This book about passport history is for a general audience and gives you 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 old passports’ value, 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 Japanese Empire and some remarkable passports from countries that no longer exist. However, you will also learn about current modern passports and the future of travel documents. new book old passports

For “just” 100 years, the passport photo is a significant characteristic of any issued passport. The variations of photos were extensive when introduced in 1915, and everything was possible. The date for launching the passport photo in German passports by law was 1 January 1915. LET PASS OR DIE – Passport History

The book title refers 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.

Tom Topol is a well-recognized passport history expert & author
and has studied the topic for 20+ years.

INTERPOL – U.S. Dept of State – Federal German Crime Police – German Federal Foreign Office – BORDERPOL – Regula Forensics – secunet Security Networks AG – FRONTEX
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Table of Contents & Sample Pages
353 pages / 183 pictures

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