94 search results for "diplomat"

Harbin (China) Passports Before Japanese Occupation

27 March, 2014
No 231

(Text and pictures from our fellow collector Neil K., Israel) One of the most exciting, disturbing and historically important part of the conflict in Asia, during the 20th century, was the invasion of North East China in 1931 by Japan. And, without any consideration of the events before and after, travel was always important, to and from the region.Here we can find two interesting travel documents: A passport issued...

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East German Passports

6 March, 2014
DDR (GDR) passport types

East German passports (German Democratic Republic, GDR) are nice and still affordable collectibles and in my opinion underestimated by collectors. Why? Till mid 80’s the people did rarely held a passport as they were heavily restricted to travel outside GDR. Passports issued in the 60’s and 70’s are already hard to find but the newer ones are still cheap and almost in new condition. Mielke’s passport was sold some...

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Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis

24 February, 2014
Peter has even the menue card from the St. Louis

Voyage Of The S.S. St.Louis After Kristallnacht in November 1938, many Jews within Germany decided that it was time to leave. Though many German Jews had emigrated in the preceding years, the Jews who remained had a more difficult time leaving the country because emigration policies had been toughened. By 1939, not only were visas needed to be able to enter another country but money was also needed to...

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Nepalese Passport

18 February, 2014
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Did you know? Nepalese passports are issued to the citizens of Nepal for international travel. The Nepalese passport was hand written before late 2010 until many incidents of forged passports came to light. Nepal has  introduced Machine readable passport from 26 December 2010 and is one of the few countries  still not issuing biometric passports (ePassports). Nepalese passports are stamped with the label mentioning “Not Valid for Travel to...

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Independent State Of Croatia – Passport Types

17 February, 2014
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Independent State of Croatia – Passport Types often referred to simply by the abbreviation NDH, was a World War II puppet state of Nazi Germany established on a part of Axis-occupied Yugoslavia. The NDH was founded on 10 April 1941, after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers. The NDH consisted of most of modern day Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with some parts of modern-day Serbia....

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Konstantin Alexander Freiherr von Neurath

15 February, 2014
Konstantin Alexander Freiherr von Neurath

Here comes a quite interesting German NS passport 1943 with the signature on a passport renewal of Konstantin Alexander Freiherr von Neurath. His father, Konstantin von Neurath, was Hitlers first Foreign Minister and Reichsprotektor of Bohemia & Moravia since 1932 but replaced by Ribbentrop in 1938. Konstantin Alexander von Neurath was Diplomat, Private secretary to the ambassador in Rome (his father) 1931-1933, Scientific laborer in the foreign office at...

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US Special Passport 1945 – Potsdam Conference

25 January, 2014
US Special Passport 1945 – Potsdam Conference

US Special Passport 1945 – Potsdam Conference Passport of Staff Sergeant Arthur F. Rall, assigned to duty in the Office of the Military Attache to the Embassy of the United States of America at La Paz, Bolivia. According to the eBay seller this item was part of the estate of Mr. Arthur F. Rall. Rall was sent to Gibraltar on 6 Jul 1945 (arriving 14 July), then sent back...

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Chinue Sugihara – The Conspiracy of Kindness

9 January, 2014
Chinue Sugihara – The Conspiracy of Kindness

Here is a video documentation in six parts made by the History Channel telling the story of Chinue Sugihara. Watch all parts to understand what he did to save Jewish lives. Chiune Sugihara (1 January 1900 – 31 July 1986) was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing...

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PASSPORT COLORS

6 January, 2014
PASSPORT COLORS

Passport colors The Economist – Mar 3rd 2012 | From the print edition THE birth of South Sudan owes a lot to America. Perhaps as a sign of gratitude, its national coat of arms (chosen in a public competition last year) looks rather like the great seal. And its new passports, blue and eagle-crested, closely resemble America’s travel document. Those who decry such imitation should study history. Benjamin Franklin...

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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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