Found but…lost

It it not unusual that I get contacted from people  at my website offering passports. Sometimes there are really nice items offered with interesting stories behind and somtimes the seller just think he has something “extraordinary” and is asking for…

Passport-Collector.com supports TV-Project

Another film producer was contacting me for support. Actually it is a property master who was involved in famous Hollywood Movie Productions such as Wall Street (Micheal Douglas) I Am Legend (Will Smith) Hitch (Will Smith) Vanilla Sky (Tom Cruise)…

Operation Ezra and Nehemiah

From 1950 to 1952, Operation Ezra and Nehemiah airlifted 120–130,000 Iraqi Jews to Israelvia Iran and Cyprus. By 1968 only 2,000 Jews remained in Iraq. Today fewer than 100 Jews remain, all of whom live in Baghdad. The operation is…

Reisepässe – Norddeutscher Bund

Die Reisepässe im Norddeutschen Bunde Durch das unter dem 12. Oktober v. J. erlassene Bundes-Paßgesetz, welches mit dem 1. Januar 1868 in Wirksamkeit getreten, ist für die zum Norddeutschen Bunde gehörigen Staaten die Paßpflichtigkeit der Reisenden aufgehoben worden. Es hängt…

Recent additions to my collection

My focus is on “German passports”. Tettnang 1796 (for a french noble man escaping the french revolution) Switzerland 1923 and 2x 1927 Free City of  Danzig 1940 Free City of  Hamburg 1823 Grand Duchy of  Baden 1849 Kingdom of Württemberg…

Alien Passport – Free City of Danzig

Very nice and rare item issued on 03-27-39 in Danzig (Germany at that time – now Poland) for a locksmith. In the passport it is stated “nationality: stateless”. Alien passports of Danzig are quite rare and this is the first…