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Secret Art in the Passport
How we use it to fox the forger
Martin Lloyd, Author and Speaker Wednesday 13 September 2017

From the wax seal to the microchip, man has exploited the skill of the artist and artisan in his attempt to manufacture a forgery-proof document.    Taking you through three centuries of passport design, this lecture explains the overt and uncovers the covert to illustrate the defences built into the passport and the tricks the forger uses to defeat them.    You will never see your passport in the same light again!