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AMERICAN SEAMAN’S PROTECTION CERTIFICATE

Notary Protection Certificate issued to Andrew Boteler, mariner, 11 May 1796. Dated seventeen days before the passage of the Act that prescribed use of Seamen's Protections, it served the same purpose. A document such as this would later often be required by the collector in order for a seaman to obtain a certificate from the Custom House

Seamen’s Protection Certificates were usually printed documents, varying in size and style, that were carried by American seamen as proof of citizenship. The certificate was obtained by the individual through the customhouse, public notary, or U.S. Consul when required in…

Benjamin Franklin: First American Diplomat

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Benjamin Franklin: First American Diplomat, 1776–1785 Benjamin Franklin, the most distinguished scientific and literary American of his age, was the first American diplomat. He served from 1776 to 1778 on a three-man commission to France charged with the critical task…

American Revolution Passport 1779

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American Revolution Passport 1779 signed by Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold was an American Revolutionary War general best known for his defection from the Continental Army to the British side of the conflict in 1780. Synopsis Benedict Arnold was born in…

GUIDELINES

Literature about passport history or passport collecting is rare to find therefore you will get here valuable guidelines written by experienced collectors. Are you a specialist in some passport collection field then you are very welcome to contact me to…

Unusual Modern Passport Stamps

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If you have these stamps in your own travel document then you have seen quite unusual places. If not – you might want add them to your “Bucket list”. North Korea Only about 2,500 tourists visited the secret country each…