Tag: Auction

1684 Flanders – rare early passport

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Rare Original Passport from 1684 with Wax Seal of the French Sun King Louis XIV Issued in Versailles for travel in Flanders in today’s Belgium Seventeenth Century Passport from Historic Flanders Authorized by the King Valid for 1 Month from…

TAIPING REBEL PASS at $7001

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TAIPING REBEL PASS CIRCA 1870 I am not sure of the exact date of this but I know it was in the mid to late 1800s.  This is a pass allowing the bearer to travel into rebel held territory with…

Chinese Consular Passport – $898

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Chinese Consular Passport, San Francisco, 1882 Original partly printed Chinese Consular Passport issued by the Chinese Consul General’s office in San Francisco, allowing Wong Tuck Young to travel in the US.  He is described as a subject of the Emperor…

Bond author’s passport sells for premium

A passport used by James Bond creator Ian Fleming for a real-life spying mission has sold for more than five times more than expected at £15,525. The single-page, temporary diplomatic document was sold by auction at Sotheby’s in London. Commander…

Costa Rica 1966

This Costa Rica Passport from 1966 was sold for 59US$. Excellent condition. Congratulations to the buyer who got this fine item for his collection.

Very rare British passport…

VERY RARE BRITISH PAPER PASSPORT IN CHINESE SCRIPT

…in chinese script FROM UK CONSUL IN HANKOU FOR MISSIONARY REV. CARWARDINE This very rare British Passport was issued by the UK Consulate in Hankou, China, as a Chinese version of the normal UK Passport to ensure local officials gave…

Nansen Passport

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2 Nansen Passports issued in France, issued in 1947 to Mr. and Mrs. Tcherniakoff, Russian Refugees. One Family Book (un livret de famille) issued in France 1935. Herszel Tajchner, born in Poland and Pessia Tcherniakoff born in Odessa, Russia. Herszel…

Passport Collecting with Jonathan Moore

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In this interview, vintage passport collector Jonathan Moore talks about his quest for 19th century and early 20th century passports. ephemera: How did you start collecting passports and related ephemera? Moore: I began collecting various things as a kid in…