Let Pass Or Die – A new Book about old passports and passport history

LET PASS OR DIE is an educational + entertaining BOOK about the HISTORY of the PASSPORT. On 353 pages you will find amazing stories + 182 astonishing pictures which are impossible to use today in a passport – well, almost. ISBN 978-3982086408

LET PASS OR DIE - A new Book about old passports and passport history

The book about the history of the passport is for a general audience but gives you also valuable knowledge on passport collecting as a leisure activity.

These pages contain insights on selected and rare examples of passports from the past along with fantastic stories and astonishing passport pictures. Furthermore, you will obtain insight into the value of old passports, including the most highly valued passport ever sold. We discuss historical people, ordinary people, celebrities, heroes and criminals. You will be surprised by the beautiful passport picture of a young Japanese woman in her Kimono during the time of the Japanese Empire and some remarkable passports from countries which are no longer exist. However, you will also learn about current modern passports and the future of travel documents.

353 pages and 182 pictures
Price: USD 26.95
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Tom Topol is a recognized expert and author on passports and their history in the security printing industry and has studied the topic for more than 15 years. Tom is a member of the Ephemera Society of America and the United Kingdom.

Take a look into the Table of Contents and the sample pages, I am sure you will find the book intriguing.


Thank you to regulaforensics.com and secunet.com for the generous support.


The book title is referring to the inscription of the Imperial passport of Kublai Khan
“I am the emissary of the Khan. If you defy me, you die.”

1240 A.D.

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