Tag: Diplomatic

Diplomatic Passport of Raoul Wallenberg

This is the diplomatic passport of Raoul Wallenberg On 6 February 1957, the Soviet government released a document dated 17 July 1947, which stated “I report that the prisoner Wallenberg who is well-known to you, died suddenly in his cell…

Significant East German Diplomatic Passport

Another precious document came into my East German (GDR) collection. A diplomatic passport issued 1959! This is not only the earliest used diplomatic passport in my collection but it was also issued to the wife and daughter of the official…

Diplomatic Passport Sophie Schulze-Bernett

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…

Italian Diplomatic Passport 1943

This is the first document of this type I ever could acquire and it has a beautiful hidden feature – a fantastic & unusual watermark! Besides that the document was issued to a military attache in Ankara, Turkey. Several diplomatic…

Diplomacy, Vatican and WW II

AS THE CLOUDS OF WAR GATHERED again over Europe, the Knights of Columbus found themselves fighting to stay in Italy as Mussolini attempted to take over activities and organizations for Catholic youth, including the Knights’ playgrounds. Not only were the…

Belgium Diplomatic Passports 1954

These are the diplomatic passports of Gilbert Mullie (Senator, Chairman of the Farmers Union, President of the Catholic party) and his wife. Both documents looks like printed yesterday and are in fantastic mint condition. His passport was used for travel…