41 search results for "Contact"

My German passport found in Shanghai

8 December, 2012

(by PETER NASH, Sydney) My German passport found in Shanghai Sitting at the computer my wife Rieke knew something special had come into the ‘inbox’ and called me immediately. The unknown sender titled the Subject: “Lost Passport in Shanghai” – a topic with which I was familiar as I had initiated connections to owners of two German Passports a few years earlier. However, this time there was an attachment...

Read more »

“Passports – Yes, the world is flat…” – Article In The German Autographensammler-Magazin

26 August, 2012

Some month agao I got in contact with the editor of the magazin via my German friend Ingo, who is a long time member of this society. Luckily there were open to report also about side topics on collecting autographs. So the idea was born to write an article about passport collecting. Thanks again to Ulli and Ingo to make this possible. The article “Passports – Yes, the world...

Read more »

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....

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »