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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. INDIA to Italy. censored. No. 14 PW Camp - Bairagarh / Bhopal

1943 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 14 PW Camp - located Bairagarh / Bhopal. Ref: 316-017.


Price: £9.00
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. 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
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
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. censored. Camp 357 MITUBIRI

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. and boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 86 h/s. From Camp 357 - MITUBIRI. Faults. Ref: 309-102.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. Middle East to Italy. 222 POW Camp h/s. P/W MIDDLE EAST 197 h/s.

1943 POW l/s. from the Middle East to Italy with s/l. 222 POW Camp h/s. and boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 197 h/s. Ref: 316-075.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s. S. RHODESIA to ERITREA. "SE IMPOSTATE VIA AEREA / EVITATE RITARDI"

1943 POW l/s. from Southern RHODESIA to ERITREA with "SE IMPOSTATE VIA AEREA / EVITATE RITARDI" h/s. and d/r. ASMARA FERROVIA / ARRIVE PARTENZE transit p/m. [IF SET BY AIR / AVOID DELAYS] From 'Campo No. 3 Internment Camp - Gatooma. Also boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 040 h/s. and PASSED DE 21 h/s. Ref: 301-125.


Price: £120.00
1943 POW l/s. South AFRICA to Egypt. Camp 35, Block 9. tied censor label

1943 POW l/s. from South AFRICA to Egypt with tied censor label and circ. ALEXANDRIA receipt p/m. to rear. Camp 35, Block 9. Ref: 316-097.


Price: £15.00
1943 POW l/s. South AFRICA to Germany censored. Block: 'Osperdale'

1943 POW l/s. [POW 9] from South AFRICA to Germany and censored in S. Africa and Germany. From Block: 'Osperdale'. [Hospital] Repaired using bilingual "Buy Union Loan Certificates/Koop Uni Lening Sertifikate". Ref: 316-098.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. the 'Isle of Man' to Belgium with PC 90 OBE 4575 label

1943 Prisoner of War lettersheet from the 'Isle of Man' to Belgium with PC 90 OBE 4575 label with s/r. 'Ab' h/s. [German censor] From 'J Hache, Camp X, Peel'. Ref: 307-093.


Price: £50.00
1943 POW l/s. UGANDA to Italy. 'Evacuee Mail'. 'Internment Camp No. 6 Uganda

1943 (June) POW l/s. from UGANDA to Italy endorsed 'Evacuee Mail' with boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 224 h/s. From 'Internment Camp No. 6 Uganda, c/o PW Censorship Section, EA Command, Nairobi'. Faults. Ref: 315-119.


Price: £25.00
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: 304-103.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] INDIA to Italy censored. From No. 7 P.W. Camp

1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 7 P.W. Camp - Bangalore. Ref: 314-063.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] INDIA to Italy. No. 1/5 P.W. Camp censored

1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 1/5 P.W. Camp - Bangalore. Fault. Ref: 314-062.


Price: £10.00
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 and reply part ALGERIA to Italy. censored. 'Campo IV Djelfa'

1943 POW PC and reply part from ALGERIA to Italy with oval OUVERT / T.A. 316 h/s. and boxed JB h/s. From 'Campo IV Djelfa'. Folded. Ref: 316-076.


Price: £8.00
1943 POW PC GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby

1943 (Aug) POW PC from GB to Italy with s/r. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby, Warwickshire. Great Britain. Also PASSED PW 6995 h/s. Ref: 308-109.


Price: £10.00
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