33 search results for "japan"

Harbin (China) Passports Before Japanese Occupation

27 March, 2014
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(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
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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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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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SELECTED OFFERS

6 March, 2015
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Here you can find selected offers of historical travel documents which are not common at all. All passports are obsolete and / or specimen and for research / collection purpose only. GERMAN NAZI DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT! Spouse of the German Consul in Australia “German Consul’s Wife Goes Buffalo Hunting”…was the headline of the Adelaide newspaper from Saturday 9 October 1937. Possessing charm of manner and a love of beautiful and...

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Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

2 February, 2015
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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
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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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REFERENCES

1 January, 2015
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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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Tons of Albert Einstein Documents Are Now Online

9 December, 2014
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On Friday Digital Einstein went live, bringing with it a treasure trove of Einstein letters, correspondences, postcards, and notes detailing the life of one of the world’s greatest thinkers. As The New York Times reports, these are The Dead Sea Scrolls of physics and you can read them today for free. Of course, many of these early letters leading up to 1923 were originally written in Einstein’s native German...

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Isabella Bird and her travels

3 August, 2014
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Intrepid travel writer and photographer Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was one of the 19th century’s most remarkable women travellers. Her intrepid global travels and her subsequent travel books made her famous at home and abroad. Over coming poor health and the restrictions of a male dominated society, Bird travelled extensively into her old age. Countries she visited included America, Hawaii, India, Kurdistan, the Persian Gulf, Iran, Tibet, Malaysia, Korea, Japan...

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ABOUT ME

16 July, 2014
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… and Legal Note On Passport Collecting 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,...

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