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Normally the people were very happy to turn them into the new passports. (they had the opinion that life would be better in future, which not always happened) Some weeks ago I found lots of brandnew passports in a cellar. Normally they all were destroyed. Only a few people kept their old ones. When you wanted to have a new passport you had to hand back the old one.

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Frank :cheers:

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I mean blank GDR Passports. Blank ones from Unif. Germany would be illegal.

It is very difficult to say that these Passports are rare.

Compared with the number of people in GDR the are rare.

Compared with the number of collectors they are not.

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Frank :cheers:

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I mean blank GDR Passports. Blank ones from Unif. Germany would be illegal.

It is very difficult to say that these Passports are rare.

Compared with the number of people in GDR the are rare.

Compared with the number of collectors they are not.

Regards

Frank :cheers:

Wow :Cat-Scratch: I would love to get hold of a blank one :jumping:

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Most of the DDR Passports I've seen are for retirees. I believe after retirement they were authorized an annual trip to West Germany. I have such a hardback passport for a woman born in 1910 who made annual trips to West Berlin of between 14 and 30 days from 1974 to 1982. I've also heard that the reason why the DDR encouraged these visits was the desire for a percentage of these retirees to say in the West, thus reducing their requirement to pay retirement benefits. Kevin

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