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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 ITALY to USA. 'Ogden Internment Camp, UTAH' censored

1944 Air Mail cover from ITALY to USA with tied EXAMINED BY label. To 'Sergente Serra Luigi, Ogden Internment Camp, UTAH'. Italian POW. Ref: 310-108.


Price: £9.00
1944 cover USA to Red Cross. Camp Bowie, Texas. boxed Censored h/s.

1944 cover from USA to Red Cross with Washington m/c. and boxed Censored War Department h/s. From Camp Bowie, Texas. Folded. Ref: 319-102.


Price: £9.00
1944 Italian Identification Card. Camp 404 - Ivy Bridge, Devon. Great Britain

1944 (March) Italian Identification Card. From Camp 404 - Ivy Bridge, Devon. Great Britain. Ref: 312-109.


Price: £9.00
1944 POW l/s. GERMANY to Italy. Stalag XII A Fichtenhain, Krefeld

1944 POW l/s. from GERMANY to Italy with boxed Camp censor Stalag VI J h/s. From Prisoner number 'M53016' ['M' signifies a Naval unit] Stalag XII A located Fichtenhain, Krefeld. Ref: 308-129.


Price: £9.00
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 ps POW l/s. GB to 'Cpl. WJ Simpson, Stalag XI A, Germany' PASSED PW 3255

1944 ps POW l/s. from GB to 'Cpl. WJ Simpson, Stalag XI A, Germany' with oct. PASSED PW 3255 h/s. Stalag XIA located in the village of Altengrabow. NB: Grubby. Ref: 317-108.


Price: £9.00
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: 321-113.


Price: £9.00
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 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby, Warwickshire

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby, Warwickshire. Great Britain. Also PASSED PW 226 censor h/s. Ref: 313-090.


Price: £9.00
1945 POW l/s. INDIA to Italy. censored. No. 11 PW Camp - located Bairagarh / Bhopal

1945 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy and censored. From 'Sergente De Santis LIBERATO RE', No. 11 PW Camp - located Bairagarh / Bhopal. Ref: 316-018.


Price: £9.00
1946 Air Mail POW l/s. [POW 9] South AFRICA to Italy. 'ARCURI, Giuseppe'

1946 (June) POW l/s. [POW 9] from South AFRICA to Italy with 'PER AIR MAIL h/s. Also d/r. ISPICA / RAGUSA receipt p/m. 30.6.46 to rear. From 'ARCURI, Giuseppe'. Imprint: CT Ltd.-M7373. L711461. 3,000,000. 15/9/43. Ref: 317-101.


Price: £9.00
1946 POW PC and reply part FRANCE to Italy. Depot PG 89, Champoulain censored

1946 POW PC and reply part from FRANCE to Italy and censored. From Depot PG 89, Champoulain. Ref: 318-103.


Price: £9.00
1947 cover GERMANY to 'Holstein' with Regensburg p/m. Internment Camp

1947 cover from GERMANY to 'Holstein' with d/r. Regensburg p/m. Internment Camp with s/r. Internierungs und Arbeitslager / Regensburg h/s. to rear. Internment and Labour Camp 1945-48. Roughly opened. Ref: 320-130.


Price: £9.00
1916 POW cover SWITZERLAND. d/r. FELDPOST / POSTE DE CAMPAGNE p/m.

1916 POW cover from SWITZERLAND with d/r. FELDPOST / POSTE DE CAMPAGNE p/m. and Internlerungsbureau Luzern h/s. Folded. Ref: 318-091.


Price: £10.00
1917 cover + letter HUNGARY to Italy. Officers Camp at Ostffyasszonyfa, censored

1917 cover and letter from HUNGARY to Italy and censored. From Officers Camp at Ostffyasszonyfa. [POW Camp in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy from 1915 to 1918. The building of the camp started in the spring of 1915 and was under the authority of the nearby Nagysimony. NB: Cover damaged. Ref: 318-093.


Price: £10.00
1939-45 YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND, 'Jegenstorf, Military Internee Camp

1939-45 YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND, 'Jegenstorf, Military Internee Camp to 'Sergent chef. Lacourt, 15 Genie Cie. PR3' with d/r. Camp militaire d'internment / Suisse 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] Internment Camp. Ref: 315-069.


Price: £10.00
1941 (8th. Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. CENSURA 49 h/s.

1941 (8th. Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with d/r. CENSURA 49 h/s. From 'Antonio Maiorani, aunit: Divisione Cizene. Camp N3, Egypt. Also d/r. MORRO D'ORO recept p/m. Ref: 317-081.


Price: £10.00
1941 (Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. CENSURA h/s. Camp N3

1941 (Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with d/r. CENSURA 106 h/s. From 'Stefano Mariani, Sergente Maggiore. Unit: 4th. Controaerei. Camp N3, Egypt. Ref: 317-080.


Price: £10.00
1942 POW l/s. GB to Italy. No. 73 Camp POW h/s. - North Cave Camp, Brough

1942 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with oval No. 73 Camp POW h/s. - ? North Cave Satellite Camp, Brough, Yorkshire. Great Britain. Censored. Soiled. Ref: 319-147.


Price: £10.00
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