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Richard Ellis’s Life In 15 Passports

9 April, 2014
Richard Ellis’s Life In 15 Passports

Text & Pictures by Krissy Ellis, Kuwait I got in touch with Krissy while she was posting a picture of twelve UK passports and this pic made me curious, so I contacted her. Krissy was so kind to write about her father’s life who was working as “Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver” in the Middle East. For sure a challenging job at such places and time. Here is his story...

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Stolen & Fake Passports And The MH370 Disappearance

10 March, 2014
Stolen & Fake Passports And The MH370 Disappearance

Look at the headlines…look at the Tweets >>> Stolen & Fake Passports And The MH370 Disappearance For sure INTERPOL is right to claim the lack of passport checks! Now we all pay big money for our high-tech biometric passports with a validity of 3 to 10 years (depends on the issuing country) and “nobody” checks them sufficient! INTERPOL has a huge database of lost & stolen travel documents but...

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Passport Of A War Correspondent

22 January, 2014
Passport Of A War Correspondent

PASSPORT OF A WAR CORRESPONDENT The Passport to Prove It: A Stamped History of Marie Colvin’s Career Outstanding story about her work and life as war correspondent. Her passport is just reflecting this! By Mickey Stanley, VanityFair, July 6, 2012 Through the blurred ink of immigration stamps and festooned Middle Eastern visas, Marie Colvin’s passport reads like an illustrated time line for her coverage of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election, the...

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Ready for Inspection: An Interview with Valentin Groebner

21 December, 2013
Ready for Inspection: An Interview with Valentin Groebner

This interview was first published in the Cabinet magazine in 2006. However the interview and topic is still interesting. In spring 2006, National Public Radio reported that over the past few years the agency responsible for issuing passports in Iraq has been flooded by requests from Sunni Muslims who have wanted to change their surnames. The rise in murders and other violent acts committed against Sunnis have apparently encouraged...

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DAVID BEN-GURION DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT 1951

17 October, 2013
DAVID BEN-GURION DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT 1951

David Ben-Gurion’s Diplomatic Passport 1951 has been sold on 13. Oct 2013. I spoke to Dov Hazan from Tiroche Auction House  in Israel and he told me that the document was also offered by them back in 1999 and sold for $15.000. Today, 14 years later the very same buyer was offering the exactly same passport which closed for a final of $35.000 including premium. Congratulation to the seller...

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Frederic Leighton And His Travels

3 November, 2012
Leighton

Who was Frederic Leighton? Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), was one of the most famous British artists of the nineteenth century. The recipient of many national and international awards and honours, he was well acquainted with members of the royal family and with most of the great artists, writers and politicians of the late Victorian era. He was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire to a medical family. His father was a doctor,...

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Rare Persian Passport 1911

1 October, 2012
Persia1911

Not often you find such a nice & rare collectible from the Arabic-Islamic World. This Persian passport was issued when Persia was still a kingdom and ruled by the last King of the Qajar dynasty – Shah Ahmad (1909-1925). His successors were the last Kings of the Persian Monarchy – the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979). Since the revolution in Feb 1979 Persia (Iran) is officially named “Islamic Republic of Iran”....

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Lebanon – Refugee passport for Palestine

10 August, 2011

(pictures by G.S., Singapore) Gil sent in these pictures of a passport which I never saw before. It brings the readers attention to a topic which ich still most relevant… Over 400,000 Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon, who are deprived of certain basic rights. Lebanon barred Palestinian refugees from 73 job categories including professions such as medicine, law and engineering. They are not allowed to own property, and even...

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All-Palestine-Passport

14 June, 2011

As mentioned earlier in the “Collertor’s meeting article” here are now some pictures of the All-Palestine-Passport provided by G.S. The All-Palestine Government  was established by the Arab League on 22 September 1948, during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Shortly thereafter, an Arab-Palestinian Congress named King Abdullah I of Transjordan, “King of Arab Palestine”.The Congress called for the union of Arab Palestine and Transjordan and Abdullah announced his intention to annex...

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Highlights On The UAE Citizenship And Passport Law

6 May, 2011

(Source: TheDailyDubai) This is my poor attempt to translate what is called “UAE Citizenship And Passport Law (1972/17)” with the help of Google translator. I couldn’t find any English translation of the law online. I translated the meanings of the articles (or what I understood as the meaning) so it might not be accurate 100%. I didn’t post all the articles and some of them are not complete. There...

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