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Old Register Of Passports

25 November, 2014
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It’s usually unlikely that you will see such old register of passports. Here is a nice example from the city of Bremen / Germany. The data in the register are exactly the same like on the issued passport of course. The city of Bremen has it’s register online for research and even better they have a great website/database about emigration from Bremen into the world.  Entries cover the years...

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New Mobile Document Checking Device

22 November, 2014
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PRAXIS TEST – DOCULUS LUMUS A few months ago I stumbled over a brief newspaper article on a new mobile document checking device. I gathered more information at the manufacturer’s website and then contacted the company asking for more details. Today this device is on the brink to serial production. A few days ago I got a 3D-printed test device (pre-production) named DOCULUS LUMUS. The name comes from Doc...

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Allied Museum Berlin

13 November, 2014
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25 years fall of the Berlin Wall is also related to the content of this museum – The Allied Military Forces In Occupied Germany. The history of the Western powers in Berlin is full of suspense and drama. It begins with the American, British, and French occupying troops marching into Berlin in 1945 and ends with the Allies’ ceremonial withdrawal in 1994. The museum is covering the history of...

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25 Years Fall Of The Wall – A Unique Passport

9 November, 2014
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Do you remember where you have been when the wall was falling? Instantly I wanted to travel to Berlin from my city in South Germany to join this historical event of my generation – but I couldn’t. I took me till May 1990 when I was able to enter East Germany (DDR) for the very first time. My family didn’t had any relatives in the DDR but I had...

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Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Hero

2 November, 2014
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Here comes an outstanding and awarded video book app about Swiss Diplomat CARL LUTZ who saved sixty-thousand Jewish life’s by issuing so called “SCHUTZPÄSSE (PROTECTION LETTERS)” in Budapest in 1944. This video trailer of “Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Hero” – A film form Daniel von Aarburg (SRF) gives you the first impression of life and work of this “Righteous Diplomat”. He was one of a small group of...

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ID Card German Princess

12 October, 2014
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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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LINKS

1 October, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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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