Rare Passport Grand Duchy of Berg 1811

Rare Passport Grand Duchy of Berg 1811

Following his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz (1805), Emperor Napoleon created the Grand Duchy of Berg (German: Großherzogtum Berg), sometimes known as the Grand Duchy of Berg and Cleves, on lands straddling the Rhine between the French Empire and…

Global Passport Fees 2022

Global Passport Fees 2022

Global Passport Fees 2022 Passports are a necessity in today’s global world, and so are the fees someone has to pay for a travel document. In the best case, you pay this fee only every ten years, as this is…

Book Review – The United States Passport (Past, Present, Future)

Book Review – The United States Passport (Past, Present, Future)

The United States Passport (Past, Present, Future) contains facts about the American passport. The Passport Office – Department of State issued the book in 1976. Even though the book was published 37 years ago, the data you will find are…

Joseph Fenwick – First consular post in US History

Joseph Fenwick – First consular post in US History

Joseph Fenwick Consul Bordeaux France, Bordeaux, American Consulate La Maison Fenwick, the first and oldest American Consulate in history, has occupied this site since 1790 in Bordeaux. The building long ago took the name of the American occupant and chief…

British Passport – State of Antigua 1976

British Passport – State of Antigua 1976

British Passport – State of Antigua, including revenues – A rare find! This British territory passport was issued in 1976 to a 25-year-old girl working as a cashier. There are two visas to the USA issued in 1979 by two…

Espionage – Treason with Death

Espionage – Treason with Death

Just a strange coincidence – or more? Before he fatally shot student Benno Ohnesorg, police officer and Stasi agent Karl-Heinz Kurras betrayed a defector who later died in Bulgarian custody. His name: Bernd Ohnesorge. Espionage Treason with Death The encrypted telex…

Maj Gen Andre Brewster – Boxer Rebellion

Maj Gen Andre Brewster – Boxer Rebellion

Andre Walker Brewster served as a career officer in the U.S. Army from December 9, 1862, to March 27, 1942. He earned the rank of major general and held several prominent positions, including inspector general of the American Expeditionary Forces…

World Citizen Number One – Garry Davis

World Citizen Number One – Garry Davis

Garry Davis is a U.S. soldier during World War II and considers how a future peace can be permanently maintained. His idea is that nation-states must be abolished, and people must become world citizens. But not everyone likes that. World…

The First African American Diplomat

The First African American Diplomat

The first African American to serve as a diplomat was Ebenezer D. Bassett, appointed as the United States Minister Resident in Haiti in 1869. The educator, abolitionist, and advocate for black rights handled bilateral ties during deadly civil wars and…