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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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1943 cover GB to 'Spr Cheshire, 296 Army Field Coy, MEF'. REPORTED POW

1943 (May) cover from GB to 'Spr. Cheshire U, 296 Army Field Coy, RE, Middle East Forces' with boxed ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED PRISONER OF WAR h/s. Ref: 308-128.


Price: £12.00
1943 cover INDIA to 'POW Camp No. MP 3300, Italy' redirected to Germany

1943 (Aug) cover from INDIA to '2/Lt. JP Roberts, POW Camp No. MP 3300, Italy' and redirected to 'Ludwigsburg', Germany with half moon BOMBAY DUE h/s. and Crown PASSED DHP/9 h/s. Also Beschlagnahmt h/s. - CONFISCATED. Ref: 310-015.


Price: £20.00
1943 cover TANKANYIKA to Germany 'Lushoto TT' Camp. PC 11 OBC label

1943 cover from TANKANYIKA to Germany with plain resealing tape and pink PC 11 OPENED BY CENSOR label. [Tanganika] Also s/r. 'Ab' German censor h/s. From 'Lushoto TT' Camp. Civil internee. East Africa. Faults. Ref: 306-130.


Price: £65.00
1943 covers GB to Pte. JJ Surtees, APO 4330'. REPORTED POW h/s.

1943 covers from GB to Pte. JJ Surtees, 16th Batt DLI, APO 4330. British North Africa Forces' with boxed ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED POW h/s. Also d/r. FPO 285 p/m. to rear [MEF] Ref: 309-151.


Price: £15.00
1943 different POW l/s's ITALY to Washington, USA. Camp Nos. 210 and 212

1943 different POW l/s's from ITALY to Washington, USA. Italian POW's in Camp Nos. 210 and 212 and censored. Ref: 307-094.


Price: £12.00
1943 Italian Identity Card. Camp: 78th. Sta. Hosp, APO 763. TUNISIA

1943 (Dec) Italian Identity Card for 'Di Corato Vito' at POW Camp: 78th. Sta. Hosp, APO 763 - TUNISIA. Ref: 311-119.


Price: £9.00
1943 Negitive copy of 'Fiche concernnant' form. Italian POW at BOGHAR

1943 Negitive copy of 'Fiche concernnant' form. Italian POW at BOGHAR, Algeria with Red Cross h/s. to rear. Ref: 302-061.


Price: £8.00
1943 PC from EGYPT with s/r. FAYED p/m. and d/r. CENSORSHIP DEPT M h/s.

1943 PC from EGYPT with s/r. FAYED p/m. and d/r. CENSORSHIP DEPT M h/s. From 'Michele Gaeta, Italian Internees Camp, Fayed N7 24'. Prisoner of War. Ref: 305-135.


Price: £12.00
1943 PC GERMANY to Switzerland. Indian POW in Stalag VII A

1943 (Dec) PC from GERMANY to Red Cross, Switzerland with dumb m/c. and circ. Camp censor h/s. From 'Said ASA' - Indian POW in Stalag VII A. Ref: 303-154.


Price: £20.00
1943 PC's North AFRICA to Italy. Army Form W 3054 (Italian) different Imprints

1943 PC's from North AFRICA to Italy and censored - Army Form W 3054 (Italian) with different Imprints: PSS/NA/5/43/50,000 -AFHQP/239B and PSS-NA-5-43-25,000 -AFHQP-300. Ref: 307-095.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s's EGYPT to Italy. POW CAMP 312 MIDDLE EAST FORCES h/s.

1943 POW l/s's. from EGYPT to Italy with circ. POW CAMP 312 MIDDLE EAST FORCES h/s.- Abbassia. Also boxed PW MIDDLE / EAST 154 and 064 h/s's. Ref: 306-090.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. Camp No. 107. Penleigh Camp, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW Camp No. 107 h/s. - Penleigh Camp, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset. Great Britain. Ref: 303-082.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 39 - Castle Maxstoke, Coleshill

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 39 Great Britain h/s. - Castle Maxstoke, Coleshill, Birmingham. Also d/r. Italian censor h/s. Ref: 301-134.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 51 - Allington Camp, Grantham,

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 51 Great Britain h/s. - Allington Camp, Grantham, Lincolnshire Also d/r. Italian censor h/s. Ref: 301-135.


Price: £10.00
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
1943 POW l/s. GERMANY to New Zealand. 'AH Griffiths' in Res. Lazarett 744 Stalag IV/A

1943 Air Mail POW l/s. from GERMANY to New Zealand with d/r. dumb p/m. and censor h/s. From 'Alfred Henry Griffiths' in Res. Lazarett 744 Stalag IV/A. Part of the camp was set aside as a hospital for prisoners: Konigswartha Hospital #744 - Served Stalag 4A. Konigswartha, Saxony. Ref: 314-031.


Price: £15.00
1943 POW l/s. Isle of Man to Belgium. censored 'Camp X, Peel

1943 Prisoner of War lettersheet from the Isle of Man to BELGIUM with PC 90 OBE 6772 label. From 'Camp X, Peel'. Faults. Ref: 309-160.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW l/s. ITALY to 'No. 5 Internment Camp, S. Rhodesia' censored

1943 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'No. 5 Internment Camp, S. Rhodesia' with small PC 90 OBE DE/... label to rear. Imprint: J.48689 -H.6505-D.9820- 20,000L.- 24.2.43. Also part boxed POSTA PER INTERNATI CIVILI DI GUERRA h/s. and PASSED DE/11 h/s. Ref: 311-097.


Price: £65.00
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. 'Camp 356 (A)' Eldoret

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed censor 028 h/s. From 'Camp 356 (A)' Eldoret. East Africa. Ref: 301-079.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. censored h/s. Camp 352 - Naivasha

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. and censor P/W MIDDLE EAST 138 h/s. Also German resealing tape tied by s/r. 'Ag' h/s. Camp 352 - Naivasha, Kenya, East Africa. Ref: 307-089.


Price: £18.00