British Guiana Passport 1948

British Guiana Passport 1948 British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. The area was originally settled by the Dutch at the start of the 17th…

German Foreign Office and War Crime…

Hitler’s Diplomats Historian Calls Wartime Ministry A ‘Criminal Organization’ In a SPIEGEL interview, historian Eckart Conze discusses the German Foreign Ministry’s contribution to the Holocaust, Nazi old-boy networks in postwar Germany and the reluctance of the German diplomatic community to…

Bond author’s passport sells for premium

A passport used by James Bond creator Ian Fleming for a real-life spying mission has sold for more than five times more than expected at £15,525. The single-page, temporary diplomatic document was sold by auction at Sotheby’s in London. Commander…

Passports, Travel, Nations: Landmarks

This page highlights landmarks in the history of passport, citizenship documentation and travel surveillance schemes. 1557 de Vitoria’s De Indis Noviter Inventis 1562 Edict of Saint-Germain-de-Pres grants limited rights of assembly to French Huguenots 1646 Grotius’ De Iure Belli ac…

League of Nations – Passport Conferences

The League of Nations held two conferences about passports. Below you see their recommendation of a “passport standard”. Follow the source link for detailed information. Conference on Passports and Customs Formalities October 15-21, 1920 in Paris, International Travel Issues Second…

German Ministerialpass 1924

As collector you rarely find such great items. I was lucky to get this passport in exchange with another collector friend and for me this is by the way a great example of collector collaboration. We both had something what…

Israel – Diplomatic Passport 1951

Interesting and early diplomatic passport of Israel… Here is the biography of this Israeli diplomat. Ehud Avriel (1917 – August 27, 1980) was an Israeli diplomat and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai between 1955…