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  • British Military Administration travel document
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British Military Administration travel document

1949 Cyrenaica Defense Force issue (Libya). An exceptionally rare and important temporary travel document issued in liberated Libyan territory, used for immigration to Israel in 1949 with the short lived Israeli consular visa being issued at Tripoli. The North African campaign of World War Two...

  • 1936 Bulgarian service passport
  • 1936 Bulgarian service passport
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  • 1938 Austrian visa
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1936 Bulgarian service passport

Two interesting visas issued inside. Another passport that surfaced recently, and at first glance seemed to be a simple and innocent looking sample, concealed inside at the end valuable information when it comes to visas and their usage inside a passport. These subtle and little...

  • Italian Social Republic passport
  • Italian Social Republic passport
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Italian Social Republic passport 1945

The new republic was established at the second half of 1943 following the allied advances in northern Africa and the invasion of Sicily. These events caused the Grand Fascist Council with the backing of the King Victor Emmanuel III to overthrow Mussolini from power. Following...

  • Polish service passport
  • Polish service passport
  • Polish service passport
  • Polish service passport
  • Polish service passport
  • Polish service passport
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  • Polish service passport
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Pre-war Polish service passport

Issued in 1936 for official consular service in Nazi Germany. Warsaw issued to a consulate official named Alfred Matuszewski – who was stationed at the Polish consulate at Schneidemuhl (Polish named Piła) close to the German-Polish border. Before 1945 the town was in German territory....

  • Japanese occupational travel document.
  • WW2 occupational travel document.
  • Indian Independence League

Indian Independence League

Japanese occupation travel document. This was a political organization that was active after World War One and up to the 1940's, during the Second World War. Its activities and members were located outside of the British Empire, in South East Asia, and they were trying...

  • Consular official passport
  • Polish service passport
  • Consular official passport
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  • Stanisław Świętochowski
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Consular official passport

Consulate staff's passport used for France up to 1933. Sometimes the simplest of items can conceal inside the smallest of treasures and once exposed, history unfolds in your hands. The passport here seems rather ordinary and not unique, early 1930's simple Polish consular passport issued...