German Architect Builds America’s Skyscrapers

German Architect Builds America’s Skyscrapers

German Architect America’s Skyscrapers Paul Gmelin was born in 1858 in Ulm, Germany. He assisted in planning several of New York’s first skyscrapers. He began his career in New York as a draftsman with the Bridge Builders Magazine. While with…

Ambassador R. W. Child Signed Passport

Ambassador R. W. Child Signed Passport

Richard Washburn Child (August 5, 1881 – January 31, 1935) was an American author, diplomat, and promoter of fascism, in particular Italian Fascism, in the early 20th century.  Ambassador Child Signed Passport Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1881, Child went to Harvard University and Law School where he graduated in…

Duchess of Windsor Passport 1966

Duchess of Windsor Passport 1966

Duchess Windsor Simpson Passport By early December of 1936, Wallis’ relationship with the ex-king became public knowledge, and the American socialite fled to France to avoid the press. Edward signed the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936, and his…

Australian Cold War Passport, Berlin 1960

Australian Cold War Passport, Berlin 1960

Australian Cold War Passport For me, as a German, this travel document is fascinating. Australian passport, issued in 1960 in Melbourne for a German born in Berlin in 1922. Many passports from the cold war area were not valid for…

The Forger (Der Passfälscher), True Story

The Forger (Der Passfälscher), True Story

Berlin 1942. The Forger Der Passfälscher The young Jew Cioma Schönhaus does not allow his zest for life to be taken away, nor does he allow himself to be intimidated by anyone – certainly not by the Nazis! He takes…

Passport Collector Market Flash

Passport Collector Market Flash

Passport collectors – Quo Vadis? I don’t want to bother you with the current economic, inflation, and political situation, but the collectors market is on a downward trend. Following the market for 20 years as a passport history expert and…

Unusual German-Austria Passport 1919

Unusual German-Austria Passport 1919

Unusual German-Austria Passport Here comes a wonderful and rare collectible in excellent condition. Once again I have to thank my German fellow collector for supporting me to grab this pretty historical document. The Republic of German-Austria (Republik Deutschösterreich or Deutsch-Österreich)…

War Time Swiss Passport 1942 Berlin

War Time Swiss Passport 1942 Berlin

War Time Swiss Passport This document is a rare testimony of Swiss citizens in Berlin / Germany during WWII. Learn more about the document itself, the Swiss Embassy in Berlin during those days, and the work of the Swiss repatriation…

Ernst Munzinger Passport – 20 July Hitler Plot

Ernst Munzinger Passport – 20 July Hitler Plot

Ernst Munzinger Passport – Member of the 20 July Plot The following passport is of the utmost importance in German history as its bearer was a conspirator in the German Resistance and a member of the 20 July plot against…