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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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1944 POW PC USA to Italy. NEW YORK m/c. Raritan Arsanal Camp censored

1944 POW PC from USA to Italy with NEW YORK m/c. Censored in United States and Germany. From Raritan Arsanal Camp. Ref: 305-080.


Price: £15.00
1944 printed covers to/from Ebersecken, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND.

1944 printed covers to/from Ebersecken, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND. Internment Camp. One with d/r. Militr-Internierung in der Schweiz / Portofrei 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] NB: Corner missing. Ref: 313-032.


Price: £15.00
1944 printed l/s. ITALY to 'Osperdale Italiano 212 POW Camp, Nord Africa, Algeria'

1944 printed l/s. from ITALY to 'Osperdale Italiano 212 POW Camp, Nord Africa, Algeria' [Hospital] and censored. Ref: 307-087.


Price: £9.00
1944 printed POW PC's ALGERIA to Italy. Camp ORAN. US ARMY PW RELEASED

1944 printed POW PC's from ALGERIA to Italy. Camp ORAN. One with oval US ARMY PW RELEASED h/s. Ref: 309-098.


Price: £8.00
1944 ps l/s. GB to 'Flight/Sgt Chapman, Stalag Luft 3, (Stalag Luft 6) Germany'.

1944 ps lettersheet from GB to 'Flight/Sgt Chapman, Stalag Luft 3, (Stalag Luft 6) Germany'. Air Gunner Chapman from No. 61 Squadron Coningby Lincs was reported missing on raid on the ball bearing factory at Schweinfurt. [Photocopy of RAF letter included] Ref: 311-045.


Price: £40.00
1944 ps PC GB to 'Clifford TREZISE. RA, Malaya Camp'. Japanese censor chop

1944 Air Mail ps PC [3d. RATE] from GB to 'Clifford TREZISE. RA, Malaya Camp' with weak boxed Japanese censor chop. Also octagonal PASSED PW 3381 h/s. [118 Field Regiment RA, 18th. Div. Gunner: Captured 15th. Feb. 1942 at Changi, Singapore. In Thailand Camps April to Dec 1943] Ref: 313-007.


Price: £65.00
1944 Red Cross PC GERMANY to Belgium. FELDPOST p/m. Stalag XB censor

1944 Red Cross PC from GERMANY to Belgium with d/r. FELDPOST p/m. and boxed Stalag XB Camp censor h/s. Sandbostal. Ref: 301-129.


Price: £8.00
1944 Red X PC ITALY to Stalag 307. Service Suspended cachets

1944 (Oct) Red Cross PC from ITALY to Stalag 307 with 'AL MITTENTI / PER SERVIZIO SUSPENSO' h/s. Service Suspended. [Stalag 307 became Oflag 77 on 13/1/44. Location Deblin-Irena, POLAND] Ref: 308-119.


Price: £15.00
1944 uprated ps PC GERMANY to France. DAF Gemeinschafts Lager Seeblick Barak

1944 uprated ps PC GERMANY to France with d/r. Friederichshafen p/m. From DAF Gemeinschafts Lager Seeblick Barak. Friederichshafen' [Labour Camp] with s/r. Censor Ae' h/s. Ref: 304-088.


Price: £18.00
1944 US FBI 'WANTED' Flyer - Escaped Prisoner of War - Riziero Fiorucci

1944 US FBI 'WANTED' Flyer - Escaped Prisoner of War - Riziero Fiorucci. Issued by John Edgar Hoover, Director. "Cancelled 5/23/46" in mss. [Federal Bureau of Investigation. United States Department of Justice] Ref: 302-063.


Price: £85.00
1944-45 covers ITALY to 'N.A.T.O.U.S.A, PWE, Oran, Algeria'. censored

1944-45 covers from ITALY to 'N.A.T.O.U.S.A, PWE, Oran, Algeria'. One with part oval US Censor h/s. and the other A.C.S h/s. - Allied Censor Service. [NATOUSA: North African Theater of Operations, United States Army] Ref: 304-076.


Price: £9.00
1944-45 POW PC's ALGERIA to Italy. Camp VI Saida and Camp 2 Jan Deni

1944-45 POW PC's [2 No.] from ALGERIA to Italy with circ. Camp cachets. From Camp VI Saida and Camp 2 Jan Deni. Ref: 305-076.


Price: £9.00
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
1944-45 printed POW PC's ALGERIA to Italy. Camp No. IX/ti CLAUZEL

1944-45 printed POW PC's from ALGERIA to Italy. Printed for Camp No. IX/ti CLAUZEL. One reused from Camp V T1. Faults. Ref: 309-096.


Price: £8.00
19444 POW l/s. EGYPT to Italy with German censor h/s. Camp 304 - Helwan

19444 POW l/s. from EGYPT to Italy with German censor h/s. Camp 304 - Helwan. Also P/W MIDDLE EAST 258 h/s. Ref: 306-067.


Price: £6.00
1945 (12th. March) POW l/s. from GB to Italy with POW CAMP 701/A2 h/s.

1945 (12th. March) POW l/s. from GB to Italy with POW CAMP 701/A2 h/s. - Sheffield, Yorkshire. Branch camp A2. Ref: 309-106.


Price: £25.00
1945 (Aug) printed l/s. ITALY 'Nucleo Distretto Militare di Pesaro'. PESARO p/m.

1945 (Aug) printed l/s. from ITALY 'Nucleo Distretto Militare di Pesaro' with d/r. PESARO p/m. and Tassa a carico del destinatario h/s. [Fee charged to the recipient] Folded. Ref: 314-117.


Price: £9.00
1945 AEF Assembly Centre Registration Card and Registration Record

1945 AEF Assembly Centre Registration Card. Italian Prisoner interned in Germany Sept. 1943 and moved to to TRIESTE, Italy. Also 1945 AEF DP Registration Record Card. [American Expeditionary Forces Displaced Persons (AEF DP) registration card] US Government printing. Faults.Ref: 313-131.


Price: £4.00
1945 cover ITALY to POW Camp Fort Meade, Box 20, New York, USA'

1945 cover from ITALY to POW Camp Fort Meade, Box 20, New York, USA' with 12,712 US CENSOR h/s. Ref: 309-103.


Price: £6.00
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