155 search results for "germany"

A Unique East German Passport

10 August, 2015
DDR cover

East German (GDR) passports are an interesting collection field, especially for me as German. Latest models are still frequently available after 25 years of unification. But THIS one showed here is special if not unique. The document was issued on 5 March 1990 in Berlin and was theoretically valid till 5 March 2000. Germany’s unification was on 3 October 1990 and the construct German Democratic Republic (GDR) was history....

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Diplomatic Passport signed by King George II of England

1 August, 2015
George II

George II (30 October / 9 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. George was the last British monarch born outside Great Britain: he was born and brought up in northern Germany. This is British history at it’s finest! The content of this passport (in...

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Airship Hindenburg Disaster – Passport & Passenger Ticket

23 July, 2015
Airship Hindenburg Disaster – Passport & Passenger Ticket

Airship Hindenburg Disaster – Passenger Ticket And Passport Burtis J. “Bert” Dolan’s passenger ticket and passport survived the final flight and disaster of the German zeppelin Hindenburg. Through the courtesy of the Burtis J. Dolan family archive, the ticket is now on exhibit in the Smithsonian National Postal Museum exhibition Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic. The ticket, #2398, was purchased from the Zeppelin operating company only two days...

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18 July, 2015

UFAFICION (POTSDAM, GERMANY) German award winning film and television Company and a unique leader in the German film and television market support with several passports for a upcoming production for German TV ZDFSALZBURG FESTIVAL / SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE (SALZBURG, AUSTRIA)supported the prop master with several passports for Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors”SKYNEWS.CH (ZURICH, SWITZERLAND) Article in Feb 2015 issue about Swiss aviation pioneer Ernst Nyffenegger & his passportGIZMODO.COM (NEW YORK, USA)Article...

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13 July, 2015

WOW! WHAT A HISTORICAL DOCUMENT! LAKEHURST DISASTER! What you see here is the US passport of Airship Passengers – Mr. & Mrs. Brown flying to Frankfurt, Germany on “LZ 129 Hindenburg7th North American FlightAugust 17-19 / 20-22, 1936″ LZ 129 Hindenburg (Luftschiff Zeppelin #129; Registration: D-LZ 129) was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine and...

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Passport issued by Count Friedrich von Zeppelin 1828

12 July, 2015

Original posting was from June 2012 I am very delighted to share with you this outstanding document which I could only acquire by support of a great fellow collector. Theo, you are the best! Again you made it possible! I wish I could do something for you soon too. Another great example of collector`s collaboration. You really contribute to the collector`s community in the very best way! Unfortunately there...

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11 July, 2015

Literature about passport history or passport collecting is rare to find therefore 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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11 July, 2015

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 they work? Why they traveled to China, India or USA in 1924 or in...

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Franz Kafka Passport At Auction

27 June, 2015

KAFKA’S PASSPORT used in the last two years of his life and hitherto an unknown survival. A tremendously personal and evocative item of bureaucratic residue, the passport bears Kafka’s written name five times (including his signature), specifies various locations in Germany and Austria, and gives Kafka’s physical description and profession as an insurance officer. KAFKA, FRANZ. 1883-1924. Czechoslovak Passport Signed (“Dr. F. Kafka František”), . 32-page printed...

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Surrender On Demand – Varian Fry In Nazi Occupied France

20 June, 2015
Fry place

When I started to read his book “Surrender on Demand – Rescue of German Emigrants in Marseilles 1940/41 “ I was instantly caught by his work and stories. You get a vivid impression how Paris was at that time when it was occupied by the Nazis and how dangerous it was for refugees and enemies of the Third Reich. This article will give you some kind of book review...

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