PASSPORT 1926 PHILIPPINE ISLANDS FRANK HAMILTON ROBERTS
I bet todays generation of US Americans don’t even know that the Philippines were once US territory. This is a great example and a fantastic addition to any passport collection. Look at the huge golden seal. Philippine Islands passports are rare to find nowadays and over the years I have seen only a few. So if you have ever the chance to grab on for your collection – DO IT!
In 1902 governors of the United States insular possessions were authorized to issue passports (32. Stat. 386). Passports for the US territory of the Philippines Islands were issued till July 4, 1946 when the Philippines became independent. Early passports of the Republic of the Philippines are also difficult to find, especially in good condition.
Learn more about the history of the Philippines here by The Philippine Islands (1848-1929) / by William D. Boyce.