Category: History

French Passport National Assembly 1791

France 1791 National Assembly 484-002

Paris, 8 March 1791 “We, the chairman and secretaries of the National Assembly … let pass freely, Verdolin Mr., Deputy going to the province of Hannot for two months. Signatures of various members including the future Minister of Police.” This…

Interesting Austrian Post WWII Passport

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Thanks to my fellow collector FM from Germany who offered this quite unusual document, I can display it’s pictures and tell a bit about the document. Direct after WWII Swastika free documents did not exist so the local governments had…

British Passport Government Of Bermuda

British Bermuda 1967 incl invoice-007

British Empire passports are always on high demand but often at low supply. So it is with this Government of Bermuda passport. A pretty rare collectible in fantastic condition, issued 1962 at the passport office in Bermuda and valid till…

Uganda – Idi Amin’s Passport

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Sometimes I am truly astonished which items I get offered from readers. Here is another example of a very unusual passport… What you see here is the 1963 Uganda passport of infamous Idi Amin as army officer in the rank…

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!

NS Fremdenpass Vienna 1939 Vienna Evakuiert-007

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…