Posts Tagged ‘ Collection ’

Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

3 March, 2012

Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg Issued at Altenburg on February 1757 including a large embossed paper seal. A 253 years old passport in quite good conditions. Written in German language. Such old passports are truly rarely offered. Sold for $280.

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Collectors Meeting in Zürich

30 January, 2012
Guido & Tom

It is always great to meet up with fellow collectors and to share stories and experience. Today I met Guido who works as pastor in a small Swiss community. We first met some months ago at a local flea market where I made promotion for passport collecting. Guido is a true specialist in records and email signs. He alrady had collected a few old passports but I belive since...

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Rare Andorran Passport 1939

22 January, 2012

Rare Andorran Passport 1939 Recently I could acquire this very nice and most rare collectible including a resident permit for Spain attached. Passport Valls D’Andorra issued 1939 in Andorra prolonged at the Andorran Delegation in Barcelona in 1939 several stamps incl. Spanish residence permit very good condition most rare In several years of passport collecting this was only the third Andorran passport which comes on my table. Enjoy the...

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Archiving your passports

2 January, 2012

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...

Read more » 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...

Read more » joins Ephemera Society of America

5 November, 2011

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...

Read more » at The Political Archives

7 October, 2011
Political archive (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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