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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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1943 'Army Form W 3054 (Italian)' PC's [4 No.] to ITALY. different imprints

1943 'Army Form W 3054 (Italian)' PC's [4 No.] to ITALY with different imprints. All censored and one with s/r. POW / 203 / CAMP h/s. Ref: 312-098.


Price: £30.00
1943 (April) cover + letter GB to 'Sgt Phillips JEA, RAF JAVA, c/o Japanese Red Cross, Tokyo'

1943 (April) cover and letter from GB to 'Sgt Phillips JEA, RAF JAVA, c/o Japanese Red Cross, Tokyo' with "OSOKA" in mss. Also PC 90 OBE 5131 label and censor chops. [RAF: Royal Air Force, Prisoner of War] Ref: 310-035.


Price: £45.00
1943 (Dec) POW l/s. ALGERIA to Italy with 'BOGHAR II' h/s.

1943 (Dec) POW l/s. from ALGERIA to Italy with 'BOGHAR II / 2' h/s. Located Northern Algeria. Ref: 305-078.


Price: £6.00
1943 (Dec) POW l/s. Southern RHODESIA to Italy. Crown PASSED DE/30 h/s.

1943 (Dec) POW l/s. from Southern RHODESIA to Italy with Crown PASSED DE/30 h/s. From. Camp No. 5 - Fort Victoria. Internment Camp. Ref: 302-043.


Price: £35.00
1943 (Dec) POW PC from POLAND to Italy with boxed Stalag VIII B h/s. - Teschen

1943 (Dec) POW PC from POLAND to Italy with boxed Stalag VIII B h/s. - Teschen. [Later renumbered Stalag-344] Ref: 314-088.


Price: £8.00
1943 (June) cover SPAIN to Switzerland. Spanish Blue Division POW, Russia

1943 (June) Air Mail cover from SPAIN to Switzerland and censored. Regarding Spanish Blue Division soldier taken POW in Russia. 372 members of the Blue Division, they were taken prisoner by the victorious Red Army. Ref: 310-100.


Price: £85.00
1943 (June) POW PC ALGERIA to Italy and censored. Depot: 'Boghar'

1943 (June) POW PC from ALGERIA to Italy and censored. From Depot: 'Boghar'. [a town and commune in Mda Province] Ref: 302-030.


Price: £6.00
1943 Air Mail cover ITALY to 'POW, Fort George G Meade Camp, New York, USA'

1943 Air Mail cover from ITALY to 'POW, Fort George G Meade Camp, New York, USA' with Red Cross h/s. Faults. Ref: 314-086.


Price: £9.00
1943 Air Mail cover South AFRICA to Italy. Koffiefontein p/m. and censor label

1943 Air Mail cover from South AFRICA to Italy with d/r. Koffiefontein p/m. and censor label to rear. Large internment camp that held 800 South African internees, who were suspected of being pro-Nazi. Ref: 309-100.


Price: £35.00
1943 cover AUSTRALIA to 'Jewish Welfare Society'. No. 2 Camp, Tatura, Vic' censored

1943 cover from AUSTRALIA, No. 2 Camp Tatura to 'Jewish Welfare Society' with 3 Opened by Censor label tied by diamond 3 PASSED BY CENSOR 199 h/s. From 'Hans Bachrach'. Also Approved for Transmission by Camp Commandant 2/No. 18 h/s. Ref: 306-007.


Price: £35.00
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 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 cover INDIA to 'POW Camp No. MP 3300, Italy' redirected to Germany

1943 (Aug) cover from INDIA to '2/Lt. JP Roberts, POW Camp No. MP 3300, Italy' and redirected to 'Ludwigsburg', Germany with half moon BOMBAY DUE h/s. and Crown PASSED DHP/9 h/s. Also Beschlagnahmt h/s. - CONFISCATED. Ref: 310-015.


Price: £20.00
1943 cover TANKANYIKA to Germany 'Lushoto TT' Camp. PC 11 OBC label

1943 cover from TANKANYIKA to Germany with plain resealing tape and pink PC 11 OPENED BY CENSOR label. [Tanganika] Also s/r. 'Ab' German censor h/s. From 'Lushoto TT' Camp. Civil internee. East Africa. Faults. Ref: 306-130.


Price: £65.00
1943 covers GB to Pte. JJ Surtees, APO 4330'. REPORTED POW h/s.

1943 covers from GB to Pte. JJ Surtees, 16th Batt DLI, APO 4330. British North Africa Forces' with boxed ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED POW h/s. Also d/r. FPO 285 p/m. to rear [MEF] Ref: 309-151.


Price: £15.00
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 Italian Identity Card. Camp: 78th. Sta. Hosp, APO 763. TUNISIA

1943 (Dec) Italian Identity Card for 'Di Corato Vito' at POW Camp: 78th. Sta. Hosp, APO 763 - TUNISIA. Ref: 311-119.


Price: £9.00
1943 Negitive copy of 'Fiche concernnant' form. Italian POW at BOGHAR

1943 Negitive copy of 'Fiche concernnant' form. Italian POW at BOGHAR, Algeria with Red Cross h/s. to rear. Ref: 302-061.


Price: £8.00
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 PC GERMANY to Switzerland. Indian POW in Stalag VII A

1943 (Dec) PC from GERMANY to Red Cross, Switzerland with dumb m/c. and circ. Camp censor h/s. From 'Said ASA' - Indian POW in Stalag VII A. Ref: 303-154.


Price: £20.00