Carrie Fisher’s passport up for auction

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  • Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017

Carrie Fisher's old passport is up for auction on eBay. Photo: AFP

Fans of the actress, who died Dec 27, can bid for their chance to own "Princess Leia's" passport, which is up for auction on eBay. The current winning bid stands at $2,025 (RM9038.59).

Issued May 26, 1983, and expiring May 25, 1993, Carrie Fisher's passport bears witness to the actress's travels at the time. Best known for her roles as Princess Leia in Star Wars and Marie in When Harry met Sally, the actress appears to have travelled extensively, presumably both for work and leisure.

The passport offers a snapshot of Carrie Fisher's life, from trekking in Nepal in 1984, to jaunts in Saint Martin in December 1983 and a trip to Greece in 1984. Debbie Reynolds' daughter also made several extended trips, as the passport features a three-month visa for India, issued Feb 14, 1985, and an Australian visa running Oct 29 to Dec8, 1986.

The 23 pages of the passport contain some 20 visas issued in the name of the Californian actress.

Ten percent of proceeds from the auction will be donated to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a charity close to Carrie Fisher's heart.

However the latest development has seen the listing being removed on eBay. Tom Topol, a researcher and passport collector who is representing the seller has claimed that eBay initially cited its personal information policy as the reason. However Topol disputes that saying that “...expired US passports issued more than 20 years prior to the date of sale are allowed.” As Fisher’s passport was issued in 1986 it is in compliance. It is still up for bids on Topol’s website (Travel Editor’s Note). – AFP Relaxnews

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia has even travelled to many galaxies (we're not sure if a passport or visa was needed though)

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