This is a very unique document – a UK passport of a former SIS (MI-6) Agent!

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), often known as MI6, collects Britain’s foreign intelligence. The Service is based at Vauxhall Cross in London. Its Chief is Sir John Sawers. SIS provides Her Majesty’s Government with a global covert capability to promote and defend the national security and economic well-being of the United Kingdom.

Meet Maclachlan Alan Carl Silverwood-Cope, known as “Mac”, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) and MI-6 Agent, Major M A C Silverwood-Cope in Dec 1945, British Legation, Stockholm. Several times mentioned in “Who is who” of the British Secret State.

“56-58 – Carl Alan Maclachlan “MAC” SILVERWOOD-COPE
He was the second commercial secretary at the embassy in Stockholm in 1945 and first secretary and police chief in Tokyo from 1953 to 1956. Continued a successful career as a leader in Copenhagen and Buenos Aires.”


  • good condition
    full of interesting stamps and visas from 1st to last page !
    even the wax seal is crisp and not damaged after almost 80 years
    passport issued 1933 at the foreign office in London
    several Nazi stamps
    few revenues
    his picture
    but bio page 2 is missing (of course, he was an agent)
    still a unique and rare chance for any passport-, military-, or secret service collector
    32 pages
    cover page punched (as there was the previous newer passport attached)

Update: I was later contacted by his daughter which could provide more data about his personal life.


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