Posts Tagged ‘ Collection ’

Archiving your passports

2 January, 2012
Archiving

On regular basis we share our experience about passport collecting but today I like to share HOW to ARCHIVE your treasures. Your items are of value – not only because of the money you spent for them but also of  HISTORICAL VALUE and INCREASING HISTORIC VALUE (because of historical aging). We invest a lot, sometimes a fortune in a single piece for our collection but with the same carefulness...

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Christmas Collectors Fair – Zürich

10 December, 2011
collectors fair - zürich

This week the biggest collertors market in Switzerland opened it’s doors for 4 days. For me it is the first visit there and what can I tell? Well, it’s a huge market with more than 400 dealers mostly from Switzerland but also with international dealers. I was there fore about 3 hours and met 2 of my fellow collectors. Even I found 3 passports ( Switzerland 1924 + 1934...

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Passport-Collector.com at the Political Archive – The Mexican Binder

20 November, 2011

My first day at the archive started with this binder which the archive just got back from Mexico. You see here the cover sheet which lists the inventory of the binder. Did you recognize the thirteen (13) NASSAU passports? Every collector (at least when you collect German documents) would be happy to have one single piece of the German state of Nassau but there where 13 (!) and all...

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Passport-collector.com joins Ephemera Society of America

5 November, 2011
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The Ephemera Society of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it; to further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest; to promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials; to serve as a link among collectors, dealers, institutions, and...

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Visit at the Political Archive of the German Foreign Office in Berlin

13 October, 2011
Political archive

Visit at the Political Archive of the German Foreign Office in Berlin – Introduction 4 Oct 2011 I met up with Dr.Keiper who prepared many great examples for inspection. Just recently the archive got some binders from the German Diplomatic Archive in Mexico back to Berlin (see inventory list, impressive 13 Nassau (Germany) passports are included). Dr.Keiper was very supportive in my research and he was also interested to...

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passport-collector.com at The Political Archives

7 October, 2011
Political archive

passport-collector.com (PCC) at the Political Archives of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The Political Archive is the “memory” of the Federal Foreign Office. The team includes archivists, historians and restorers as well as record management, Reading Room and stack staff. The tasks are many and varied. Over 25 linear kilometres of records are stored here, including more than 30,000 international treaties, the personal papers of 300 diplomats, 10,000...

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Lithuanian Passport Exhibition (video)

29 September, 2011

Many thanks to our fellow collector Vytis who shared this with us. Siauliai County Police Police Museum presented an impressive collection of passports issued in Lithuania. The exhibition includes the oldest, even before the First World War, Lithuania to identity documents. This collection assembled by the exhibition and Šiauliai City District Court Judge Alfred Vilbikas. But as a collector you could “cry” when you see how the documents are...

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Promoting passport collecting

25 September, 2011
Greece (Individuell)

Recently I had a table at at our local flea market. I went there with some of my old passports to promote passport collecting and what can I tell? The people were quite interested in this “strange” collection field and looked very interested into my documents and asked many questions. One question I heard many time that day was “Is it legal to collect old passports?” My answer as...

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Passport collector@work…

28 August, 2011
PPC@work

Almost 2 weeks back at home in Switzerland and still inspecting deliveries ordered in the last 9 month when I was in Thailand. You can say it’s some kind of early Christmas for me unpacking all the mail and inspecting collectibles. What will be in the next package to open? The German Reuss passport I ordered month ago or the German Diplomatic passports, Southern Rhodesia, South Africa or…finally the...

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Collectors Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam

15 August, 2011

Our fellow collector Gil had recently a trip to Hanoi / Vietnam and I introduced him to Viet also a fellow collector of mine but with focuses on Vietnam Army (Medals, Orders, Badges, Uniforms, Hat caps,…), Vietnam postage stamps and banknotes. He has his own private museum in Hanoi and was frequently present with his collection/museum  in the Vietnamese media especially in magazins and newspapers but also in TV....

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