Lost documents of the USSR – A yellow ticket

Lost documents of the USSR – A yellow ticket

Albert Bayburin is a Russian Anthropologist at the European University in Sankt Petersburg, and he wrote some interesting articles on passports. Albert also published a book about the USSR passport system. He allowed me to use this article on my…

German Passport – US Consulate Moscow 1915

German Passport – US Consulate Moscow 1915

German Passport USA Moscow WOW, what a finding was presented to me by our fellow collector G.J. when we met once again for collectors meeting at Lake Constance a few days ago. What you see here is a quite rare…

Tsar Nicholas II Passport – 101st Anniversary Of His Murder

Tsar Nicholas II Passport – 101st Anniversary Of His Murder

Tsar Nicholas II Passport – 101st Anniversary Of His Murder Exactly this week – 101 years ago in the early hours of the morning of 17 July 1918, the deposed Tsar, his wife Alexandra, and their children Grand Duchesses Olga,…

ALLIED MILITARY TRAVEL PERMITS FOR GERMANY 1947-1951

ALLIED MILITARY TRAVEL PERMITS FOR GERMANY 1947-1951

ALLIED MILITARY TRAVEL PERMITS FOR GERMANY 1947-1951 Theo J.F. Schalke – adapted from the text of the award-winning single frame exhibit (16 pages) of Joe Ross, Cal – Revenuers Chapter of the American Revenue Society, with examples from my own…

Leon Trotsky & wife Natalia Sedova – Mexican passport 1936

Leon Trotsky & wife Natalia Sedova – Mexican passport 1936

Leon Trotsky was a key figure in the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia, second only to Vladimir Lenin in the early stages of Soviet communist rule. But he lost out to Joseph Stalin in the power struggle that followed…

Russian Passport Applications From Hawaii

Russian Passport Applications From Hawaii

A Russian Passport Application Album 1917 From Hawaii At the beginning of the 20th century Hawaii sugar plantation owners began to recruit laborers of European background. Former Secretary of the Territory of Hawaii and Director of the Bureau of Immigration,…

German Empire Passport – Saxe-Meiningen 1872

German Empire Passport – Saxe-Meiningen 1872

German Empire Passport – Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen 1872, which is a rare type for passport collectors, and I am glad to get it into my archive—issued to August Arnodli at age nineteen, in Sonneberg on March 27, 1872, for his…

US Passport 1886 Legation London

US Passport 1886 Legation London

US Passport Legation London This large US passport was issued at the US legation in London in April 1886 to a 28-year-old Philippe Victor Lacoste traveling to Russia. The several visas and revenue stamps from Russia are wonderful and so…

NESSELRODE KARL – Russian Count and Diplomat

NESSELRODE KARL – Russian Count and Diplomat

NESSELRODE KARL – Russian Count and Diplomat. Attractive D.S., Comte Nesselrode, three pages, written to the first, third and fourth, on a 14.5 x 9 folio, Saint Petersburg, 17th July 1845, to Yakov Tolstoy, in Cyrillic. The partially printed document…