Passport colors of most travel documents

Passport colors of most travel documents

passport colors South Sudan owes a great deal to America. Its national coat of arms (chosen in a public competition) resembles the great seal, perhaps as a gesture of gratitude. Its current passports, which are blue and eagle-crested, are strikingly…

Gisela Pelzl – A GDR Sports Physician Passport

Gisela Pelzl – A GDR Sports Physician Passport

Dr. Gisela Pelzl passed away at the age of 80 years On Friday, March 06, 2020, Gisela Pelzl (born von Mülmann) passed away at the age of 80 after a long illness. Gisela Pelzl earned her spurs as a competitive…

Sovereign Military Order of Malta – Passport

Sovereign Military Order of Malta – Passport

The following diplomatic passport was offered on an auction platform and is THE rarest passports in general. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta or SMOM. It is reported in 2018 that the order issued only about 500 diplomatic passports. There…

Early German passport 1952 issued in Pretoria

Early German passport 1952 issued in Pretoria

Meet Hildegard Kihn, nee Lessing, born 1906 in Koenigsberg, Prussia, Germany. Her Federal German passport was issued on 21 January 1952 at the Consulate General in Pretoria, South Africa. The passport booklet is the very first ever printed series in…

ID-Documents of a WWII Blitz Ambulance Driver

ID-Documents of a WWII Blitz Ambulance Driver

The following fantastic document set of a female ambulance driver found its way into my archive. Meet Miss Marjorie McMahon. She drove an ambulance for the British Red Cross in London during the Blitz and later into Europe after D-Day….

A German Nun on her way to Argentina in 1923

A German Nun on her way to Argentina in 1923

Meet sister Georgiana Anna Hamphus born in Lohne, Germany, on 8 June 1892, traveling to Argentina. Her yellow passport was issued on 19 January 1923 at the German Consulate in Maastricht, Netherlands. Sister Anna had the citizenship of Oldenburg according…

Paul Scharffenberg – Chancellor of Tianjin/Nanjing

Paul Scharffenberg – Chancellor of Tianjin/Nanjing

Paul Hermann Johannes Scharffenberg was born on December 2, 1873, in Kobylnik, Poland. In 1888, he began studying at a school for non-commissioned officers, and in July 1900, he joined the Second Infantry Division East Asia in Beijing. From 1901-1903,…

S. Steinlein – The last GDR ambassador in Paris

S. Steinlein – The last GDR ambassador in Paris

“I’m always surprised by people who claim to know what they’ll be in twenty years,” says Stephan Steinlein, smiling. “My experience is quite different…” Stephan Steinlein ambassador GDR When Stephan Steinlein wakes up in his student residence in Strasbourg, far…

Juan Pugol Garcia a double agent enabling D-day

Juan Pugol Garcia a double agent enabling D-day

On D-Day, June 6, 1944 – 160,000 Allied troops stormed the coastline of Normandy, France, which began the liberation of Western Europe and brought years of careful and covert planning to an end. Preserving the surprise element was crucial to…