A Collectors Story – Rita Hayworth

Some time ago there was a interesting item at a popular online auction website. The lot contains photographs and letters from Hollywood legend Rita Hayworth including a 1947 issued passport. I was contacting the seller as I wanted to purchase…

Did You Ever Heard About KIRIBATI?

I have to admit I needed to do some research when I got this document offered. KIRIBATI? What? Well, Kiribati is a island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011) on 800…

French Passport 1602

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…