Swiss Passport Issued By Swiss Poet and Politician Gottfried Keller

Swiss Passport Issued By Swiss Poet and Politician Gottfried Keller

Swiss Passport Issued By Swiss Poet and Politician Gottfried Keller Gottfried Keller (19 July 1819 – 15 July 1890) was a Swiss poet and writer of German literature. Best known for his novel Green Henry (German: Der grüne Heinrich), he became one of the most…

Giacomo Casanova’s Passport

Giacomo Casanova’s Passport

Look at this fantastic travel document presented by Kathleen Ann Gonzales. Her Blog SeductiveVenice follows her journey as researcher and writer about Venice, Casanova, and Gondolas. I am glad to found her great article about this outstanding passport! Kathleen gave…

United States Confederate Passport Of Georgia 1863

United States Confederate Passport Of Georgia 1863

United States Confederate Passport Of Georgia 1863 issued to Hansford D. Norrell who was a high level Confederate courier from Augusta, Georgia. The passport measures 16-1/2″ x 10″ and is signed by Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of State, September 29,…

Schutz-Jude Abraham Salomon travelling to Frankfurt 1746

Schutz-Jude Abraham Salomon travelling to Frankfurt 1746

Schutz-Jude Abraham Salomon was traveling to Frankfurt 1746 together with his son Marcus and later further to Berlin in 1748. A rare mid 18th Century passport issued to a protected Jew. Rare to find nowadays!   Schutzjude (German for “Protected Jew”) was…

Prince Heinrich XV. Reuss zu Greiz  – Passport 1814

Prince Heinrich XV. Reuss zu Greiz – Passport 1814

Passport to travel from Venice to Bologna, for Anna Maria Bugratti. Venice, 28 November 1814. 34 x 42 cm. In Italian. Red wax seal. The passport description states: Age 27, blonde hair, blue eyes, of beautiful face color. She must…

The Passport of Germany’s First President

The Passport of Germany’s First President

Germany’s First President Passport Theodor Heuss was the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany. He served from 1949 to 1959. His Diplomatic Passport has the No. G0001. A piece of cardboard, it looks like a rag. And yet…

Queen’s Messenger Silver-Gilt Badge & Appointment

Queen’s Messenger Silver-Gilt Badge & Appointment

1845 named to William Chalmers with London marks and over struck maker’s mark I.N, the central poly chromed royal shield under VR within crowned motto garter with suspended silver greyhound, on blue grosgrain ribbon, together with original original appointment on…

German Empire Passport – Saxe-Meiningen 1872

German Empire Passport – Saxe-Meiningen 1872

German Empire Passport – Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen 1872, which is a rare type for passport collectors, and I am glad to get it into my archive—issued to August Arnodli at age nineteen, in Sonneberg on March 27, 1872, for his…

Unique Alien Passport – German Empire – Fremden-Pass

Unique Alien Passport – German Empire – Fremden-Pass

Unique Alien Passport – German Empire – Fremden-Pass, November 1946, for a Austrian born lady which occupation is mentioned as “Film cutter”. Born in Zistersdorf/Austria which is near the Czech and Slovak border. Issued in Überlingen/Germany which is near Lake Constance. …