Collectors Meeting in London

2 April, 2012

I spend a great time with my fellow collectors Ed and Brian during my trip to London where I met also interesting people like William and Danny. A English lady came all the way from Brighton to show me a lot of 16 UK family passports from the 30s to the 80s. The largest family collection of passports I ever saw. I recommended her to contact my friend Ed...

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1 April, 2012
some money

… for a large sum as shown on the picture. Now I do not have any space to park my car… Have a nice April Fools‘ Day …!!!  

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A Child Passport In The Name Of William Kaczynski

30 March, 2012
William-Danny-Tom, London 24th March 2012

I got in contact with William via a friend of Danny (Spungen Foundation) as we have a hobby in common – passport collecting. Actually Danny has a much broader collection field as I do because he is seaching for Holocaust Postal Documents for his foundation. William has just recently published his book “Fleeing from the Fuhrer” which is telling not only about Holocaust Postal Documents but also the story...

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German South West Africa

17 March, 2012
brass mark

Also this is a type of passport… Imperial security forces in German South West Africa: Pass mark for black native, embossed brass pass mark with imperial crown, including “Keetmanshoop pass” with No. 15488 is embossed, with mounting hole on top. The pass marks were issued from the Imperial Security Forces to the natives in order to pass the pass and border checkpoints.

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Ever heared about KATANGA?

10 March, 2012
Katanga 1962

I belive the most passport collectors didn`t – including me. Thanks to GvK who brings us this rare piece of travel document to our knowledge. KATANGA was a short living independent state from 1960 to 1963 and Elisabethville, where the passport was issued, served as capital. Today Elisabethville is called Lubumbashi. Katanga is today one of the provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lubumbashi is the regional...

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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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