Garry Davis – First Citizen Of The World

Garry Davis – First Citizen Of The World

His radical proposal — hailed by supporters like the way of the future — was a world with no national borders, one in which all people belonged to the same global citizenry. The world would be a place of peace…

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 were 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. It took me till…

Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Swiss Hero

Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Swiss Hero

Update: Unfortunately, this excellent video book is no longer available, but the trailer is still online, see the link below. Here comes an outstanding and awarded video book app about Swiss Diplomat CARL LUTZ who saved sixty-thousand Jewish lives by…

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…

A Queen’s Messenger by LTC Kimmins

A Queen’s Messenger by LTC Kimmins

John Kimmins had an army career that started in Sandhurst from where he joined a Cavalry regiment. On retirement at 55, he became a Queen’s Messenger. Queen’s Messenger LTC Kimmins For those who know little more than that there are…

US Passport signed by Minister Rufus  King 1798

US Passport signed by Minister Rufus King 1798

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 the oldest American artifact…

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…