7 search results for "turkish"

FANTASY AND CAMOUFLAGE PASSPORTS

27 June, 2014
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FANTASY AND CAMOUFLAGE PASSPORTS The following article “Fantasy and Camouflage Passports” was inspired by our fellow collector Theo as we discussed recently these kind of “passports”. Currently there are not less than 125 fantasy passports listed plus another 25 camouflage passports and 2 documents of territories which are not internationally recognized. The United Nation has currently 193 member states. Does it mean there are 193 different passports? No, because...

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German Ambassador Baron Von Wangenheim

25 April, 2014
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Another outstanding and historic valuable German document for my collection! This is the passport of Baron von Wangenheim, German ambassador in Constantinople / Ottoman Empire. von Wangenheim was witness of the Armenian Genocide where estimated 1.5 Million people were killed. Hans Freiherr von Wangenheim (1859–1915) – German diplomat. Ambassador Extraordinary to Mexico. German Minister at Athens, 1909-12. During World War I, from 1912 to October 25, 1915 was ambassador...

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Richard Ellis’s Life In 15 Passports

9 April, 2014
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Text & Pictures by Krissy Ellis, Kuwait I got in touch with Krissy while she was posting a picture of twelve UK passports and this pic made me curious, so I contacted her. Krissy was so kind to write about her father’s life who was working as “Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver” in the Middle East. For sure a challenging job at such places and time. Here is his story...

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Passport Of A War Correspondent

22 January, 2014
Passport Of A War Correspondent

PASSPORT OF A WAR CORRESPONDENT The Passport to Prove It: A Stamped History of Marie Colvin’s Career Outstanding story about her work and life as war correspondent. Her passport is just reflecting this! By Mickey Stanley, VanityFair, July 6, 2012 Through the blurred ink of immigration stamps and festooned Middle Eastern visas, Marie Colvin’s passport reads like an illustrated time line for her coverage of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election, the...

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Brief History Of The Palestine Passport

4 September, 2012

There should be a distinguishing separation from 2 periods of time that such travel papers where issued and the type that were issued. First period of time was from 1918-1920, the period of British Military rule or authority in just-liberated-Palestine from Ottoman Turkish rule (about 400 years). During this period of time a Laissez-Passer was issued by the military authorities in the region, most likely the EEF (Egypt Expeditionary...

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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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105 passports found from unclaimed baggage

3 January, 2012

When read this news I thought some of our fellow collector lost his treasures…haha… (Hindustantimes, Jan 02, 2012) In what could lead to a massive human trafficking racket, custom officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) have recovered a bag containing 105 Indian passports. Though the bag was recovered a month ago, the matter has now been transferred to the Delhi Police considering the sensitivity of the matter....

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