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AMERICAN SEAMAN’S PROTECTION CERTIFICATE

9 April, 2015
Notary Protection Certificate issued to Andrew Boteler, mariner, 11 May 1796. Dated seventeen days before the passage of the Act that prescribed use of Seamen's Protections, it served the same purpose. A document such as this would later often be required by the collector in order for a seaman to obtain a certificate from the Custom House

Seamen’s Protection Certificates were usually printed documents, varying in size and style, that were carried by American seamen as proof of citizenship. The certificate was obtained by the individual through the customhouse, public notary, or U.S. Consul when required in a foreign port. It contained the person’s name, birthplace, approximate age, height, skin color, eye and hair color, and other distinctive descriptive information, such as the location of scars...

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Benjamin Franklin: First American Diplomat

15 March, 2015
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Benjamin Franklin: First American Diplomat, 1776–1785 Benjamin Franklin, the most distinguished scientific and literary American of his age, was the first American diplomat. He served from 1776 to 1778 on a three-man commission to France charged with the critical task of gaining French support for American independence. French aristocrats and intellectuals embraced Franklin as the personification of the New World Enlightenment. His likeness appeared on medallions, rings, watches, and...

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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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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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Surrender On Demand – Varian Frey In Nazi Occupied France

20 June, 2015
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When I started to read his book “Surrender on Demand – Rescue of German Emigrants in Marseilles 1940/41 “ I was instantly caught by his work and stories. You get a vivid impression how Paris was at that time when it was occupied by the Nazis and how dangerous it was for refugees and enemies of the Third Reich. This article will give you some kind of book review...

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SELECTED OFFERS

17 June, 2015
SELECTED OFFERS

ADEN – BRITISH TERRITORY 1959 ADEN PROTECTORATE MUKALLA QUAITI STATE (British Territory) Excellent condition, great traditional passport picture of a young man , visas and several Arabic revenue stamps, 32 pages. A very rare document for collectors. AUSTRIA 1828 excellent condition and with dry paper seal in great shape 1829 excellent condition and with nice dry paper seal 1857 very good condition, woman travelling to Russia, large double folio...

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Diplomacy, Vatican and WW II

9 June, 2015

AS THE CLOUDS OF WAR GATHERED again over Europe, the Knights of Columbus found themselves fighting to stay in Italy as Mussolini attempted to take over activities and organizations for Catholic youth, including the Knights’ playgrounds. Not only were the Knights able to keep the playgrounds operating in the early 1930s, they also managed to keep them running throughout World War II. When the war broke out, priests and...

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TESTIMONIALS

8 May, 2015

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