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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 POW PC AUSTRIA to GB. Stalag XVIII A - Wolfsberg. "since my recapture"

1943 (Nov) POW PC from AUSTRIA to GB with part d/r. dumb p/m. From 'Newton Jack W.P (Sgt), Stalag XVIII A - Wolfsberg. mss .. "since my recapture". Ref: 309-077.


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
1943 POW PC GERMANY to GB. Ilag VII, Laufen censored

1944 Prisoner of War [POW] lettersheet from Germany to GB with oval Ilag VII gepruft h/s. From 'Sidney M Proudly, 468' LAUFEN-OBB. Deported from the Channel Islands. Civilian Internment Camp. Folded. Ref: 310-110.


Price: £25.00
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 [SOMALIA / ITALIANA] from KENYA to USA with d/r. POW EAC p/m.

1943 POW PC [SOMALIA / ITALIANA] from KENYA to USA with d/r. POW EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 017 h/s. Also s/r. US CENSORSHIP / EXAMINED By 313 h/s. and part TUCKER** receipt p/m. From Camp 357 - MITUBIRI. Ref: 310-025.


Price: £15.00
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 printed Air Mail POW l/s. [POSTAGE PAID Sh. 1/30] KENYA to Italy 'Camp 352'

1943 printed Air Mail POW l/s. [d/r. POSTAGE PAID Sh. 1/30 h/s. in red] from KENYA to Italy with weak boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 025 h/s. From 'Camp 352' - Naivasha, Kenya. South Africa. Also d/r. POW / EAC p/m. to rear. Ref: 310-002.


Price: £100.00
1943 printed Red Cross PC ITALY regarding POW at 'Addis Ababa' ERITREA

1943 (Dec) printed Red Cross PC from ITALY regarding POW at 'Addis Ababa' ERITREA with d/r. MILANO Red CRoss cachet. Soil. Ref: 306-093.


Price: £15.00
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 'Henry J le Goupillot, Ilag VII LAUFEN, Germany' censored

1943 ps POW l/s. from GB to 'Henry J le Goupillot, Ilag VII LAUFEN, Germany' and censored. [Deported from the German-occupied Channel Islands. [Guernsey] Internee. One of 10 people that died in Laufen. On 1st. June 1945: Accidently shot in the stomach by David T Fisher whilst sitting in a lorry at Lazarett Baracke and died within 20 minutes] Civilian LE GOUPILLOT, HENRY JAMES died aged 20. Son of Arthur Henry Le Goupillot, of 21 Vauvent, St. Peter Port, Guernsey. Ref: 313-015.


Price: £50.00
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 'Civilian Internee' PC SUDAN re: 'Concetto ALESSI, in 401 POW Camp, MEF.

1944 'Civilian Internee' PC from SUDAN regarding 'Concetto ALESSI, in 401 POW Camp, MEF. Captured Asmara 6.1.44 [Eritrea] Ref: 311-004.


Price: £25.00
1944 'EXPRESS' Red X message to Italy. POW Camp 45, Trumpington, Cambs

1944 'EXPRESS' Red X message from Switzerland to Italy with circ. Red Cross cachets. From POW Camp 45, Trumpington, Cambs. Urgent form. Ref: 308-121.


Price: £15.00
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 (April) POW PC GERMANY to Italy. Stalag IX C Bad Sulza censored

1944 (April) POW PC GERMANY to Italy with d/r. dumb p/m. and s/r. Stalag IX C h/s. - Bad Sulza. Also oval US ARMY / PW / EXAMINER h/s. Ref: 314-080.


Price: £6.00
1944 (Aug.) Air Mail POW PC from GERMANY to India [25 Pf RATE]

1944 (Aug.) Air Mail POW PC from GERMANY to India [25 Pf RATE] endorsed "Mit Luftposr AB Baghdad" with s/r. Camp censor h/s. From 'Capt. Jones, Eric' Oflag VII B . [German prisoner-of-war camp for officers, located in Eichsttt, Bavaria] Addressed to 'D.E. Augier' - OBE, Finance Minister. Also d/r. TONK-RAJ receipt p/m. [1940: AUGIER, Douglas Eric, O.B.E., Opium dept., -United - Provs. (jt. opium officer, Malwa)] Ref: 312-062.


Price: £30.00
1944 (Dec.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost'. GERMANY to GB. BIBERACH p/m. censored

1944 (Dec.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "Room 71 has lost another of its members. Poor old Richard died suddenly on Sunday night The Benghazi's are now in 12 + 13 wired off". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 308-056.


Price: £35.00
1944 (Feb) POW PC FRANCE to Italy and censored. Lager 10 T.A. at L'AXE

1944 (Feb) POW PC from FRANCE to Italy with d/r. CONTROLE X h/s. From Lager 10 T.A. at L'AXE. Ref: 302-032.


Price: £6.00
1944 (Sept) POW l/s. POLAND to Norway. Oflag XXI C - Warthegau. 'Major Sjortz'

1944 (Sept) POW l/s. POLAND to Norway. Oflag XXI C - Warthegau. 'Major Eystien Sjortz'. Oflag XXI-C a German Army WW2 POW camp for officers located in Warthegau, a western province of Poland. It held Norwegian officers arrested in 1942 and 1943. Ref: 309-076.


Price: £25.00