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PRISONER OF WAR MAIL
Prisoner of War mail is concerned with combatants who have been captured by an enemy power immediately after an armed conflict. They are made POW's to isolate them from their own forces that are still in the field.
A large variety of camps were erected, including those for POW, internees, refugees, "slave" laborers, and displaced persons & includes prisoners that were housed in ships. POW and Internee mail is frequently subject to both military and civil postal censorship because it passes through both postal systems.
Prisoner's correspondence was usually handled by the Red Cross.

 

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1914 cover + letter German POW in Wales to Sweden. censored

1914 (3rd. Nov) POW cover and letter from WALES to Sweden with s/r. PC h/s. and part s/r. STOCKHOLM p/m. to rear. From 'Korvettenkapitan Wallis, Dyffren Aled, Llansannan, Abergele, North Wales'. mss .. "Bobo had a pretty good thought with the "Little Mary". He certainly gave me the saved live and I was glad that I was bobbing up and down in the water, acting as a buoy". Lieutenant Commander Willi Wallis was the Captain of the German Flotilla leader V187 sunk during the Battle of Heligoland Bight, 28th Aug. 1914. Wallis was injured by a splinter and taken POW when the ship sunk. Prisoner of War. Ref: 278-105.


Price: £85.00
1914 POW cover GB to France. POST FREE 'Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth'

1914 (Dec) POW cover from GB to 'Lieutenant Colonel Francois Bellanger', France with s/r. LONDON OFFICIAL PAID p/m. and part circ. POST FREE h/s. Also s/r. P.C h/s. From 'Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth'. Ref: 289-009.


Price: £45.00
1914-18 cover GB to 'Serg. T Roudel, R.A.M. Corps' GERMANY

1914-18 cover from GB to 'Serg. T Roudel, R.A.M. Corps., British Prisoner of War' with boxed POW / INFORMATION BUREAU / BERLIN h/s. - GERMANY. Also circ. POST FREE / PC h/s. and Zurück Aufenthalt Suit nicht ermittelt h/s. Ref: 289-132.


Price: £75.00
1915 'Christmas' PPC MALTA to Egypt. FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR MALTA h/s.

1915 'Christmas' PPC from MALTA to Egypt with oval PC / FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR / MALTA h/s. and PORT SAID and IBRAHIMICH receipt p/m's. From 'Alphonse Pleimes, Prisoner of War, Veradala Barracks, Malta'. Ref: 286-083.


Price: £300.00
1915 POW 'Feldpostbrief' PC Germany to GB. "FORCE" Food advert

1915 Prisoner of War 'Feldpostbrief' PC from Germany to GB with circ. LIMBERG p/m. "FORCE" Food advert inside. [Toasted Wheat Flakes] Ref: 277-101.


Price: £18.00
1915 Prisoner of War cover 'Frith Hill Camp, near Frimley, (Surrey)'

1915 Prisoner of War cover from 'Frith Hill Camp, near Frimley, (Surrey)' with s/r. LONDON OFFICIAL PAID p/m. and circ. 'P.C' censor h/s. Also oval PRISONER OF WAR / INFORMATION BUREAU h/s. Roughly opened. Ref: 274-139.


Price: £25.00
1916 'Doberitz' POW PPC [Hearts still Trumps in Doberitz] Germany to GB

1916 'Doberitz' Prisoner of War PPC [Hearts still Trumps in Doberitz] from Germany to GB with weak LONDON PAID m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'Petty Officer LG Douthwaite, RND'. Card by Cecil A Tooke RND. Ref: 285-110.


Price: £30.00
1916 cover TURKEY to 'Prisonier de Guerre, Mondrosse' CENSORED h/s.

1916 (Jan) cover from TURKEY to 'Prisonier de Guerre, No. 942, Mondrosse' with boxed CENSORED h/s. and d/r. ANDRINOPLE p/m. Also CONSTANTINOPLE m/c. to rear. POW. Ref: 273-137.


Price: £60.00
1916 POW cover ISLE of MAN to 'Consular Service, CANADA' censored

1916 POW cover from the ISLE of MAN to 'Consular Service, Toronto, CANADA' with d/r. DOUGLAS p/m. and oval ALIEN'S DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / DOUGLAS, IOM h/s. From 'Jack Hecat 3050, Aliens Camp, Douglas'. Folded. Ref: 249-049.


Price: £60.00
1916 PPC (Easter Eggs from Doberitz) from GERMANY to GB. censored

1916 PPC (Easter Eggs) from GERMANY to GB with LONDON PAID m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'Pte. Mortimer, 2nd. Suffolk Regt, Dyrotz' Camp. POW - Prisoner of War card by 'Cecil A Tooke'. Ref: 282-139.


Price: £30.00
1916 PPC ISLE of MAN. ALIEN'S DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE, IOM

1916 illustrated PPC from the ISLE of MAN to 'Somerset' with oval ALIEN'S DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE, IOM h/s. From 'John Dechart, Peel, IOM'. Folded. Ref: 274-050.


Price: £85.00
1916 PPC [Easter Greetings - Russian] Germany to GB. Doeberitz Camp

1916 PPC [Easter Greetings - Russian] from Germany to GB with LONDON PAID m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'MW Manning, Royal Naval Division. Sanitat at Rohrbeck Hospitat [Hospital] Prisoner of War in Doberitz Camp. Ref: 272-132.


Price: £60.00
1916 printed POW cover AUSTRALIA to CHINA. PASSED BY / CENSOR SD h/s.

1916 printed POW cover from AUSTRALIA to CHINA with boxed PASSED BY / CENSOR SD h/s. From 'Fritz Felbick' at Trial Bay Camp NSW with s/r. CANTON receipt p/m. to rear [Oct. 14th. 1916] Concentration Camp. Prisoner of War. Photograph available at 'trove.nla.gov.au' for Felbick Fritz - index number 4791. NB: Opens out. Ref: 283-050.


Price: £265.00
1916 ps PC BULGARIA from Residant in Occupied Territory. censored

1916 postal stationary PC from BULGARIA with s/r. NEGOTINE and PARATCHIN arrival marks. From Residant in Occupied Territory and censored in KARLOVA. Ref: 288-082.


Price: £15.00
1917 (April) PPC 'Easter Greetings' GERMANY to GB. Doberitz POW Camp.

1917 (April) PPC 'Easter Greetings' from GERMANY to GB with Camp censor h/s. and LONDON PAID m/c. From Royal West Kent Regt. Doberitz Prisoner of War Camp. Card by 'E Bell, KO Scottish Borderers'. Ref: 277-054.


Price: £35.00
1917 cover SWITZERLAND to GB. British POW interned in MURREN

1917 cover from SWITZERLAND to GB with d/r. MURREN p/m. and LONDON PAID m/c. From British POW interned in MURREN with OPENED BY CENSOR PW 178 label. Ref: 271-038.


Price: £15.00
1917 POW cover PRISONER OF WAR / PC / ALEXANDRA PALACE h/s.

1917 printed POW cover with WOOD GREEN m/c. and d/r. PRISONER OF WAR / PC / ALEXANDRA PALACE h/s. Ref: 283-115.


Price: £40.00
1917 POW l/s. MESOPOTAMIA to Turkey. BAB-MECHIHAT p/m.

1917 POW l/s. from MESOPOTAMIA to Turkey with boxed POW / CENTRAL CENSORSHIP / BUREAU h/s. and circ. BAB-MECHIHAT receipt p/m. ["BAB MECHIHAT" was the office of SHAYKH AL-ISLAM] Turkish Prisoner of War. Ref: 271-130.


Price: £175.00
1917 Registered Letter S. AFRICA POW Camp 1 Fort Napier

1917 Registered Letter from South AFRICA to SW Africa with circ. MARITZBURG p/m. and s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'POW Camp 1, Fort Napier, Natal'. Also circ. SWAKOPUND receipt p/m. Ref: 268-142.


Price: £45.00
Market price: £65.00 save 31%
1917 Registered Letter S. AFRICA to Germany. HOSTILE COUNTRIES' CENSOR h/s.

1917 Registered Letter from South AFRICA to Germany with PRISONER OF WAR h/s. and boxed HOSTILE COUNTRIES' CENSOR / SALISBURY HOUSE, LONDON h/s. Also OPENED BY CENSOR label and PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'Camp I, Fort Napier, P. Maritzburg'. Ref: 284-145.


Price: £100.00