Nansen Passport For A Beauty

14 February, 2015
Nansen Estonia 1933 Beauty-007

Issued for 19 year old girl Tamara Matskevitch in Tallinn, Estonia. Excellent condition with great photo of Tamara. Several extensions of her document. Hard cover. Nansen refugee (travel documents) are rare to find, especially in such fine condition (and with such a beautiful passport picture). This document type is widely called “Nansen passport” but is in fact always an Identity Document which might have been used to travel.

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Haiti Passport 1861 Signed By President Geffrard

11 February, 2015
Haiti 1861 signed President Geffrard-004

Finding an Haitian early passport is already difficult but to find an Haitian passport issued to the Italian Consul in Haiti, Francis Edlmann, signed by Haitian President Guillaume Fabre Nocolas Geffrard itself is almost a unique finding of museum quality. Double folio in excellent condition issued at the Presidential palace 6. May 1861. The passport has the No. 9. In all the years of research & collecting I saw...

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Titles included in British passports

8 February, 2015
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Did you know? For detailed information on the correct use of titles that may be recorded on the personal details page of the passport, and the appropriate observation to be entered, see Observations in Passports. Titles of nobility Titles of nobility are part of a person’s name and identity, and for holders who use their title as part of their name for all purposes, the title should be entered...

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The curious case of Fred Lepkin

5 February, 2015
Fred Lepkin curious case

Fred Lepkin is a Canadian historian and an avid genealogist on the quest to uncover his family history. How I got in contact with Fred? Well, a relative of him was performing some online research and ends up at my website, to be more specific, at my article on a Travel Document with a Sugihara visa. Fred contacted me then by email asking for more details. I sent him...

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CARROLL BAKER PASSPORT

2 February, 2015
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YES, it’s a vintage passport of US-Movie star CARROLL BAKER…with some of the most rare visas!!! American actress who has enjoyed popularity as both a serious dramatic actress and, particularly in the 1960s, as a movie sex symbol.Despite being cast in a wide range of roles during her heyday, Baker’s beautiful features, blonde hair, and distinctive drawl made her particularly memorable in roles as a brash, flamboyant woman. Baby...

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Farrah Fawcett Passport Sold for $14.000

2 February, 2015
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The latest result on a celebrity passport and at least for me at a rather high level. You might remember her from the TV series “Charlies Angels” as blonde character Jill. The series was running from 1976-1980. This was her most memorable role. So not a A-celebrity, that’s why the result is surprising – must be a fan. For us serious collectors we would rather spend that amount of...

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Steve McQueen Passport

2 February, 2015
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Steve McQueen Passport Sold For $37.000 WOW, that’s money. However a very personal collectible- Congratulation to the buyer!

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Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

2 February, 2015
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Here is the video of the auction I followed live online. I was already excited when the level was at $100.000 but that the final result including buyers premium will be incredible $263.000 I really didn’t expect. However as I was tracking the document constantly I had the feeling it will mark a new record – and I was right. Enjoy his passport and the video… Henry Louis “Lou”...

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A brief history of travel

2 February, 2015
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 A brief history of travel (A German perspective) When we talk about passports then it’s always related to travelling. As a collector you love travel documents with plenty of visas, colorful stamps and revenues most, as then it proves the document was really used for travel. Millions of Germans head off on vacation each year. But tourism as a mass phenomenon emerged only just a few decades ago, although...

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Senior SS Officer Passport – Karl von Krempler

29 January, 2015
Germany Karl von Krempler 1944 SS-004

Passports from such ranking SS-personnel are quite rare to spot. Here is one…and he had also a quite unusual task. This unusual document is for sale! Contact me via my contact form if you are interested! It writes Dragutin (Karl in Croatian) pl. (Von) Krempler. He didn’t have German citizenship. Karl von Krempler was SS Standartenführer and SS-und Polizeiführer during World War II responsible for recruiting Muslims from Bosnia...

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