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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 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
1916 ps PC BULGARIA from Residant in Occupied Territory. censored

1916 postal stationary PC from BULGARIA with s/r. NEGOTINE and PARATCHIN arrival marks. From Residant in Occupied Territory and censored in KARLOVA. Ref: 305-110.


Price: £12.00
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 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
1943 cover GB to 'Spr Cheshire, 296 Army Field Coy, MEF'. REPORTED POW

1943 (May) cover from GB to 'Spr. Cheshire U, 296 Army Field Coy, RE, Middle East Forces' with boxed ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED PRISONER OF WAR h/s. Ref: 308-128.


Price: £12.00
1943 different POW l/s's ITALY to Washington, USA. Camp Nos. 210 and 212

1943 different POW l/s's from ITALY to Washington, USA. Italian POW's in Camp Nos. 210 and 212 and censored. Ref: 307-094.


Price: £12.00
1943 PC from EGYPT with s/r. FAYED p/m. and d/r. CENSORSHIP DEPT M h/s.

1943 PC from EGYPT with s/r. FAYED p/m. and d/r. CENSORSHIP DEPT M h/s. From 'Michele Gaeta, Italian Internees Camp, Fayed N7 24'. Prisoner of War. Ref: 305-135.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 39 - Castle Maxstoke, Coleshill

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 39 Great Britain h/s. - Castle Maxstoke, Coleshill, Birmingham. Also d/r. Italian censor h/s. Ref: 301-134.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. 'Camp 356 (A)' Eldoret

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed censor 028 h/s. From 'Camp 356 (A)' Eldoret. East Africa. Ref: 301-079.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. censored. Camp 357 MITUBIRI

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. and boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 86 h/s. From Camp 357 - MITUBIRI. Faults. Ref: 309-102.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW PC USA to Italy. NEW YORK m/c. censored. 'FORT BENNING, Georgia'

1943 POW PC from USA to Italy with NEW YORK m/c. and censored in USA and Germany. From 'FORT BENNING, Georgia'. Ref: 313-095.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW PC's USA to Italy. censored PW Camps No. 127 h/s.

1943 POW PC's from USA to Italy and different censor h/s's. with PW Camps No. 127 h/s. - CAMP 9 / AGOSTO. Faults. Ref: 304-102.


Price: £12.00
1943 PPC EGYPT. CAIRO p/m. 'Campo 15, Fayed'. Italian Internees Camp

1943 PPC from EGYPT with s/r. CAIRO p/m. and d/r. CENSORSHIP DEPT M h/s. From 'Campo 15, Fayed'. Italian Internees Camp, Prisoner of War. Ref: 304-105.


Price: £12.00
1943 ps POW l/s. GB to 'Fussilier. James HEYS, PM 3200, ITALY'

1943 ps POW l/s. from GB to 'Fussilier. James HEYS, PM 3200, Distacca Mento Campo Lavore, PG M 148/. ITALY'. Censored. Creased. Ref: 307-125.


Price: £12.00
1943 ps POW l/s. GB to 'Trooper Daniel Macfarlane, PM 300, ITALY'

1943 ps POW lettersheet from GB to 'Trooper Daniel Macfarlane, PM 300, ITALY' with 'PASSED PW 3318' h/s. and redirected to "cc 148/X". Ref: 308-153.


Price: £12.00
1944 Airgraph + envelope 'RAAF Auspo, London' to AUSTRALIA

1944 Airgraph and delivery envelope from 'RAAF Auspo, London' to 'Group 660, RAAF, Nelsons Bay, NSW, AUSTRALIA' with RAF censor R11/370 h/s. [NOT RECORDED] AUSPO dealt liberated POW's from European Camps. Ref: 303-120.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover AUSTRIA to Italy. FELDPOST p/m. Fp 45542E censored

1944 cover from AUSTRIA to Italy with s/r. FELDPOST p/m. From Fp 45542E - POW Construction and Labour Battalion 18. Located Salzburg. Also censor m/c. Riemer D-40 of Munich. Ref: 308-115.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover GERMANY to POW Camp, Camp Perry, USA. tied censor labels

1944 (Nov) cover from GERMANY to 'Karl Eberhardt', POW Camp, Camp Perry, USA with tied censor labels and d/r. APOLDA p/m. From Apolda, Adolf-Hitler Str. [Camp located on the shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio near Port Clinton.] Ref: 301-061.


Price: £12.00
1944 POW l/s. GB to Italy. Camp N. 64. Castle Rankine Camp, DENNY

1944 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with weak s/r. Camp h/s. From POW Camp N. 64. Castle Rankine Camp, DENNY, Stirling. Scotland. Great Britain. Ref: 307-111.


Price: £12.00
1944-45 POW PC's [3 No.] from ALGERIA to Italy with circ. Camp cachets

1944-45 POW PC's [3 No.] from ALGERIA to Italy with circ. Camp cachets. From Camp VI Saida and Camp VII Palat. Ref: 305-077.


Price: £12.00