CNN
Interview – The shadowy world of camouflage passports
FILMMAKER DOUGLAS DARLINGTON (DIGITALOCEAN)
Support on a specific passport for the film “Two Regimes: A Mother’s Memoir of the Holodomor & the Holocaust.”
INTERVIEW WITH DESERET NEWS
Passports,” said Tom Topol, an expert on passport history, “give us a view into several aspects of humankind.”
VENEZUELAN WEBSITES REFER TO MY GLOBAL PASSPORT FEES ARTICLE
Article from Analitica.com, Aporrea.org, and El-Carabobeno.com
SORTING MACHINES OF GLOBALIZATION: THE REDEFINITION OF BORDER
Article for Keesing Technologies
MEMORIAL DE LA SHOAH – MUSEUM (PARIS, FR)
Support on Schutz-Passes (Protection passes during the Holocaust)
FENIX EMIGRANT MUSEUM (ROTTERDAM, NL)
Acquired a NANSEN passport from my collection for their museum’s exhibition
MACARTHUR MEMORIAL (NORFOLK, VA, USA)
Collaboration on General MacArthur’s passport
X-FILME CREATIVE POOL
Another great collaboration. Two historical passports for season 4 of BABYLON BERLIN.


JULIAN BRANSTON, BOOK AUTHOR (LONDON, U.K.)
Research support on historical passports and travel routes
TAL CUAL – NEWSPAPER VENEZUELA
Was publishing my article on global passport fees
THE EXPERTISE CENTER FOR IDENTITY FRAUD AND DOCUMENTS (ECID) OF THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS MARECHAUSSEE
Many thanks for featuring me in your monthly internal newsletter. The ECID newsletter mainly contains confidential information and is there for members of governmental/law enforcement agencies.
KIAUTSCHOU LIBRARY (QINGDAO, C.N.)
Providing text and pictures on a German Empire passport issued in Tsingtao for the exhibition
BERLINER KURIER
DDR-Geschichte: Sammler zahlen viel Geld für alte Reisepässe
PETER POLACK, BOOK AUTHOR
Support for passport pictures for his upcoming Encyclopedia of Soviet Spymasters
VACHERON CONSTANTIN (GENEVA, CH)
Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch manufacturer globally and publisher of COLLECTOR’S ISLAND, an annual/limited artbook portraying only ten carefully selected collectors each year worldwide. I was one of them of 80 in total over eight years.
CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HUMAN RIGHTS (WINNIPEG, CA)
The museum got three important documents from me. A Nansen passport and two German passports of Jews with the infamous J-stamp
REQUEST FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
For a passport photo for online/offline print
REQUEST FROM BBC ONE ‘THE ONE SHOW’
For television contribution on the British passport history
HISTORY OF THE EU AND ITS LAISSEZ-PASSER
Article for Keesing Technologies
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT)
Assistance for a research project on consular passports issued during WWII in Europe
CONDE NAST TRAVELER (NEW YORK, USA)
How the U.S. Passport Evolved From Status Symbol to Essential Travel Document
BRITISH BOOK AUTHOR ANDREW NORMAN (DORSET, U.K.)
Research assistance for his history book on rescuing Jews in Vienna
PASSPORT FORMATS AND STANDARDIZATION
Article for Keesing Technologies
BAVARIAN STATE LIBRARY (MUNICH, DE)
Support with a passport photo for a book project about Bavarian literature
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (one of the world’s leading international law journals)
A critical assessment of the Government of Israel’s memorandum to the ICC – Part I refers to my article on the All-Palestine Government
BRITONS CAN GET ONE OF THE FIRST BLUE PASSPORTS
Daily Express, UK
WORTHPOINT (ATLANTA, USA)
Article on fantasy passport collection for the Knights of Malta
CELEBRITIES WHO LOOK ILLEGALLY GOOD IN THEIR PASSPORT PHOTOS
Elle Magazine, Australia
CURRENT AND VALID PASSPORTS ON EBAY
Article for Keesing Technologies
MILESTONES IN 100 YEARS OF THE PASSPORT PHOTO
Article for the final Keesing KJDI issue Feb 2020
THE KING’S & QUEEN’S MESSENGER PASSPORT
Article for the Keesing Annual Report Identity Management 2019/2020
THE SHAKESPEARE BIRTHPLACE TRUST (STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, U.K.)
Assistance in identifying a 1610 issued document as safe-conduct for Sir Thomas Puckering. One of the earliest British passports in existence.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (WASHINGTON D.C., USA)
Recognition award from the U.S. Department of State for the assistance to their Consular History Exhibition
ZAHRA MACKAOUI, BRITISH LEBANESE JOURNALIST & DOCUMENTARY MAKER (LONDON, U.K.)
Assistance for a UNHCR Nansen project
THE EPHEMERA SOCIETY (LONDON, U.K.)
Collecting old passports
EXCHANGE MOVIE CANADA INC. (OTTAWA, CA)
Assistance on a passport for the current production “The Exchange.”
ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON (LONDON, U.K.)
Assistance on a passport for the show: Muriel Gardiner, “Code Name Mary.”
MEDIACORP (SINGAPORE, SIN)
Assistance for the national broadcaster for the kid’s game show “Museum Mysteries – The Mystery Of The Passport.”
X FILME CREATIVE POOL GmbH (BERLIN, DE) references
Assistance on a passport for NETFLIX seriesBABYLON BERLIN, S.E. 3
TALPA GERMANY FICTION FILM PRODUCTION (BERLIN, DE)
Assistance on a passport for a film production
THE EVOLUTION OF THE FEDERAL GERMAN PASSPORT
Article for REGULA Forensic Science Systems
A HISTORY OF PASSPORTS AND THEIR DESIGN
Article for the Kessing KJDI 56
DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP MEMORIAL SITE
Assistance on passport pictures for an exhibition
THE HISTORY OF MULTI-PASSENGER PASSPORTS
Article or Keesing Annual Report 2017
KEESING TECHNOLOGIES (AMSTERDAM, NL)
Columnist for “Journal of Documents & Identity”
SKY NEWS (LONDON, U.K.)
Request for a studio interview on the post-Brexit blue passport
LBC DAILY DEBRIEF (LONDON, U.K.)
Request for a radio interview on the post-Brexit blue passport

ANTIQUE TRADER MAGAZINE (IOLA, USA)
Take a tour of historical passport collecting
EPHEMERA SOCIETY OF AMERICA references
Member article (page 27/28) on the history of passports
ELLEN FREUND, PROPERTY MASTER, LOS ANGELES, USA
Ellen was involved in leading productions like MAD MAN, VANILLA SKY or NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM and needed a historical passport for the film OPERATION FINALE (MGM)
BBC ESSEX RADIO (ESSEX, UK)
Radio interview with Dave Monk on British passport history & post-Brexit passport
SECUNET (BERLIN, DE)
Please read my article for SECUNET, one of Germany’s leading providers of superior I.T. security (cryptography (SINA), e-government, business security, and automotive security)
BUSINESS INSIDER (LONDON, U.K.)
Someone found ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot’s old passport — and it could be worth thousands.
UFAFICION (POTSDAM, DE)
German award-winning film and television Company and a unique leader in the German film and television market Assistance with a German Diplomatic passport for an upcoming production
BUSINESS INSIDER (LONDON, U.K.)
This is the oldest (British) passport in existence
ANTHONY CORMIER, JOURNALIST (PULITZER PRIZE WINNER)
Consulting on passports
ALJAZEERA ENGLISH (DOHA, QA)
Consulting on passport issues for the documentary “North Korea: The death of King-Jong-nam.”
BUSINESS MAGAZIN (BUCHAREST, R.O.)
De la Uniunea Sovietică la Germania de Est: o impresionantă colecţie de paşapoarte emise de ţări care nu mai există (From the Soviet Union to East Germany: an impressive collection of passports issued by countries that no longer exist)
FOX STUDIOS AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY, A.U.)
Assistance for a passport prop

DAILYMAIL.COM (LONDON, U.K.)
From Stalin’s Soviet Union to East Germany & British Palestine: The extraordinary historical passports to countries that no longer exist
SAfm – SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO (JOHANNESBURG, S.A.)
Radio Interview – The Lifestyle Show with Michelle Constant – Passport History & Collecting
LA OPINION (LOS ANGELES, USA) references
Las fascinantes historias detrás de los pasaportes antiguos y modernos
(The fascinating stories behind ancient and modern passports)
BBC MUNDO (MIAMI, USA)
Las fascinantes historias detrás de los pasaportes antiguos y modernos
(The fascinating stories behind classical and contemporary passports)
THE WEATHER CHANNEL (ATLANTA, USA)
The Rare Documents of Tom Topol, the Passport Collector
PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL (MINNEAPOLIS, USA)
Radio Interview – Every passport tells a story
PROTAGON MAGAZINE (ATHENS, GR)
Εξι εκπληκτικά διαβατήρια από χώρες που δεν υπάρχουν πια
(Six stunning passports from countries that no longer exist)
ATLAS OBSCURA (LOS ANGELES, USA)
Six Stories of Stunning Passports From Countries That No Longer Exist
PASSPORTINFO.COM (FLORIDA, USA)
“Is it legal to sell an old passport?”
CONDE NAST TRAVELER (NEW YORK, USA)
“A Look Inside Carrie Fisher’s Passport,” including an interview with me.
REFINERY MAGAZIN (NEW YORK, USA)
“Carrie Fisher’s Vintage Passport,” including an interview with me.
NINE.COM.AU (A.U.) references
Carrie Fisher’s well-loved 1983 passport goes up for auction
GOODRUM HOUSE – Buckhead Heritage Society – (ATLANTA, USA)
Assistance on “encrypting” Goodrum’s passport content.
ZEPPELIN.ORG (I.T.)
“Want To Know How a North Korean Passport Looks Like.”
The Italian magazine for international politics also published the article.
CONDE NAST TRAVELER (NEW YORK, USA)
“This Is What a North Korean Passport Looks Like.”
Katherine Lagrave just rewrote/redacted the original article from Business Insider U.K. However, I am pleased to see it.
BUSINESS INSIDER (LONDON, U.K.)
“Here’s what it’s like inside a North Korean passport — one of the world’s rarest travel documents.”
U.K.’s TOP publisher with 40 Mio page views a month hosted my article on the DPRK passport.
INYAN MAGAZINE (NEW YORK, USA)
A weekly Jewish magazine that covers a range of Jewish relevant topics that inform and inspire their readers. Here is a six-page article on the history of passports, including an interview with me.
FINE BOOKS & COLLECTIONS MAGAZINE (CHAPEL HILL, USA)
Article “Collectible Passports” in the Summer issue of this leading magazine references
RUSHEN HERITAGE TRUST (RUSHEN, ISLE OF MAN)
Assistance on WWII Women’s Internment in the Isle of Man in Port Erin and Port St Mary
YAOTSU TOWN HALL OFFICE (YAOTSU, J.P.)
Assistance to the UNESCO Memory of the World Project for the Chiune Sugihara Memorial Museum
INFOSECURA – SECURITYPRINTERS.ORG (BRUXELLES, BE)
Article for the security printing industry worldwide, published four times a year by Intergraf.
CORTINA PRODUCTIONS (MCLEAN, USA)
Assistance on old passport stamps for the RICHARD NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM
BBC DAILY POLITICS ON BBC 2 (LONDON, UK) references

Invitation for an on-air interview on passport history about the new British passport design
THE NEW PASSPORT-POOR
Passports may soon disappear, but their replacement will be far more invasive.
SICPA (LAUSANNE, CH)
Assistance research on the history of “Admission stamps” in passports
HUFFINGTON POST (K.R.)
picked up my article on the North Korean passport history
SECURITYDOCUMENTWORLD (READING, U.K.)
Global news from the Security Document Industry.
Guest article > Passports now and then
SIRENA FILM (PRAGUE, CZ)
Film production – consulting the art department on documents used during the “Kindertransport” (WWII)
VIDEOTRON (MONTREAL, CA)
Cable T.V. company – consulting their prop master on travel documents
UFAFICION (POTSDAM, DE)
German award-winning film and television Company and a unique leader in the German film and television market Assistance with several passports for an upcoming production for German TV ZDF
SALZBURG FESTIVAL / SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE (SALZBURG, AT)
Assistance for the property master with several passports for Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.”
SKYNEWS.CH (ZURICH, CH)
Article about Swiss aviation pioneer Ernst Nyffenegger & his passport
GIZMODO.COM (NEW YORK, USA)
Article / Interview on passport security
THE GUARDIAN (LONDON, U.K.)
Assistance for a passport gallery
LAW ENFORCEMENT – POLICE (LENDAVA, SL)
Assistance on a diplomatic passport Congo
DIPLOMATIC COURIER ALUMNI (History of the Diplomatic Courier Service, USA)
Assistance on passport history
CALCALYST (Israel’s most significant business daily newspaper and website)
Interview on current passport design & passport history
APIS (BANSKA BYSTRICA, SK) references
Test of their mobile document checking device C230 UVC

KEESING TECHNOLOGIES (AMSTERDAM, NL)
Article about passport collecting & passport history for The Journal of Documents & Identity
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER (MI, USA)
Consultation on Holocaust documents
THE EPHEMERA SOCIETY (LONDON, U.K.)
Tom Topol’s excellent website is always up-to-date with the latest news on passports and their history & an article in THE EPHEMERIST about passport collecting & passport history.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
(EDINBURGH, U.K.)
Assistance in acquiring a significant historical Scottish passport
FOYLES WAR – popular British TV series (LONDON, U.K.)
Assistance the Graphic Designer in recreating a past passport
THE GOODMAN THEATRE (CHICAGO, USA)
Assistance on an Iraqi passport
ORANGE TREE THEATRE (RICHMOND, U.K.)
Assistance on British passports
BBC (LONDON, U.K.) 
Research on historical passports references
HOLOCAUST FOUNDATION (OSAKA, J.P.)
Assistance in the acquisition of specific Holocaust material – passport related
KAUFMAN ASTORIA STUDIOS – Legendary movie studio (NEW YORK, USA)
Assistance of the property master in recreating a historical passport
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY LIBRARY (SIDNEY, A.U.)
Evaluation of the University’s passport collection
PAUL FRASER COLLECTIBLES (USA) references
is referring to my website, “…offers a wealth of intriguing resources on the subject.”

GERMAN VIEW MAGAZINE (HAMBURG, DE)
article and interview with me
POST – ITALIAN ONLINE MAGAZINE
article about my website
GERMAN MAGAZINE “Autographs Collector”
Article about passport collecting, online and in their monthly magazine
HOLOCAUST FOUNDATION (CONNECTICUT, USA)
Assistance in acquiring specific Holocaust material – passport related
HOLOCAUST FOUNDATION (ILLINOIS, USA)
Assistance in obtaining explicit Holocaust material – passport related
EPHEMERA SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Article about passport collecting and an article about a US 1814 passport
INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT COLLECTORS MEETING (BERLIN, DE)
Event organizer, participants from Germany, France, Singapore, Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, U.K.

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