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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 GERMANY to POW at 'Camp Dhurringile, Victoria, Australia'. censored

1942 (May) Air Mail cover from GERMANY to POW at 'Camp Dhurringile, Victoria, Australia' with 3 tied censor labels: German, British and Australian. Also 'Taxe percue 40 Rpf' in mss. The 65-room Dhurringile mansion: for 50 German Officers and their batmen including Captain Detmers of HSK Kormoran. [Scuttled following battle, 19 Nov. 1941] Camp located: in the Tatura District of Victoria. Edge nick. Ref: 304-099.


Price: £80.00
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 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
1942 POW l/s. GB to ITALY censored. No. 36 POW CAM P / GREAT BRITAIN h/s.

1942 POW l/s. from GB to ITALY and censored with No. 36 POW CAM P / GREAT BRITAIN h/s. - Hartwell Dog Track Camp, Hartwell, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Ref: 301-056.


Price: £9.00
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: 302-131.


Price: £10.00
1942 POW lettersheet AUSTRALIA to Italy. '3 Opened by Censor' label. MYRTLEFORD

1942 POW lettersheet from AUSTRALIA to Italy with tied '3 Opened by Censor' label and boxed No. 5 PW GROUP Myrtleford AUSTRALIA h/s. Also tied CENSURA label. Prisoner of War. Ref: 311-034.


Price: £40.00
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 Red Cross Message Form ITALY to ERITREA. PASSED BY 11 CENSOR

1942 Red Cross Message Form from ITALY to ERITREA with Red Cross cachets and s/r. PASSED BY 11 CENSOR / PASSATO PER CENSURA h/s. Folded. Ref: 301-073.


Price: £35.00
1942 Red Cross PC ITALY to 'Camp 32, Union of South Africa' censored

1942 Red Cross PC from ITALY to 'Camp 32, Union of South Africa'. Adhesives removed by censor and boxed P/w MIDDLE EAST 007 h/s. placed over. Edge nick. Ref: 307-090.


Price: £15.00
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
1942-46 'POW 10' PC's [5 No.] South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos.

1942-46 'POW 10' PC's [5 No.] from South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos. All censored and one with d/r. Philippolis p/m. Ref: 312-100.


Price: £25.00
1943 'Army Form W 3054 (Italian)' PC's [4 No.] to ITALY. different imprints

1943 'Army Form W 3054 (Italian)' PC's [4 No.] to ITALY with different imprints. All censored and one with s/r. POW / 203 / CAMP h/s. Ref: 312-098.


Price: £30.00
1943 (Dec) POW l/s. ALGERIA to Italy with 'BOGHAR II' h/s.

1943 (Dec) POW l/s. from ALGERIA to Italy with 'BOGHAR II / 2' h/s. Located Northern Algeria. Ref: 305-078.


Price: £6.00
1943 (Dec) POW l/s. Southern RHODESIA to Italy. Crown PASSED DE/30 h/s.

1943 (Dec) POW l/s. from Southern RHODESIA to Italy with Crown PASSED DE/30 h/s. From. Camp No. 5 - Fort Victoria. Internment Camp. Ref: 302-043.


Price: £35.00
1943 (June) cover SPAIN to Switzerland. Spanish Blue Division POW, Russia

1943 (June) Air Mail cover from SPAIN to Switzerland and censored. Regarding Spanish Blue Division soldier taken POW in Russia. 372 members of the Blue Division, they were taken prisoner by the victorious Red Army. Ref: 310-100.


Price: £85.00
1943 (June) POW PC ALGERIA to Italy and censored. Depot: 'Boghar'

1943 (June) POW PC from ALGERIA to Italy and censored. From Depot: 'Boghar'. [a town and commune in Mda Province] Ref: 302-030.


Price: £6.00
1943 Air Mail cover ITALY to 'POW, Fort George G Meade Camp, New York, USA'

1943 Air Mail cover from ITALY to 'POW, Fort George G Meade Camp, New York, USA' with Red Cross h/s. Faults. Ref: 314-086.


Price: £9.00
1943 Air Mail cover South AFRICA to Italy. Koffiefontein p/m. and censor label

1943 Air Mail cover from South AFRICA to Italy with d/r. Koffiefontein p/m. and censor label to rear. Large internment camp that held 800 South African internees, who were suspected of being pro-Nazi. Ref: 309-100.


Price: £35.00
1943 cover AUSTRALIA to 'Jewish Welfare Society'. No. 2 Camp, Tatura, Vic' censored

1943 cover from AUSTRALIA, No. 2 Camp Tatura to 'Jewish Welfare Society' with 3 Opened by Censor label tied by diamond 3 PASSED BY CENSOR 199 h/s. From 'Hans Bachrach'. Also Approved for Transmission by Camp Commandant 2/No. 18 h/s. Ref: 306-007.


Price: £35.00
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