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  • 1808 State Department related passport circular
  • Very early US passport circular - 1808
  • 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...

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  • early Israeli passport
  • early Israeli Diplomatic passport
  • early Israeli Diplomatic passport
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  • Israel Government Printer 1948 - 1953
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  • Israel Government Printer 1948 - 1953
  • Israel Government Printer 1948 - 1953
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Israel Government Printer 1948 – 1953

Printers of Passports & Travel Documents as well. Israel “inherited” it’s Government Printer (GP) from the terminated British Mandate in 1948. Originally established in an old winery, in what was a German settlement colony called Sharona. The Winery went bankrupt and it turned into a...

  • British Mandate travel document
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British Mandate travel document

Here is another interesting travel document that was issued for Europe. Though it is not war related, not to the Second World War which is my core interest when it comes to researching and locating old passports, it is still important enoug...

  • 1935 German passport
  • 1935 German passport
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1935 German passport

Issued by a diplomat with an interesting career. German passport number 2/35, itself being a remarkable low SN, was issued on January 2nd 1935 at the German consulate at Thorn (Toruń in Polish), located in northern Poland ...