How to read old German language handwriting on passports?

How to read old German language handwriting on passports?

As a collector of German travel documents, it is not always easy to read a passport’s handwriting, especially when you have documents before the 19th century. Well, I guess said is valid also for other collectors and their collection area….

Vatican City passport 1934 for a Cardinal

Vatican City passport 1934 for a Cardinal

Mario Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano (12 August 1903 – 9 November 1988) was an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Prefect of the Apostolic Palace from 1967 until his death and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1969. Vatican City passport…

Passport 1792 issued by Francis James Jackson

Passport 1792 issued by Francis James Jackson

Francis James Jackson (December 1770 – 5 August 1814) was a British diplomat, ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Prussia, and the United States. He entered the diplomatic service only at age 16 as a foreign service clerk! In April 1788, he brought back from The…

Bremen passport 1919 shows travel to occupied territories

Bremen passport 1919 shows travel to occupied territories

The following passport of Bremen is gripping by several aspects. First of all, the Free City of Bremen is a rare type when it comes to passport booklets. The second remark is about citizenship. The passport is from Bremen, but…

Passport history: Collectors may pay a lot of money for old passports

Passport history: Collectors may pay a lot of money for old passports

Anyone who needs a new passport goes to the citizens’ office, applies, waits two weeks, gets the document. The old, expired passport is canceled and disposed of – it’s the end of the story. For Tom Topol, however, this is…

Wonder Woman trashed her old passport and someone found it (video)

Wonder Woman trashed her old passport and someone found it (video)

Wonder Woman trashed her old passport, and someone found it. GAL GADOT’S PASSPORT was found in the trash can near her Tel Aviv apartment and some handwritten notes of her movie roles. I bet whoever found WONDER WOMAN’S passport in the trash…

Pierre Cartier’s French passport issued in New York

Pierre Cartier’s French passport issued in New York

Pierre Camille Cartier (March 10, 1878 – October 27, 1964) was a French jeweler. He was one of three sons of Alfred Cartier and the brother of Jacques Cartier and Louis Cartier. Pierre’s grandfather, Louis-François Cartier, took over his teacher Adolphe Picard’s jewelry workshop in 1847, thereby founding the…

Rare Turkey Republic Passport 1927 Mustafa Atatürk

Rare Turkey Republic Passport 1927 Mustafa Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born in Salonica (today in Greece) in 1881. He is renowned as the founder of the Republic of Turkey. In 1915, he emerged as a military hero in Dardanelles during the Gallipoli campaign and later became…

Debra Jo Fondren Passport – Playboy Playmate

Debra Jo Fondren Passport – Playboy Playmate

Debra Jo Fondren (born February 5, 1955) is an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month for the September 1977 issue and Playmate of the Year for 1978. Robert Scott Hooper photographed her pictorial. Fondren,…