My German Third Reich passport found in Shanghai

My German Third Reich passport found in Shanghai (by PETER NASH, Sydney) Sitting at the computer my wife Rieke knew something special had come into the ‘inbox’ and called me immediately. The unknown sender titled the Subject: “Lost Passport in…

German life in Kobe & Shanghai 1934 -1940

German life in Kobe & Shanghai 1934 -1940

German life in Kobe & Shanghai 1934 -1940 I got two passports into my collection which, after some research, tell an exciting story of a German business owner and his sister, having a printing business in Kobe, Japan. The passports…

Chinese Taiping Rebel Pass sold at auction for $7000

Chinese Taiping Rebel Pass sold at auction for $7000

Chinese Taiping Rebel Pass sold at auction for $7000 I am not sure of the exact date of this but I know it was in the mid to late 1800s.  This is a pass allowing the bearer to travel into…

Very Rare German Passport 1940 Tientsin, China – Melchers & Co.

Very Rare German Passport 1940 Tientsin, China – Melchers & Co.

German Passport 1940 Tientsin THIS is a super rare German passport issued by the Nazis 1940 in TIENTSIN, CHINA! Look at the large Chinese stamp with Swastika. The passport was issued to 26 years young Marianna Gosewisch; as you see…

Passport issued by the British consul in Hankou for a Missionary

Passport issued by the British consul in Hankou for a Missionary

Passport issued by the British consul in Hankou for a Missionary …in Chinese script FROM BRITISH CONSUL IN HANKOU FOR MISSIONARY REV. CARWARDINE This very rare British Passport was issued by the UK Consulate in Hankou, China, as a Chinese…

Netherlands Minister To Japan – Chinese Passport 1929

Netherlands Minister To Japan – Chinese Passport 1929

Netherlands Minister Japan Chinese Passport A random search on a auction website was leading me to this Chinese passport from 1929. A great piece of travel document. “Chinese ambassador to Japan Mr Wang Wei, hereby issue this passport to Dutch…

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,…

Rare German Passport issued 1929 in Tientsin, China

Rare German Passport issued 1929 in Tientsin, China

Rare German Passport issued 1929 in Tientsin, China. Meet German Engineer Karl Wick which passport was issued at the German Consulate General in Tientsin, China on 13. April 1929. You can imagine not many passports were issued there and even…