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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. MILAG NORD to GB. dumb p/m. censored. 'William Lorains'

1944 POW l/s. from MILAG NORD to GB with d/r. dumb p/m. and censored. From 'William Lorains'. [Lorains, William George, Merchant Navy Master. British motor merchant the unescorted Teesbank was hit by U-128 on 5th. Dec 1942 and sank.] Ref: 318-048.


Price: £35.00
1944 POW l/s. TUNISIA to Italy. 'Campo XVI' censored

1944 POW l/s. from TUNISIA to Italy and censored. From 'Campo XVI' - Tunis. Ref: 309-120.


Price: £6.00
1944 POW PC 'BNAF' to Italy. No. 217 POW Camp. PASSED BY PW CENSOR

1944 POW PC from 'BNAF' to Italy with boxed US PASSED BY / PW / CENSOR h/s. From No. 217 POW Camp. [British North Africa Forces] Probably Algeria. Ref: 315-111.


Price: £8.00
1944 POW PC + l/s. KENYA to Italy boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 122 and 146 h/s's.

1944 POW PC + l/s. KENYA to Italy with boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 122 and 146 h/s's. Also boxed EVACUEES MAIL / POSTAGE FREE h/s. and s/r. Ag German censor h/s. Italian Evacuee Camp No. 1 / Kenya Colony h/s. to rear. East Africa. Folded. Ref: 320-048.


Price: £35.00
1944 POW PC GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 582 Sandy Warren Camp, Beds

1944 POW PC from GB to Italy with circ. POW Camp No. 582 h/s. and censored. Located Sandy Warren Camp, SANDY, Beds. Ref: 318-036.


Price: £12.00
1944 POW PC GERMANY to India. "Mit Luftpost Nach India Ueber Madrid Bis Tangier"

1944 (Nov.) Air Mail POW PC from GERMANY to India [10 Pf RATE] endorsed "Mit Luftpost Nach India Ueber Madrid Bis Tangier" with s/r. Camp censor h/s. From 'Capt. Jones, Eric' Oflag VII B . [German prisoner-of-war camp for officers, located in Eichsttt, Bavaria] Addressed to 'D.E. Augier' - OBE, Finance Minister. Also d/r. TONK-RAJ receipt p/m. [1940: AUGIER, Douglas Eric, O.B.E., Opium dept., -United - Provs. (jt. opium officer, Malwa)] Ref: 312-062.


Price: £50.00
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 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: 321-120.


Price: £18.00
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 POW l/s. GB to 'Cpl. WJ Simpson, Stalag XI A, Germany' PASSED PW 3255

1944 ps POW l/s. from GB to 'Cpl. WJ Simpson, Stalag XI A, Germany' with oct. PASSED PW 3255 h/s. Stalag XIA located in the village of Altengrabow. NB: Grubby. Ref: 317-108.


Price: £9.00
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: 321-124.


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: 319-099.


Price: £85.00
1944-45 covers GERMANY to 'Willi Wigger, POW Camp Ellis, USA' censor labels

1944-45 covers [One Air Mail] from GERMANY to 'Willi Wigger, POW Camp Ellis, USA' [Illinois] with censor labels. Ref: 317-104.


Price: £10.00
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: 321-113.


Price: £9.00
1944-45 POW l/s's + PC INDIA To Italy. POW Camp No. 27 - Kangra Valley/Yol

1944-45 POW l/s's and PC from INDIA To Italy and censored. One sent via Air Mail. From POW Camp No. 27 - Kangra Valley/Yol. Ref: 316-016.


Price: £25.00
1944-45 POW l/s's. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m.

1944-45 POW l/s's. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Faults. Ref: 316-043.


Price: £50.00