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…

US Legation Paris passport 1814 Talleyrand

US Legation Paris passport 1814 Talleyrand

The following passport belonged to a dedicated collector of Napoleonic period items who bought it because of an early signature of a man who becomes later well know by the name TALLEYRAND. US Legation Paris passport The United States passport…

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Passport

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Passport

Director of the German Friedrich Krupp AG heavy industry conglomerate from 1909 until 1941. He and his son Alfried would lead the company through two world wars, producing almost everything for the German war machine from U-boats, battleships, howitzers, trains,…