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  • WW2 Swiss protection visa
  • WW2 Swiss protection visa

Occupied China & Swiss protection

WWII used allied passport with protection endorsements inside. Following the Japanese occupation of larger sections of China, which until December of 1941 was rather limited to smaller sections of the eastern coast, not forgetting of course the earlier occupation of the North-East (Manchuria), many foreign...

  • Kennkarte für Juden
  • Kennkarte für Juden
  • german J stamped ID for Jews
  • german J stamped ID for Jews
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  • J stamped Jewish travel document for children
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German special issued ID’s for Jews

1938-1941 Kennkarte für Juden. These were printed around August of 1938 on grey-clothed linen material, that could be folded in half and fit into a pocket-coat or bag (though Kinderausweis (ID cards for children under the age of 15) appeared already before 1939 with a...

  • WWII French consular stamps
  • WWII French passport visa
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  • WWII French passport visa
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WWII French consular stamps

The various forms used during the war. During the period of the occupation, the various French diplomatic missions and legations throughout the Allied and neutral countries went through several changes in their definition and ...

  • photos of old passports
  • photos of old passports
  • Thank you all!
  • photos of old passports
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Thank you all!

It has been 1 year since this site has opened. Would like to thank everyone who has contributed in support and in kind words during this past year. Have learned much about our mutual hobby of collecting old passports and documents, and I was ver...

  • WW2 German evacuation and deportation papers.
  • WW2 German deportation papers.
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German evacuation/deportation papers

The expulsion of Germans from liberated countries. One of the outcomes to the end of hostilities in Europe of 1945 was the mass reprisals and expulsion of Germans from liberated European countries. The horrific occupation and treatment of c...

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  • WW2 CBI document
  • WW2 CBI document from 1942
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CBI related document

1942 Kunming issued military ID. The conflict in the Far East had several important fronts and areas of battle. One important location was the region between British India and Western China, still under National Government control, and Japanese occupied Burma, which saw some of t...

  • IRO ID document WW2
  • IRO ID document WW2
  • IRO ID document WW2
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UNRRA ID document

International Refugee Organization issue. After the end of World War Two, United Nations personnel or affiliated members of related organizations, working in relief and rescue efforts, spread out throughout the various countries, be it in the west or eastern part of Europe...

  • 1808 State Department related passport circular
  • 1808 State Department related passport circular
  • 1808 State Department related passport circular
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Very early US passport circular – 1808

US diplomatic mission in Spain. A lovely early Americana official State Department related circular. The document was hand written and signed by US senior diplomat to Spain George W. Erving (1769-1850). His posting to Madrid, as Chargי d'Affaires (the ‘ambassador’ was James Bowdoin III), started...