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About Passport-collector.com

15 September, 2013
About Passport-collector.com

About This Website & Legal Notice On Passport Collecting My name is Tom, German national and I’m a passionate passport collector since 2003 when I explored the “Art” in old passports at some flea market in Kyoto, Japan. So more than a decade I study now passports & their history. Travel documents telling you the story of their bearer and it’s interesting and quite educating history. Who were they?...

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CHINA 1940 – Passport (permit) for a English Boy in Tianjin

28 May, 2013
Tianjin passport 1940

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
Elton John Passport sold for 8012$

  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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UPDATE On Passport Fees Around The World

5 July, 2012

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

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
William-Danny-Tom, London 24th March 2012

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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Important Sugihara Passport Discovered

15 February, 2012
Sugihara

Recently I posted an article about “Diplomats who saved Jews”. Today I can report and display a document issued by one of the *”Righteous Among The Nations”. (*an honorific used by the State of Israel to describe non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination by the Nazis.) What you see here is a passport of Czechoslovakia issued to Egon Hertzka in 1936. On...

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Diplomats Who Saved Jews

10 February, 2012
Diplomats Who Saved Jews

Diplomats Who Saved Jews Importance of Documents Per Anger- Swedish Charge d’Affaires in Budapest, Hungary, 1944-45. Per Anger worked with Raoul Wallenberg in the Swedish Embassy. He personally intervened on behalf of Jews being deported to the Nazi death camps. Credited with saving thousands of Jews from the spring of 1944 until the end of the war in May 1945. Hiram Bingham – US Vice Consul in Marseilles, France,...

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Visit at the Political Archive of the German Foreign Office in Berlin, Part II

16 January, 2012
Solf

Asservat No.328 was another very interesting binder with excellent examples of passports and related documents – in this case of Dr. Wilhelm Solf (5 October 1862 – 6 February 1936). Solf was a German scholar, diplomat, jurist and statesman. He joined the German Foreign Office (Consular Service) on 12 December 1888 and was assigned to the Imperial German Consulate General in Calcutta on 1 January 1889. He joined the...

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Collertors Meeting, Zürich Airport

6 November, 2011
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The next collectors meeting was with Henk at the airport in Zürich. I could deliver Henk’s earlier made order of 30 passports. It is always interesting when you are sitting at a airport cafe shop and on the table you have a “unusual” amount of different passports. The people looking at you and might think there is something illegal going on. Well, it was great to see Henk again...

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