Early Australian Passport – New South Wales

Early Australian Passport – New South Wales

The Australian Government first started issuing passports in 1901, following the federation of the colonies. Australia’s first federal passport regulations were not introduced until September 3rd, 1912. And it was another three years before the Australian Government introduced a mandatory passport…

Swiss Collective Passport 1951

Swiss Collective Passport 1951

Swiss Collective Passport Such a Collective Passport 1951 for members of a gymnastic club is extraordinary. Nowadays, they are no longer issued (except in the UK – of course) as each traveler needs their own document. This example I got…

My German Third Reich passport found in Shanghai

My German Third Reich passport found in Shanghai

My German Third Reich passport found in Shanghai (by PETER NASH, Sydney) Sitting at the computer, my wife Rieke knew something special had come into the ‘inbox’ and called me immediately. The unknown sender titled the Subject: “Lost Passport in…

Benito Mussolini Passport 1922

Benito Mussolini Passport 1922

Benito Mussolini Passport His old passport was offered in 1922 for a sale price of £500. Interesting press photo…see full description on the pictures below… Thanks to the input from Jonathan Pile (see comments), I can add the following fascinating…

The first Passport of Federal Germany?

The first Passport of Federal Germany?

First Passport Federal Germany As a genuine researcher and collector of German passports, it gives me today a great pleasure to display (one) of the very first “Federal Republic Of Germany” passports. After WWII, Germany was occupied by the Allied…

The Soviet Army in the GDR – Service Passport

The Soviet Army in the GDR – Service Passport

The Soviet army was an integral part and permanent guest of the GDR. The withdrawal of the Russian Western Group of Troops (WGT) on August 31, 1994, was sealed by a state act. Soviet Armee GDR Passport In the Two Plus…

German Southwest Africa – Native Passport

German Southwest Africa – Native Passport

Peter, a long-time fellow collector made it possible that this vital document is now in my collection. In 20+ years, I have seen such a Native passport only twice, including this one! I can’t express my excitement to finally close…

The passports of Carl Lutz – A Swiss Hero

The passports of Carl Lutz – A Swiss Hero

I have already written several articles about Carl Lutz, the Swiss Vice-Consul who saved many Jewish lives during the Holocaust in Budapest, Hungary. But today, I like to show you Lutz’s travel documents used in 1929, 1941, and 1950. I…