Denmark Sea Passport 1823

4 December, 2014
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This document is a “Translation Of The Sea-Passport”, a partly printed document with handwritten additions issued at the island of St. Thomas for the vessel “Julius Thales”. The commercial brig was sailing  from St. Thomas via Cape Haiti to Antwerp. The original Sea-Passport was written in Latin as later in this translation document is mentioned “Conform with the Latin Original”. The document was issued under Frederick VI, King of...

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Another Film Poject Supported

1 December, 2014
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In meantime my website is also well acknowledged by Film and TV productions. BBC, ITV, Kaufman Astoria are just some references. I can even say I was working with a Top Hollywood Property Master – Michael Jortner. Michael worked on Box Office Hit’s like OBLIVION (Tom Cruise), LIMITLESS (Bradley Cooper) or I AM LEGEND (Will Smith). The latest request came also from a property master for a German Film/TV...

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PASSPORT MARSHAL PETAIN

28 November, 2014
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Currently you have the chance to grab a document of significant French history – the passport of later Chief of State (Chef de l’État Français) of Vichy France (1940 to 1944). Pétain, who was 84 years old in 1940, ranks as France’s oldest head of state. It is not a diplomatic passport as the seller describes but it’s still a great item to enrich your collection as such documents you...

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Collectors Market Flash

28 November, 2014
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Reflections on the current market for collectors of historical passports. To find historical passports was and is never easy. Of course today with internet and several online auction platforms you have plenty of opportunities to find old obsolete documents. But if you are an advanced collector like me and many other fellow collectors you are not looking for an ordinary old British passport from 1970 but for an 18th...

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Old Register Of Passports

25 November, 2014
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It’s usually unlikely that you will see such old register of passports. Here is a nice example from the city of Bremen / Germany. The data in the register are exactly the same like on the issued passport of course. The city of Bremen has it’s register online for research and even better they have a great website/database about emigration from Bremen into the world.  Entries cover the years...

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New Mobile Document Checking Device

22 November, 2014
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PRAXIS TEST – DOCULUS LUMUS A few months ago I stumbled over a brief newspaper article on a new mobile document checking device. I gathered more information at the manufacturer’s website and then contacted the company asking for more details. Today this device is on the brink to serial production. A few days ago I got a 3D-printed test device (pre-production) named DOCULUS LUMUS. The name comes from Doc...

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American Revolution Passport 1779

19 November, 2014
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American Revolution Passport 1779 signed by Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold was an American Revolutionary War general best known for his defection from the Continental Army to the British side of the conflict in 1780. Synopsis Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. A member of the Sons of Liberty, Arnold rose to the rank of general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He...

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Norway’s New Passport Design

16 November, 2014
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Norway’s designer already made headlines after Snøhetta presented the new “Pixel Design” for bank notes but this time neue presents also the new passport design which is minimalistic but crisp & clear. I just can say WOW, cool! I like it. Police Directorate and National Criminal Investigation Service invited to a design competition in February 2014. The purpose of the contest was to find a unique concept of high...

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Allied Museum Berlin

13 November, 2014
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25 years fall of the Berlin Wall is also related to the content of this museum – The Allied Military Forces In Occupied Germany. The history of the Western powers in Berlin is full of suspense and drama. It begins with the American, British, and French occupying troops marching into Berlin in 1945 and ends with the Allies’ ceremonial withdrawal in 1994. The museum is covering the history of...

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25 Years Fall Of The Wall – A Unique Passport

9 November, 2014
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Do you remember where you have been when the wall was falling? Instantly I wanted to travel to Berlin from my city in South Germany to join this historical event of my generation – but I couldn’t. I took me till May 1990 when I was able to enter East Germany (DDR) for the very first time. My family didn’t had any relatives in the DDR but I had...

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