130 search results for "germany"

ID Card German Princess

12 October, 2014
Germany 1893 princess Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

ID CARD of German Princess Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Usually I do not collect ID-Cards but this German PASS-KARTE from Prussia is a exception because it was issued to Princss Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, which is one of Germany’s oldest noble dynasty. Definitely a nice finding for my collection. Here is the brief genealogy and of course pictures of the PassKarte. This document was Germany’s first standardized ID-Card. Her Pass-Karte was...

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REFERENCES

4 October, 2014

KEESING TECHNOLOGIES (AMSTERDAM, NL) article about passport collecting & passport history for The Journal of Documents & IdentityHOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER (MI, USA) consultation on Holocaust documentsTHE EPHEMERA SOCIETY (LONDON, UK)Tom Topol’s excellent website is always up-to-date with the latest news on passports and their historyarticle in THE EPHEMERIST about passport collecting & passport history NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (EDINBURGH, UK) support in acquiring a significant historic Scottish passportFOYLES WAR...

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LINKS

1 October, 2014
LINKS

LINKS 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 a broad collection…...

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Experiences as a Queen’s Messenger

1 October, 2014
Experiences as a Queen’s Messenger

Experiences as a Queen’s Messenger by Lieutenant Colonel Kimmins John Kimmins had an army career which started in Sandhurst from where he joined a Cavalry regiment. On retirement at 55 he became a Queen’s Messenger. For those who know little more than that there are such individuals as Queens’ messengers it seems like an easy job: flying Club class everywhere (although in the early days this was always first...

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GUIDELINES

15 September, 2014

Literature about passport history or passport collecting is rare to find therefor you will get here valuable guidelines written by experienced collectors. Are you a specialist in some passport collection field then you are very welcome to contact me to share your guideline with us. Thanks to all contributors. 1. German Empire Passports 2. Allied Military Travel Permits For Occupied Germany 3. Spanish Passports (Part I) (II) (III)  (IV)...

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German Nazi Passport With “Stamped” Middle Name SARA

19 August, 2014
Germany NS Jew Sara stamped-r79

German Nazi Passport With Stamped Middle Name “SARA” In my collection I do have several of these but I never saw so far one like this where the Jewish mandatory middle name SARA is STAMPED. The Nazis made it mandatory to Jews to “re-register” their passports so that they can add the infamous big red “J” and the middle name “Sara” or “Israel” to mark then clearly as Jews!...

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French Passport 1602

24 July, 2014
France1602-r50

French passport (4 pages)  dated June 1602 with secretarial signature of King Henry IV of France. A later note on the back indicates that this passport was issued to the Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554-1618) for travel through Flanders and Burgundy. The handwritten document has four entries, each signed by two people and dated July 1602. There are remains of a wax seal. What a fantastic early travel...

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Passbrief (Passport) 1793 Holy Roman Empire

18 July, 2014
passbrief1793

This Passbrief (Passport) 1793 of the Holy Roman Empire is very very rare, large (40 x 53 cm / 15.75 x – 20.87 inch)  and was issued at the Reichshof in Vienna for a trip from Vienna to Regensburg. The pass includes beautiful font graphic and also a large paper seal with diameter of 12 cm! Particularly interesting is the signature on the bottom left of Franz de Paula...

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ABOUT ME

16 July, 2014
ABOUT ME

… and Legal Notice On Passport Collecting My name is Tom, German national and I’m a fervent researcher & passport collector since 2003 when I explored the “Art” in old passports at some flea market in Kyoto, Japan. More than a decade now I study passports & their history. Travel documents telling the story of their bearer and it’s interesting and quite educating history. Who were they? What did...

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The Invention of a Passport (eBay version)

29 June, 2014
...a Austrian passport

Recently at eBay… Original German Reich Passport, 1934 issued in Linz Indeed a real camouflage passport, right? It’s actually a Austrian passport where a Nazi Germany cover was “added”. Thank’s to Falk who sent me the link to this “passport invention”!  

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