The Pass Tokens of German Southwest Africa

The Pass Tokens of German Southwest Africa

The German Colonial Administration felt that order and control for the local natives in the Colony of German Southwest Africa had to be introduced. Already during 1900, it was proposed that a pass system be introduced, but nothing materialized until…

US Philippines Island Booklet 1929, Gov. Davis

US Philippines Island Booklet 1929, Gov. Davis

Passport No. 26352, United States of America, Philippine Islands. 32-page passport booklet in excellent condition. Issued to “William W. Herndon, Soldier, U. S. Army, traveling on official duty, U. S. Army. The bearer is accompanied by his wife, Madge Herndon.” Includes b/w…

American Revolution Passport 1779

American Revolution Passport 1779

 American Revolution Passport Arnold Passport. Philadelphia: 19 April 1779. Autograph note signed “B Arnold MGenl” allowing the passage of Capt. Francis Mountanye to the camp at Raritan “to endeavor to effect his Exchange with the Commissary of Prisoners.” 5 1/2…

East Germanys last defense minister H. Kessler

East Germanys last defense minister H. Kessler

General Heinz Kessler was responsible for the former East German shoot-to-kill policy to stop people from escaping to the West. Until the end, a GDR devotee died aged 97 in Berlin in 2017. Kessler, a devout supporter of the German…

Joel Barlow – American Writer and Diplomat

Joel Barlow – American Writer and Diplomat

Joel Barlow, (born March 24, 1754, Redding, Connecticut—died December 24, 1812, Żarnowiec, Poland), public official, poet, and author of the mock-heroic poem The Hasty Pudding. Joel Barlow Writer Diplomat A graduate of Yale, a chaplain for three years in the Revolutionary…

Early 15th Century passport (Safe Conduct)

Early 15th Century passport (Safe Conduct)

A small collection of documents including a rare and early Safe Conduct concerning the Dukes of Burgundy, in French and Dutch, manuscript documents on paper and parchment [England and The Netherlands, dated 13 July 1411, 1470, and 3 April and…

Passport for Captain George Younghusband

Passport for Captain George Younghusband

Captain George Younghusband Passport for Captain George William Younghusband (1856-1897) of the Indian Army granting him permission to travel in Russia, he being the first cousin of Sir Francis Younghusband who at the very same time was on a mission…

Brigadier General and Actor James Stewart

Brigadier General and Actor James Stewart

Brigadier General James Stewart became the first major American movie star to enlist in the United States Army to fight in World War II. After first being rejected for low weight in Nov 1940, enlisted in Feb 1941. As an…