28 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
Japan1934

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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USN Commander James V. Rowney – Pearl Harbor / Midway

4 April, 2014
USN Commander James V. Rowney – Pearl Harbor / Midway

Not often you find a passport like this! It’s not only a pretty US Special Passport (1955) in almost mint and unused condition but it belonged once to a WWII (Pearl Harbor & Midway) and Korea war experienced US Navy Commander. James Victor Rowney was born (November 11, 1917) in Baltimore, MD. Rowney belonged to the Maryland National Guard (1935-1937) and U.S. Naval Reserve (1937). He received an appointment...

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Sugihara & Zwartendijk Visas On ONE Travel Document (!) – Visas For Life

29 March, 2014
Sugihara & Zwartendijk Visas On ONE Travel Document (!) – Visas For Life

Two of eighteen righteous diplomats which took enormous personal risks to rescue Jews and others facing persecution and peril. They were true heroes; indeed, they were among the foremost human rights defenders of their day. Due their actions thousands could escape Nazi Holocaust. Since I am collecting passports I was always interested in protection letters/passports and visas saving Jewish lifes. Thanks to my global network and intensive research I...

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German Passport 1940, Tientsin

12 March, 2014
German Passport 1940, Tientsin

THIS is absolutely a super rare German passport issued by the Nazis 1940 in TIENTSIN, CHINA! Look at the huge Chinese stamp with Swastika. The passport was issued to 26 year young Marianna Gosewisch. As you see in the document details she was even born in China 1914. Her passport was valid till 13 August 1945 but was once more renewed by the “GERMAN OFFICE” in TIENTSIN until 13...

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REFERENCES

26 February, 2014

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER (MI, USA) consultation on Holocaust documents THE EPHEMERA SOCIETY (LONDON, UK) Tom Topol’s excellent website is always up-to-date with the latest news on passports and their history NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (EDINBURGH, UK) support in acquiring a significant historic Scottish passport FOYLES WAR – popular British TV series (LONDON, UK) support the Graphic Designer in recreating a historic passport ORANGE TREE THEATRE (RICHMOND, UK) support on...

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Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

23 February, 2014
Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

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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Departmental Passport (Ministerialpass) – Germany

13 January, 2014
Departmental Passport (Ministerialpass) – Germany

Once again I have to thank my good fellow collector for giving me the chance to aquire this rare Departmental Passport of the Federal Republik of Germany by connecting me to the seller. This type of passport is very hard to find and I am happy to got it for my own collection. truly excellent condition 32 pages issued Oct 1971 for a colonel and commander of the 7th...

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Chinue Sugihara – The Conspiracy of Kindness

9 January, 2014
Chinue Sugihara – The Conspiracy of Kindness

Here is a video documentation in six parts made by the History Channel telling the story of Chinue Sugihara. Watch all parts to understand what he did to save Jewish lives. Chiune Sugihara (1 January 1900 – 31 July 1986) was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing...

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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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