Antiquarian Book Fair London, May 2012

Antiquarian Book Fair London, May 2012

As the Antiquarian Book Fair London was just at the same weekend as the Ephemera Fair, I decided to spend the whole weekend in London to visit both events and I can tell you already I do not regret my…

The Diplomatic Passport Of Sylvestre Ntibantunganya

The Diplomatic Passport Of Sylvestre Ntibantunganya

This is the Diplomatic passport of Burundi President Sylvestre Ntibantunganya (born 8 May 1956) is a Burundi politician. He was Speaker of the National Assembly of Burundi from December 1993 to 1 October 1994 and President of Burundi from 6…

RARE “J” STAMPED PASSPORTS

RARE “J” STAMPED PASSPORTS

1938 REICHSGESETZBLATT, PART I, PAGE 1342 Law on Passports of Jews on 5 October 1938 Based on the law on passport, alien police and registration affairs as well as on identification affairs of 11 May 1934 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, Page 589)…

Benito Mussolini Passport 1922

Benito Mussolini Passport 1922

Benito Mussolini Passport Picture (Press Photo) It seems his old passport was offered in 1922 for a sale price of £500(!) Interesting press photo…see full describtion on the pictures below…   Thanks to the input from Jonathan Pile (see comments)…

Collectors Meeting in London

Collectors Meeting in London

collectors meeting in london I spend a great time with my fellow collectors Ed and Brian during my trip to London where I met also interesting people like William (†) and Danny. An English lady came all the way from…

Important Sugihara Passport Discovered

Important Sugihara Passport Discovered

Important Sugihara Passport Discovered Today I can report and display a document issued by one of the *”Righteous Among The Nations”. (*an honorific used by the State of Israel to describe non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to…

Important Saxony Passport 1842

Important Saxony Passport 1842

Important Saxony Passport 1842 Thanks to the support of a good fellow collector I had the chance to acquire this important passport of Saxony issued by honorable Johannes von Minckwitz. This noble family was first mentioned in 1168 and still…

Collectors Meeting in Paris – Salon du Livre-Papiers Anciens

Collectors Meeting in Paris – Salon du Livre-Papiers Anciens

Collectors Meeting in Paris – Salon du Livre-Papiers Anciens Collectors Meeting in Paris It was already the very last day of the fair when I arrived in Paris, so my expectations were not too high to find something on passports….

3rd Reich Diplomatic Passport

3rd Reich Diplomatic Passport

 As you might know my private collection contains German documents only. My oldest passport is from 1646 from a German duchess and another one from 1796 for a French Nobleman issued in South of Germany (escaping the French Revolution). Well,…