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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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Kingdom Of Bulgaria Passport 1941 Axis Powers

19 January, 2014
Kingdom Of Bulgaria Passport 1941 Axis Powers

Kingdom Of Bulgaria Passport 1941 Axis Powers To be honest I explored the significance of this passport during a discussion with a US fellow collector as he was searching for Axis Powers passports and visas. I told him I do have this Bulgarian 1941 passport with Bohemia & Moravia visa just at the second inspection I detected there is much more… Sometimes you don’t pay attention to a collectible...

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Guidelines

7 January, 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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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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German Passport 1929, Tientsin

2 January, 2014
Tientsin 1929-005-r92

German Passport 1929, Tientsin Meet German Engineer Karl Wick which passport was issued at the German Consulate General in Tientsin, China on 13. April 1929. A rare piece of German passport history! You can imagine not many passports were issued there and even less survived until today – more than 80 years after issuing! Great visas documenting Karl’s travels which includes China, Russia, Poland, Belgium, Germany, France and Chile....

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Nazi Passport Issued 1946 (!)

27 December, 2013
Nazi Passport Issued 1946 (!)

Nazi Passport, Cologne / Germany, August 7, 1946 Nazi Germany was defeated by the allied forces and WWII was already over for more than one year but the passport office in Cologne / Germany issued still this passport with Swastika for Elise Wolber, a house wife from Cologne and 64 years old. The passport was valid for just one year and don’t have any visa. The Swastika on the...

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Galeazzo Ciano – Foreign Minister of Fascist Italy – Diplomatic Passport

24 December, 2013
Galeazzo Ciano – Foreign Minister of Fascist Italy – Diplomatic Passport

Galeazzo Ciano – Foreign Minister of Fascist Italy – Diplomatic Passport Galeazzo Ciano, dei conti di Cortellazzo, was born on 18 March 1903 at Leghorn, the son of Admiral Costanzo Ciano, an Italian hero of World War I and an early supporter of Mussolini. After gaining his degree young Ciano dabbled for a time in journalism and then in 1925 entered the Italian diplomatic service. He served briefly at...

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Ready for Inspection: An Interview with Valentin Groebner

21 December, 2013
Ready for Inspection: An Interview with Valentin Groebner

This interview was first published in the Cabinet magazine in 2006. However the interview and topic is still interesting. In spring 2006, National Public Radio reported that over the past few years the agency responsible for issuing passports in Iraq has been flooded by requests from Sunni Muslims who have wanted to change their surnames. The rise in murders and other violent acts committed against Sunnis have apparently encouraged...

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Jewish Agency For Palestine In Berlin

15 December, 2013
Jewish Agency For Palestine In Berlin

In 1929, the Jewish Agency for Palestine was officially created by the 16th Zionist Congress, held in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency included a number of Jewish non-Zionist individuals and organisations, who were interested in Jewish settlement in Palestine. They were philanthropic rather than political and many opposed talk of a Jewish State. The document as show is a significant one as it reflects the work of the Jewish Agency...

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UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA 1923 – A MOST RARE PASSPORT FOR COLLECTORS (!)

26 November, 2013
UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA 1923 – A MOST RARE PASSPORT FOR COLLECTORS (!)

If you see this precious piece you could think the passport is covered in Elephant leather (which is of course not the case). Meet Shopkeeper David Weinberg, born in Lithuania in 1894. His Union of South Africa Passport was issued in Pretoria 19th November 1923 and that makes the document today 90years old. As you all know I do collecting for quite a while but believe me a Union...

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