General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

General John Churchill Marlborough Marlborough’s career as a soldier and statesman lasted five monarchs’ reigns. His greatest military achievement occurred later in his career; if he died before the age of 50, he would likely be forgotten today. His victories…

Paul von Medem – Russian Envoy in Vienna 1842

Paul von Medem – Russian Envoy in Vienna 1842

Paul Graf von Medem (* January 9, 1800, in Mitau; † January 10, 1854) was a Russian diplomat. Paul Medem Russian Envoy Paul von Medem studied law at the University of Berlin from 1818, where he became a member of…

Passport French Ambassador Copenhagen 1757

Passport French Ambassador Copenhagen 1757

Passport issued to Frederik Wilhelm von Wedel-Jarlsberg, chamberlain to the Danish king and later a prominent writer, who traveled from Copenhagen to Hanover and Bremen as an emissary of the Chamber of Finance accompanied by four servants. Ogier signed as…

The most unusual passport photo in a valid modern passport

The most unusual passport photo in a valid modern passport

The most unusual passport photo in a valid modern passport Till 1915 passports had no pictures included and even in the early days of the passport photo there were no regulations on the photo itself. All was good as long…

GDR travel. Passport compulsory. Germany now a foreign country

GDR travel. Passport compulsory. Germany now a foreign country

This was the headline of a Spiegel article in 1968. GDR travel passport compulsory Shortly after midnight, the traffic light that clears the way to the GDR border checkpoint at Marienborn jumps from red to “clear”. Bernhard Ruhland, 32, a…

Aeronaut and Inventor S. Andrews Passport 1852

Aeronaut and Inventor S. Andrews Passport 1852

A U.S. Passport, signed by Webster and Andrews, dated the 23rd day of June 1852. Double folio (419 x 279mm), with various subsequent stamps. Aeronaut Inventor passport Andrews Solomon Andrews was a physician by profession, but it was the inventor…

Celebrity Passport Auction Results

Celebrity Passport Auction Results

Celebrity Passport Auction Results TOP auction results are Lou Gehrig, Viktor Tsoi, Marilyn Monroe, James Joyce, and Albert Einstein Collectors know to find attractive old passports is difficult but finding celebrity passports is even more challenging. From time to time,…

United States Civil War Soldier Passport 1865

United States Civil War Soldier Passport 1865

THIS CIVIL WAR SOLDIER’S 1865 PASSPORT WAS ISSUED THE MONTH AFTER LINCOLN’S ASSASSINATION, WITH LATER, 1868 PARIS PASSPORT STAMP & SIGNATURE. Civil War Soldier Passport Large, engraved certificate, measuring c.16.75 x 11.25 inches (folded, with conjugate leaf blank on both…