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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…

Republic Of Texas – Passport 1836

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What a great passport! Congratulations to the buyer who get’s this treasure into his collection. Republic of Texas Passport. One page, 8″ x 10″, Columbia [Texas], circa 1836. Names and descriptions are blank. This passport was intended to allow individuals…

LATEST LIST OF COLLECTIBLES

Note: All documents are obsolete and for collection/research purpose only! Details on request! ADEN – BRITISH TERRITORY 1959 ADEN PROTECTORATE MUKALLA QUAITI STATE (British Territory) Excellent condition, great traditional passport picture of a young man , visas and several Arabic…

Time Travel

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  An isochronic map shows where to go, how long it took to get there – and what changes were on the way In 1914 John G. Bartholomew, the scion of an Edinburgh map making family and cartographer royal to…