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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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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 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. 'POW Camp 358, East Africa'

1942 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 004 h/s. From 'POW Camp 358, East Africa'. Located: Makindu. Ref: 315-072.


Price: £20.00
1942 POW PC 'PM 82 P' to 'Camp 309, Egypt' bi-lingual censor h/s.

1942 POW PC from 'PM 82 P' to 'Camp 309, Egypt' [Ismailia] with bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR / DEUR DIE SENSOR GOEDGEKEUR h/s. - censored South AFRICA. [Piedmont Infantry Division, Posta Militare 82 P] Ref: 315-112.


Price: £20.00
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
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
1943-44 POW l/s's to/from Camp 352, NAIVASHA, East Africa to Italy

1943-44 POW l/s's to/from Camp 352, NAIVASHA, Kenya, East Africa to Italy with d/r. EA POW p/m. One with s/r. 'Ag' German censor h/s. Ref: 315-162.


Price: £20.00
1943-45 POW PC's ITALY to 'Camp 28 POW, c/o GPO Bombay (India) censored

1943-45 Red Cross POW PC's [Mod. 37] from ITALY to 'Camp 28 POW, c/o GPO Bombay (India) and censored. Camp located Kanga Valley/Yol. [3 No.] Ref: 314-054.


Price: £20.00
1944 POW l/s. ITALY to 'Camp N. 351' Nairobi, East Africa Command [KENYA]

1944 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'Camp N. 351' Nairobi, East Africa Command [KENYA] with 'DESTRO' in mss. [Farm] Also d/r. NAIROBI / POSTE RESTANTE receipt p/m. to rear and boxed censor h/s. Ref: 305-090.


Price: £20.00
1944 POW l/s. South AFRICA - Inter Camp mail to ZONDERWATER censored

1944 POW l/s. [POW 9] from Italian prisoner in South AFRICA - Inter Camp mail to ZONDERWATER and censored. Re: 304-084.


Price: £20.00
1945 cover, Telegram etc re: 'Trooper Herbert G Thompson' Reported POW

1945 cover, Telegram etc. regarding 'Trooper Herbert G Thompson, 1st. Lothian & Border Yeomanry'. Reported POW. Also letter from British Red Cross and Regimental Pay Office. Ref: 308-096.


Price: £20.00
1945 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. censored. Camp No. 364 KILINDI

1945 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 019 h/s. From Camp No. 364 KILINDI. Ref: 315-108.


Price: £20.00
1947 POW l/s. GB to USA. 'Lager 54, POW Camp, Droitwich, Worcestershire'

1947 POW l/s. from GB to USA and redirected with s/r. POW CAMP No. 54 GREAT BRITAIN h/s. From Stampfl Sebastian', Lager 54, POW Camp, Droitwich, Worcestershire'. Also MINERAL POINT WIS receipt p/m. Written in German with pencil note "Interesting letter" to inside. Ref: 306-066.


Price: £20.00
1915 Prisoner of War cover 'Frith Hill Camp, near Frimley, (Surrey)'

1915 Prisoner of War cover from 'Frith Hill Camp, near Frimley, (Surrey)' with s/r. LONDON OFFICIAL PAID p/m. and circ. 'P.C' censor h/s. Also oval PRISONER OF WAR / INFORMATION BUREAU h/s. Roughly opened. Ref: 310-148.


Price: £25.00
1916 cover GERMANY to 'POW, Knockaloe Aliens Camp, Peel, Isle of Man'

1916 cover from GERMANY to 'POW, Knockaloe Aliens Camp, Peel, Isle of Man' with d/r. BERLIN p/m. and weak oval ALIEN'S DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE, IOM h/s. German Prisoner of War. Ref: 258-050.


Price: £25.00
1917 POW l/s. Scotland to Germany. 'Stobs near Hawick' OPENED BY CENSOR label

1917 POW l/s. from Scotland to Germany with OPENED BY CENSOR / PW 510 label to rear. From 'Edmund ERNST, Prisoner of War, Stobs near Hawick'. Ref: 305-013.


Price: £25.00
1941 cover South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP /ANDALUSIA h/s.

1941 cover from South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP / ANDALUSIA h/s. and bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR / DEUR DIE SENSOR GOEDGEKEUR h/s. From 'Internment Lager Andalusia, 662/40, c/o Censors Office Bloemfontein'. Also d/r. KEETMANSHOOP receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 315-157.


Price: £25.00
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
1942 (March) PC East AFRICA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 002

1942 (March) PC from East AFRICA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 002 h/s. Special cards printed for Addis Ababa POW ERITREA, but without Imprint. [Ref: Giorgio Migliavacca. 1980] From 'Camp 359, East Africa Command'. [Burguret] Ref: 315-120.


Price: £25.00
1942 cover South AFRICA to 'SWA'. 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 / DEUR DIE SENSOR GOEDGEKEUR h/s. From 'Internment Lager Andalusia, 662/40, c/o Censors Office Bloemfontein'. Also d/r. KEETMANSHOOP receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 315-115.


Price: £25.00
1942 cover South AFRICA to Germany. Baviaanspoort Internment Camp

1942 cover from South AFRICA to Germany endorsed 'Postage Free'. From 'Baviaanspoort Internment Camp, c/o Salisbury House' with PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. and oval PRETORIA INTERNERINGSKAMP / OFFICIEEL VRY h/s. under UC8 label. Also German s/r. 'Ab' censor h/s. Corner soil. Ref: 315-161.


Price: £25.00