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Interesting Mexican diplomatic passport

Manuel Tello Baurraud signed passport from 1950.


One of my other passions is locating Diplomatic or Service passports used around the period of WW2 or having a strong connection to important 20th Century conflicts.


The item here is a Mexican diplomatic passport issued on February 7th 1950.


Passport number D-32 was issued to Efrain G. Dominguez, acting consul at San Antonio.

The first visa appearing inside the passport was hand signed by US vice-consul Kennedy McCampbell Crockett who would later become US ambassador to Nicaragua (1967-1970).

What adds to this items rarity is the issuing official’s signature on page 2.


The passport was issued by Foreign Ministry sub-secretary Manuel Tello Baurraud; who had a very rich and long diplomatic career while serving his country:


  • November 1st 1898 – November 27th  1971;
  • Entered foreign service in 1923;
  • Vice consul to Texas (Brownsville) in 1924 & Laredo in 1925;
  • Diplomatic posts to Germany during 1927-1929;
  • Consul of Mexico to Japan, Yokohama during 1930-1931;
  • Senior diplomatic representation to the League Of Nations (1934-1941);
  • Secretary of Foreign Affairs: 1951-1952 and again 1958-1964;
  • Ambassador of Mexico to the US during 1952-1958;


One of his important legacies was the signing of the Chamizal Convection (1963) with the United States which dealt with settling border conflicts between the two states.


Chamizal Dispute


He passed away in Mexico City in 1971.


Manuel Tello Baurraud


I have added sample images of this old diplomatic passport.


Small image source: Wikipedia.



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Neil Kaplan
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