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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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1916 POW cover SWITZERLAND. d/r. FELDPOST / POSTE DE CAMPAGNE p/m.

1916 POW cover from SWITZERLAND with d/r. FELDPOST / POSTE DE CAMPAGNE p/m. and Internlerungsbureau Luzern h/s. Folded. Ref: 301-038.


Price: £10.00
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
1939-45 YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND, 'Jegenstorf, Military Internee Camp

1939-45 YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND, 'Jegenstorf, Military Internee Camp to 'Sergent chef. Lacourt, 15 Genie Cie. PR3' with d/r. Camp militaire d'internment / Suisse 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: 315-069.


Price: £10.00
1941 (8th. Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. CENSURA 49 h/s.

1941 (8th. Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with d/r. CENSURA 49 h/s. From 'Antonio Maiorani, aunit: Divisione Cizene. Camp N3, Egypt. Also d/r. MORRO D'ORO recept p/m. Ref: 317-081.


Price: £10.00
1941 (Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. CENSURA h/s. Camp N3

1941 (Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with d/r. CENSURA 106 h/s. From 'Stefano Mariani, Sergente Maggiore. Unit: 4th. Controaerei. Camp N3, Egypt. Ref: 317-080.


Price: £10.00
1942 (Sept) l/s. [POW 9] South AFRICA to Italy. Camp 31, Block 8. censored

1942 (Sept) l/s. [POW 9] from South AFRICA to Italy and censored. From: Camp 31, Block 8. Imprint: GP-S.3597-1942-3-720,000. S. Ref: 317-082.


Price: £10.00
1943 cover GB to 'Pte. G. Taylor, West Yorkshire Regt., APO 4605' Reported POW

1943 cover from GB to 'Pte. G. Taylor, West Yorkshire Regt., APO 4605' with boxed Addressee is Reported POW h/s. and d/r. FPO 285 p/m. to rear. [North Africa] Also boxed GHQ 2nd. Echelon BNAF h/s. NB: Heavy creases. Ref: 307-018.


Price: £10.00
1943 l/s. [POW 9] South AFRICA to Italy. censored. From: Camp 33, Block 9

1943 l/s. [POW 9] from South AFRICA to Italy and censored. From: Camp 33, Block 9. Imprint: G&S Ltd. CT. 500/11/42. S. Ref: 317-083.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 51 - Allington Camp, Grantham,

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 51 Great Britain h/s. - Allington Camp, Grantham, Lincolnshire Also d/r. Italian censor h/s. Ref: 301-135.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. South AFRICA to Germany censored. Block: 'Osperdale'

1943 POW l/s. [POW 9] from South AFRICA to Germany and censored in S. Africa and Germany. From Block: 'Osperdale'. [Hospital] Repaired using bilingual "Buy Union Loan Certificates/Koop Uni Lening Sertifikate". Ref: 316-098.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] INDIA to Italy. No. 1/5 P.W. Camp censored

1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 1/5 P.W. Camp - Bangalore. Fault. Ref: 314-062.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW PC GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby

1943 (Aug) POW PC from GB to Italy with s/r. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby, Warwickshire. Great Britain. Also PASSED PW 6995 h/s. Ref: 308-109.


Price: £10.00
1944 'Urgent' Red X request PC Switzerland to Italy. re: Italian POW Fort Meade, USA

1944 'Urgent' Red X request for news PC from Switzerland to Italy with circ. Red Cross cachets. Regarding Italian POW in Camp Fort Meade, USA. Circ. Italian censor h/s. and 12094 US CENSOR. Ref: 312-148.


Price: £10.00
1944 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy with PASSED DHP/4 h/s. From Camp 28

1944 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy with PASSED DHP/4 h/s. From Camp 28 - Kangra Valley, YOL. Prisoner of War Post. Ref: 301-042.


Price: £10.00
1944 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 82 Great Britain h/s. Hempton Green

1944 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW Camp No. 82 Great Britain h/s. Hempton Green Camp, Fakenham, Norfolk. Also PASSED P.W. 8759 censor h/s. Ref: 313-089.


Price: £10.00
1944-45 covers GERMANY to 'Willi Wigger, POW Camp Ellis, USA' censor labels

1944-45 covers [One Air Mail] from GERMANY to 'Willi Wigger, POW Camp Ellis, USA' [Illinois] with censor labels. Ref: 317-104.


Price: £10.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 57 - Merrow Down Camp, Guildford

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 57 Great Britain h/s. - Merrow Down Camp, Guildford, Surrey. Ref: 301-136.


Price: £10.00
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 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 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