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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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1917 (April) PPC 'Easter Greetings' GERMANY to GB. Doberitz POW Camp.

1917 (April) PPC 'Easter Greetings' from GERMANY to GB with Camp censor h/s. and LONDON PAID m/c. From Royal West Kent Regt. Doberitz Prisoner of War Camp. Card by 'E Bell, KO Scottish Borderers'. Ref: 312-142.


Price: £30.00
1917 cover + letter HUNGARY to Italy. Officers Camp at Ostffyasszonyfa, censored

1917 cover and letter from HUNGARY to Italy and censored. From Officers Camp at Ostffyasszonyfa. [POW Camp in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy from 1915 to 1918. The building of the camp started in the spring of 1915 and was under the authority of the nearby Nagysimony. NB: Cover damaged. Ref: 301-043.


Price: £10.00
1917 cover SWITZERLAND to GB. British POW interned in MURREN

1917 cover from SWITZERLAND to GB with d/r. MURREN p/m. and LONDON PAID m/c. From British POW interned in MURREN with OPENED BY CENSOR PW 178 label. Ref: 307-113.


Price: £12.00
1917 POW cover Isle of Man to Holland. tied OPENED BY CENSOR PW 167 label

1917 POW cover from Isle of Man to Holland with tied OPENED BY CENSOR PW 167 label to rear. From 'Knockaloe Camp I, Peel'. Ref: 308-093.


Price: £30.00
1917 POW l/s. Scotland to Germany. 'Stobs near Hawick' OPENED BY CENSOR label

1917 POW l/s. from Scotland to Germany with OPENED BY CENSOR / PW 510 label to rear. From 'Edmund ERNST, Prisoner of War, Stobs near Hawick'. Ref: 305-013.


Price: £25.00
1917 PPC GERMANY to GB. 'Pte. James Brown, Stuttgart, Germany' POW censored

1917 PPC [Real photo 'French-Algerian'] from GERMANY to GB with LONDON PAID m/c. and censored. From 'Pte. James Brown, Stuttgart, Germany' POW. Ref: 303-062.


Price: £12.00
1917 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB. London Paid m/c. Camp censor h/s.

1917 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB with London Paid m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'Herbert Longbottom, RND., Doberitz Camp'. Ref: 311-008.


Price: £15.00
1917 real photo PPC GERMANY to GB. '2nd. Suffolk Regt., Doberitz Camp'

1917 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB with London Paid m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'Pte. WC Geoging 6295, 2nd. Suffolk Regt., Doberitz Camp'. Ref: 311-008.


Price: £15.00
1917 Registered Letter S. AFRICA to Germany. HOSTILE COUNTRIES' CENSOR h/s.

1917 Registered Letter from South AFRICA to Germany with PRISONER OF WAR h/s. and boxed HOSTILE COUNTRIES' CENSOR / SALISBURY HOUSE, LONDON h/s. Also OPENED BY CENSOR label and PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'Camp I, Fort Napier, P. Maritzburg'. Ref: 302-123.


Price: £100.00
1917-18 real photo PPC GERMANY to GB. 'Smn. E. Cheetham, Drake Batt., RND'

1917-18 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB with d/r. Parchim POW h/s. From 'Smn. Ernest Cheetham T.Z/8796, Drake Batt., RND' [Royal Naval Division] Lewis Gunner. Photo of 'E. Cheetham' with copy of his Navy records - "Missing 7.2.17, BEF". Edge tear. Ref: 306-042.


Price: £25.00
1918 (Oct) POW cover INDIA, 'Committee 'A' Camp' to Bombay. (AHME)DNAGAR p/m

1918 (Oct) POW cover INDIA, 'Committee 'A' Camp' to Bombay with part (AHME)DNAGAR p/m. to rear. Ref: 306-017.


Price: £20.00
1918 cover GERMANY to Italy. Italian prisoner in Campo Baraca

1918 cover from GERMANY to Italy with German and Italian censor h/s's. Also 'Z' censor h/s. and tied censor label to rear. From Italian prisoner in Campo Baraca. Corner worn. Ref: 309-121.


Price: £9.00
1918 PPC 'Easter Greetings from Doberitz' GERMANY to GB. Camp censor h/s

1918 PPC 'Easter Greetings from Doberitz' from GERMANY to GB with Camp censor h/s. From 'Pte A. Ord, 1st. Gordon Highrs'. Doberitz Prisoner of War Camp. Card by CAT RNVR. NB: Repaired and faults. Ref: 311-111.


Price: £9.00
1918 real photo PPC GB to Germany. oval P/W No. 2344, CATTERICK, YORKS h/s.

1918 real photo of German soldier PPC from GB to Germany with oval P/W No. 2344, CATTERICK, YORKS h/s. Prisoner of War. Ref: 307-033.


Price: £35.00
1918 real photo PPC GERMANY to GB. d/r. SOLTU p/m. censor. 'Pte J Sutherland'

1918 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB and redirected with weak d/r. SOLTU p/m. and Camp censor h/s. From '9988 Pte. J Sutherland, Gordon Highrs., Soltou, Pro. Hannover, Deutschland'. Real photograph of soldiers. [John Sutherland. 1st. Battalion The Gordon Highlanders] Ref: 309-057.


Price: £15.00
1920 cover EGYPT to 'Lieut ECL Favell, POW Camp, Bilbeis'

1920 cover from EGYPT to 'Lieut ECL Favell, POW Camp, Bilbeis' with s/r. CAIRO p/mn. and circ. BILBIS receipt p/m. to rear. British POW Camp. NB: Flap missing. Ref: 302-143.


Price: £15.00
1939 (Dec) PC GERMANY. WEIMER p/m. Czech in Buchenwald Concentration Camp

1939 (Dec) PC [Type Po2a] from GERMANY with d/r. WEIMER p/m. and censor 'Gepruft / Block 47' h/s. [Type C9 and C16] From Czech POW in Buchenwald Concentration Camp. [Type Nos. from Lordahl's German Concentration Camps 1933-45] Ref: 303-105.


Price: £70.00
1939 (Nov) PPC GERMANY to 'Erich Christiansen, 10. Internment Camp, Great Britain'

1939 (Nov) PPC from GERMANY to 'Erich Christiansen, 10. Internment Camp, Great Britain' with boxed RELEASED BY / CENSOR h/s. [Internees housed as a result of Churchill's 'collar the lot' order to detain enemy aliens] Refers to "Feld post 03088". Ref: 306-045.


Price: £100.00
1939-45 cover SWITZERLAND to POW Germany. Ungenugende Anschrift. incuffisant adresse

1939-45 cover from SWITZERLAND to POW Germany with Ungenugende Anschrift. incuffisant adresse h/s. and oval US ARMY p/W EXAMINER h/s. Also 'Retour' h/s. and tied Geoffnet label. Faults. Ref: 314-041.


Price: £9.00
1939-45 covers from Buren, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND.

1939-45 covers from Buren, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND. One printed 'Feldpost' and both 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] Internment Camp. Ref: 313-033.


Price: £15.00