Category: History

Passport To Venice

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by Kathleen Ann Gonzalez As promised, I’m sharing photos of another passport I received from my generous friend Marco. But this passport is not just a copy – it’s the real thing! When E. A. Berckmans de Meert was 25…

Giacomo Casanova’s Passport

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Look at this fantastic travel document presented by Kathleen Ann Gonzales. Her Blog SeductiveVenice follows her journey as researcher and writer about Venice, Casanova, and Gondolas. I am glad to found her great article about this outstanding passport! Kathleen gave…

German Alien Passport With Stamp EVAKUIERT!

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Earlier this year I received an inquiry from a reader asking me about the document of his grandmother. The passport is quite interesting because of two characteristics. The red “J” stamp The large “EVAKUIERT” (evacuated) stamp The big red “J”…

Time Travel

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  An isochronic map shows where to go, how long it took to get there – and what changes were on the way In 1914 John G. Bartholomew, the scion of an Edinburgh map making family and cartographer royal to…

Interesting US Passport 1912

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At the first view you might not see something special on this US passport issued May 1912 but the second view will reveal that this passport already has a passport picture included, which was only mandatory from Dec 1914! Also…

One Of The Last Third Reich Passports

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A fellow collector might have indeed the “very last” issue of this German passport type, issued May 4, 1945. I just got one issued April 13, 1945 in Hamburg with visa for German occupied Denmark dated April 23, 1945. Last…

Black British Early Passports

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Passports of Black People in the 19th century are rare to find and even in the early 20th century they were not that common. Now I did acquire such a Black British passport lot of five documents including two British…

Collective Passport For 10 Men

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Collective or group passports are a type of travel document which are nowadays not used anymore (exception – see related link below). I do have a few in my collection and the latest collective passport I have seen was issued…

Enrico Caruso Passport 1919

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WHAT a great finding is this Italian passport of Caruso from 1919 issued in New York! His travel document included his 2nd wife Dorothy Park Benjamin (the daughter of a wealthy New York patent lawyer) and his son Enrico, Jr.…