Very rare passport for the Second Vatican Council

Very rare passport for the Second Vatican Council

Nowadays, we see the frequent use of the wording “rare” and “very rare” just as an eyecatcher. I believe I use this wording carefully. Its use is definitely justified for this extraordinary Holy See passport issued in 1964 for the…

The passport of a Liverpool football player

The passport of a Liverpool football player

It is always a joy to get reader-emails, especially when they include pictures of unusual passports. Here comes such a document from a British gentleman who wanted to have an expert opinion on one of the Liverpool football players’ passports….

How to read old German language handwriting on passports?

How to read old German language handwriting on passports?

As a collector of German travel documents, it is not always easy to read a passport’s handwriting, especially when you have documents before the 19th century. Well, I guess said is valid also for other collectors and their collection area….

Vatican City passport 1934 for a Cardinal

Vatican City passport 1934 for a Cardinal

Mario Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano (12 August 1903 – 9 November 1988) was an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Prefect of the Apostolic Palace from 1967 until his death and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1969. Vatican City passport…

Passport 1792 issued by Francis James Jackson

Passport 1792 issued by Francis James Jackson

Francis James Jackson (December 1770 – 5 August 1814) was a British diplomat, ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Prussia, and the United States. He entered the diplomatic service only at age 16 as a foreign service clerk! In April 1788, he brought back from The…

Bremen passport 1919 shows travel to occupied territories

Bremen passport 1919 shows travel to occupied territories

The following passport of Bremen is gripping by several aspects. First of all, the Free City of Bremen is a rare type when it comes to passport booklets. The second remark is about citizenship. The passport is from Bremen, but…

Passport Fees Around The World 2021

Passport Fees Around The World 2021

Passport Fees World 2021 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…

Passport history: Collectors may pay a lot of money for old passports

Passport history: Collectors may pay a lot of money for old passports

Anyone who needs a new passport goes to the citizens’ office, applies, waits two weeks, gets the document. The old, expired passport is canceled and disposed of – it’s the end of the story. For Tom Topol, however, this is…

Wonder Woman trashed her old passport and someone found it (video)

Wonder Woman trashed her old passport and someone found it (video)

Wonder Woman trashed her old passport, and someone found it. GAL GADOT’S PASSPORT was found in the trash can near her Tel Aviv apartment and some handwritten notes of her movie roles. I bet whoever found WONDER WOMAN’S passport in the trash…