31 search results for "japan"

German Passport 1940, Tientsin

12 March, 2014
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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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Passport Of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig Sold For $263.000

23 February, 2014
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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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Departmental Passport (Ministerialpass) – Germany

13 January, 2014
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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
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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
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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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CHINA 1940 – Passport (permit) for a English Boy in Tianjin

28 May, 2013
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CHINA 1940 – Passport (permit) for a English Boy in Tianjin China – Chinese passport (permit) to an English boy born 1925 which is entitled to the limits of military guards in Tianjin, to cross by presenting this certificate, issued in 1940, with photo. On July 30, 1937, Tianjin fell to Japan, as part of the Second Sino-Japanese War, but was not entirely occupied, as the Japanese for the...

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Elton John Passport sold for 8012$

26 February, 2013
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  John’s personal passport, number 926588, issued by the United Kingdom on February 18, 1972. Passport measures 4 x 6, and contains his personal information written in another hand on the second page, including his profession as “Musician,” signed at the bottom with his full name, “Elton Hercules John.” Affixed on the adjoining page, opposite the personal information page is John’s 1.5 x 1.75 passport snapshot. The first few...

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Passport Fees Around The World

5 July, 2012
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As I found out today the British Passport Office published a list of passport fees around the world. The mentioned fees there are significant lower than earlier reported by rushpassport.com and I belive the British Passport Office is a much more reliable source. The original PDF-file can be downloaded here. The new data are as follows. However please take a note also on the readers comments which are the...

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Profit Before Culture: Should History be Sold to the Highest Bidder?

17 June, 2012
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Benjamin Shapell, March, 1995 The Public’s Right to Own Original Historical Letters “There is a desire of property in the sanest and best men, which Nature seems to have implanted as conservative of her works, and which is necessary to encourage and keep alive the arts.” -Walter Savage Landor In the field of collecting autograph letters, there are two questions that dealers are always asked.  “How do you know...

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A Child Passport In The Name Of William Kaczynski

30 March, 2012
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I got in contact with William via a friend of Danny (Spungen Foundation) as we have a hobby in common – passport collecting. Actually Danny has a much broader collection field as I do because he is seaching for Holocaust Postal Documents for his foundation. William has just recently published his book “Fleeing from the Fuhrer” which is telling not only about Holocaust Postal Documents but also the story...

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