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The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall

26 April, 2015
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This video tells everything… The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until it was opened in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and was completed in...

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French Passport 1602

22 April, 2015
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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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Harry Curt Eduard Carl von Arnim

21 April, 2015
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Passport-collector.com at the Political Archive …von Arnim passport was one of the highlights I could see at the archive in Berlin. The most important phases of Harry von Arnim’s life:1842 Final school exam (GB A-level), USA: High school);1845 Examination for a doctorate in jurisprudence (Dr. jur, int.);1846 Marriage to Elisabeth (Elise) von Prillwitz (1827 – 1854), a daughter ofPrince August of Prussia (1779 – 1843) from the morganatic marriage...

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Collectors Meeting In Zürich

29 March, 2015
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Always a pleasure to meet up with these guys. Guido is holding a very nice Alien passport from Denmark which he recently acquired. We shared our experience and collectibles. I really wish such collectors meetings could be on a more regular basis. However we manage to meet 1-2 a year. Guido has an eye for beauty. Not only the passport must be in almost perfect condition also he prefers...

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A brief history of travel

2 February, 2015
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 A brief history of travel (A German perspective) When we talk about passports then it’s always related to travelling. As a collector you love travel documents with plenty of visas, colorful stamps and revenues most, as then it proves the document was really used for travel. Millions of Germans head off on vacation each year. But tourism as a mass phenomenon emerged only just a few decades ago, although...

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Senior SS Officer Passport – Karl von Krempler

29 January, 2015
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Passports from such ranking SS-personnel are quite rare to spot. Here is one…and he had also a quite unusual task. This unusual document is for sale! Contact me via my contact form if you are interested! It writes Dragutin (Karl in Croatian) pl. (Von) Krempler. He didn’t have German citizenship. Karl von Krempler was SS Standartenführer and SS-und Polizeiführer during World War II responsible for recruiting Muslims from Bosnia...

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Gijsbert Karel Count van Hogendorp

24 January, 2015
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This Dutch passport issued 1814 in Amsterdam in the name of Gijsbert Karel, Count van Hogendorp is a pretty nice example of a travel document used just briefly before the Netherlands became Kingdom in 1815 with his first king William I. Gijsbert Karel, Count van Hogendorp (27 October 1762 – 5 August 1834) was a conservative Dutch statesman. Van Hogendorp was born in Rotterdam, and went to school in...

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An act of courage saved lives – Sugihara & Wallenberg

22 January, 2015
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Vancouverite Deborah Ross-Grayman was born after the Second World War ended. But she credits her life to the wartime actions of a single remarkable man. Chiune Sugihara was vice-consul in Lithuania for the Imperial Japanese government. Defying his government, Sugihara issued transit visas to European Jews, allowing them to escape the advancing Nazis. His actions, which could have cost him his career, to say nothing of his life, are...

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eBay’s Ridiculous Policy On Historical Passports

17 January, 2015
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“Listing policy violation alert: Government IDs and Licenses” You listed a passport issued by a non US government. Because these passports remain the property of their issuing government, we do not allow them to be listed on eBay. This is the case, even when the issuing government no longer exists. To be clear I listed the following HISTORICAL and 149 years old passport – 291355572092 – Passport Reisepass Passeport...

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1 January, 2015

SKYNEWS.CH (ZURICH, SWITZERLAND) Article in Feb 2015 issue about Swiss aviation pioneer Ernst Nyffenegger & his passportGIZMODO.COM (NEW YORK, USA)Article / Interview on passport securityTHE GUARDIAN (LONDON, UK) support for a passport galleryLAW ENFORCEMENT – POLICE (LENDAVA, SLOVENIA) support on a diplomatic passport CongoDIPLOMATIC COURIER ALUMNI (History of the Diplomatic Courier Service, USA) support on passport historyCALCALYST (Israel’s largest business daily newspaper and website) Interview on current passport design...

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