul in Marseilles, France,...

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German Nazi Passport with infamous “J”-Stamp (Jew)

9 February, 2012
Passport Ruth_Tirbauer_1938 with mark "J"

The big red “J” on German Nazi Passports 1938 REICHSGESETZBLATT, PART I, PAGE 1342 Law on Passports of Jews on 5 October 1938 Based on the law on passport, alien police and registration affairs as well as on identification affairs of 11 May 1934 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, Page 589) the following is ordered in agreement with the Reich Minister of Justice: Article 1 (1) All German passports of Jews (Article...

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Promoting Passport Collecting

4 February, 2012

  In March I will do advertising at the Ephemera Society of America. Furthermore I do a collaboration with a US dealer who placed my Logo and website on his page.

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US-Special Passport 1945

2 February, 2012

Very interesting post WWII passport related to Allied Forces in Europe (here Austria). Issued on April 6th 1945 for a lady which was “administrative assistant in the office of the special advisor on austrian affairs to the commanding general, mediterranean theatre of operations”. Full of very interesting visas. Sold at eBay for “only” $159. Congratulations to the winner for this very nice item. Enjoy the gallery… US-SPECIAL 1945

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Collectors Meeting in Zürich

30 January, 2012
Guido & Tom

It is always great to meet up with fellow collectors and to share stories and experience. Today I met Guido who works as pastor in a small Swiss community. We first met some months ago at a local flea market where I made promotion for passport collecting. Guido is a true specialist in records and email signs. He alrady had collected a few old passports but I belive since...

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