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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 l/s. USA to Italy. 'Folgore Paracadutisti, POW 211, Washington'

1943 POW l/s. from USA to Italy and censored. From 'Folgore Paracadutisti, POW 211, Washington'. The Paratroopers Brigade "Folgore" is an airborne brigade of the Italian Army. Its core units are three battalions of paratroopers (paracadutisti). The Folgore specializes in parachute operations. [The name Folgore is Italian for lightning] Ref: 321-133.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW l/s. [EAF (POW) 1] KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. "POW Special Mail for Italy"

1943 POW l/s. [Imprint: EAF (POW) 1] from KENYA to Italy endorsed "POW Special Mail for Italy" with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed censor 028 h/s. From 'Camp 356 (A)' Eldoret. East Africa. Ref: 317-091.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW PC + l/s. KENYA to Germany. POW / EAC p/m. and censored. 'Camp 352'

1943 POW PC and l/s. from KENYA to Germany with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and censored. From 'Camp 352' - Naivasha. East Africa. Ref: 308-048.


Price: £25.00
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
1944 POW l/s. ITALY to 'Camp 366, East Africa Command' redirected 'OSAF, MEF'

1944 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'Camp 366, East Africa Command' [JINJA] and redirected to 'OSAF, MEF' with d/r. FOGGIA p/m. and P/W MIDDLE EAST 255 h/s. Ref: 317-086.


Price: £25.00
1944-45 POW l/s's + PC INDIA To Italy. POW Camp No. 27 - Kangra Valley/Yol

1944-45 POW l/s's and PC from INDIA To Italy and censored. One sent via Air Mail. From POW Camp No. 27 - Kangra Valley/Yol. Ref: 316-016.


Price: £25.00
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 POW l/s. from UGANDA to USA with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. From Camp 366,

1945 POW l/s. from UGANDA to USA with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. From Camp 366, East Africa Command with boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 046 h/s. Camp, JINJA. Faults. Ref: 320-047.


Price: £25.00
1945 POW l/s. USA to 'S/Sgt. Norman Hughes, Stalag Luft 3, Germany'

1945 Prisoner of War Post l/s. from USA to 'S/Sgt. Norman Hughes, Stalag Luft 3, Stalag 17 B, Germany' with US CENSOR h/s. United States POW. [NAME: Hughes, Norman. RANK: Sgt. POS: Radio. PILOT: O'Connor, OT. POW: DATE: Jan 23, 1943. CAMP: 8B. POW on mission #11] Ref: 320-149.


Price: £25.00
1972 POW cover GERMANY to 'Major Walter Reder, Gaeta, Italy' - Nazi War Criminal

1972 Prisoner of War cover from GERMANY to 'Major Walter Reder, Gaeta, Italy' - Nazi War Criminal with s/r. SALZBURG p/m. Reder was commander of the SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 36. This unit was given the task of anti-partisan warfare in Northern Italy and was largely responsible for the Marzabotto massacre. In 1948 he was extradited to Italy and tried by Italian military court in Bologna. In October 1951, Reder was sentenced to life imprisonment at Gaeta fortress prison. Ref: 308-060.


Price: £25.00
1903 cover + letter GB to 'Capt JJT Perkins, POW, The Castle, Cape Town' redirected

1903 cover and letter from GB to 'Capt JJT Perkins, Prisoner of War, The Castle, Cape Town, South Africa' and redirected to P of War Worcester'. Also s/r. CAPE TOWN and WORCESTER receipt p/m's to rear. [Captain J. J. T. Perkins, Western Rifles, to be a Commandant of Prisoners of War, graded as a Deputy-Assistant Adjutant-General. Dated 2nd March, 1900. Staff in Africa] Ref: 318-032.


Price: £30.00
1917 (April) PPC 'Easter Greetings' GERMANY to GB. Doberitz POW Camp.

1917 (April) PPC 'Easter Greetings' from GERMANY to GB with Camp censor h/s. and LONDON PAID m/c. From Royal West Kent Regt. Doberitz Prisoner of War Camp. Card by 'E Bell, KO Scottish Borderers'. Ref: 312-142.


Price: £30.00
1917 POW cover Isle of Man to Holland. tied OPENED BY CENSOR PW 167 label

1917 POW cover from Isle of Man to Holland with tied OPENED BY CENSOR PW 167 label to rear. From 'Knockaloe Camp I, Peel'. Ref: 308-093.


Price: £30.00
1939-45 POW cover SENEGAL to 'Oflag XIIIA, Germany. censored

1939-45 POW cover from SENEGAL to 'Lieutenant VERGES, Andre, Oflag XIIIA, Germany with d/r. DAKAR p/m. and censor h/s. [XIIIA Nurnberg. Officers Camp] Ref: 316-102.


Price: £30.00
1941-45 cover AUSTRALIA No. 2 Camp Tatura to 'Jewish Welfare Society'

1941-45 cover from AUSTRALIA No. 2 Camp Tatura to 'Jewish Welfare Society' with 3 Opened by Censor label tied by diamond 3 PASSED BY CENSOR 143 h/s. From 'Georg Moses'. Ref: 318-157.


Price: £30.00
1942 PC Internment Camp, JAMAICA, BWI to USA. PASSED D/5 h/s.

1942 (Nov) PC Internment Camp, JAMAICA, BWI to USA with Crown PASSED D/5 h/s. and oval INTERNMENT & P of W Camp / JAMAICA h/s. 'From : No. 41'. POW. BWI - British West Indies. Ref: 312-122.


Price: £30.00
1943 POW l/s. GERMANY to GB. Internierunslager BIBERACH. censored

1943 POW l/s. from GERMANY to GB with d/r. dumb p/m. and censored. From 'Mrs A. Roylance', Internierunslager BIBERACH. Allied civilian from the Channel Islands. Ref: 310-113.


Price: £30.00
1944 (Dec.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB d/r. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (Dec.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "The repatr. question has been opened up again. All male dependents "capable of bearing arms" were excluded, and a later definition fixed military age as 15-60". etc. [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Faults. Ref: 315-057.


Price: £30.00
1944 Air Mail POW l/s. from Stalag VIII A, Germany to NEW ZEALAND

1944 Air Mail POW lettersheet from Stalag VIII A, Germany to NEW ZEALAND [40pf RATE] endorsed 'Luftpost bis Nordamerica'. From 'NH Atkinson'. mss : "The Commission from the Swiss Legation in Berlin came, listened & one or two things have been fixed up." Ref: 321-161.


Price: £30.00
1944 POW l/s. GERMANY to GB. 'John Lewis, Internierunslager BIBERACH'

1944 POW l/s. from GERMANY to GB and redirected with d/r. dumb p/m. and censored. From 'John Charles Lewis', Internierunslager BIBERACH. Allied civilian from Jersey, Channel Islands. Ref: 310-158.


Price: £30.00