Wonder Woman trashed her old passport, and someone found it.
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was found in the trash can near her Tel Aviv apartment and some handwritten notes of her movie roles.
I bet whoever found WONDER WOMAN’S passport in the trash can was as much surprised as the readers of this article. Her Israeli passport is obsolete, clipped at the corners, and the personal page is missing. Still, due to the visas included in the passport, identification is easy as also the visas bear Gal Gadot’s picture. Plus, there is the page with her signature, of course!
Gal Gadot had surely not imagined someone would pick up her obsolete and canceled passport from a trash can. Well, now this old travel document is available for fans. The document’s current bearer contacted me via my website as I was asked about a possible collector’s value.
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The Israeli passport has 32 pages. The personal page one is missing, and page nine is loose but complete. The front- and back cover corners are clipped to make the document obsolete. Wonder Woman’s travels are from 2007 to 2012 and include several stamps and visas, e.g., USA, UK, Nepal, and BRAZIL. Border stamps are from several EUROPEAN COUNTRIES plus SEYCHELLES and ISRAEL (of course).
The Wonder Woman movie made today $822 million worldwide. Justice League is upcoming soon, and Wonder Woman 2 is already agreed. Gal Gadot surely is busy in the next years, and this collectible will only gain in value. Wonder Woman 1984 made so far $85 million worldwide. Wonder Woman’s passport
Gal Gadot (born April 30, 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. Gadot is primarily known for her role as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), continuing as the lead in Wonder Woman (2017). She previously appeared as Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Wonder Woman’s passport
Gadot was born and raised in Israel. At age 18, she has been crowned Miss Israel in 2004. She then served two years as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, where she was a combat trainer.
Celebrity passport can fetch quite a sum with collectors and fans. The most expensive passport ever sold was from Baseball legend Lou Gehrig. The final price was $263000! Followed by a Marilyn Monroe passport at $115000. A Whitney Houston passport from 1979 was then rather inexpensive at $5000.
Wonder Woman trashed her old passport, and someone found it
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1. What are the earliest known examples of passports, and how have they evolved?
The word "passport" came up only in the mid 15th Century. Before that, such documents were safe conducts, recommendations or protection letters. On a practical aspect, the earliest passport I have seen was from the mid 16th Century. Read more...
2. Are there any notable historical figures or personalities whose passports are highly sought after by collectors?
Every collector is doing well to define his collection focus, and yes, there are collectors looking for Celebrity passports and travel documents of historical figures like Winston Churchill, Brothers Grimm, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Read more...
3. How did passport designs and security features change throughout different periods in history, and what impact did these changes have on forgery prevention?
"Passports" before the 18th Century had a pure functional character. Security features were, in the best case, a watermark and a wax seal. Forgery, back then, was not an issue like it is nowadays. Only from the 1980s on, security features became a thing. A state-of-the-art passport nowadays has dozens of security features - visible and invisible. Some are known only by the security document printer itself. Read more...
4. What are some of the rarest and most valuable historical passports that have ever been sold or auctioned?
Lou Gehrig, Victor Tsoi, Marilyn Monroe, James Joyce, and Albert Einstein when it comes to the most expensive ones. Read more...
5. How do diplomatic passports differ from regular passports, and what makes them significant to collectors?
Such documents were often held by officials in high ranks, like ambassadors, consuls or special envoys. Furthermore, these travel documents are often frequently traveled. Hence, they hold a tapestry of stamps or visas. Partly from unusual places.
6. Can you provide insights into the stories behind specific historical passports that offer unique insights into past travel and migration trends?
7. What role did passports play during significant historical events, such as wartime travel restrictions or international treaties?
During war, a passport could have been a matter of life or death. Especially, when we are looking into WWII and the Holocaust. And yes, during that time, passports and similar documents were often forged to escape and save lives. Example...
8. How has the emergence of digital passports and biometric identification impacted the world of passport collecting?
Current modern passports having now often a sparkling, flashy design. This has mainly two reasons. 1. Improved security and 2. Displaying a countries' heritage, icons, and important figures or achievements. I can fully understand that those modern documents are wanted, especially by younger collectors.
9. Are there any specialized collections of passports, such as those from a specific country, era, or distinguished individuals?
Yes, the University of Western Sidney Library has e.g. a passport collection of the former prime minister Hon Edward Gough Whitlam and his wife Margaret. They are all diplomatic passports and I had the pleasure to apprise them. I hold e.g. a collection of almost all types of the German Empire passports (only 2 types are still missing). Also, my East German passport collection is quite extensive with pretty rare passport types.
10. Where can passport collectors find reliable resources and reputable sellers to expand their collection and learn more about passport history?
A good start is eBay, Delcampe, flea markets, garage or estate sales. The more significant travel documents you probably find at the classic auction houses. Sometimes I also offer documents from my archive/collection. See offers... As you are already here, you surely found a great source on the topic 😉
11. Is vintage passport collecting legal? What are the regulations and considerations collectors should know when acquiring historical passports?
First, it's important to stress that each country has its own laws when it comes to passports. Collecting old vintage passports for historical or educational reasons is safe and legal, or at least tolerated. More details on the legal aspects are here...
Does this article spark your curiosity about passport collecting and the history of passports? With this valuable information, you have a good basis to start your own passport collection.
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