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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 cover JORDEN to POW Dept, Jerusalem. hexagonal PASSED BY CENSOR h/s.

1944 cover from JORDEN to POW Dept, Jerusalem with hexagonal PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. FRom 'British Red Cross, Amman'. 2 x 5m. Transjordan adhesives canc. circ. AMMAN p/m. Ref: 307-034.


Price: £35.00
1944 cover South AFRICA to Germany with bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR h/s.

1944 cover from South AFRICA to Germany with bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. and oval INTERNERINGSKAMP / BAVIAANSPOORT h/s. Tied South Africa UC8 label and German Geoffnet censor label over. Ref: 318-071.


Price: £35.00
1944 POW l/s. GERMANY to Poland. ORANIENBURG p/m. concentration camp

1944 POW l/s. [Type L1a] from GERMANY to Poland with d/r. ORANIENBURG p/m. and s/r. 'K' censor h/s. [Type C8] Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg was a Nazi concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany. [Type Nos. from Lordal's] Tear to opening edge. Ref: 317-119.


Price: £35.00
1944 POW l/s. MILAG NORD to GB. dumb p/m. censored. 'William Lorains'

1944 POW l/s. from MILAG NORD to GB with d/r. dumb p/m. and censored. From 'William Lorains'. [Lorains, William George, Merchant Navy Master. British motor merchant the unescorted Teesbank was hit by U-128 on 5th. Dec 1942 and sank.] Ref: 318-048.


Price: £35.00
1944 POW PC + l/s. KENYA to Italy boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 122 and 146 h/s's.

1944 POW PC + l/s. KENYA to Italy with boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 122 and 146 h/s's. Also boxed EVACUEES MAIL / POSTAGE FREE h/s. and s/r. Ag German censor h/s. Italian Evacuee Camp No. 1 / Kenya Colony h/s. to rear. East Africa. Folded. Ref: 320-048.


Price: £35.00
1944 POW PC GERMANY to Scotland. BIBERACH p/m. censored 'N. Spence' internee

1944 (Oct.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "unattended women, 40 in number, are going to Libenan on Monday and 125 Jewish women and children coming here ..... letters are coming through quickly again via Sweden". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 314-029.


Price: £35.00
1945 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s.

1945 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s. and boxed censored P/W MIDDLE EAST 211 h/s. and s/r. POW EAC p/m. From 'POW Camp No. 360 - Ndarugu, East Africa. Ref: 320-050.


Price: £35.00
1945-46 cover + l/s. to/from 'Camp No. 5, Southern Rhodesia'. outgoing censored

1945-46 cover and l/s. to/from 'Camp No. 5, Southern Rhodesia'. Outgoing one to Italy censored. Air Mail cover from Egypt - part rear and corner missing. Ref: 315-078.


Price: £35.00
1946 Air Mail cover EGYPT to 'Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' Internment

1946 (May) Air Mail cover from EGYPT to 'Paolo Croce, T. 8516, Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' - Fort Victoria, Internment Camp. Folded. Ref: 308-120.


Price: £35.00
1946 l/s. KENYA to Italy. boxed P/W EAST AFRICA h/s. 'P/W Camp Ndarugu, THIKA'

1946 l/s. from KENYA to Italy with boxed P/W EAST AFRICA h/s. From 'P/W Camp Ndarugu, THIKA' with s/r. POW / 360 /EAF h/s. Also d/r. TREVISO receipt p/m. Ref: 315-073.


Price: £35.00
1946 POW PC from GB to S Africa. POW CAMP 701/A9 h/s. RAF Station, Hednesford,

1946 (Feb) POW PC from GB to 'M199288 Camp POW, South AFRICA with POW CAMP 701/A9 h/s. - "Special" Camp, RAF Station, Hednesford, Staffordshire. Satellite camp A9. Ref: 314-078.


Price: £35.00
1901 PPC CEYLON to Germany. weak oval RAGAMA CAMP / CENSOR h/s.

1901 PPC from CEYLON to Germany with s/r. RAGAMA p/m. and weak oval RAGAMA CAMP / CENSOR h/s. Also d/r. COLOMBO transit p/m. Ref: 309-011.


Price: £40.00
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
1918 cover AUSTRIA to GB. RAABS p/m. ZENSURIET h/s. 'POW, Raabs an der Thaya'

1918 (3rd. Sept) cover from AUSTRIA to GB with d/r. RAABS p/m. and tri. ZENSURIET h/s. endorsed 'Austrian Red Cross'. From 'H.S. Richards, Prisoner of War, Raabs an der Thaya Nr. O, Austria'. Also LONDON PAID m/c. (20th. Oct) Faults. Ref: 317-076.


Price: £45.00
1941 cover VENEZUELA to Curacao. 'Internment Camp, Bonaire'. censored

1941 Air Mail cover from VENEZUELA to Curacao with tied POSTCENSUUR label. Addressed to German civilian in Dutch 'Internment Camp, Bonaire, Curazao. NWI'. NB: Senders name cut out. Ref: 313-146.


Price: £45.00
1942 (June) Red Cross Message Form and reply from ITALY to ERITREA

1942 (June) Red Cross Message Form and reply from ITALY to ERITREA with Red Cross cachets and s/r. PASSED BY 14 CENSOR / PASSATO PER CENSURA h/s. Folded. Ref: 317-078.


Price: £45.00
1942 Red Cross letter + photo re: 'Denis Solivon, ERA, HMS "DUNEDIN" sunk 24/11/41

1942 Red Cross letter and photo regarding 'Denis Solivon, ERA, HMS "DUNEDIN". [HMS Dunedin was patrolling between Brazil and Africa when she was sunk on the 24th. Nov. 1941. Two torpedoes from the German submarine U-124 hit her and she sank rapidly. Only four officers and 63 men survived out of the Dunedins crew of 486 officers and men] mss .. "...the likeness in photograph gave her must now be abandoned" - football team from Stalag VIII B. Re: 314-028.


Price: £45.00
1942-43 Air Mail POW l/s. and PC from INDIA to Germany and censored.

1942-43 Air Mail POW l/s. and PC from INDIA to Germany and censored. One with PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 24 - 8 Annas meter mark. [Postmark applied by meter machine] The other a printed postcard. From 'No. 24 Camp, POW', Dehra Dun' Internment Camp. Ref: 315-056.


Price: £45.00
1943 POW l/s. ITALY to S. AFRICA [2l. 50 RATE] 'Posta Aerea Via Venezia, Sofia, E Cairo'

1943 POW Air Mail l/s's. from ITALY to South AFRICA [2l. 50 RATE] endorsed 'Posta Aerea Via Venezia, Sofia, E Cairo' with d/r. CENSURA h/s. From 'DE Lange, Cornelius Franois. Private. PG 65. PM 3450'. [Prisoner of War] Ref: 315-021.


Price: £45.00
1944 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s.

1944 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s. and boxed censored P/W MIDDLE EAST 010 h/s. Also German censor h/s. to rear. From 'POW Camp No. 365 - Londiani. East Africa. Ref: 315-106.


Price: £45.00