35 search results for "japan"

Harbin (China) Passports Before Japanese Occupation

27 March, 2014
No 231

(Text and pictures from our fellow collector Neil K., Israel) One of the most exciting, disturbing and historically important part of the conflict in Asia, during the 20th century, was the invasion of North East China in 1931 by Japan. And, without any consideration of the events before and after, travel was always important, to and from the region.Here we can find two interesting travel documents: A passport issued...

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A Beauty Came Back To Me – Japanese Passport 1934

12 January, 2012

A few weeks ago I published an article about a passport I gave once  to a fellow collector. With pleasure I can tell you today I got it back. My good fellow collector understood my desire on this item.  I am glad to be in collaboration with such collectors who share the passion of collecting, who understand and support other fellows. It’s not always about the money but about...

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17 September, 2015

SECURITYDOCUMENTWORLD (READING, UK) is a web-based news portal dedicated to providing timely, well-researched and free-to-access information for all those involved in purchasing, designing, manufacturing and integrating security-document and human identity centered solutions. Guest article > Passports now and thenSIRENA FILM (PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC) Film production company, consulting the Art department on documents used during the “Kindertransport” (WWII)VIDEOTRON (MONTREAL, CANADA) Cable TV company, consulting their prop master on travel documentsUFAFICION...

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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 WHAT A HISTORICAL DOCUMENT!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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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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17 June, 2015

ADEN – BRITISH TERRITORY 1959 ADEN PROTECTORATE MUKALLA QUAITI STATE (British Territory) Excellent condition, great traditional passport picture of a young man , visas and several Arabic revenue stamps, 32 pages. A very rare document for collectors. AUSTRIA 1828 excellent condition and with dry paper seal in great shape 1829 excellent condition and with nice dry paper seal 1857 very good condition, woman travelling to Russia, large double folio...

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Nazi Germany Passport Nanking 1945 Manchuria

26 May, 2015
Germany 1941 Nanking

A great piece of (passport) history. German passport issued in Berlin 17 April 1941 for Charlotte Zimmermann, resident of Nanking, China. Passport extended in Peking 30 September 1941. Several visa for China (Manchuria) and Russia. Extension of the passport again in Nanking 29 April 1945 and valid till 29 April 1947. Too bad I missed to grab this great document. The Nanking Massacre or Nanjing Massacre, also known as...

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Collectors Meeting In Zürich

29 March, 2015

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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Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

2 February, 2015
Lou Gehrig 150x150

Here is the video of the auction I followed live online. I was already excited when the level was at $100.000 but that the final result including buyers premium will be incredible $263.000 I really didn’t expect. However as I was tracking the document constantly I had the feeling it will mark a new record – and I was right. Enjoy his passport and the video… Henry Louis “Lou”...

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An act of courage saved lives – Sugihara & Wallenberg

22 January, 2015

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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