The Identification Tags of German Southwest Africa (1884-1915)

The Identification Tags of German Southwest Africa (1884-1915)

german southwest africa tags Already in 1900 the German South-West Africa seriously was thinking about how a reliable identification of the natives without much fuss could be made possible. The European system of passports or identity cards of the different…

Collectors Meeting In Bangkok II

Collectors Meeting In Bangkok II

It’s always great to meet up with fellow collectors, and this time I had the chance to meet Scott in Bangkok. Knowing each other for about two years by email, we meet the first time in person. Scott is from…

Kuwaiti travel documents

Kuwaiti travel documents

KUWAIT: Traveling in the 1930s was not as a familiar process as it is nowadays since Kuwaiti people, back in the days, had no passports to travel with. They traveled to few countries and were restricted to an agreement between…

Book Review – The United States Passport (Past, Present, Future)

Book Review – The United States Passport (Past, Present, Future)

The United States Passport (Past, Present, Future) is full of facts about the American passport. The book was issued by the Passport Office – Department of State in 1976. Even the book was published 37 years ago the data you…

Passport Collectors Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam

Passport Collectors Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam

Passport Collectors Meeting Vietnam After knowing Viet for some time by email I just had the chance to meet him this time at his home in Hanoi. Actually, he is not mainly a passports collector but a collector of Vietnam…

Rare Persia Passport 1911

Rare Persia Passport 1911

Not often you find such a nice & rare collectible from the Arabic-Islamic World. This Persian passport was issued when Persia was still a kingdom and ruled by the last King of the Qajar dynasty – Shah Ahmad (1909-1925). His…

East German Passport 1955 – One of the very first travel documents

East German Passport 1955 – One of the very first travel documents

This travel document might be one of the earliest issued East German Passport. I never saw one before 1955. The first passport act of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was issued in September 1954 and came into force three months…

Important Raoul Wallenberg Schutzpass Found In Budapest

Important Raoul Wallenberg Schutzpass Found In Budapest

raoul wallenberg schutzpass The main reason to go to Budapest, besides meeting up with Marco was to pick up an exceptional document. Some weeks ago, I was contacted via my website if I would be interested in a RAOUL WALLENBERG…