US Passport signed by Minister Rufus  King 1798

US Passport signed by Minister Rufus King 1798

Rufus King, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, also served as a diplomat and authorized this passport, giving David Hinckley permission to “pass without giving…

Ruth Bielaski Shipley – US Passport Office

Ruth Bielaski Shipley – US Passport Office

Ruth Bielaski Shipley (April 20, 1885 – November 3, 1966) was head of the Passport Division of the United States Department of State for 27…

Isabella Bird and her travels

Isabella Bird and her travels

Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was one of the 19th century’s most remarkable women travelers. Her intrepid global travels and subsequent travel books made her famous at…

US History – Philippines Islands Passport

US History – Philippines Islands Passport

US History – Philippines Islands Passport I guess not many people in the USA today know that the Philippines once were US territory. After the…

Passport Collectors Meeting in Zurich

Passport Collectors Meeting in Zurich

Passport Collectors Meeting Zurich I find great pleasure in connecting with my esteemed fellow collectors, as was evident in my recent gathering with Guido and…