Meet Ruth Bielaski Shipley

19 September, 2014
Meet Ruth Bielaski Shipley

Ruth Bielaski Shipley (April 20, 1885 – November 3, 1966) was head of the Passport Division of the United States Department of State for 27 years from 1928 to 1955. She became head of the Passport Division in 1928, the first woman to hold the position, after twice declining the appointment. She succeeded foreign service officer Parker Wilson Buhrman  and initially headed a staff of more than 70. In...

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British Agent (Wife’s Passport)

13 September, 2014
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Major Ian Pirie was a British agent working for the Secret Service – SOE. The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a British World War...

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Interpol Stolen and Lost Travel Documents Database

8 September, 2014
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INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database enables INTERPOL National Central Bureaus and other authorized law enforcement entities (such as immigration and border...

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The Canadian Passport – Early Years

31 August, 2014
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Early years of the Canadian passport The story of the Canadian passport is entwined with Canada’s history, both as a colony of Great Britain...

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NZten.com – Bring Back Ten-Year Passport

30 August, 2014
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NZten.com is the website which aims to bring back the 10 Year New Zealand Passport NZ passports were once valid for 10 years. This...

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The Evolution of the Australian Passport

28 August, 2014
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Early Australian passports are rare to spot. I had only this one in the past. If your collection focus is Australia then you should...

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

25 August, 2014
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If the “Roaring Twenties” conjures up images bobbed-hair flappers and couples dancing to jazz music, you may have F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896...

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