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The Canadian Passport – Early Years

31 August, 2014
The Canadian Passport – Early Years

Early years of the Canadian passport The story of the Canadian passport is entwined with Canada’s history, both as a colony of Great Britain and as a neighbor of the United States. Before 1862, Canadians, as British subjects, could travel freely to and from the United States without passports. To travel to Europe, however, a Canadian had to obtain a British passport from the Foreign Office in London. Those...

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FANTASY AND CAMOUFLAGE PASSPORTS

27 June, 2014
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FANTASY AND CAMOUFLAGE PASSPORTS The following article “Fantasy and Camouflage Passports” was inspired by our fellow collector Theo as we discussed recently these kind of “passports”. Currently there are not less than 125 fantasy passports listed plus another 25 camouflage passports and 2 documents of territories which are not internationally recognized. The United Nation has currently 193 member states. Does it mean there are 193 different passports? No, because...

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Anatomy of Biometric Passports

12 June, 2014
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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 490362, 8 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/490362 Research Article Anatomy of Biometric Passports Dominik Malčík and Martin Drahanský Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Božetĕchova 2, 61266 Brno, Czech Republic Received 25 May 2012; Accepted 18 July 2012 Academic Editor: Tai Hoon Kim Copyright © 2012 Dominik Malčík and Martin Drahanský. This is an open access article distributed under the...

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SKORZENY’S PASSPORTS

24 May, 2014
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OTTO AND ILSE SKORZENY’S PASSPORTS OTTO SKORZENY (1908 – 1975) Nazi officer and Hitler’s chief and favorite commando, he made a daring mountain-top rescue of Mussolini, placed english-speaking soldier in American uniforms to mislead American forces in the Bulge, and after the war headed the organization that helped hundreds of ex-SS officers flee Germany. Large important and revealing lot of passports, travel documents, membership cards, etc. owned and and...

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ICAO Meeting upcoming

28 April, 2014
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ICAO Headquarters, Montreal, Canada The Twenty-second Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group on Machine Readable Travel Documents (TAG/MRTD/22) will be held at ICAO Headquarters, Montreal, Canada from 21 to 23 May 2014. Interesting topics will be discussed and presented. For example: Circulating Specimen Signatures in passports New technologies Evidence of identification Deviations in MRTD’s The full agenda can be found at the ICAO website.

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James Earl Ray Fake Canadian Passport – Assassin of Martin Luther King

8 March, 2014
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When it became known back in 1968 that Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray had secured a Canadian passport to escape the FBI, it was another embarrassment for the Canadian passport office and External Affairs. Add Ray to the list of famous spies and assassins who used a Canadian passport to get around. James Earl Ray’s photo on a fake passport issued to one of his aliases, Ramon...

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United States Of The Ionian Islands (British Protectorate), Passport 1856

13 December, 2013
United States Of The Ionian Islands (British Protectorate), Passport 1856

The United States of the Ionian Islands was a state and amical protectorate of the United Kingdom between 1815 and 1864. It was the successor state of the Septinsular Republic. It covered the territory of the Ionian Islands, located in modern Greece, to whom it was ceded as a gift of the United Kingdom to the newly enthroned King George I,at the end of the protectorate. On 29 March...

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Historical Atlas Of The British Empire and Commonwealth

16 October, 2013
Historical Atlas Of The British Empire and Commonwealth

Historical Atlas Of The British Empire and Commonwealth To fully appreciate the significance of the Commonwealth, Britain’s global position, it is important to understand its origins from the British Empire.  Technically, there have been three empires, the first in France, lost by 1558; the second in North America, which became the United States of America after 1776; and the third was global, which became the modern Commonwealth of Nations...

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Prof. Max Holzmann, a Swiss Cardiologist

20 July, 2013
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Professor Dr. Max Holzmann * 31. Mar. 1899 in Zürich; † 27. Jan. 1994 in Zürich was a Swiss Cardiologist and published more than 100 articles and books about cardiology and was well known not only in Switzerland. He is also mentioned in the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland. To learn more about him just follow the link (short biography in German and French). His “Legitimationskarte”, a previous version 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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