Italian Socialist Republic Passport, 1944 Berlin

Italian Socialist Republic Passport, 1944 Berlin

The Republic of Salò (Repubblica Soziale Italiana) Italian Socialist Republic On 23 September 1943, Mussolini reappeared, proclaiming a new fascist state in the North of Italy, The Italian Social Republic. Stretching as far south as Rome, this was to be…

Swiss Journeyman book of Canton Schwyz 1874

Swiss Journeyman book of Canton Schwyz 1874

This beautiful Journeyman book and passport from the small Swiss canton of Schwyz came in, and I love it. It is in great condition for its age of 146 years, and six of 36 pages have entries. The 20 years…

German Passport issued in the Polish Corridor

German Passport issued in the Polish Corridor

Polish Corridor The Polish Corridor (also known as the Gdansk Corridor or Vistula Corridor, Polish Korytarz Polski) was a former Prussian strip of land between Pomerania (or Pomerellen) in the west and the lower course of the Vistula in the…

East German Passport with rare DPRK Visas

East German Passport with rare DPRK Visas

Here is an outstanding GDR/DDR passport from 1960 with a visa to North Korea and a visa from the GDR Embassy in North Korea back to Berlin, East Germany! east german passport DPRK In 1989 the GDR maintained diplomatic relations…

Participant ID Potsdam Conference

Participant ID Potsdam Conference

The rare ID belongs to a British participant in the Potsdam Conference, which took place from July 17 to August 2, 1945, in the Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam. Officially, the last war conference of the Allies is called the “Berlin…

Mata Hari (Margaretha G. Zelle) Identity Papers

Mata Hari (Margaretha G. Zelle) Identity Papers

A recent TV documentation about this extraordinary woman inspired me to write this article. Mata Hari, real name Margaretha Geertuida Zelle, was born in 1876 in Leeuwarden, Holland. At 19, she married a Dutch naval officer, Captain Mc Leod, and followed…

Passport of Italian 30-days King Umberto II

Passport of Italian 30-days King Umberto II

Passport King Umberto II Umberto II (born Sept. 15, 1904, Racconigi, Italy—died March 18, 1983, Geneva, Switz.), prince of Savoy, was briefly king of Italy in 1946 until he was forced to abdicate after a republican form of government was approved…

German Jew denied to travel due to missing J-stamp

German Jew denied to travel due to missing J-stamp

From 5 October 1938, German Jews needed to have a so-called “unique identifier” in the form of a 3 cm large red J in their passports. The following German passport was issued in Vienna on 27 September 1938 in the…

A Passport issued by King George III

A Passport issued by King George III

passport King George III George III was born on 4 June 1738 in London, the eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. He became heir to the throne on his father’s death in 1751, succeeding…