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…

U.S. Ships Passports Behind Expectations

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FOUR SHIP’S PASSPORTS issued and signed by Jackson, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe ended UNSOLD and far below expectations at an US auction. James Madison and James Monroe Four Language Ship’s Papers Signed. One partially-printed page, 20.5″ x 15.75″ (sight), December 21,…

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…

New British Passport Launched Today

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…and William Shakespeare, appears in a new high security watermark design on each page. Other pages feature Stephenson’s Rocket, the SS Great Britain, the London Underground, and multi-cultural festivals such as Caribbean carnivals, Asian melas and Chinese New Year. Additional…

Passport Database

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It might be interesting for you to know that my passport database is one of the largest established. Of course, I know collectors which following this hobby much longer than I do and they have much more items in their…