Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz Passport, Zurich 1948

Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz Passport, Zurich 1948

Kupfer Koberwitz Dachau Diaries On May 11, 1945, just three days after the German capitulation, the US-Missions in Bern, Stockholm, and Madrid requested access to the German Diplomatic Archives. A “diplomatic note” to Switzerland was sent five weeks later on…

George John Gordon Appointment as Ambassador to Switzerland in 1855

George John Gordon Appointment as Ambassador to Switzerland in 1855

 George John Gordon Ambassador Such appointments are pretty rare to find! George John Gordon Appointment as Ambassador to Switzerland in 1855. Antique appointment credentials, signed by Queen Victoria, appointing British diplomat George John Robert Gordon (1812-1912), as Minister Plenipotentiary to…

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…

How The Swiss Passport Became Red – Swiss Passport History

How The Swiss Passport Became Red – Swiss Passport History

How The Swiss Passport Became Red – Swiss Passport History To have a passport seems to us to be obvious. But the little booklet has yet existed a little over 100 years. And it was only around 50 years ago…

Swissair Chief Pilot Ernst Nyffenegger Passport

Swissair Chief Pilot Ernst Nyffenegger Passport

Swissair Chief Pilot Ernst Nyffenegger Passport Outstanding aviation document from the early beginning of the Swiss carrier – SWISSAIR! Today is known as SWISS (which belongs to Lufthansa). I found another picture from Nyffenegger as a young pilot in 1927…

Swiss Passport Issued By Swiss Poet and Politician Gottfried Keller

Swiss Passport Issued By Swiss Poet and Politician Gottfried Keller

Swiss Passport Issued By Swiss Poet and Politician Gottfried Keller Gottfried Keller (19 July 1819 – 15 July 1890) was a Swiss poet and writer of German literature. Best known for his novel Green Henry (German: Der grüne Heinrich), he became one of the most…

Passport of Magda Lutz, a Wife of a Hero

Passport of Magda Lutz, a Wife of a Hero

Passport of Magda Lutz, the Wife of a Hero CARL LUTZ will be forever remembered as the Swiss Diplomat who saved sixty-thousand Jewish lives by issuing so-called SCHUTZBRIEFE (Protection Letters) in Budapest in 1944. Lutz divorced his first wife, Gertrud…

Swiss Passport issued in East Berlin, East Germany

Swiss Passport issued in East Berlin, East Germany

Swiss Passport issued in East Berlin, East Germany The Swiss / East Germany diplomatic relation began in Dec 1972 when Switzerland recognized East Germany (GDR) as independent state. The fist mission was just a trade mission and was opened in…

Rare Swiss Passport 1942 Issued In The Swiss Embassy Berlin

Rare Swiss Passport 1942 Issued In The Swiss Embassy Berlin

Rare Swiss Passport 1942 Issued In The Swiss Embassy Berlin This document is a rare testimony of Swiss citizens in Berlin / Germany during WWII. Learn more about the document itself, the Swiss Embassy in Berlin at those days and…