A nice set of two Dutch East-Indies passports

A nice set of two Dutch East-Indies passports

Dutch East-Indies passports Randomly I came into possession of a nice Dutch East Indies (EI) passport set, consisting of two huge passports issued in Batavia and a standard Dutch passport for three children born in Batavia. The first time I…

The most unusual passport photo in a valid modern passport

The most unusual passport photo in a valid modern passport

The most unusual passport photo in a valid modern passport Till 1915 passports had no pictures included and even in the early days of the passport photo there were no regulations on the photo itself. All was good as long…

SS issued Passport in the occupied Netherlands

SS issued Passport in the occupied Netherlands

SS issued passport in the occupied Netherlands The Occupation of the Netherlands German forces crossed the eastern frontier of the Netherlands in several places early on May 10, 1940, while additional troops landed on the beaches north of The Hague…

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…

Third Reich Diplomatic Passport Sophie Schulze-Bernett

Third Reich Diplomatic Passport Sophie Schulze-Bernett

Third Reich Diplomatic Passport Sophie Schulze-Bernett Following up on her son’s passport here comes Sophie’s German diplomatic passport issued at the Foreign Office in Berlin 24 August 1942. The wording in the document says… “Issued to Sophie Schulze-Bernett, spouse of…

A Boy In Nazi Occupied Netherlands

A Boy In Nazi Occupied Netherlands

After May 1940, the good times were few and far between: first there was the war, then the capitulation and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews. Our freedom was severely restricted…

Gijsbert Karel Count van Hogendorp

Gijsbert Karel Count van Hogendorp

This Dutch passport issued 1814 in Amsterdam in the name of Gijsbert Karel, Count van Hogendorp is a pretty nice example of a travel document used just briefly before the Netherlands became Kingdom in 1815 with his first king William…

The Oldest Printed Passport Of The Netherlands, really?

The Oldest Printed Passport Of The Netherlands, really?

The Oldest Printed Passport Of The Netherlands, really? Note: As assumed the document wasn’t sold! Many of the lots have been unsold which implies that all estimates and minimum biddings were far overestimated! The following passport is offered by a…