Chinese Consular Passport

Chinese Consular Passport, San Francisco, 1882 Original partly printed Chinese Consular Passport issued by the Chinese Consul General’s office in San Francisco, allowing Wong Tuck Young to travel in the US.  He is described as a subject of the Emperor…

Bond author’s passport sells for premium

A passport used by James Bond creator Ian Fleming for a real-life spying mission has sold for more than five times more than expected at £15,525. The single-page, temporary diplomatic document was sold by auction at Sotheby’s in London. Commander…

Passports, Travel, Nations: Landmarks

This page highlights landmarks in the history of passport, citizenship documentation and travel surveillance schemes. 1557 de Vitoria’s De Indis Noviter Inventis 1562 Edict of Saint-Germain-de-Pres grants limited rights of assembly to French Huguenots 1646 Grotius’ De Iure Belli ac…

German Ministerialpass 1924

As collector you rarely find such great items. I was lucky to get this passport in exchange with another collector friend and for me this is by the way a great example of collector collaboration. We both had something what…

Memel Territory Passport

EXTREMELY RARE vintage MEMEL TERRITORY (now in Lithuania) passport issued August 23, 1921 in Memel.  Three languages : French, German and Lithuanian. FULL of stamps and visas. Light green cover. 16 pages.  Good condition. 4″ x 5.5″ – 10 x 14cm. In 1920, according to the…

Dienstpass of the 3rd Reich

Sometimes it’s worth to stay focused. A collector’s story… As I do regular research on web I found 2 weeks ago an old ad from 2005 about this German 3rd Reich Dienstpass (Service Passport). Someone offered the mentioned passport which…