Category: History

German Empire Passport With SLESVIG Stamp

Hamburg 1920 Slesvig revenue-003

The Schleswig plebiscite was actually two referendums, organized according to the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, with the purpose of determining the future border between Germany and Denmark. The referendums were monitored by representatives from France, the United Kingdom, Norway,…

Franz Kafka Passport At Auction (update)

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SOLD for $37.500 including premium! KAFKA’S PASSPORT used in the last two years of his life and hitherto an unknown survival. A tremendously personal and evocative item of bureaucratic residue, the passport bears Kafka’s written name five times (including his…

All-Palestine Government History

1930 - Ahmad Hilmi Pasha Portrait_r2_c2

The All-Palestine Government was established by the Arab League on 22 September 1948 during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It was soon recognized by all Arab League members except Transjordan. Though jurisdiction of the Government was declared to cover the whole…

Another Nazi Service Passport

Ernst-vom-Rath

After grabbing the Captain Loewe DIENSTPASS (Service passport) documents I got offered another outstanding DIENSTPASS issued 1938 in BERLIN by the FOREIGN OFFICE (!) and that is very unusual as basically they were ALWAYS issued by the local police office.…

Italian Diplomatic Passport 1943

Italy Diplomatic 1943-007

This is the first document of this type I ever could acquire and it has a beautiful hidden feature – a fantastic & unusual watermark! Besides that the document was issued to a military attache in Ankara, Turkey. Several diplomatic…

Nazi Service Passport 1943 Capt Loewe

BOARletter

A fantastic and unique document lot which consists on three (3) Nazi Service passports (Dienstpass) & Soldbuch of him, his daughter and wife  and letters from Captain Hans Loewe to/from his family when he was at the Civilian Internment Camp 1…

A Unique East German Passport

DDR cover

East German (GDR) passports are an interesting collection field, especially for me as German. Latest models are still frequently available after 25 years of unification. But THIS one showed here is special if not unique. The document was issued on…