Franz Kafka Passport At Auction (update)

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SOLD for $37.500 including premium! KAFKA’S PASSPORT used in the last two years of his life and hitherto an unknown survival. A tremendously personal and evocative item of bureaucratic residue, the passport bears Kafka’s written name five times (including his…

All-Palestine Government History

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The All-Palestine Government was established by the Arab League on 22 September 1948 during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It was soon recognized by all Arab League members except Transjordan. Though jurisdiction of the Government was declared to cover the whole…

Another Nazi Service Passport

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After grabbing the Captain Loewe DIENSTPASS (Service passport) documents I got offered another outstanding DIENSTPASS issued 1938 in BERLIN by the FOREIGN OFFICE (!) and that is very unusual as basically they were ALWAYS issued by the local police office.…

French Passport 1602

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French passport (4 pages)  dated June 1602 with secretarial signature of King Henry IV of France. A later note on the back indicates that this passport was issued to the Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554-1618) for travel through Flanders…

Italian Diplomatic Passport 1943

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This is the first document of this type I ever could acquire and it has a beautiful hidden feature – a fantastic & unusual watermark! Besides that the document was issued to a military attache in Ankara, Turkey. Several diplomatic…