League of Nations – Passport Conferences

The League of Nations held two conferences about passports. Below you see their recommendation of a “passport standard”. Follow the source link for detailed information. Conference on Passports and Customs Formalities October 15-21, 1920 in Paris, International Travel Issues Second…

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…

Israel – Diplomatic Passport 1951

Interesting and early diplomatic passport of Israel… Here is the biography of this Israeli diplomat. Ehud Avriel (1917 – August 27, 1980) was an Israeli diplomat and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai between 1955…

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…

German Passport 1939, Shanghai

The passport was issued 13 June 1939 at the German General Consulate in SHANGHAI to businessman Otto Frössel. What is truly interesting about it that is has visas to the USSR from December 1939, made at the north-eastern Chinese city…