Nazi Germany Passport Issued In Luxembourg

28 May, 2014
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Nazi Germany Passport Issued In Luxembourg Here comes a very nice addition to my own collection. A German passport issued at the German Embassy in Luxembourg 17 Oct 1939 – just three weeks after WWII begun and eight month before Nazi Germany occupied Luxembourg in Mai 1940. Pay attention to the handwritten remark on page one as it’s stated “Tsch.Pass No.318 v. 14.4.1923, Paris”. So it looks like the...

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The finest example of security features of any 19th century passport!

26 May, 2014
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This 1866 passport from the Kingdom of Saxony, Germany I just got recently. A very unusual type and very different to the standard type. Besides the early Wander books which was at the same time a passport it’s possible that Germany was one or THE country which issued passport booklets so early. But look at the “security features”! Color thread binding – sealed, Micro printing, Coat of Arms watermark,...

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ICAO 24 Nov 2015 Deadline

25 May, 2014
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The 24 November 2015 deadline: what is it all about? The 24 November 2015 deadline comes from from Standard 3.10.1 in Annex 9 — Facilitation. ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) are contained in Annexes to the Chicago Convention, the main international law instrument regulating civil aviation matters globally. Annex 9 — Facilitation contains SARPs related to border controls and inspection formalities, including MRTDs. The deadline refers to non-machine...

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SKORZENY’S PASSPORTS

24 May, 2014
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OTTO AND ILSE SKORZENY’S PASSPORTS OTTO SKORZENY (1908 – 1975) Nazi officer and Hitler’s chief and favorite commando, he made a daring mountain-top rescue of Mussolini, placed english-speaking soldier in American uniforms to mislead American forces in the Bulge, and after the war headed the organization that helped hundreds of ex-SS officers flee Germany. Large important and revealing lot of passports, travel documents, membership cards, etc. owned and and...

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Collectors Meeting in Zürich (4)

22 May, 2014
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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 at Paradeplatz in Zürich. I have seen some very nice documents and was able to swap documents. Another passport collectors meeting will be on next Saturday 24 May with...

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Impressions From The London Ephemera Fair

21 May, 2014
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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 joined me at the fair. Around 70 sellers offered their collectibles. According the society this event had 20% more visitors compared to the previous fair. This time we had...

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Passport for a Member of the Frankfurt National Assembly

20 May, 2014
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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 Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetian. The manuscript is also undersigned from the recipient of the passport, Dr. Ignaz Neubauer, Lawyer (1816-1888). Passport valid for one year and received “/ as a...

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Herman Göring Passport Pulled From Auction

18 May, 2014
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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 auction house in Paris. The items include two Herman Göring passports and other items. According to the auction house, the items were pillaged from Hitler’s mountaintop retreat in the...

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Polish Passport Of Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II)

15 May, 2014
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Im Jahr 2000 besuchte der schwerkranke Johannes Paul II. Jerusalem. An der Klagemauer schob er mit zitternder Hand einen Zettel in eine Steinfuge, wie es fromme Pilger tun. Darauf stand eine Bitte um Vergebung, die er dann in der Holocaust-Gedenkstätte Yad Vashem wiederholte, um Vergebung für alle Ausbrüche von „Hass, Verfolgung und Vertreibung, ausgelöst durch den Antisemitismus der Christen“. Es war keine fromme Predigt, sondern ein fast schon juristisch...

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Interesting Chinese Passport To Taiwan

12 May, 2014
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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 I guess such early Chinese travel documents are truly rare to find. I do have a few Chinese and Taiwan documents but with distance my old Qing Dynasty Chinese...

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