Captain Henry Rodolph Davies And His Chinese Passport

Captain Henry Rodolph Davies And His Chinese Passport

Captain Henry Rodolph Davies And His Chinese Passport Look at this huge Chinese passport issued to a soldier from the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry more than 100 years ago. Captain Henry Rodolph Davies was aged 29 when, in 1894,…

Denmark Sea Passport 1823

Denmark Sea Passport 1823

This document is a “Translation Of The Sea-Passport”, a partly printed document with handwritten additions issued at the island of St. Thomas for the vessel “Julius Thales”. The commercial brig was sailing  from St. Thomas via Cape Haiti to Antwerp….

25 Years Fall Of The Wall – A Unique Passport

25 Years Fall Of The Wall – A Unique Passport

Do you remember where you have been when the wall was falling? Instantly I wanted to travel to Berlin from my city in South Germany to join this historical event of my generation – but I couldn’t. I took me…

Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Swiss Hero

Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Swiss Hero

Here comes an outstanding and awarded video book app about Swiss Diplomat CARL LUTZ who saved sixty-thousand Jewish lives by issuing so-called “SCHUTZPÄSSE (PROTECTION LETTERS)” in Budapest in 1944. This video trailer of “Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Hero” –…

ID-card of German Princess Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

ID-card of German Princess Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

ID-card of German Princess Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Usually I do not collect ID-Cards but this German PASS-KARTE from Prussia is a exception because it was issued to Princss Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, which is one of Germany’s oldest noble dynasty. Definitely…

Experiences as a Queen’s Messenger by Lieutenant Colonel Kimmins

Experiences as a Queen’s Messenger by Lieutenant Colonel Kimmins John Kimmins had an army career which started in Sandhurst from where he joined a Cavalry regiment. On retirement at 55 he became a Queen’s Messenger. For those who know little…

US Passport signed by Minister Rufus King 1798

(Source: U.S. Diplomacy Center) Rufus King, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, also served as a diplomat and authorized this passport, giving David Hinckley permission to “pass without giving or suffering any molestation or hindrance.” Issued in 1798, this is…

Ruth Bielaski Shipley – US Passport Office

Ruth Bielaski Shipley – US Passport Office

Ruth Bielaski Shipley (April 20, 1885 – November 3, 1966) was head of the Passport Division of the United States Department of State for 27 years from 1928 to 1955. She became head of the Passport Division in 1928, the…

Interpol Stolen and Lost Travel Documents Database

Interpol Stolen and Lost Travel Documents Database

INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database enables INTERPOL National Central Bureaus and other authorized law enforcement entities (such as immigration and border control officers) to ascertain the validity of a travel document in seconds. The SLTD database was…