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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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1945 POW l/s. USA to China. censored. 'Major Luigi Simeoni, Camp Hereford'

1945 POW l/s. from USA to Shanghai, China and boxed censor h/s. From Italian 'Major Luigi Simeoni, POW Camp Hereford, Texas, USA'. Ref: 302-065.


Price: £25.00
1945 POW PC + reply part GERMANY to Italy. Stalag VII A censored

1945 POW PC and reply part from GERMANY to Italy and censored. From Stalag VII A. [located just north of Moosburg in S. Bavaria] Also la Correspondenza non / scritta su gues to modulo / germanico non sara piu / rimessa h/s. to rear. [The unwritten correspondence on the Germanic module will no longer be remitted] Ref: 302-015.


Price: £10.00
1945 POW PC USA to Italy. FORT CROOK m/c. 'POW Fort Crook, Nebraska'

1945 POW PC USA to Italy. FORT CROOK m/c. 'POW Fort Crook, Nebraska'. Italian prisoners were briefly interned at Fort Crook in Sarpy County near Omaha and most of the prisoners worked as agricultural and contract laborers. Ref: 305-079.


Price: £30.00
1945 Red X 'EXPRESS' Message Geneva re POW at Naples. RELEASED

1945 Red X 'EXPRESS' Message from Geneva, Switzerland re: POW at Naples with oval US ARMY / PW / RELEASED h/s. Also unused REPLY section attached. Ref: 310-106.


Price: £15.00
1945 Red X Express Form SWITZERLAND. 'Camp Fort George Meade, USA'

1945 Red Cross Express Message Form from SWITZERLAND regarding prisoner at 'Camp Fort George Meade, USA' with US censor h/s. Reply part not used. Ref: 309-119.


Price: £15.00
1945 Travel Permit 'A'. 994 Docks Operating Coy. No. 1 Docks Group, RE

1945 (Dec) Travel Permit 'A' / Work Permit with oval 994 Docks Operating Coy. / No. 1 Docks Group, RE h/s. Boxed SERVICE SAER Tram No. 5 FF SS Bari. Also in Italian. Ref: 313-116.


Price: £6.00
1946 (March) Red Cross 'MESSAGE - EXPRESS' form Camp 305, EGYPT to Italy

1946 (March) Red Cross 'MESSAGE - EXPRESS' form from Camp 305, MEF, EGYPT [Camp 305 Tell El Kebir] to Italy with circ. Red cross cachet. Ref: 305-092.


Price: £9.00
1946 (Nov) POW PC FRANCE to USA. Camp cachet. Depot 132, Troucais Allier

1946 (Nov) POW PC from FRANCE to USA with d/r. Camp cachet. From Depot 132, Troucais Allier. Ref: 308-085.


Price: £10.00
1946 (Sept) cover AUSTRIA to Red Cross, Switzerland re: POW. Censor 1407 h/s.

1946 (Sept) cover from AUSTRIA to Red Cross, Switzerland regarding POW with DROSING m/c. and s/r. censor 1407 h/s. Ref: 314-061.


Price: £4.00
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 cover + letter GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM'

1946 cover and letter from GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM' witth d/r. ELZE (HAN) p/m. [German prisoners of war in Belgian mining camp. LB IV, Winterslag: about 1,700 men Aug. 1945. Mine "Charbonnage de Winterslag"] Ref: 301-057.


Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. FRANCE to USA. Depot 141, FEYZIN (Isere) censored

1946 (Oct) POW l/s. from FRANCE to USA with d/r. Camp cachet. From Depot 141, FEYZIN (Isere) and censored. Ref: 308-083.


Price: £10.00
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 l/s. GB to Italy. 200 POW Camp h/s. Abergavenny, Mon. Wales

1946 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. 200 POW Camp h/s. - Llanover, Abergavenny, in Wales. Great Britain. Corner fault. Ref: 310-157.


Price: £18.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. CENTRAL / INTERNMENT / CAMP / MAIL h/s.

1946 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy endorsed 'Evacuees Mail' with boxed CENTRAL / INTERNMENT / CAMP / MAIL h/s. From 'No. 2 Italian Evacuee Camp, Nairobi, Kenya'. East Africa. Ref: 306-089


Price: £25.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA To Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 026 h/s.

1946 (Jan) POW l/s. from KENYA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 026 h/s. Also crude type 'EVACUEE / CAMP KENYA' h/s. to rear and remains of Censorship label. From 'Civilian Evacuee, No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI, Kenya'. Ref: 309-042.


Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. PALESTINE to Italy. FPO 154 p/m. '3118 Italian Coy, POW'

1946 POW l/s. from PALESTINE to Italy with d/r. FPO 154 p/m. Headed inside 'Palestine'. From '3118 Italian Coy, POW Postal section, MEF'. [Petah Tikva, a Jewish agricultural settlement was one of the main bases. In 1946 Italian POWs were waiters, cooks, etc. there] Folded. Ref: 306-091.


Price: £75.00
1946 POW PC ALGERIA to Italy. Camp No. VL SAIDO

1946 printed POW PC's from ALGERIA to Italy. Camp No. VL SAIDO with s/r. Camp censor h/s. Ref: 309-097.


Price: £6.00
1946 POW PC and reply part FRANCE to Italy. Depot PG 89, Champoulain censored

1946 POW PC and reply part from FRANCE to Italy and censored. From Depot PG 89, Champoulain. Ref: 301-059.


Price: £9.00
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