Belgian Passport 1927 Countess Marie Elisabeth d’Oultremont
Marie was the daughter of Philippe d’Oultremont, a counselor to the ambassador as the document indicates. The passport has a 50 Fr revenue and a visa stamp of Switzerland. The condition is very good, including passport picture of Countess Marie Elisabeth.No entries on back.
The Family d’Oultremont is an important and large Belgian noble family which goes back till 1330. The family received the title Count of the Holy Empire for all its members by a patent of Emperor Charles VI, 25th February 1731. The family is well connected to the Belgian monarchy till today. Some of the notable family members were…
Octave d’Oultremont was the Grand Master of the House of the Count of Flanders, Officer of the Order of Leopold, Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, Great Cordon of the Order of the Red Eagle, Order of the Ernestine Branch of Saxony, order of the crown of Prussia and the order of St. Janvier, grand cross of the Dutch lion, burgomaster of Duras. His mother was Joséphine-Louise Countess van der Noot of Duras, of the Duras branch, inherited by marriage from the castle of La Berliere.
Adhémar d’Oultremont de Duras (1845-1910), statesman, member of the House of Representatives , diplomat, Officer of the Order of Leopold , Officer of the Legion of Honor, Knight of Adolphus Of Nassau , knight of the order of Saints Maurice and Lazare , owner of the Castle of La Berliere (Houtaing) and initiator of the mausoleum of Oultremont . Married to Princess Clementine de Cröy, buried in the crypt of Oultremontin Houtaing , classified as a significant national funeral heritage
Adrien Oultremont (1843-1907) Lieutenant General of the Civil Guard, a cavalry officer, member of the House of Representatives of Belgium. In 1905 he was the co-founder of the International Aeronautical Federation with his friend Count Henry de La Vaulx, who later pronounced his eulogy. On May 27, 1907, Hadelin d’Oultremont took off with his balloonBelgium from the Parc de Saint-Cloud to Chartres, taking with him the Duke of Brissac to offer the baptism of the air to the future King Albert I of Belgium.
Hermann d’Oultremont, rider, 1920 Olympic silver medal in horseback riding. He took part in numerous international Steeple-Chases which he won for several consecutive years between 1912 and 1930. War cross (Belgium) 1916 with fins 1922, Knight of the Order of the Crown (Belgium) with palms, cross of Fire , officer of the order of the Crown (Belgium) , military Cross (Belgium) first Class, officer of the order of Leopold , Commander of the order of Leopold II , order of the royal crown of Prussia, the officer ‘ order Of the Sword of Sweden , Major of Cavalry.
The Belgian Passport 1927 of Countess Marie Elisabeth d’Oultremont is undoubtedly an exciting travel document not only for passport collectors.
Belgian Passport 1927 Countess Marie Elisabeth d’Oultremont
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1. What are the earliest known examples of passports, and how have they evolved?
The word "passport" came up only in the mid 15th Century. Before that, such documents were safe conducts, recommendations or protection letters. On a practical aspect, the earliest passport I have seen was from the mid 16th Century. Read more...
2. Are there any notable historical figures or personalities whose passports are highly sought after by collectors?
Every collector is doing well to define his collection focus, and yes, there are collectors looking for Celebrity passports and travel documents of historical figures like Winston Churchill, Brothers Grimm, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Read more...
3. How did passport designs and security features change throughout different periods in history, and what impact did these changes have on forgery prevention?
"Passports" before the 18th Century had a pure functional character. Security features were, in the best case, a watermark and a wax seal. Forgery, back then, was not an issue like it is nowadays. Only from the 1980s on, security features became a thing. A state-of-the-art passport nowadays has dozens of security features - visible and invisible. Some are known only by the security document printer itself. Read more...
4. What are some of the rarest and most valuable historical passports that have ever been sold or auctioned?
Lou Gehrig, Victor Tsoi, Marilyn Monroe, James Joyce, and Albert Einstein when it comes to the most expensive ones. Read more...
5. How do diplomatic passports differ from regular passports, and what makes them significant to collectors?
Such documents were often held by officials in high ranks, like ambassadors, consuls or special envoys. Furthermore, these travel documents are often frequently traveled. Hence, they hold a tapestry of stamps or visas. Partly from unusual places.
6. Can you provide insights into the stories behind specific historical passports that offer unique insights into past travel and migration trends?
7. What role did passports play during significant historical events, such as wartime travel restrictions or international treaties?
During war, a passport could have been a matter of life or death. Especially, when we are looking into WWII and the Holocaust. And yes, during that time, passports and similar documents were often forged to escape and save lives. Example...
8. How has the emergence of digital passports and biometric identification impacted the world of passport collecting?
Current modern passports having now often a sparkling, flashy design. This has mainly two reasons. 1. Improved security and 2. Displaying a countries' heritage, icons, and important figures or achievements. I can fully understand that those modern documents are wanted, especially by younger collectors.
9. Are there any specialized collections of passports, such as those from a specific country, era, or distinguished individuals?
Yes, the University of Western Sidney Library has e.g. a passport collection of the former prime minister Hon Edward Gough Whitlam and his wife Margaret. They are all diplomatic passports and I had the pleasure to apprise them. I hold e.g. a collection of almost all types of the German Empire passports (only 2 types are still missing). Also, my East German passport collection is quite extensive with pretty rare passport types.
10. Where can passport collectors find reliable resources and reputable sellers to expand their collection and learn more about passport history?
A good start is eBay, Delcampe, flea markets, garage or estate sales. The more significant travel documents you probably find at the classic auction houses. Sometimes I also offer documents from my archive/collection. See offers... As you are already here, you surely found a great source on the topic 😉
11. Is vintage passport collecting legal? What are the regulations and considerations collectors should know when acquiring historical passports?
First, it's important to stress that each country has its own laws when it comes to passports. Collecting old vintage passports for historical or educational reasons is safe and legal, or at least tolerated. More details on the legal aspects are here...
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