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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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1946 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 74, Racecourse Camp, Tarporley

1946 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 74 Great Britain h/s. - Racecourse Camp, Tarporley, Cheshire. Also d/r. TORCHIAROLO receipt p/m. Ref: 316-127.


Price: £10.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA To Italy. 'No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI'

1946 POW l/s. from KENYA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 047 h/s. From 'Civilian ARDIZZONE, Salvatore, No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI'. Ref: 317-115.


Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. 'No. 4 Italian Evacuee Camp'

1946 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and censored. From 'No. 4 Italian Evacuee Camp, Mackinnon Road'. Italian POW camp at Mackinnon Road (60 miles from Mombasa). East Africa. Faults. Ref: 315-074.


Price: £15.00
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. TANGANYIKA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 031

1946 POW l/s. from TANGANYIKA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 031 h/s. From 'Italian Evacuee Camp, TABORA'. Ref: 317-116.


Price: £15.00
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: 318-103.


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
1946 POW PC GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 122 - Hatch End, Middlesex

1946 POW PC from GB to Italy with circ. POW CAMP No. 122 GREAT BRITAIN h/s. - Oxley Lane Camp, Hatch End, Middlesex. Ref: 309-153.


Price: £10.00
1946 POW ps PC AUSTRALIA to Italy. 'Camp 12 Cowre, No. 33 Control'

1946 (Oct) POW ps PC [6d. Rate] from AUSTRALIA to Italy with s/r. LIVERPOOL p/m. From 'Camp 12 Cowre, No. 33 Control' (Centre). PWCC 33: KYOGLE Farm, open June 1944 to Dec. 1946. Only 96 prisoners. Creased. Ref: 316-103.


Price: £100.00
1946 PPC FRANCE to Germany. DEPOT DE P.G. DEL'AXE 102 / COLMAR h/s.

1946 PPC from FRANCE to Germany with d/r. DEPOT DE P.G. DEL'AXE 102 / CENSURE / COLMAR h/s. (Haut-Rhin) Ref: 316-131.


Price: £6.00
1947 cover GERMANY to 'Holstein' with Regensburg p/m. Internment Camp

1947 cover from GERMANY to 'Holstein' with d/r. Regensburg p/m. Internment Camp with s/r. Internierungs und Arbeitslager / Regensburg h/s. to rear. Internment and Labour Camp 1945-48. Roughly opened. Ref: 320-130.


Price: £9.00
1947 POW l/s's GB to USA. POW No. 54 h/s. - 'Droitwich, Worcestershire'

1947 POW l/s's from GB to USA with s/r. POW No. 54 GREAT BRITAIN h/s. - 'Droitwich, Worcestershire'. [Longbridge Camp, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcester] Flap missing to one and faults. Ref: 317-110.


Price: £12.00
1947 POW l/s. GB to USA. 'Lager 54, POW Camp, Droitwich, Worcestershire'

1947 POW l/s. from GB to USA and redirected with s/r. POW CAMP No. 54 GREAT BRITAIN h/s. From Stampfl Sebastian', Lager 54, POW Camp, Droitwich, Worcestershire'. Also MINERAL POINT WIS receipt p/m. Written in German with pencil note "Interesting letter" to inside. Ref: 306-066.


Price: £20.00
1948 (April) POW cover LIBYA to Germany. BENGHASI / AIR MAIL p/m.

1948 (April) POW cover from LIBYA to Germany with BENGHASI / AIR MAIL p/m. canc. adhesives with 'MEF' o/p. From '2278 Ind. German POW Working Coy, Benghasi, Nord-Afrika. POW: Prisoner of War. Ref: 316-117.


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
1972 POW cover GERMANY to 'Major Walter Reder, Gaeta, Italy' - Nazi War Criminal

1972 Prisoner of War cover from GERMANY to 'Major Walter Reder, Gaeta, Italy' - Nazi War Criminal with s/r. SALZBURG p/m. Reder was commander of the SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 36. This unit was given the task of anti-partisan warfare in Northern Italy and was largely responsible for the Marzabotto massacre. In 1948 he was extradited to Italy and tried by Italian military court in Bologna. In October 1951, Reder was sentenced to life imprisonment at Gaeta fortress prison. Ref: 308-060.


Price: £25.00