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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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1941-45 'POW 9' l/s's [5 No.] South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos.

1941-45 'POW 9' l/s's [5 No.] from South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos. Ref: 312-099.


Price: £25.00
1941-45 cover AUSTRALIA No. 2 Camp Tatura to 'Jewish Welfare Society'

1941-45 cover from AUSTRALIA No. 2 Camp Tatura to 'Jewish Welfare Society' with 3 Opened by Censor label tied by diamond 3 PASSED BY CENSOR 143 h/s. From 'Georg Moses'. Ref: 301-147.


Price: £30.00
1942 'EXPRES' cover BELGIUM to 'lager 8, Leipzig, Germany' censored

1942 'EXPRES' cover from BELGIUM to 'lager 8, Leipzig, Germany' with s/r. ANTWERP p/m. and tied Geoffnet censor label. Also d/r. LEIPZIG receipt p/m. [Stalag IV-G was a POW Camp for NCOs and enlisted men, not in the usual sense, but a series of "Work Camps" throughout Saxony, administered from Oschatz, situated between Leipzig and Dresden.] Ref: 304-147.


Price: £15.00
1942 Air Mail POW PC GERMANY to India. 'Lt. Col. Tosco Peppe' Oflag IX A

1942 Air Mail POW PC from GERMANY to India [25 Pf RATE] with tri. Camp censor h/s. From 'Lt. Col. Tosco Peppe' Oflag IX A. NB Folded. Ref: 310-024.


Price: £20.00
1942 cover ALGERIA to GB. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. 'Leading Steward'

1942 cover from ALGERIA to GB with s/r. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. and d/r. D'INTERNMENT DES / MILITAIRES BRITANIQUE h/s. and PC 90 OBE 7759 label. From 'Leading Steward A Walker, Camp des Internes Britanniques' - British sailor. The Vichy French ran LAGHOUAT POW Camp in the Saharah Desert. It was notorious for poor conditions, the men were given very little food or water. Ref: 309-154.


Price: £85.00
1942 cover ALGERIA to GB. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. British Airman POW

1942 cover from ALGERIA to GB with s/r. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. and circ. Camp cachet h/s. Also PC 90 OBE 3001 label. From 'Sgt. Marshall Hardy, Camp des Internes Britanniques' - British Airman. [Aircrew from 202 Squadron: Shot down by two Vichy French Curtiss fighters 40 miles off Casablanca. Survived for 5 hours and picked up by submarine. POW from Sept. 1940 to Nov. 1942] The Vichy French ran LAGHOUAT POW Camp in the Saharah Desert. It was notorious for poor conditions, the men were given very little food or water. Faults. Ref: 313-085.


Price: £100.00
1942 cover GERMANY to POW at 'Camp Dhurringile, Victoria, Australia'. censored

1942 (May) Air Mail cover from GERMANY to POW at 'Camp Dhurringile, Victoria, Australia' with 3 tied censor labels: German, British and Australian. Also 'Taxe percue 40 Rpf' in mss. The 65-room Dhurringile mansion: for 50 German Officers and their batmen including Captain Detmers of HSK Kormoran. [Scuttled following battle, 19 Nov. 1941] Camp located: in the Tatura District of Victoria. Edge nick. Ref: 304-099.


Price: £80.00
1942 cover INDIA to '2nd Lieut. EM Chambers, POW in Italian Hands, Switzerland'

1942 Air Mail cover from INDIA to '2nd Lieut. EM Chambers, POW in Italian Hands, Switzerland' with d/r. COONDOOR p/m. and tied PC 90 OBE label. Ref: 310-019.


Price: £7.00
1942 cover South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP /ANDALUSIA h/s.

1942 cover from South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP /ANDALUSIA h/s. and bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'Internment Lager Andalusia, 1271/40, c/o Censors Office Bloemfontein'. Ref: 314-109.


Price: £20.00
1942 Identity card with oval POLITICAL BRANCH EAC HQ NAIROBI h/s.

1942 Identity card from East Africa with oval POLITICAL BRANCH EAC HQ NAIROBI h/s. Ethiopian POW. Records of inoculation 1946. Faults. Ref: 309-104.


Price: £15.00
1942 PC Internment Camp, JAMAICA, BWI to USA. PASSED D/5 h/s.

1942 (Nov) PC Internment Camp, JAMAICA, BWI to USA with Crown PASSED D/5 h/s. and oval INTERNMENT & P of W Camp / JAMAICA h/s. 'From : No. 41'. POW. BWI - British West Indies. Ref: 312-122.


Price: £30.00
1942 POW l/s. GB to ITALY censored. No. 36 POW CAM P / GREAT BRITAIN h/s.

1942 POW l/s. from GB to ITALY and censored with No. 36 POW CAM P / GREAT BRITAIN h/s. - Hartwell Dog Track Camp, Hartwell, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Ref: 301-056.


Price: £9.00
1942 POW l/s. GB to Italy. No. 73 Camp POW h/s. - North Cave Camp, Brough

1942 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with oval No. 73 Camp POW h/s. - ? North Cave Satellite Camp, Brough, Yorkshire. Great Britain. Censored. Soiled. Ref: 302-131.


Price: £10.00
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
1942 printed Red Cross PC [MOD. 10] ITALY regarding POW in India to 'P.M. 220 T'

1942 (Nov) printed Red Cross PC [MOD. 10] from ITALY regarding POW in India to 'P.M. 220 T'. Ref: 314-047.


Price: £10.00
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 Dunedin’s 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 Red Cross Message Form ITALY to ERITREA. PASSED BY 11 CENSOR

1942 Red Cross Message Form from ITALY to ERITREA with Red Cross cachets and s/r. PASSED BY 11 CENSOR / PASSATO PER CENSURA h/s. Folded. Ref: 301-073.


Price: £35.00
1942 Red Cross PC ITALY to 'Camp 32, Union of South Africa' censored

1942 Red Cross PC from ITALY to 'Camp 32, Union of South Africa'. Adhesives removed by censor and boxed P/w MIDDLE EAST 007 h/s. placed over. Edge nick. Ref: 307-090.


Price: £15.00
1942-43 POW l/s's South AFRICA to Italy and censored. From 'Hospital POW'

1942-43 POW l/s's from South AFRICA to Italy and censored. From 'Hospital POW'. POW 9 l/s. by Airmail with Imprint: GP-S.35097-1942-3-720,000.S. The other with Imprint: GP-S. 35490-1941-2-750,000.S. Ref: 301-004.


Price: £20.00
1942-46 'POW 10' PC's [5 No.] South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos.

1942-46 'POW 10' PC's [5 No.] from South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos. All censored and one with d/r. Philippolis p/m. Ref: 312-100.


Price: £25.00