Fine selection of outstandig passports (part IV)

9 December, 2010

for example…

TRANSVAAL REPUBLIC 1900
Probably one of the last issued passports of Transvaal Republic also known as South African Republic (not to be confused with the present-day Republic of South Africa). Transvaal Republic was an independent Boer-ruled country in Southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century. The Transvaal Republic was established in 1852, and was independent from 1856 to 1877, then again from 1881 to 1900 after the First Boer War in which the Boers regained their independence from the British Empire.

REPUBLIC OF BOPHUTHATSWANA 1982 & REPUBLIC OF TRANSKEI 1990
Two nice examples of travel documents belonging to South Africa bantustan independent republics. Travel was permitted only to the apartheid South Africa and they were never been recognized by other states or UN except South Africa.

Thanks to GT who kindly provides these pictures from his own collection of remarkable documents.

Collection GT (1)
DUTCH EAST INDIES issued 1902 at Batavia to the Administrator (equivalent to General Manager in our times) of the Royal Petroleum Company at Dutch Indies (Collection GT).
DUTCH EAST INDIES issued 1902 at Batavia to the Administrator (equivalent to General Manager in our times) of the Royal Petroleum Company at Dutch Indies (Collection GT).
TRANSVAAL REPUBLIC 1900. Probably one of the last issued passports of Transvaal Republic also known as South African Republic - not to be mixed with the present-day Republic of South Africa (Collection GT).
TRANSVAAL REPUBLIC 1900. Probably one of the last issued passports of Transvaal Republic also known as South African Republic – not to be mixed with the present-day Republic of South Africa (Collection GT).
HONG KONG 1858. A pretty rare passport of the newly formed British Colony of Honkong hand-signed by the 6th Governor of Hongkong Sir John Bowring (Collection GT).
HONG KONG 1858. A pretty rare passport of the newly formed British Colony of Honkong hand-signed by the 6th Governor of Hongkong Sir John Bowring (Collection GT).
REPUBLIC OF BOPHUTHATSWANA 1982 & REPUBLIC OF TRANSKEI 1990. More information in the article (Collection GT).
REPUBLIC OF BOPHUTHATSWANA 1982 & REPUBLIC OF TRANSKEI 1990. More information in the article (Collection GT).
DUBAI AND DEPENDENCIES issued 1963 by British protected Dubai, one of the six British protected sheikdoms also called Trucial States. This passport was issued just a few years before the crude oil has been discovered in Dubai in 1971 (Collection GT).
DUBAI AND DEPENDENCIES issued 1963 by British protected Dubai, one of the six British protected sheikdoms also called Trucial States. This passport was issued just a few years before the crude oil has been discovered in Dubai in 1971 (Collection GT).


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2 Responses to Fine selection of outstandig passports (part IV)

  1. Abdulla Alkhaja on 15 March, 2011 at 17:42

    Good morning.
    My name is abdulla and I am from the United Arab Emirates.
    I am interested in collecting passports related to the 7 emirates
    before they united and formed one country.
    in the 1960′s each emirate had its own government and its own
    passport.
    the seen emirates ware also called the Trucial States. state names is
    Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qiwain, Ras Al Khaima and
    Fujairah.

    I am trying to complete my collection of these passports but it is
    hard to find people that share the same hobby.

    this site is great in a sense that passport collectors can meet here
    and maybe be able to bye,sell or exchange some of the items they
    have.

    I would like to thank you for this web site and wish you all the
    best.

    Regards,
    Abdulla

    • admin on 15 March, 2011 at 17:48

      Dear Abdulla,
      thank you very much for your valuable feedback and I am glad to hear you like my website. I have to agree with you that your area of collection – the Trucial States – is difficult to find. Did you saw the Dubai and Dependencies passport from 1963 in the gallery? I would be happy if you have other examples for the gallery here on this website. You are always very welcome to contribute with your experience and pictures of your collection. Best regards, Tom.

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