Category: History

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.…

East German Border Control Case

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A quite unique finding is this East German border control equipment case with various devices and documents which was recently available at an auction. My first idea was to bid on it as it’s a great German history related item…

Diplomatic Passport Sophie Schulze-Bernett

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Following up on her son’s passport here comes Sophie’s German diplomatic passport issued at the Foreign Office in Berlin 24 August 1942. The wording in the document says… “Issued to Sophie Schulze-Bernett, spouse of the “adjutant” of the military attache…

A Boy In Nazi Occupied Netherlands

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After May 1940, the good times were few and far between: first there was the war, then the capitulation and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews. Our freedom was severely restricted…

Republic Of China Passport 1926

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Here comes a quite unusual passport. Republic of China 1926 with revenue stamps issued to a Westerner. Such travel documents are rare to find and this one fetched a quite good price of $1400 at eGreedy. 38 bids were registered…