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Important Raoul Wallenberg Schutzpass Found In Budapest

7 August, 2012
Important Raoul Wallenberg Schutzpass Found In Budapest

The main reason to go to Budapest, beside meeting up with Marco, was to pick up a very special document. Some weeks ago I was contacted via my website if I would be interested in a RAOUL WALLENBERG SCHUTZPASS (Protection letter). Yes, you read correct. A second WALLENBERG was available within just 3 months! Unbelievable! I know only two passport collectors having this important document in their own collection....

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Collectors Meeting in Budapest

5 August, 2012

  I informed my fellow collector Marco that I will be a few days in the city and we instantly agreed to take this chance to meet each other finally in person after we been in contact by email for about 2 years. Marco is not only a great fellow collector with a broad knowledge about Hungarian passports but he is also an excellent host. See the pictures. We...

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The future of passport collecting

26 July, 2012

Many collectors contacted me asking why they don`t find any more foreign passports at eBay. The answer is plain and simple. eBay is strictly deleting them. Here a small overview (from my experience). eBay US It was always forbidden to list government ID`s such as passports. The exception are US passports expired more than 20 years. Other older expired documents are somehow tolerated. eBay GER Yes, there are some...

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Ephemera Society Fair London, May 2012

30 May, 2012
Ephemera Fair UK

As a new member it was my first visit at this Ephemera Society Fair London and I had much fun in meeting very nice new colleagues. I will definately go again if possible. The purpose of my stand there was rather to promote passport collecting than selling items. However both worked out very well and even more I found several excellent passports. For example… German large ID Card 1928...

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Collectors Meeting in London

2 April, 2012

I spend a great time with my fellow collectors Ed and Brian during my trip to London where I met also interesting people like William and Danny. A English lady came all the way from Brighton to show me a lot of 16 UK family passports from the 30s to the 80s. The largest family collection of passports I ever saw. I recommended her to contact my friend Ed...

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A Child Passport In The Name Of William Kaczynski

30 March, 2012
William-Danny-Tom, London 24th March 2012

I got in contact with William via a friend of Danny (Spungen Foundation) as we have a hobby in common – passport collecting. Actually Danny has a much broader collection field as I do because he is seaching for Holocaust Postal Documents for his foundation. William has just recently published his book “Fleeing from the Fuhrer” which is telling not only about Holocaust Postal Documents but also the story...

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R. Wallenberg & the Schutzpass (video)

4 December, 2011

Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat in Budapest who saved thousands of Jews during WWII. The Schutzpasses he issued, otherwise meaningless documents, but which were often enough to help Jews to escape to special “Swedish houses” and then out of Hungary. A Wallenberg signed Schutzpass is one of the most rare documents a passport collector can collect. By my knowledge and research the remaining Wallenberg Schutzpasses are often handed...

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A visit at the flea market in Burgdorf / Switzerland

12 November, 2011

I visited a German fellow at this market and I was glad to do so. The market itself was in a big hall mostly with antiques, art, military stuff, coins and postcards. Only a few sellers had some Ephemera. One lady told me she has some Swiss passport and I should contact her – for sure I will. At another table I found the Swiss passport as shown in...

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Promoting passport collecting II

6 October, 2011

Another sunday at a local flea market was as successful as the last one…and even better. The dealer I met last time kept his promisse and came to me with 3 passports. Switzerland, Canton Geneva 1853 Swiss ID-Crad 1944 Replacement passport issued by “Die Deutsche Interessenvertretung in der Schweiz” (The German lobby in Switzerland), 1948 (with 2 visa + revenues of the AMG office in Berne/Switzerland) – which is...

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Friedrich von Gerolt

31 August, 2011

Currently I was able to grab a true historical document of German-American relationships. The letter is handwritten fom Friedrich von Gerolt in the 1840′s. Friedrich Karl Joseph Freiherr von Gerolt (5 March 1797 Bonn – 27 July 1879 Linz am Rhein) was Prussian Privy Councillor, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in the United States. Gerolt was consistently 27 years as a diplomat in the United States and is still...

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