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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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1945-46 cover + l/s. to/from 'Camp No. 5, Southern Rhodesia'. outgoing censored

1945-46 cover and l/s. to/from 'Camp No. 5, Southern Rhodesia'. Outgoing one to Italy censored. Air Mail cover from Egypt - part rear and corner missing. Ref: 315-078.


Price: £35.00
1946 Air Mail cover EGYPT to 'Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' Internment

1946 (May) Air Mail cover from EGYPT to 'Paolo Croce, T. 8516, Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' - Fort Victoria, Internment Camp. Folded. Ref: 308-120.


Price: £35.00
1946 l/s. KENYA to Italy. boxed P/W EAST AFRICA h/s. 'P/W Camp Ndarugu, THIKA'

1946 l/s. from KENYA to Italy with boxed P/W EAST AFRICA h/s. From 'P/W Camp Ndarugu, THIKA' with s/r. POW / 360 /EAF h/s. Also d/r. TREVISO receipt p/m. Ref: 315-073.


Price: £35.00
1946 POW l/s. GB to Argentina. POW Camp 33 33. Dancer's Hill, South Mimms, Barnet

1946 (May) POW l/s. GB to Argentina with poor s/r. POW Camp (33) h/s. to rear. From Camp 33, Dancer's Hill, South Mimms, Barnet. Also 'BF' Transorma marking and receipt p/m. to rear July 18th. Ref: 305-096.


Price: £35.00
1946 POW PC from GB to S Africa. POW CAMP 701/A9 h/s. RAF Station, Hednesford,

1946 (Feb) POW PC from GB to 'M199288 Camp POW, South AFRICA with POW CAMP 701/A9 h/s. - "Special" Camp, RAF Station, Hednesford, Staffordshire. Satellite camp A9. Ref: 314-078.


Price: £35.00
1948 POW cover LIBYA to Germany with TRIPOLI p/m. canc. 9d. 'MEF' o/p.

1948 (April) POW cover from LIBYA to Germany with TRIPOLI p/m. canc. 9d. adhesive with 'MEF' o/p. From '2747 Indep. German PW Working Coy, Tripoli/Libya, MELF I. POW: Prisoner of War. Ref: 305-086.


Price: £35.00
1901 PPC CEYLON to Germany. weak oval RAGAMA CAMP / CENSOR h/s.

1901 PPC from CEYLON to Germany with s/r. RAGAMA p/m. and weak oval RAGAMA CAMP / CENSOR h/s. Also d/r. COLOMBO transit p/m. Ref: 309-011.


Price: £40.00
1942 POW lettersheet AUSTRALIA to Italy. '3 Opened by Censor' label. MYRTLEFORD

1942 POW lettersheet from AUSTRALIA to Italy with tied '3 Opened by Censor' label and boxed No. 5 PW GROUP Myrtleford AUSTRALIA h/s. Also tied CENSURA label. Prisoner of War. Ref: 311-034.


Price: £40.00
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
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: 306-080.


Price: £45.00
1941 cover VENEZUELA to Curacao. 'Internment Camp, Bonaire'. censored

1941 Air Mail cover from VENEZUELA to Curacao with tied POSTCENSUUR label. Addressed to German civilian in Dutch 'Internment Camp, Bonaire, Curazao. NWI'. NB: Senders name cut out. Ref: 313-146.


Price: £45.00
1942 Red Cross letter + photo re: 'Denis Solivon, ERA, HMS "DUNEDIN" sunk 24/11/41

1942 Red Cross letter and photo regarding 'Denis Solivon, ERA, HMS "DUNEDIN". [HMS Dunedin was patrolling between Brazil and Africa when she was sunk on the 24th. Nov. 1941. Two torpedoes from the German submarine U-124 hit her and she sank rapidly. Only four officers and 63 men survived out of the Dunedins crew of 486 officers and men] mss .. "...the likeness in photograph gave her must now be abandoned" - football team from Stalag VIII B. Re: 314-028.


Price: £45.00
1942-43 Air Mail POW l/s. and PC from INDIA to Germany and censored.

1942-43 Air Mail POW l/s. and PC from INDIA to Germany and censored. One with PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 24 - 8 Annas meter mark. [Postmark applied by meter machine] The other a printed postcard. From 'No. 24 Camp, POW', Dehra Dun' Internment Camp. Ref: 315-056.


Price: £45.00
1943 POW l/s. ITALY to S. AFRICA [2l. 50 RATE] 'Posta Aerea Via Venezia, Sofia, E Cairo'

1943 POW Air Mail l/s's. from ITALY to South AFRICA [2l. 50 RATE] endorsed 'Posta Aerea Via Venezia, Sofia, E Cairo' with d/r. CENSURA h/s. From 'DE Lange, Cornelius Franois. Private. PG 65. PM 3450'. [Prisoner of War] Ref: 315-021.


Price: £45.00
1944 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s.

1944 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s. and boxed censored P/W MIDDLE EAST 010 h/s. Also German censor h/s. to rear. From 'POW Camp No. 365 - Londiani. East Africa. Ref: 315-106.


Price: £45.00
1945 POW l/s. ITALY to 'E 17090 Internment, Camp No. 6, Intebbe, UGANDA'

1945 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'E 17090 Internment, Camp No. 6, Intebbe, UGANDA' East Africa. Ref: 315-110.


Price: £45.00
1945-46 POW l/s's to/from 'No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, Kenya' located NANYUKI

1945-46 POW l/s's to/from 'No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, East Africa Command, Kenya' - located NANYUKI. Both censored. Ref: 315-107.


Price: £45.00
1946 cover S. RHODESIA to USA. oval "NORTON INTERNMENT CAMP SOUTHERN RHODESIA"

1946 (Oct) cover from S. RHODESIA to USA with d/r. NORTON p/m. and oval "NORTON INTERNMENT CAMP / SOUTHERN RHODESIA" h/s. From 'TES 207'. Ref: 315-077.


Price: £45.00
1948 cover LIBYA to Germany. 'German PW, MELF 6, Benghazi'

1948 cover from LIBYA to Germany with weak d/r. BENGHAZI p/m. canc. adhesives with 'MEF' o/p. From 'AW Coy (German PW), MELF 6, Benghazi'. POW: Prisoner of War. POW. Ref: 310-143.


Price: £45.00
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: 308-151.


Price: £50.00