Iranian Jewish Family of Five travels to Israel

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Iranian Jewish Family Israel

Iranian Jewish Family IsraelSAMO-EIL SOLAIMANI, a clerk, born in 1925, travels with his wife, daughter, and two sons to ISRAEL in October 1969 from Mehrabad international airport in Tehran to Israel. It’s possible the family immigrated to Israel as I don’t see any stamps of their return to Iran. The Israeli visa also has an exciting revenue (?) stamp, which is hard to find in passports.

Persian Jews or Iranian Jews (Persianیهودیان ایرانی‎, Hebrewיהודים פרסים) are Jews historically associated with the Persian Empire, whose successor state is Iran. The Biblical Book of Esther contains references to the experiences of the Jews in Persia. Jews have had a continuous presence in Iran since the time of Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Empire. Cyrus invaded Babylon and freed the Jews from Babylonian captivity. Iranian Jewish Family Israel

Today the term Iranian Jew is mostly used to refer to Jews from the country of Iran. In various scholarly and historical texts, the term is used to refer to Jews who speak multiple Iranian languages. Iranian immigrants in Israel (nearly all of whom are Jewish) are referred to as Parsim (Hebrew: פרסים‎ meaning “Persians”). In Iran, Jews and Jewish people, in general, are referred to by four standard terms: Kalīmī (Persian: کلیمی‎), which is considered the most proper term; Yahūdī (یهودی), which is less formal but correct; Israel (اسرائل) the term by which the Jews refer to themselves; and Johūd (جهود), a term having negative connotations and considered by many Jews as offensive.

Nowadays, the vast majority of Persian Jews live in Israel and the United States, especially in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and on the North Shore of Long Island. According to the latest Iranian census, the remaining Jewish population of Iran was 9,826 in 2016. Iranian Jewish Family Israel

The document is in unusually excellent condition and has 64 pages. There are colorful revenue stamps on page six. A beautiful travel document of a family of five and a document that is not often to spot, especially not such of Iranian Jews.


Iranian Jewish Family Israel
Passport issued to Shamo-Eil Solaimani
Iranian Jewish Family Israel
a clerk of merchant
Iranian Jewish Family Israel
with his family
Iranian Jewish Family Israel
nice revenue stamps
Iranian Jewish Family Israel
visa to Israel with Israeli revenue stamp
Iranian Jewish Family Israel
64 pages passport

Iranian Jewish Family Israel

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A passport tells the story of its bearer and these stories can be everything - surprising, sad, vivid. Isabella Bird and her travels (1831-1904) or Mary Kingsley, a fearless Lady explorer.

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During war, a passport could have been a matter of life or death. Especially, when we are looking into WWII and the Holocaust. And yes, during that time, passports and similar documents were often forged to escape and save lives. Example...

8. How has the emergence of digital passports and biometric identification impacted the world of passport collecting?

Current modern passports having now often a sparkling, flashy design. This has mainly two reasons. 1. Improved security and 2. Displaying a countries' heritage, icons, and important figures or achievements. I can fully understand that those modern documents are wanted, especially by younger collectors.

9. Are there any specialized collections of passports, such as those from a specific country, era, or distinguished individuals?

Yes, the University of Western Sidney Library has e.g. a passport collection of the former prime minister Hon Edward Gough Whitlam and his wife Margaret. They are all diplomatic passports and I had the pleasure to apprise them. I hold e.g. a collection of almost all types of the German Empire passports (only 2 types are still missing). Also, my East German passport collection is quite extensive with pretty rare passport types.

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A good start is eBay, Delcampe, flea markets, garage or estate sales. The more significant travel documents you probably find at the classic auction houses. Sometimes I also offer documents from my archive/collection. See offers... As you are already here, you surely found a great source on the topic 😉

Other great sources are: Scottish Passports, The Nansen passport, The secret lives of diplomatic couriers

11. Is vintage passport collecting legal? What are the regulations and considerations collectors should know when acquiring historical passports?

First, it's important to stress that each country has its own laws when it comes to passports. Collecting old vintage passports for historical or educational reasons is safe and legal, or at least tolerated. More details on the legal aspects are here...

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