Recently I had a table at at our local flea market. I went there with some of my old passports to promote passport collecting and what can I tell? The people were quite interested in this “strange” collection field and looked very interested into my documents and asked many questions. One question I heard many time that day was “Is it legal to collect old passports?” My answer as always …”Yes, it is!”
I sold around 10 passports and could connect to some potential future collectors, distributed some flyers and “business cards”. I got in touch also with another dealer who told me he has 2 old Swiss passports ~1850. Another potential new collector (a priest by the way) will visit me in time to see my collection might buy some items.
With my iPad I presented many different kinds of passports to the audience and especially the old Swiss passports got the attention. Old Greece passports in blue cover had earlier also the “Swiss cross” I was asked if this was a special version of the Swiss passport as they are usually in red color. 😉
This day was a success in promoting passport collecting and I had fun and pleasure to present our common hobby to the public.