Gijsbert Karel Count van Hogendorp

This Dutch passport issued 1814 in Amsterdam in the name of Gijsbert Karel, Count van Hogendorp is a pretty nice example of a travel document used just briefly before the Netherlands became Kingdom in 1815 with his first king William…

Current Canada Passport – Illuminated

Take a look at the current Canadian passport under black light and you will truly see a firework (of illumination). The current series established from July 2013 will give you this experience. See the pictures here and follow the link…

5-Year Passports Continue to Clip Kiwis’ Wings

5-Year Passports Continue to Clip Kiwis’ Wings  The Taxpayers’ Union is renewing calls for a return to 10-year passports in 2015 after Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne’s failure to address New Zealand’s expensive passport regime that sees New Zealanders…

British Courier Passport

King’s Courier’s Passport issued 7th December  1910 for travel to St. Petersburg, Russia, maybe in connection with the arrival of Sir George Buchanan the new British Ambassador. The King’s courier was Ernest Frederick Gye.

LINCOLN APPOINTS MINISTER TO PRUSSIA

LINCOLN APPOINTS NORMAN B. JUDD AS MINISTER TO PRUSSIA ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865).  Lincoln was the Sixteenth President. NORMAN B. JUDD (1815-1878).  Judd was a lawyer in Illinois and a member of the Illinois State Senate, where he befriended Abraham Lincoln. …

Colony Of North Borneo

North Borneo was a British  protectorate  under the sovereign  North Borneo Chartered Company  from 1882 to 1946. After World War II, it became a  crown colony  of the  United Kingdom  from 1946 to 1963, known as British North Borneo. Currently, it is known as the state of  Sabah ,  East Malaysia. The…