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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

Items in category Prisoner Of War, most recent first.
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Rough paper envelope marked 'Portofrei' in m/s, to the Danish Red Cross POW agency; cancelled with d/r bridged cds Kufstein, Tyrol, 1 April 1917; Red Cross h/s "Freuen-Zweig-Verein/Kufstein"; triangular censor h/s "Zensur Abteillung, Wien"; seal on reverse "Geschlossen von d. Zensur d. GZNB"

Reference: S904
£25.00

Letter to POW in Suffolk 1947, RTS
Letter to POW in Suffolk 1947, RTS
d/r bridged cds Berlin N 65g (French Zone) on envelope with m/s date 16 November 1947 to POW Camp Debach, Woodbridge; m/s 'Kriegsgefangenenpost'; red h/s "Addressee repatriated/Return to Sender"; long legible letter in German; some faults to envelope but a scarce useage

Reference: S902
£40.00

French POW in Germany, 1942
French POW in Germany, 1942
Reply paid part of POW card from Bourges, 22 August 1942 to a French POW at Stalag VIF, Bocholt, Westphalia with censor h/s of the camp, (to Working Party No 83)

Reference: S888
£15.00

British POW in Germany 1918
British POW in Germany 1918
PPC of a rural scene, from British Royal Fusiliers POW in a camp in Mecklenberg, to Canterbury, 19 May 1918; with fine purple cachet "Kriegsgefangenenlager Parchim/Gebrüft F.A. No 86 Postprufungsstelle"; overstruck by red London Paid m/c d/s 22 August 1918; a nice POW example with all marks clean

Reference: S887
£15.00

South African POW in Italian camp, 1942
South African POW in Italian camp, 1942
South African POW in Italian camp, envelope with 6d and 3d S. African 'bantams' cancelled d/r cds Illovo Beach, Natal, South Africa 8 December 1942; to POW Camp 60 Italy; faint boxed violet bi-lingual Air Mail h/s, m/s charge marks in red & blue crayon; with bi-lingual South African censor's sealing tape; b/s d/r void Italian censor's b/s: a nice combination of marks

Reference: S875
£25.00

Australia, mail from internee to London 1941
Australia, mail from internee to London 1941
Australia KGVI issue 5/-, 9d, 1d cancelled s/r cds Ship Mail Room; from Melbourne to Solicitors in London, 26 August 1941; inscribed 'Business Letter', 'Written in English', 'By Air Mail Clipper Service'; h/s 'Passed by Censor V147' and 'Approved for Transmission by Camp Commandant 4/No 18'; censor cachet also on reverse; b/s sender's details from Camp IV/A, Tatura, Victoria

Reference: S844
£35.00

German POW in France, 1917
German POW in France, 1917
POW card to a German prisoner in France; cancelled d/r bridged cds Cassel 7u, 5 March 1917; to Riom, Puy de Dome; red boxed cachet P.G. VISE/13e REGION; black boxed cachet 'Prisonnier de Guerre/Romans/Verifié/Par les Interprètes; m/s "Kriegsgefangensendung (Par la Suisse)"

Reference: S838
£21.00

British POW letter to Stalag XIA 1945
British POW letter to Stalag XIA 1945
2½d POW air letter to a British POW in Stalag XIA, cancelled Stafford m/c d/s 10 January 1945; from a mother to her son; no censor marks; no b/s; some age marks

Reference: S816
£16.00

French POW in Germany, 1918French POW in Germany, 1918
French POW in German camp, m/c d/s MINDEN (WESTF.) 26 August 1918; censor's h/s Geprüft 25, Postprüfungsstelle Minden; with a circular cachet of the 'Kommandantur Kreigsgefangenenlager Minden'; to Montreuil sous Bois, Seine

Reference: S709
£15.00

Internee in Holland 1918, to GuernseyInternee in Holland 1918, to GuernseyInternee in Holland 1918, to Guernsey
Internee in Holland, Postcard to Guernsey 27 August 1918; d/r bridged cds SCHEVENINGEN 5, h/s PORTOFREI FRANC DE PORT (?) MILITAIRES ETRANGERS INTERNÉS DANS LES PAYS BAS; faint h/s London FS Paid in red; m/s "Des Services Des Prisonnier de Guerre"; on a postcard of 'The Little Fisherman'; unusual and interesting

Reference: S660
£25.00

Germany WW2 Concentration Camp 1943Germany WW2 Concentration Camp 1943
Mauthausen KZ to Witkomiz, d/r cds KRIEGSGENFANGENENLAGER MAUTHAUSEN 13 March 1943; reigstration label with the same inscription No 445; faint red imprint at the top, "Depositen-Verwaltungskomission der Kriegsgefangenen in Mauthausen"; also with red handstamp "Rekommandiert Portofreie Dienstsach"; a vary rare registered official letter from a concentration camp

Reference: S655
£300.00

British Internee in France, 1944
British Internee in France, 1944
letter from a British citizen interned (for 400 days) in La Grande Caserne, St. Denis, France, to Pinner, Middlesex, 20 November 1944; on Interniertenpost letter form with boxed red censor cachet "Geprüft No 5"; original letter intact

Reference: S628
£15.00

BRITISH SAILOR INTERNED IN HOLLAND 1915BRITISH SAILOR INTERNED IN HOLLAND 1915
unfranked envelope MS 'Militaire', with machine datestamp of Groningen 4 January 1915, overstruck with red 'London FS Paid 8 January 1915'; black handstamp 'Portvrij Franc de Port Militaires étrangers internés dans les Pays Bas'; from a British sailor, on reverse 'Seaman F Henshaw, Groningen

Reference: S429
£25.00

BRITISH SAILOR INTERNED IN HOLLAND 1914BRITISH SAILOR INTERNED IN HOLLAND 1914
unfranked envelope MS 'Militaire', with machine datestamp of Groningen 1 December 1914, overstruck with red 'London FS Paid 4 December 1914'; purple handstamp 'Portvrij Franc de Port Militaires étrangers internés dans les Pays Bas'; from a British sailor, on reverse 'Seaman F Henshaw, Groningen

Reference: S428
£25.00

ITALIAN POW LETTERSHEET FROM CAMP IN EGYPT 1943ITALIAN POW LETTERSHEET FROM CAMP IN EGYPT 1943ITALIAN POW LETTERSHEET FROM CAMP IN EGYPT 1943
folding letter sheet endorsed in MS 'PW Post Postage Free in Lingua Italiana' with boxed handstamp 'P/W Middle East 158', from Camp 309 MEF Cage 17 (Ismalia, Egypt) 12 April 1943; on reverse boxed 'Verificato per Censora' & cachet 324/I in circle; undated 'Ufficio Censura Estera'; purple POW cachet in English tying the flap: Albi arrival d/s 30 June 1943: with the orginal text, a nice item from the WW2 Desert campaign

Reference: S344
£20.00

ENVELOPE FROM A BRITISH INTERNEE IN HOLLAND 1916ENVELOPE FROM A BRITISH INTERNEE IN HOLLAND 1916
Envelope with decorative heading from Groningen to Canonbury, London, with a logo of TF in laurels on a chequerboard; MS 'Militarire', machine d/s Groningen 2 February 1916, over-struck London Paid 7 February 1916 in red; with cachet 'PORTVRIJ/FRANC DE PORT/ Militaires étrangers/ Internés dans les Pays-Bas'; opened slightly roughly at the top but a fine combination

Reference: S315
£25.00

AUSTRIAN RED CROSS WINDOW ENVELOPE FOR INTERNEESAUSTRIAN RED CROSS WINDOW ENVELOPE FOR INTERNEES
Window envelope for official use by the Austrian Red Cross, Vienna c1941 with red cross motif and handstamp 'Service des Internés', endorsed for free franking (Gebührenfrei), all in red; no backstamps

Reference: S309
£15.00

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1900 CENSOREDCAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1900 CENSORED
CGH !d 'Hope' issue cancelled with squared circle d/s Montago on envelope to a POW at 'Groen Punt' Camp, Cape Town 13 October 1900 (error of date '19'); with violet censor's handstamp 'Censor Prisoner of War'; Boer War period, some wear to the envelope

Reference: S233
£16.00

POW CARD USED IN AN INTERNMENT CAMP,GERMANY 1946POW CARD USED IN AN INTERNMENT CAMP,GERMANY 1946
Plain POW postcard with handstamped cachet in violet 'Internment Camp Zensiert 18.10.46', stated on the reverse in MS to be 'The third Censor stamp of Internment Camp 72, Ludwigsburg, Wurtemberg 18 Oct 46': US Army card WD AGO Form 19-9 addressed to New Jersey, USA.

Reference: S178
£15.00

AUSTRO-HUNGARY: 1916 REPLY-HALF RED CROSS POW POSTCARD.AUSTRO-HUNGARY: 1916 REPLY-HALF RED CROSS POW POSTCARD.
1916 reply-half postcard from an Austrian prisoner of war in a camp in Russia. There are Austrian and Russian Red Cross cachets, a Russian censor mark and a blue pencil mark from a postmaster to all it to go freepost!

Reference: H264
£10.00

INDIA: WW2 CENSORED POW POSTCARD TO ITALY.INDIA: WW2 CENSORED POW POSTCARD TO ITALY.INDIA: WW2 CENSORED POW POSTCARD TO ITALY.
WW2 postcard from a prisoner of war camp in Bombay to Venezia with British and Italian censor marks.

Reference: H206
£20.00

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