Why Paul Robeson Loses Appeal Over His Passport?

Why Paul Robeson Loses Appeal Over His Passport?

Paul Leroy Robeson was exceptional in most things he did. He was a footballer par excellence at Rutgers University and an internationally acclaimed singer, theater personally and a dedicated civil rights activist in the U.S.. The latter day U.S. saw…

Commander James Rowney – Pearl Harbor

Commander James Rowney – Pearl Harbor

Commander Rowney Pearl Harbor This is not only a pretty US Special Passport (1955) in almost mint and unused condition but it belonged once to a WWII (Pearl Harbor & Midway) and Korea war experienced US Navy Commander. James Victor…

East German Biometrics & US Passport Playing The National Anthem

East German Biometrics & US Passport Playing The National Anthem

East German Biometric Passport New researches revealed that the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany)  had already biometric passports in preparation but due to the fall of the Berlin wall they were not anymore introduced. These biometric passports were highly advanced…

Sugihara & Zwartendijk Visas On One Travel Document

Sugihara & Zwartendijk Visas On One Travel Document

Sugihara & Zwartendijk – two of eighteen righteous diplomats which took enormous personal risks to rescue Jews and others facing persecution and peril. They were true heroes; indeed, they were among the foremost human rights defenders of their day. Due…

The Earliest Passport Of Federal Germany

The Earliest Passport Of Federal Germany

Recently I could acquire the earliest Federal Germany passport – issued on 15 February 1951, just 14 days after the Allied Military Government for Germany gave back the power to Germany to issue passports. The printing date of the passport…

Old Passports In Leather Wallets

Old Passports In Leather Wallets

Old Passports In Leather Wallets What you see here are four beautiful passports from the collection of my fellow collector Brian, a British collector who build truly a fine collection of US and UK  passports. Such travel documents in leather…

German Passport 1945 – SS-Hauptsturmführer & Commander SD

German Passport 1945 – SS-Hauptsturmführer & Commander SD

German Passport 1945 issued by SS-Hauptsturmführer & Commander Security Police (SD) Here comes a most interesting document which tells the journey of a woman working for *NORDAG” in Oslo, Norway. Ruth Balzer was born 1917 in Berlin Schöneberg. Her work…

SS St.Louis and the faith of its passengers

SS St.Louis and the faith of its passengers

SS St.Louis and the faith of its passengers After Kristallnacht in November 1938, many Jews within Germany decided that it was time to leave. Though many German Jews had emigrated in the preceding years, the Jews who remained had a…