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  • WW2 Soviet travel document
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Unique Soviet travel document

Issued in 1944 at Algeria. Travel documents being issued at times of war and conflict are different to those being issued during times of peace. Political and location aspects of issued samples play a major role and at times such papers are limited to a...

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  • J stamped German passport from 1941
  • J stamped German passport from 1941
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  • J stamped German passport from 1941 used for Spain
  • J stamped German passport from 1941 used for Spain
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Escaping via Spain

J stamped German passport from 1941. The passport here is interesting because of the period it was used at and the specific route chosen, mainly because after June 10th of 1940, many escape options where limited: this wa...

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  • post-war China issued passport
  • post-war China issued passport
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  • 1946 China issued passport
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  • WW2 Manchurian coupon

Belgium issued passport from Tianjin

China issue from 1946. One of my passions in collecting passports & travel documents is to Chinese issued or used samples from WW2 and earlier. These attract me the most because of the 9 years I spent living in China, and also because of our...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • WW2 Polish passport
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  • WW2 Polish passport
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Fleeing Poland in 1939

Crossing the border on the last day! In previous articles, I wrote extensively about the special short period of time that existed, following the outbreak of war, a short-lived "window of opportunity" that enabled thousands of refugees and military personnel, to escape into neighboring Romania...

  • WW2 Polish passport
  • WW2 Polish passport
  • WW2 Polish passport
  • WW2 Polish passport
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Arrested by the Gestapo in 1941

Polish Diplomat’s signature in a passport. The months of September-October of 1939 were unique with connection to the issuing of passports, well, a specific type of passport. Following the German invasion of Poland from the West on September 1st and by the Red Army from the...

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  • 1939 German visa
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  • WW2 Arthur Whittall visa.
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  • Arthur Whittall visa.

Another sample found

1939 Visa issued by a MI6 officer. The earliest sample that I located dates from a 1925 Turkish passport used for traveling to British Palestine. The last sample I have located dates from 1952, and this would indicate that he was stationed at the same...