Category: History

Unique Croatian Collective Passport

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Unique Croatian collective passport from February 1941 Zbyšek Šustek, Slovak Numismatic Society at Slovak Academy of Sciences Recently I have enriched my collection with a collective passport issued on 1 February 1941 to the Croatian ice hockey team for its…

British Consul Arthur Woodhouse C.B.E.

Consul Woodhouse appointment certificate King George V-004

This is an awesome document lot of ARTHUR WOODHOUSE, ESQ, C.B.E. who held several posts as British Consul. It’s quite unusual to find such documents all related to one Consul and this makes this document lot special. Read further details…

NATO TRAVEL DOCUMENT, TURKEY

Turkey 1969 NATO Travel Order-007

WOW, what an unusual type of travel document! Issued to Colonel Haidun Togal on 1. May 1968 to travel to Belgium on official business for the Turkish government as a NATO member. Colonel Togal will stay in Belgium for 18…

First Tibetan Passport

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First Tibetan Passport found in Nepal Fifty-six years ago on the roof of the world – Lhasa – the first Tibetan passport was prepared that was recognized by various nations. Twelve years ago, the passport that represented a sound affirmation…

The Passport Photo And It’s History

Thailand 1970s

2015 was actually the 100th anniversary of the passport photo but it was unfortunately not much communicated or even celebrated. Only the British newspaper “The Sunday Post” published a brief article in March 2015. The history of Man’s most travelled…

SIR W. CHURCHILL HONORARY US-CITIZENSHIP

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SIR W. CHURCHILL HONORARY US-CITIZENSHIP Washington D.C., United States of America (USA) & London – 15.04.1963 In 1963 Sir Winston Churchill was honored by President J.F.K. with honorary US citizenship. You can see how this special passport is handed over…

Rare British Passport 1897 – Consul in Jerusalem

Ottoman troops and Palestinians in Da'wud Street, Jerusalem, 1898

BRITISH CONSULAR PASSPORT – PALESTINE, JERUSALEM This is an outstanding and significant British passport issued and hand signed 1897 by the BRITISH CONSUL JOHN DICKSON, ESCQUIRE IN JERUSALEM, which was Palestine then but still under OTTOMAN RULE (till 1914), then…