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…

Kingdom Of Saxony, German Empire Unusual Passport Booklet

Kingdom Of Saxony, German Empire Unusual Passport Booklet

Kingdom Of Saxony, German Empire Unusual Passport Booklet This type I never saw before! The cover of the passport booklet looks like the standard German Empire travel documents but it’s not! The wording and layout of the pages are different…

A Fifty Year Old Passport…

A Fifty Year Old Passport…

from a Philippines author This is my grandfathers passport from the 1950s. With a matte, almost linen-like, khaki-colored cover and numbered by hand as No. 3155. It provides a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era of civilized travel. Forget computerized…