Nazi Germany Passport issued at the German Embassy in Luxembourg

Nazi Germany Passport issued at the German Embassy in Luxembourg

Nazi Germany Passport issued at the German Embassy in Luxembourg Here comes a very nice addition to my own collection. A German passport issued at the German Embassy in Luxembourg 17 Oct 1939 – just three weeks after WWII begun…

A fine example of security features of an 19th century passport

A fine example of security features of an 19th century passport

A fine example of security features of an 19th century passport This 1866 passport from the Kingdom of Saxony, Germany I just got recently. A very unusual type and very different to the standard type. Besides the early Wander books…

ICAO 24 Nov 2015 Deadline

ICAO 24 Nov 2015 Deadline

The 24 November 2015 deadline: what is it all about? The 24 November 2015 deadline comes from from Standard 3.10.1 in Annex 9 — Facilitation. ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) are contained in Annexes to the Chicago Convention, the…

SKORZENY’S PASSPORTS

SKORZENY’S PASSPORTS

OTTO AND ILSE SKORZENY’S PASSPORTS OTTO SKORZENY (1908 – 1975) Nazi officer and Hitler’s chief and favorite commando, he made a daring mountain-top rescue of Mussolini, placed English-speaking soldier in American uniforms to mislead American forces in the Bulge, and…

Passport Collectors Meeting in Zurich

Passport Collectors Meeting in Zurich

Passport Collectors Meeting Zurich I love to meet up with my fellow collectors, here with Guido & Gerhard. We had once again a great time sharing documents, collectors stories, and of course collectibles. Besides that, we enjoyed the great service…

ICAO – Latest Developments On ePassports (eMRTD)

ICAO – Latest Developments On ePassports (eMRTD)

In the last few months I got more interested on the current status of Biometric passports. The official term is eMRTD which means electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which is is a specialized agency…

The Oldest Printed Passport Of The Netherlands, really?

The Oldest Printed Passport Of The Netherlands, really?

The Oldest Printed Passport Of The Netherlands, really? Note: As assumed the document wasn’t sold! Many of the lots have been unsold which implies that all estimates and minimum biddings were far overestimated! The following passport is offered by a…

Nicholas Winton – Saving Czech Jewish Kids in WWII

Nicholas Winton – Saving Czech Jewish Kids in WWII

In 1938, London stockbroker Nicholas Winton decided to use his two weeks vacation to get to work. As violence began escalating against Jewish people in Europe, the 29-year-old traveled to Prague and ended up saving the lives of 669 children,…

Altered SUGIHARA Travel Document To Save Not One Jewish Life But Two

Altered SUGIHARA Travel Document To Save Not One Jewish Life But Two

This Travel Document is one of the most interesting collectible I ever got. Here is the story of this life saving document with a visa issued by righteous diplomat Chinue “Sempo” Sugihara. The document which is a Certificate (Zaswiadczenie) printed…