Posts Tagged ‘ France ’

FRANCE 1880 DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT

20 February, 2015
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This passport type is unusual! I asked my fellow collector Tristan, who is indeed an expert in French travel documents and he also replied to me that he never saw such a type before. Issued to M. Georges Firmin-Didot, Attaché of the French Republic sent to his post at the Holy Sea (Vatican). Issued in Paris, 20. July 1880, stamp, signed by the chief of staff of the foreign...

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Edouard Drouyn de Lhuys

18 February, 2015
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Edouard Drouyn de Lhuys (19 November 1805 – 1 March 1881) was a French statesman and diplomat, born at Melun in the department of Seine et Marne. He was educated at the College of Louis-le-Grande. The scion of a wealthy and noble house, he excelled in rhetoric. He quickly became interested in politics and diplomacy. He was ambassador at The Hague and Madrid, and distinguished himself by his opposition...

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PASSPORT MARSHAL PETAIN

28 November, 2014
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Currently you have the chance to grab a document of significant French history – the passport of later Chief of State (Chef de l’État Français) of Vichy France (1940 to 1944). Pétain, who was 84 years old in 1940, ranks as France’s oldest head of state. It is not a diplomatic passport as the seller describes but it’s still a great item to enrich your collection as such documents you...

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What does your passport mean to you?

23 September, 2014
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What does your passport mean to you? It might represent your nationality or your ability to live and work in a certain country. Perhaps it reminds you of having your passport photo taken – a traumatic experience even for the most photogenic – or of the frequently infuriating bureaucracy of visas and entry requirements that overseas travel can entail. Some see the sheer fact of owning a passport as...

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French Passport on Sheep Skin (!)

16 August, 2014
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Well, here just an example of a readers request for support… Subject: 19th Century French PassportThis is a very unusual passport in that it is dated 1801 and printed on sheepskin. The owner contacted me to help him place an insurance value on it because he now lives in Houston, TX, not Paris. Can you help a little bit? Please. The dimensions are 19″ x 21″ for the piece...

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French Passport 1602

24 July, 2014
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French passport (4 pages)  dated June 1602 with secretarial signature of King Henry IV of France. A later note on the back indicates that this passport was issued to the Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554-1618) for travel through Flanders and Burgundy. The handwritten document has four entries, each signed by two people and dated July 1602. There are remains of a wax seal. What a fantastic early travel...

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British Passport 1792 FITZGERALD Lord Robert Stephen

8 June, 2014
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BRITISH PASSPORT 1792 FITZGERALD LORD ROBERT STEPHEN – PASSPORT TO CROSS SWITZERLAND … to allow free passage MISTER PAIJOL officer in the regiment of the Marquis of Autichamps serving his Britannic majesty going to join his body Dusseldorf Germany,  signed passport valid for two months,  BERNE 1 October 1792, signature ROBERT FITZGERALD Minister, good general condition is back with two beautiful wax seals in very good condition some old...

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Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendome, Passport 1704

28 January, 2014
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Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendome, Passport 1704 Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme (Louis Joseph; 1 July 1654 – 11 June 1712) was a French military commander during the War of the Grand Alliance and War of the Spanish Succession, Marshal of France. Vendôme was one of the most remarkable soldiers in the history of the French army. He had, besides the skill and the fertile imagination of...

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FRANCE 1827 PRINCE JULES DE POLIGNAC

5 January, 2014
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IMPORTANT FRENCH PASSPORT 1827 SIGNED BY PRINCE JULES DE POLIGNAC (FRENCH STATESMAN and PRIME MINISTER) Made out in “de Polignac’s” autograph for Anne Russell, native d’angleterre’, who is traveling ‘a Calais ou Boulogne’. Signed by French Ambassador in Britain, Prince Jules de Polignac, signed by her and secretary  Comte de Flavigny. Numbered 5627. Stamped on the reverse, with a signed note in another hand. This document comes from the...

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SAAR BOUNDARY HOLD-UPS (video)

19 October, 2013
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Boundary between Saarland (later part of Germany) and France – 30.01.1935 Pan across following bridge over river. Policemen check passport of man traveling in car over bridge. Police check papers of man walking across bridge. Sign on wall ‘Kleinblittersdorf’. (Place on Saar side of border). Car drives past border post. Border guard. Car at border. Cars have to be checked on both side of the boundary.

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