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 successors were the last Kings of the Persian Monarchy – the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979). Since the revolution in Feb 1979, Persia (Iran) is officially named the “Islamic Republic of Iran.” Passport Persia

Ahmad Shah Qajar (Persian: احمَد شاه قاجار‎) ‎(January 21, 1898 – 21 February 1930) was Shah of Iran (Persia) from July 16, 1909, to October 31, 1925, and the last of the Qajar dynasty. Ahmad Shah acceded to the Peacock Throne on July 16, 1909, following the overthrow of his father and predecessor, Mohammad Ali Shah, who had attempted to reverse earlier constitutional restrictions on royal power and thus enraged the majority of Iranians. It is alleged that Ahmad Shah was one of the most democratic-minded kings of Persia. In contrast, others dismiss him as a weak ruler, uninterested in attending to government matters. Passport Persia

Passport Persia

The passport was issued in 1911 in Tehran for a 16-year-old student traveling to Europe via Russia. Visas and revenues from Persia and Russia are on the front and back. The passport has a perforation line at the left part of the document (Annex B), and I believe this part should be normally kept with the passport office for their archive. Passport Persia

Passport Persia

 

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    1. Hello Esmaeil. Yes you are right the shown pictures are a bit small and I will update them. This specific document is gone but I do have others. I sent you a PM by email. Best regards, Tom

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