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  • Iraqi laissez-passer and its reasons
  • 1951 Jewish laissez passer
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Iraqi laissez-passer and its reasons

The 1951 massive Jewish exodus that stunned everyone. This was one of Israel’s largest absorption of immigrants in its early years. Following the founding of Israel in 1948, it was now possible for every Jew in every corner of the world to arrive freely into...

  • 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...

  • British Palestine passport
  • British Palestine passport
  • British Palestine passport
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  • Israel air force 1948
  • Israel air force 1948
  • Israel air force 1948 pilot's passport
  • Israel passport
  • Israel passport
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Pioneer Israeli pilot – 1948

Passport used to smuggle to Israel its first fighter planes. Yitzhak Efraim Henenson was one of the county’s early pilots, taking part in some of the decisive battles following the delectation of Independence; before and after. The passport here is a fascinating addition to ones...

  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian passport extension
  • Manchuria invasion
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  • Manchurian banknote

A selection of Manchurian visas

And a brief biography of a diplomat. September 18th 1931 was a crucial date in the history of modern China. From this month onwards, starting with Asia and ending with Europe, events would spiral from a regional conflict into a world war. The above mentioned...

  • 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...

  • UN special travel ID cards
  • UN special travel ID cards
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UNTSO special ID cards

The United Nations Truce Supervision Organization was founded on May 28th 1948 following the creation of the State of Israel and the hostilities that existed in the Middle East. Its main aim was to assist the peacekeepers in the region in implementing the Armistice Agreements...

  • 1945 Austrian liberation ID's & travel documents
  • 1945 Austrian liberation ID's & travel documents
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First liberation documentation

Austrian first attempts of issuing ID's & travel documents. Austria was under German occupation from March 1938 to April 1945. The German take-over of the small country is termed as the Anschluss, and once under Nazi control, the Jews suffered the worst vile anti-Semitism since...