Passbrief (Passport) 1793 Holy Roman Empire

Passbrief (Passport) 1793 Holy Roman Empire

This Passbrief (Passport) 1793 of the Holy Roman Empire is very very rare, large (40 x 53 cm / 15.75 x – 20.87 inch)  and was issued at the Reichshof in Vienna for a trip from Vienna to Regensburg. The…

Passport Principality of Hohenzollern Hechingen 1807

Passport Principality of Hohenzollern Hechingen 1807

Passport Principality of Hohenzollern, Hechingen 1807 Hohenzollern is one of the rarest Principalities a passport collector can find and I was very lucky to found this fantastic passport from 1807 issued in Hechingen by the Princely Court Council Chancellery to…

British Diplomatic Passport For Attache Nigel Law 1914

British Diplomatic Passport For Attache Nigel Law 1914

British Diplomatic Passport For Attache Nigel Law 1914 Issued 22 June in Vienna and signed by Ambassador Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen, French visa on back. Excellent condition and rare! Bunsen was earlier also Ambassador to Spain. A fantastic British document…

Diplomatic Passport Austria 1935 – Voting Stamps Anschluss

Diplomatic Passport Austria 1935 – Voting Stamps Anschluss

Diplomatic Passport Austria 1935 – Voting Stamps Anschluss This Austrian diplomatic passport 1935 of Josef Rheinberger is itself a very rare passport type (Austrian federation) and comes with very interesting stamps and visas. But the highlights are two stamps which decided…

Excellencies – The Württemberg Embassy in Berlin 1803-1937

Excellencies – The Württemberg Embassy in Berlin 1803-1937

Excellencies – The Württemberg Embassy in Berlin 1803-1937 is a great background source on diplomats & diplomacy at that time, which includes the biography of all 23 ambassadors. Every serious passport collector needs such sources to maintain and extend a…

Chinese passport 1924 Russian immigration – Manchukuo

Chinese passport 1924 Russian immigration – Manchukuo

Chinese passport 1924 Russian immigration – Manchukuo A very interesting passport which is not often to find. Issued in Shanghai in 1924 for a 25 yo woman. Several interesting stamps and revenues. Colombo, Shanghai, Marseille, Saigon. Sold for $1025 at…

Francis Gary Powers passport – the real-life Bridge of Spies

Francis Gary Powers passport – the real-life Bridge of Spies

Francis Gary Powers passport Francis Gary Powers A United States of America passport belonging to Francis Gary Powers, issued on December 9, 1975, includes a photograph of Powers and is signed “Francis G Powers” in blue ink on the photo….

German passport Swiss issued Philippines Islands 1921

German passport Swiss issued Philippines Islands 1921

German passport Swiss issued Philippines Islands 1921 This German passport issued by the Swiss on the Philippines Islands 1921 is indeed a historical passport treasure. Meet Otto Krohn from Hamburg, who was traveling to Germany via Suez and back to…

A Collectors Story – Rita Hayworth

A Collectors Story – Rita Hayworth

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…