Collectors Meeting in Zürich (4)

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I love to meet up with my fellow collectors, here with Guido & Gerhard. We had once again a great time sharing documents, collectors stories and of course collectibles. Besides that we enjoyed the great service of famous Cafe Sprüngli…

Impressions From The London Ephemera Fair

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Twice a year the Ephemera Society UK is organizing a “Old Paper Fair” which is always interesting to visit. It was my second participation as member and it was again great fun, my UK fellow collector and good friend Ed…

Passport for a Member of the Frankfurt National Assembly

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Austrian Imperial Royal Passport, Vienna, 15 May 1848, German form of paper with handwritten additions, 39 x 44.5 cm.,folded.Signed by Count Raymond Albert Zeno of Montecuccoli Laderchi (1802-1852), District Commissioner of Salzachkreis, District Marshal and Governor of Lower Austria, the…

Herman Göring Passport Pulled From Auction

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Several tems owned by Adolf Hitler and Air Force Chief Field Marshal Hermann Göring have been withdrawn from a French auction following objections from two Jewish groups. Forty Nazi items were to have gone under the hammer at the auction…

Interesting Chinese Passport To Taiwan

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This 1929 Chinese passport from Fujian to Taiwan got the attention from collectors right away as the price was quickly going significantly up once it was online at a auction house. I see this type the very first time and…

ICAO – Latest Developments On ePassports (eMRTD)

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In the last few months I got more interested on the current status of Biometric passports. The official term is eMRTD which means electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which is is a specialized agency…

The Oldest Printed Passport Of The Netherlands?

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Update 5.5.14 As assumed the document wasn’t sold! Many of the lots have been unsold which implies that all estimates and minimum bidding’s were far over estimated! The following passport is offered by a German auction house. Estimated result: €4.800…