LET PASS OR DIE is an educational + entertaining BOOK about the HISTORY of the PASSPORT. On 350 pages you will find amazing stories + 180 astonishing pictures which are impossible to use today - well, almost... #passport #passporthistory #oldpassport ISBN 978-3-9820864-0-8

Let Pass Or Die

INTERPOL – U.S. Dept of State – Federal German Crime Police – BORDERPOL – Regula Forensics – secunet Security Networks AG already reading my book. Why not follow these leaders?


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.

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 both the Ephemera Society of America and the Ephemera Society of the United Kingdom.


Table of Contents & Sample pages
I am sure you will find the book most intriguing
353 pages / 183 pictures


$39.95 including shipping


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.

Thank you to REGULAFORENSICS and SECUNET for the generous support.