Kingdom Of Saxony, German Empire Unusual Passport Booklet

Kingdom Of Saxony, German Empire Unusual Passport Booklet

This type I never saw before! The cover of the passport booklet looks like the standard German Empire travel documents but it’s not! The wording and layout of the pages are different and the first page has a “REISE-PASS” blind stamp at the lower margin. Also page three shows a very nice blind stamp “K.S. REISEPASSINSAUSLAND “and coat of arms. Quite unusual. A first draft or specimen of the later upcoming standardized German Empire passport books?

As you can see the document, even if 148 years old, the document is in fantastic fresh condition beside it was used for travel in 1866 to the Government of Poltava which belonged to the Russian Empire from 1802-1925 (see visa on page 4 and purpose of travel). On page 5 you see a visa of the Consulate General, Kingdom of Saxony in Warsaw from 1868.

A fantastic and unusual collectible when it comes to travel documents. Happy to have it now in my collection.

Saxony1866booklet

Saxony1866booklet

Saxony1866booklet

I am missing only a couple of German Empire passport types to complete the whole Empire, but those missing are of course the most rare ones to find. In fact in 15+ years of research and collecting I never saw them. Now I am in doubt if they even exist. But they have to…

 Kingdom Of Saxony, German Empire Unusual Passport Booklet

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