Benito Mussolini Passport Picture (Press Photo)

It seems his old passport was offered in 1922 for a sale price of £500(!)
Interesting press photo…see full describtion on the pictures below…

 

Thanks to the input from Jonathan Pile (see comments) I can add the following very interesting facts.

…Montgomery Hyde in his observations on Maundy Gregory’s trial in 1933, noted that “Among the curiosities of his collection were an early passport belonging to Mussolini, whom he greatly admired.”

…one of Maundy Gregory’s most  Prized Trophies belonged to Mussolini. Among the items which Gregory had in his possession in the 1930’s was a passport issued to Benito Mussolini in Milan in 1921 , nine months before the march on Rome – a curious item to be in the possession of London Honours Tout unless it was a gift or trophy from some espionage. Interestingly enough  the passport which described Mussolini as a journalist  and entitled the bearer to travel anywhere except  Russia and Fiume.

…Fleming buys Mussolini passport, John Beckett & William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) both left BUF Mar 1937 Among the items which Gregory had in his possession in the 1930’s was a passport issued to Benito Mussolini in Milan in 1921 , nine months before the march on Rome – a curious item to be in the possession of London Honours Tout unless it was a gift or trophy from some espionage. Interestingly enough the passport which described Mussolini as a journalist and entitled the bearer to travel anywhere except Russia and Fiume, was given by Gregory to Symons , who sold it auction in March 1937 to a young officer in Naval Intelligence by the Name of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond. It was sold in May 1972, in the special silk-lined morocco case Fleming had made for it to a private buyer for £1,200  – four times the expected auctioneers price.

Update:

Churchill’s Secret Enemy

In 1938 Winston Churchill stood alone with a few faithful friends against the recieved wisdom of Neville Chamberlains appeasement of Nazi Germany at Munich. Churchill was in financial hardship, he prepared to sell his beloved house Chartwell, he had lost valuable newspaper contracts and unawares to himself his phone was being tapped and mail read. A renegade ex-MI5 officer was organising a dirty tricks campaign against him which saw him facing deselection by his local Conservative Party and character assasination in a secretly controlled but influential newsheet called Truth. Drawing on unpublished private papers and declassified MI5 files this book tells the untold story of the campaign against Churchill by appeaserst and pro-Nazis in Britain which continued into Churchill’s Premiership culminating in the Hess Peace Mission in 1941.