Reference List
Last Updated 18th January 2017 05:20:10 PM
 BEFORE WORLD WAR II
 
1. British Passport : Straits Settlements
Before 1942 - Straits Settlements - Sir Laurence Nunns Guillemard
Before 1942 - Straits Settlements - Sir Cecil Clementi
 
2. British Passport : Federated Malay States  

POST WORLD WAR II, FEDERATION OF MALAYA

Chronology
 
1. British Passport : Federation of Malaya (Prior to 1957) Variety I
Henry Lovell Goldsworthy Gurney
Request page with passport bearer's name.
Handwritten passport number.
Paper colour.
Without small text on the background.
MP-6 2016-43
2. British Passport : Federation of Malaya (Prior to 1957) Variety II
Henry Lovell Goldsworthy Gurney
Request page without passport bearer's name.
Pre-stamped passport number.
Repetive small text on the background : UNITEDKINGDOMOFGREATBRITAINANDNORTHERNIRELAND
MP-52 2016-34
MP-71 2016-140
3. British Passport : Federation of Malaya (Prior to 1957) Variety III
Moroboë Vincenzo del Tufo
Request page was a separate sheet glued to an empty interior side of front cover.
Passport number pre-stamped.
MP-26 2016-62 Passguy
(Cond >
P- New ? OK) Photo removed.
4. British Passport : Federation of Malaya (Prior to 1957) Variety IV
No High Commisioner's name
MP-8 2016-49
3. Passport : Federation of Malaya (1957 to 1963)
Post independence 
MP-10 >> NOTES in Malay with 2 spelling errors (negera and perlingdongan)
MP-10 2016-45
MP-14 2016-48 > Indian man.

POST WORLD WAR II, SINGAPORE
 
1. 08/1945 - 03/1946 BMA Franklin Charles Gimson - Colony of Singapore  
2. 01/04/1946 - 1955 Franklin Charles Gimson - Colony of Singapore
British Subject, Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
 
3. 1955-1959 Colony of Singapore (Partial Internal Self-Government)
British Subject, Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
 
4. British Passport : Citizen of the State of Singapore (1959 - 1963) - Variety I
1959-1963 State of Singapore (Full Internal Self-Government) Yang DiPertuan Negara - Paper covered the note and Colony of Singapore
British Subject, Citizen of the State of Singapore
 
5. British Passport : Citizen of the State of Singapore (1959 - 1963) - Variety II
1959-1963 State of Singapore (Full Internal Self-Government) Yang DiPertuan Negara (New print)
British Subject, Citizen of the State of Singapore
MP-18 2016-48 Issued in 1963
(Cond >
P- New ? OK)

BORNEO, PRE-MALAYSIA
 
1. British Passport : Colony of North Borneo  
2. British Passport : Sarawak  

MALAYSIA, SERIES I
 
1. Passport : Malaysia - First Design (1963 to ??) A : Peninsular
Variety I : Minister of External Affairs.
NOTES in Malay with 1 spelling error (negera has been corrected, perlingdongan still with wrong spelling)
MP-31 2016-62
2. Passport : Malaysia - First Design (1963 to ??) A : Peninsular
Rubber-stamped Minister of Home Affairs previously Minister of External Affairs
NOTES in Malay with 1 spelling error (negera has been corrected, perlingdongan still with wrong spelling)
MP-53 2016-21
3. Passport : Malaysia - First Design and prefix E : Singapore
Started to be issued in 1964 until 17 Aug 1965
 
4. Passport : Malaysia - First Design (1963 to ??) H : Sabah  
5. Passport : Malaysia - First Design (1963 to ??) K : Sarawak  

MALAYSIA, SERIES II

Add changes 1970s, hard cover to soft cover.
Foreign Exchange for Travelling Expenses on Page 31 and Page 32.
 
1. Passport : Malaysia Non-biometric A : Peninsular
Variety I - Non-permitted country NOT Handstamped
Variety II - Non-permitted country Handstamped
MP-182 1970 - 1975 - 1980
(Cond > P- New ? OK)
Non-permitted country Handstamped
2. Passport : Malaysia Non-biometric H : Sabah  
3. Passport : Malaysia Non-biometric K : Sarawak  

MALAYSIA, SERIES III
 
1. Passport : Malaysia Non-biometric (1984 to 1998) A : Peninsular MP-135
2. Passport : Malaysia Non-biometric (1984 to 1998) H : Sabah  
3. Passport : Malaysia Non-biometric (1984 to 1998) K : Sarawak  

MALAYSIA, SERIES IV - BIOMETRIC PASSPORT, FIRST GENERATION (NON ICAO STANDARD)
 
1. Passport : Malaysia Non-ICAO 5-Year Validity (03/1998 - 2002) MP-140 2016-195 2002 - 2007 (No Cut)
2. Passport : Malaysia Non-ICAO 5-Year Validity (12/2002 - 2010) MP-121 RMMusa (2005) + Visa Umrah (No Cut)
3. Passport : Malaysia Non-ICAO 5-Year Validity (1998 - 2010) MYS-AO-01001 (01/07/2006) Change of identity page MP-116 HRM
4. Passport : Malaysia Non-ICAO 2-Year Validity (01/10/2009 - 2010) MP-125 IKHLAST (2009 - 2011)
5. Passport : Malaysia Non-ICAO 64 Pages  
Variety changes of chip, 2002
Proprietary chip, only computers at Malaysian Immigration can read the chip's content.
Regular international non-ICAO biometric passport issued from 1998 to 2010

MALAYSIA SERIES V - ePASSPORT (BIOMETRIC SECOND GENERATION)
 
1. Passport : Malaysia ICAO ePassport 2-Year Validity : MYS-AO-02001 (01/02/2010) Coloured Photo
also known as
Alternative Malaysian International Passport
MP-33 NATWATI 2010 - 2012
MP-126 JELCHAT (2012 - 2014, No Cut)
2. Passport : Malaysia ICAO ePassport 5-Year Validity : MYS-AO-02001 (01/02/2010) Coloured Photo MP-131 HRM 2012 - 2017
3. Passport : Malaysia ICAO ePassport 64-Pages : MYS-AO-02001
- need to confirm whether ICAO ePassport has 64 pages.
 
4. Passport : Malaysia ICAO ePassport 2-Year Validity : Polycarbonate (April 2013, cease issue on 15/01/2015)
also known as Alternative Malaysian International Passport
- need to confirm whether two sub-varieties exist (chip on the back cover or chip on the biodata card) if exists, register as sb-ii
Waiting for NatWati to renew.
MP-117 IKHLAST (2013 - 2015, No Cut)
5. Passport : Malaysia ICAO ePassport 5-Year Validity : Polycarbonate : Sub-Variety I (April 2013)
- Thin biodata card and chip on the back cover
 
6. Passport : Malaysia ICAO ePassport 5-Year Validity : Polycarbonate : Sub-Variety II (Unknown)
- Polycarbonate biodata and integrated chip on the same card.
 

Second generation biometric passport includes facial recognition and finger print.

MALAYSIA RESTRICTED PASSPORT
 
1. Passport : Restricted Travel to Singapore, soft cover 01/07/1967 - ?
Series I - Fee ?, English
MP-11 2016-48
Issued 1967 (Cond > P- New ? OK)
2. Passport : Restricted Travel to Singapore, soft cover ? - 1999
Series II - Fee M$10.00
 
3. Passport : Restricted Travel to Singapore
Series III - Fee raised to M$20 (handstamped), Dual-language (Malay, English)
Front cover - Golden-coloured printing
MP-130 RMM 1984 - 1989
4. Passport : Restricted Travel to Brunei  
5. Passport : Restricted Travel to Sabah / Sarawak MP-122 FAIZUL (2008 - 2012)

MALAYSIA, OTHER PASSPORT (1)
 
1. Passport : Official  
2. Passport : Diplomatic  

MALAYSIA, OTHER PASSPORT (2)
 
1. Passport : Collective Travel Document (Group)  
2. Passport : Hajj Passport  
3. Passport : Emergency Passport  
4. Document In Lieu of Passport  

MALAYSIA, BORDER PASS
 
1. Border Pass : Thai (Paper Sheet)  
2. Border Pass : Thai (Booklet)  
3. Border Pass : Indonesia  

OTHERS
 
1. Passport : British Overseas Citizen (Malaysian)  
2. APEC Card  
3. Visa Stamped  
4. Visa ID3 : Tourist 2016-96
5. Visa ID3 : Student  
6. Visa ID3 : Work 2016-96
7. Visa ID3 : Saudi Arabia - Umrah  
8. Visa ID3 : Saudi Arabia - Hajj  
9. Entry Permit to Israel using Malaysian Passport  

Either as document or separate sheet.

INTERNATIONAL
 
1. Visa : USA  
2. Visa : Schengen (Without Photo) MP-2 2016-23 Yugoslavia
3. Visa : Schengen (With Photo) 2016-81
4. Passport Card : Ireland  
5. Passport : USA  
6. Passport : Norway (Design: Aurora)  
7. Passport : Spain from EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (1988) onward  
8. Passport : Palestinian National Authority
Passport : State of Palestine
 
 


BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA PASSPORT
 
1. Passport SFRY
Issued in BiH before war and valid until after independence (1992)
Alen DAVIDOVIC TRIFKO (1990 - 1993)
2. Passport - Series 1
a. Big Crest
b. Smaller crest and no MRZ
MP-76 Big CoA With MRZ 1993-1995
MP-84 Small CoA Without MRZ 1995-1997
MP-82 Small CoA Without MRZ 1995-1997
3. Passport - Series 2
a. Without MRZ
b. With MRZ
MP-83 SIDNAN DEDIC (1996 - 1998) without MRZ
MP-36 GORAN VASIC (1996 - 1998)
4. Passport - Series 3
a. PASOŠ
b. PUTOVNICA
c. REPUBLIKA SRPSKA (РЕПУБЛИКА СРПСКА / PASSPORT ПАСОШ)
MP-86 PASOŠ EMIR SALIC (1999 - 2004)
MP-108 PASOŠ
MP-69 PUTOVNICA SABINA SULJEVIC (2000 - 2005)
MP-69 SRPSKA
5. Passport - Series 4 MP-37 BILJANA BALJAJ (2008 - 2013)
MP-61 M.Dolic ASMIR BAJROVIC (2003 - 2008)
MP-60 M.Dolic MIRNES JUSIC(2003 - 2008)
812miko NADEZDA
MP-65 812miko HATIDZA VUKOTIC (2002-2007)
MP-85 AZUR KAHRIMAN (2007 - 2012)
6. Passport - Series 5 ICAO ePassport
a. ICAO Generation 2
b. ICAO Generation 3 (Polycarbonate Biodata Page)
MP-43 DANJEL STIJEPIC (2011 - 2014)
MP-62 M.Dolic MAK DANGUBIC (2010-2015)
MP-59 M.Dolic MAK SEJDIC (2011 - 2014)
MP-75 ALDIN BIBOVIC (2010 - 2015)

UK PASSPORT

Boundary: Only booklet passports, therefore earliest passport will not have priorities.

Collection study cohort.
 
1. Non-standard  
2. 1915 first 'modern' passport (booklet passport)
Folded pink sheet.

Variety I : No Window Cutout
- Arthur James Balfour

Variety II : Window Cutout
MP-17 2016-63 V2 1921 Robert McKinlay
GEORGE NATHANIEL, EARL

MP-54 2016-101 V2 1920
GEORGE NATHANIEL, EARL

2016-133 V2 1920 Pattison
2016-154 V2 1920 Hastings
3. 1920: The League of Nations International Conference on Passports agrees on a new book format for passports. The United Kingdom chooses dark blue for the cover.

In 1920 the League of Nations, the forerunner of the UN, agreed to standardise international passports into a new “book” format. Britain chose dark blue for its cover and the passports became known as The “Old Blue”. 

In 1927, the country name changed from "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland" to "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" (alternatively the name of the colony appeared here)

In 1954, the name of the Secretary of State was removed.

In 1968 the validity was extended from five years renewable up to ten, to ten years non-renewable.

A 32-page passport with a dark blue cover, commonly known as the old blue style, came into use in 1920 with the formation of the Passport Service following international agreement on a standard format for passports, and remained in use until replaced by the European Union-style machine-readable passport in late 1988. As with many documents worldwide and all booklet-format documents, details were handwritten into the passport and (as of 1955) included: number, holder's name, "accompanied by his wife" and her maiden name, "and" (number) "children", national status. For both bearer and wife: profession, place and date of birth, country of residence, height, eye and hair colour, special peculiarities, signature and photograph. Names, birth dates, and sexes of children, list of countries for which valid, issue place and date, expiry date, a page for renewals and, at the back, details of the amount of foreign exchange for travel expenses (a limited amount of sterling, typically £50 but increasing with inflation, could be taken out of the country). The bearer's sex was not explicitly stated, although the name was written in with title ("Mr John Smith"). Descriptive text was printed in both English and French (a practice which still continues), e.g., "Accompanied by his wife (Maiden name)/Accompagné de sa femme (Née)". Changed details were struck out and rewritten, with a rubber-stamped note confirming the change.

If details and photograph of a man's wife and details of children were entered (this was not compulsory), the passport could be used by the bearer, wife, and children under 16, if together; separate passports were required for the wife or children to travel independently. The passport was valid for five years, renewable for another five, after which it had to be replaced.

The passport had a printed list of countries for which it was valid, which was added to in handwriting as validity increased. A passport of 1955 was valid for the British Commonwealth, USA, and all countries in Europe "including the USSR, Turkey, Algeria, Azores, Canary Islands, Iceland, and Madeira"; during its period of validity restrictions eased and it was endorsed "and for all other foreign countries".

FOREIGN SECRETARY

Arthur Balfour (10/12/1916 - 23/10/1919)

George Nathaniel
The Earl Curzon of Kedleston (23/10/1919 - 22/01/1924)
Marquess Curzon of Kedleston from 1921
MP-17, MP-54 (Earl Curzon of Kedleston)
MP-44 (Marquess Curzon of Kedleston)

Ramsay MacDonald (22/01/1924 - 03/11/1924)

Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain (06/11/1924 - 04/06/1929)
MP-22, MP-78, MP-79

Arthur Henderson (07/06/1929 - 24/08/1931)
MP-92

The Marquess of Reading (25/08/1931 - 05/11/1931)

Sir John Simon (05/11/1931 - 07/06/1935)

Sir Samuel Hoare, Bt (07/06/1935 - 18/12/1935)

Anthony Eden (22/12/1935 - 20/02/1938)
MP-110

The Viscount Halifax (21/02/1938 - 22/12/1940)

Anthony Eden (22/12/1940 - 26/07/1945)
2016-103

Ernest Bevin (27/07/1945 - 09/03/1951)
MP-89

Herbert Morrison (09/03/1951 - 26/10/1951)

Anthony Eden (28/10/1951 - 07/04/1955)

Different varieties noted.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (L'IRLANDE)
GEORGE NATHANIEL, MARQUESS
MP-44 2016-110 1923-1925

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
(L'IRLANDE) (CONSULATE)
MP-80 2016-116 1922-1924

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 
(D'IRLANDE)
JOSEPH AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
MP-22 2016-61 1926

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (D'IRLANDE)
MP-78 2016-140 1926-1931

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 
(D'IRLANDE)
2016-140 1927-1932

> Missing (D'IRLANDE) (CONSULATE)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
ARTHUR HENDERSON

MP-92 2016-99 1930

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
(CONSULATE)
MP-88 2016-140 1935-1940

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(ROBERT ANTHONY EDEN)
2016-103 1945-1950

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

(ERNEST BEVIN)
2016-103 1948-1953


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(ERNEST BEVIN)
MP-89 2016-140 1946-1947

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
(CONSULATE)
2016-103 1948-1953

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
(CONSULATE)
MP-41 2016-103 1959-1964

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (CONSULATE)
2016-103 1956-1961
not the same 2016-34

2016-34   CUKC 1957-1962-1967
2016-180 CUKC 1957-1962-1967

>> Similar

2016-33 CUKC 1965-1970-1975

2016-78 CUKC 1964-1969-1974
2016-78 diff to 2016-33 on Page 2 & 32 (no small prints at bottom) - minor variety


MP-100 2016-170 CUKC 1970-1980
Old-format but validity extended to 10 years.


MP-77 2016-80 CUKC 1972-1982
4. British Visitor's Passport

A new simplified type, the British Visitor's Passport, was introduced in 1961. It was a single-page cardboard document valid for one year obtainable for many years from Employment Exchanges, as agents of the Passport Office, and then from a Post Office. It was accepted for travel by most West European countries (excluding surface travel to West Berlin), but was dropped in 1995 since it did not identify the holder's nationality or meet new security standards.

1995: The British Visitor's Passport is discontinued after 34 years. It was available from post offices, and allowed travel only within western Europe.
2016-80 GAV (2016-05-04)
3 varieties 1962, 1976, 1985

MP-32 Series I
MP-42 Series II
MP-56 Series II

MP-109 Series I
5. 1972: The paper was watermarked.
1975: Photographs were laminated to make it harder to substitute pictures.

A special blue watermarked paper was introduced to make alteration and forgery more difficult. The number of pages was reduced from 32 to 30, and the holder's eye colour and the maiden name of a married woman were removed.

In May 1973, an optional 94-page passport was made available which provided many more pages for immigration stamps and visas for frequent travellers.

In 1975, lamination over the bearer's photograph was introduced to make alteration harder. Overprinting of the laminate was added in 1981 to make removal easier to spot.

In 1979, UK exchange controls were abolished, and the foreign exchange page was removed.

In 1982, the holder's occupation and country of residence were removed.

The Old Blue was used until burgundy red European Community passports gradually replaced them from the late 1980s. 

The last Old Blue passports were issued in 1993 and expired in 2003.

2016-80 1973-1983 Watermarked (2016-05-04) 364695A

2016-148 1975-1985 C 610116 Lusaka
HOLDER IS SUBJECT TO CONTROL UNDER THE IMMIGRATION ACT 1971.
Watermarked Paper.

2016-96 L 1978-1988 Laminated + FOREX Page


2016-140 1980-1990 Laminated + FOREX Page

2016-96 P 1981-1991 Laminated -
NO FOREX Page

2016-184 1982-1992 Laminated + Overprinting & 
NO FOREX Page (Poor)
6. BURGUNDY EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (1988 - 1997)

1988: The first burgundy-coloured machine-readable UK passports are issued. A common format is introduced for passports from European Community member states.

In July 1988, changes were made to ease the introduction of machine-readable passports later in the year. Joint passports were no longer issued and the descriptions of distinguishing features and height were removed. The old blue style started to be replaced by the burgundy passport from August, although some offices issued the remaining stock of blue passports until as late as 1993.
2016-80 GAV (2016-05-04)
2 pieces

2016-96 EC Passport 1996


MP-141 2016-195 1991-2001
7. 1997: Introduction of first UK passports with reference to the European Union.

the words 'European Community' on the cover, changed to 'European Union' in 1997

The passport has 32 pages; a 48-page version is available with more space for stamps and visas. There are two lines of machine-readable text printed in a format agreed amongst members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, and a section in which relevant terms ("surname", "date of issue", etc.) are translated into the official EU languages. 

1998: Digital facial image rather than a laminated photograph, and intaglio or raised printing on the inside of the covers.

In 1998 the first digital image passport was introduced with photographs being replaced with images printed directly on the bio-data page which was moved from the cover to an inside page to reduce the ease of fraud. These documents were all issued with machine readable zones and had a hologram over the photograph, which was the first time that British passports had been protected by an optically variable safeguard. These documents were issued until 2006 when the biometric passport was introduced. The bio-data page is printed with a finely detailed background including a drawing of a red grouse (a native British bird), and the entire page is protected from modification by a laminate which incorporates aholographic image of the kingfisher; visa pages are numbered and printed with detailed backgrounds including drawings of other birds: a merlin, curlew, avocet, and red kite. An RFIDchip and antenna are located on the obverse of the data page and hold the same visual information as is printed, including a digital copy of the photograph with biometric information for use with facial recognition systems. The Welsh and Scottish Gaeliclanguages were included in all British passports for the first time in 2005, and appear on the titles page replacing the official languages of the EU, although the EU languages still appear faintly as part of the background design. Welsh and Scottish Gaelic precede the official EU languages in the translations section. Children under 16 are no longer included on new adult passports.
MP-98 2016-80
MP-107 2016-80
8. 06/02/2006: biometric passports 
ePassports introduced, featuring an electronic biometric chip which contains the holder's personal details. This security measure meets the demands of the US visa waiver programme. These biometric e-passports, embedded with microchips, automatically flash their data onto border security officers' screens.

The bio-data page is printed with a finely detailed background including a drawing of a red grouse (a native British bird), and the entire page is protected from modification by a laminate which incorporates a holographic image of the kingfisher; visa pages are numbered and printed with detailed backgrounds including drawings of other birds: a merlin, curlew, avocet, and red kite. An RFID chip and antenna are located on the obverse of the data page and hold the same visual information as is printed, including a digital copy of the photograph with biometric information for use with facial recognition systems. The Welsh and Scottish Gaelic languages were included in all British passports for the first time in 2005, and appear on the titles page replacing the official languages of the EU, although the EU languages still appear faintly as part of the background design. Welsh and Scottish Gaelic precede the official EU languages in the translations section.
 
9. 5 October 2010 (2nd edition biometric passports)
2010: The new generation of UK passports have a range of sophisticated security features including hidden electronic chips and holograms.
2010: “Scenic Britain” passports containing four images of well-known landscapes on its pages were introduced.
MP-23 2016-80 GAV (2016-05-04) Year 2014
10. December 2015 (3rd edition biometric passports)

HM Passport Office unveiled the design and theme of the new passport is 'Creative United Kingdom' at Shakespeare's Globe, London on the 3 November. The design features British cultural icons such as William Shakespeare, John Harrison, John Constable, Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor. Iconic British innovations such as the Penny Black and the London Underground. UK landmark structures like the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Edinburgh Castle, The Pierhead Building in Cardiff, Titanic Belfastand the Royal Observatory Greenwich. As part of the Press release the HM Passport Office said the new passport is the most secure in the world. The passport is going to be released in December 2015. De La Rue has got a 10-year contract with HM Passport Office designing and producing the British Passports starting in 2010 as well as the new 'Creative UK' passport in 2015.
 

REMARKS
> Red, KIV / Waiting
> Green, Confirmed but not documented.
> Blue, confirmed and documented.
(Cond > P- New ? OK) : Condition is POOR-MINUS and OK to get a new one.

Quality measured as: Q1 to Q5, with Q5 is superb.
consideration:
all pages complete, with less than 5% (faint fold, stapler, sticker, worn) 10 points
Cleanliness - dirt, dust, black spots, toning 10 points
scribbles, photo missing, partially scratched, non-official entry
Ageing, previous safekeeping
cancellion method

attractiveness from collection pov
- visa sticker
- total page used over total usable
- immigration stamp
- total countries for immigration stamps
- document cancellation methods
- Cover: Fold, Cleanliness & Emblem Condition