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Facts About The North Korean Passport

27 September, 2013

Facts About The North Korean Passport This is one of the most rare modern documents a collector can get – if not the rarest at all. Here are some facts, stories and pictures. The Daily NK obtained a North Korean passport, a new version since 2000, from an informant in China. The informant reported that every North Korean traveling abroad must bring a passport, an international certificate of health...

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LUDVIG XVI, King Of France, Passport

12 September, 2013
LUDVIG XVI, King Of France, Passport

LUDVIG XVI,  King of France. Passport, printed and handwritten, signed “Louis”, for m. Felix Soffiet “fabriquant de bas”, for a journey from Paris to Gothenburg. Dated Versailles March 3 1782, 1 page in folio, some tears in the foldings. Countersigned De Vergennes. Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes (20 December 1717 – 13 February 1787) was a French statesman and diplomat, French Foreign Minister at the time of the American...

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Evolution of the UAE passport

23 August, 2013
Evolution of the UAE passport

Mustafa Al Zarooni / 23 August 2013 While history could be “the biography of great men”, as Thomas Carlyle wrote, we encounter it through collections of yellow-tinged papers and photographs and artefacts. Museums, which display these archives, are the house of history. They tell the tales of nations, people, their rulers, customs, beliefs and turning points. Al Dana Museum at the General Directorate of Naturalisation and Foreigners Affairs in...

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BEING A KING’S MESSENGER MAY BE A DANGEROUS JOB

3 August, 2013
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BEING A KING’S MESSENGER MAY BE A DANGEROUS JOB Often Featured in Romantic Fiction, a Small Group of Men Carries Out Important and Risky Tasks By D. G. SHEAHAN ALTHOUGH modern diplomatic relationships between nations are delicate enough at any time, they are doubly so in time of war, and should, for example, a ciphered letter be’ decoded by a nation to whom it was not addressed, relations between...

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Charles, King of France 1562

1 July, 2013
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A early passport of Charles IX, King of France, 1562 was just at auction last week. The final result was £2125 and was just a few bucks higher than my max. bid. What a pity! Such early passports are very hard to find. This one was issued to a prominent diplomat and was well worth the price. A fantastic piece of history. Congratulation to the buyer! Passport signed (“Charles”),...

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Replacement Passport – Germany / Switzerland

9 June, 2013
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On May 11, 1945 just three days after the German capitulation the US-Missions in Bern, Stockholm and Madrid requested access to the German Diplomatic Archives. A “diplomatic note” to Switzerland was sent 5 weeks later on June 18th 1945 when the “Deutsche Interessenvertretung in der Schweiz” (German Interest Section in Switzerland) was already established. The “Deutsche Interessenvertretung in der Schweiz” was a unique construct as it was established as...

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Albert Einstein Ministerialpass (Departmental Passport)

8 June, 2013
Albert Einstein Ministerialpass (Departmental Passport)

Well, I guess most collector’s don’t know that Albert Einstein held a German “Ministerialpass” (Departmental Passport). I was discovering this fact while investigating on another Ministerialpass. His passport is dated 11/18/1930 and issued for Einstein as member of the International Commission for Intellectual Cooperation of the League of Nations by the German Foreign Office. Total of 32 pages, 9 of them are specified or stamped. I found this information...

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The Australian ePassport

6 June, 2013
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Australia’s first ePassport was introduced in October 2005. The first version of the ePassport, identified as the M series, was replaced by the N series in May 2009. The N series offers improved security features. For the first time in an Australian travel document, the document is produced using carbon neutral paper. The N Series ePassport has an embedded microchip in the centre page and a silver coat of...

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Collectors Meeting in Hong Kong & Bangkok

9 May, 2013
Collectors Meeting in Hong Kong & Bangkok

Passport Collectors Meeting in Hong Kong & Bangkok Again I had the chance to meet up with a new fellow collector in Hong Kong. JC is collecting modern passports and has a very nice collection. When we met I could see such passports like Vanuatu, San Marino (biometric), Hong Kong (biometric), Bangladesh (diplomatic), Kazakhstan (biometric) just to mention some outstanding documents of his collection. But I was also lucky...

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Links

2 April, 2013

Links, Laws & Books Collectorsweekly The Best of Vintage and Antiques… Ephemera Blog Exploring the world of paper… Passport Land This website displays a private collection of 500(!) old passports including genealogy & biography of their bearers Passport Stampaholic Passport chops, Immigration paraphernalia, stories Autograph-club.org (currently offline) International Autograph Society in Germany (English) ada1986.de International Autograph Society in Germany (German) Passport stamps and visas Another site on Flickr with...

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