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Organization Of American States – Travel Document

3 October, 2014
Organization Of American States – Travel Document

A organization with it’s own “Official Travel Document”. Pictures and details after the introduction. The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. That meeting approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics, and the stage was set for the weaving of a web of...

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Famous American TV Evangelists – REX HUMBARD – PASSPORT

24 June, 2013
Famous American TV Evangelists – REX HUMBARD – PASSPORT

Alpha Rex Emmanuel Humbard (August 13, 1919 – September 21, 2007) was a famous American television evangelist whose Cathedral of Tomorrow show was shown on over 600 stations at the peak of its popularity. Rex Humbard was the first evangelist to have a weekly nationwide television program in the United States, beginning in 1952, although his first television broadcast was in 1949. So you can say he was the...

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Fred L. Soper – an American epidemiologist

6 November, 2010
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Fred L. Soper (1893-1977) was an American epidemiologist and public health administrator who won a Lasker Award in 1946 for organizing successful campaigns to eradicate yellow fever and malaria between 1927 and 1945. He also made key contributions to the control of typhus fever during World War II, and served as director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, (executive agency of the Pan American Health Organization) from 1947 to...

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SELECTED OFFERS

16 October, 2014
SELECTED OFFERS

Here you can find selected offers. Old travel documents (passports) which are not common at all. A full list of available old passports can be send on request – click here. All passports are obsolete and / or specimen and for research / collection purpose only. Some of the show items are available to extend your collection!  2 of my new books available for download         ...

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US Passport 1796 issued by David Humphreys

9 October, 2014
US Passport 1796 issued by David Humphreys

US Passport 1796 issued by David Humphreys – THIS is one of the most exceptional passports a collector can get! A historical treasure of its finest and truly a highlight of American history in general and of US passport history in specific! One of the earliest passports of the United States of America issued by David Humphreys (July 10, 1752 – February 21, 1818) Travel passes were required by...

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LINKS

1 October, 2014
LINKS

LINKS Collectorsweekly The Best of Vintage and Antiques… Ephemera Blog Exploring the world of paper… Passport Land This website displays a private collection of 500(!) old passports including genealogy & biography of their bearers Passport Stampaholic Passport chops, Immigration paraphernalia, stories Autograph-club.org (currently offline) International Autograph Society in Germany (English) ada1986.de International Autograph Society in Germany (German) Passport stamps and visas Another site on Flickr with a broad collection…...

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TESTIMONIALS

30 September, 2014

Here are the voices (testimonials) from collectors & readers… “Fascinating site — I found it while researching for a documentary I am editing about European Jews who fled the Holocaust to Ecuador.   We saw one passport that would be great to use to illustrate a section on obtaining visas to leave —  is it possible for us to get a high resolution scan of what you have posted, and...

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US Passport signed by Minister Rufus King 1798

28 September, 2014
US Passport signed by Minister Rufus  King 1798

(Source: U.S. Diplomacy Center) Rufus King, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, also served as a diplomat and authorized this passport, giving David Hinckley permission to “pass without giving or suffering any molestation or hindrance.” Issued in 1798, this is the oldest American artifact in the United States Diplomacy Center collection. From the founding of our nation until 1856 when Congress enacted new passport laws, many government entities issued...

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Celebrity Passports Auction Results

28 September, 2014
Albert-Einstein

These 4 celebrities reached so far the highest prices. Lou Gehrig ($263.000), Marilyn Monroe ($115.000), James Joyce ($98.696) & Albert Einstein ($93.000) All collectors know to find nice old passports is difficult and to find celebrity passports is even more challenging. But from time to time it`s possible. On some auctions houses you could find in the past the celebrities as listed. Via my website I got also several...

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Meet Ruth Bielaski Shipley

19 September, 2014
Meet Ruth Bielaski Shipley

Ruth Bielaski Shipley (April 20, 1885 – November 3, 1966) was head of the Passport Division of the United States Department of State for 27 years from 1928 to 1955. She became head of the Passport Division in 1928, the first woman to hold the position, after twice declining the appointment. She succeeded foreign service officer Parker Wilson Buhrman  and initially headed a staff of more than 70. In...

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Two New Books On Passport History! A MUST HAVE For Any Serious Collector! Click for details!