Posts Tagged ‘ France ’

Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendome, Passport 1704

28 January, 2014
Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendome, Passport 1704

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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IMPORTANT FRENCH PASSPORT 1827 SIGNED BY PRINCE JULES DE POLIGNAC

5 January, 2014
IMPORTANT FRENCH PASSPORT 1827 SIGNED BY PRINCE JULES DE POLIGNAC

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

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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LUDVIG XVI, King Of France, Passport

12 September, 2013
LUDVIG XVI, King Of France, Passport

LUDVIG XVI,  King of France. Passport, printed and handwritten, signed “Louis”, for m. Felix Soffiet “fabriquant de bas”, for a journey from Paris to Gothenburg. Dated Versailles March 3 1782, 1 page in folio, some tears in the foldings. Countersigned De Vergennes. Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes (20 December 1717 – 13 February 1787) was a French statesman and diplomat, French Foreign Minister at the time of the American...

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Passport No.3525, International Permanent Armistice Commission

23 July, 2013
International Permanent Armistice Commission

Passport (Passierschein) incl. Photo of the International Permanent Armistice Commission , issued by the Railway Headquarters in Mainz for the assistant Johann Baptist Rathgeber. He can not be arrested nor be imprisoned. He must be well treated and is under the protection of the Allied Armies! Interesting document of WWI. The German Armistice Commission in 1918 (in short: WaKo) was compiled end of the First World War and the...

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Charles, King of France 1562

1 July, 2013
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A early passport of Charles IX, King of France, 1562 was just at auction last week. The final result was £2125 and was just a few bucks higher than my max. bid. What a pity! Such early passports are very hard to find. This one was issued to a prominent diplomat and was well worth the price. A fantastic piece of history. Congratulation to the buyer! Passport signed (“Charles”),...

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The Passport From Princess Natalja Of Montenegro Is Back To It`s Family

13 June, 2013
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By Géraldine Cerf de Dudzeele, Paris My grandmother was imposed her first marriage with Prince Mirko Petrovic-Njegos for the sake of political aims concerning Serbia and Montenegro. At that time, she was in love with her future second husband, my grandfather, Gaston Errembault de Dudzeele, who lived in Belgrade with his two sisters because his father was the Belgian ambassador to Serbia (1890-1898). Her husband made her unhappy because...

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A Passport To Britain Signed By Napoleon Bonaparte

18 May, 2013

A passport to Britain signed by Napoleon Bonaparte – Emperor of France document signed ‘N’ with a flourish dated March 1812 being a passport for a 13 year old girl named Louise Nouzel from Lisbon giving her permission to travel to travel to Britain via either Ostend or Dunkirk. Partially printed document on a single leaf of vellum approx 15×10 ins with ms insertions including a description of the...

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Thomas Jefferson – Passport 1789

8 May, 2013
Thomas Jefferson passport

Thomas Jefferson recalled his departure from France in his autobiography: “I cannot leave this great and good country without expressing my sense of its preeminence of character among the nations of the earth.” Thomas Jefferson’s passport is signed by King Louis XVI, Versailles September 18, 1789 and issued to Jefferson for his return journey. Source: Library of Congress

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Diplomatic Passport – France

13 October, 2012

Diplomatic passports are a interesting collection field, even when it is hard to cover as these types of documents are everything else than common. This is the first time I saw a French Diplomatic passport and I could acquire this document which was issued in 1982 to the Vice Consul of France in Liberia, then for Guinea. Look at the interesting visas from Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and others...

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