Juan Pugol Garcia a double agent enabling D-day

Juan Pugol Garcia a double agent enabling D-day

On D-Day, June 6, 1944 – 160,000 Allied troops stormed the coastline of Normandy, France, which began the liberation of Western Europe and brought years of careful and covert planning to an end. Preserving the surprise element was crucial to…

Spanish Guinea passport of a F1 Racing Driver

Spanish Guinea passport of a F1 Racing Driver

Spanish Guinea was the name for a set of insular and continental territories controlled by Spain from 1844 to 1968 in the Gulf of Guinea and on the Bight of Bonny in Central Africa. It gained independence in 1968 and is known as Equatorial Guinea. To find a passport from this territory…

Former GDR Diplomats sacked after reunification

Former GDR Diplomats sacked after reunification

The diplomats of East Germany have been the most dissatisfied by German reunification than any other group. After 1990, their dreams of working in the diplomatic service were dashed. For me, as a German, learning more about the aspects of…

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…

Did you ever heard of a Seiyun passport?

Did you ever heard of a Seiyun passport?

No, it’s not a fantasy or Bogus passport – it’s a real thing and pretty rare to find nowadays! Seiyun passport The Kathiri State of Seiyun in Hadhramaut was a sultanate in the Hadhramaut region of the southern Arabian Peninsula, now part of Yemen and the Dhofari…

Ciano – Foreign Minister of Fascist Italy – Passport

Ciano – Foreign Minister of Fascist Italy – Passport

Galeazzo Ciano, dei conti di Cortellazzo, was born on 18 March 1903 at Leghorn, the son of Admiral Costanzo Ciano, an Italian hero of World War I and an early supporter of Mussolini. After gaining his degree young Ciano dabbled…

A German passport with unusual border stamps

A German passport with unusual border stamps

Sometimes documents look quite ordinary on the first view but turn out to be real treasures on a second, more in-depth look. This happened with this passport of the Federal German Republic from May 1951. A passport-type which was established just that…

German Service Passport – Commercial Attache

German Service Passport – Commercial Attache

This green service passport (German: Dienstpass) was issued to Dr. Richard Burmester, Commercial Attache at the German Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I spotted the document on eBay and put it on my watchlist. The auction ended, and I was…

The King’s Messenger passport of Cyril Fraser

The King’s Messenger passport of Cyril Fraser

The following document came into my collection through a reader’s contact. Paul Murray sent me a message last year and wanted to know more details about this type of passport. King’s Messenger passport This King’s Messenger passport once belonged to…