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POW

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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1944 POW l/s. [POW 9] South AFRICA to USA. 'Camp 1, Blocco 1'. US CENSOR h/s.

1944 POW l/s. [POW 9] from South AFRICA to USA with bi-lingual censor h/s. From 'Camp 1, Blocco 1'. Also 12,718 / US CENSOR h/s. h/s. Ref: 312-101.


Price: £10.00
1944 POW PC 'Camp N. 353' Gilgil, KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m.

1944 POW PC from 'Camp N. 353' Gilgil, KENYA [East Africa] to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. and s/r. censor h/s. Ref: 305-089.


Price: £15.00
1944 POW PC East AFRICA to Somalia Italiana with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. 'Camp 359'

1944 POW PC from East AFRICA to Somalia Italiana with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and P/W EAST AFRICA 026 h/s. Located Camp No. 359 Burguret, Kenya. Also d/r. MOGADISCIO receipt p/m. Ref: 306-134.


Price: £25.00
1944 POW PC from AUSTRIA to Italy with dumb m/c. and boxed Stalag XVII B

1944 POW PC from AUSTRIA to Italy with dumb m/c. and boxed Stalag XVII B censor h/s. [Gneixendorf] Ref: 300-066.


Price: £6.00
1944 POW PC GERMANY to Scotland. BIBERACH p/m. censored 'N. Spence' internee

1944 (Oct.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "unattended women, 40 in number, are going to Libenan on Monday and 125 Jewish women and children coming here ..... letters are coming through quickly again via Sweden". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 314-029.


Price: £35.00
1944 POW PC GERMANY to USA. Stalag Luft 3. '2nd. Lt Robert E Hyatt, USAAF'

1944 Air Mail POW PC from GERMANY to USA. Stalag Luft 3 with d/r dumb p/m. and censored. From '2nd. Lt Robert E Hyatt, USAAF'. [Aug. 1943 Navigator Robert E. Hyatt, one of 6 taken POW. 42-3227 was hit by enemy aircraft, crashed near Houthem, about 6km NE of Maastricht, Holland, The Netherlands] Ref: 313-060.


Price: £20.00
1944 POW PC South AFRICA to 'Italian Evacuee Camp No. 1B, Kenia'

1944 POW PC [POW 10] from Italian POW in South AFRICA to 'Italian Evacuee Camp No. 1B, Kenia' [Kenya, East Africa] and censored. [Camp to Camp] Folded. Ref: 304-085.


Price: £18.00
1944 POW PC USA to Italy. NEW YORK m/c. Raritan Arsanal Camp censored

1944 POW PC from USA to Italy with NEW YORK m/c. Censored in United States and Germany. From Raritan Arsanal Camp. Ref: 305-080.


Price: £15.00
1944 printed covers to/from Ebersecken, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND.

1944 printed covers to/from Ebersecken, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND. Internment Camp. One with d/r. Militr-Internierung in der Schweiz / Portofrei h/s. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] NB: Corner missing. Ref: 313-032.


Price: £15.00
1944 printed l/s. ITALY to 'Osperdale Italiano 212 POW Camp, Nord Africa, Algeria'

1944 printed l/s. from ITALY to 'Osperdale Italiano 212 POW Camp, Nord Africa, Algeria' [Hospital] and censored. Ref: 307-087.


Price: £9.00
1944 printed POW PC's ALGERIA to Italy. Camp ORAN. US ARMY PW RELEASED

1944 printed POW PC's from ALGERIA to Italy. Camp ORAN. One with oval US ARMY PW RELEASED h/s. Ref: 309-098.


Price: £8.00
1944 ps l/s. GB to 'Flight/Sgt Chapman, Stalag Luft 3, (Stalag Luft 6) Germany'.

1944 ps lettersheet from GB to 'Flight/Sgt Chapman, Stalag Luft 3, (Stalag Luft 6) Germany'. Air Gunner Chapman from No. 61 Squadron Coningby Lincs was reported missing on raid on the ball bearing factory at Schweinfurt. [Photocopy of RAF letter included] Ref: 311-045.


Price: £40.00
1944 ps PC GB to 'Clifford TREZISE. RA, Malaya Camp'. Japanese censor chop

1944 Air Mail ps PC [3d. RATE] from GB to 'Clifford TREZISE. RA, Malaya Camp' with weak boxed Japanese censor chop. Also octagonal PASSED PW 3381 h/s. [118 Field Regiment RA, 18th. Div. Gunner: Captured 15th. Feb. 1942 at Changi, Singapore. In Thailand Camps April to Dec 1943] Ref: 313-007.


Price: £65.00
1944 Red Cross PC GERMANY to Belgium. FELDPOST p/m. Stalag XB censor

1944 Red Cross PC from GERMANY to Belgium with d/r. FELDPOST p/m. and boxed Stalag XB Camp censor h/s. Sandbostal. Ref: 301-129.


Price: £8.00
1944 Red X PC ITALY to Stalag 307. Service Suspended cachets

1944 (Oct) Red Cross PC from ITALY to Stalag 307 with 'AL MITTENTI / PER SERVIZIO SUSPENSO' h/s. Service Suspended. [Stalag 307 became Oflag 77 on 13/1/44. Location Deblin-Irena, POLAND] Ref: 308-119.


Price: £15.00
1944 uprated ps PC GERMANY to France. DAF Gemeinschafts Lager Seeblick Barak

1944 uprated ps PC GERMANY to France with d/r. Friederichshafen p/m. From DAF Gemeinschafts Lager Seeblick Barak. Friederichshafen' [Labour Camp] with s/r. Censor Ae' h/s. Ref: 304-088.


Price: £18.00
1944 US FBI 'WANTED' Flyer - Escaped Prisoner of War - Riziero Fiorucci

1944 US FBI 'WANTED' Flyer - Escaped Prisoner of War - Riziero Fiorucci. Issued by John Edgar Hoover, Director. "Cancelled 5/23/46" in mss. [Federal Bureau of Investigation. United States Department of Justice] Ref: 302-063.


Price: £85.00
1944-45 covers ITALY to 'N.A.T.O.U.S.A, PWE, Oran, Algeria'. censored

1944-45 covers from ITALY to 'N.A.T.O.U.S.A, PWE, Oran, Algeria'. One with part oval US Censor h/s. and the other A.C.S h/s. - Allied Censor Service. [NATOUSA: North African Theater of Operations, United States Army] Ref: 304-076.


Price: £9.00
1944-45 POW PC's ALGERIA to Italy. Camp VI Saida and Camp 2 Jan Deni

1944-45 POW PC's [2 No.] from ALGERIA to Italy with circ. Camp cachets. From Camp VI Saida and Camp 2 Jan Deni. Ref: 305-076.


Price: £9.00
1944-45 POW PC's [3 No.] from ALGERIA to Italy with circ. Camp cachets

1944-45 POW PC's [3 No.] from ALGERIA to Italy with circ. Camp cachets. From Camp VI Saida and Camp VII Palat. Ref: 305-077.


Price: £12.00