(Azores) 1916 (Dec) stampless envelope to Sevilla, Spain with various cachets including ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA front and back, violet four-line Mission Portugaise/ des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE, two censor tapes at left side. A fine early item showing unusually fine quality handstamps throughout.
(Azores) 1916 Red Cross stationery card to Badajoz, Spain bearing three-line DELEGACAO/ DA COMISSAO DE PRISIONEIROS/ ANGRA DO HEROISMO handstamp, violet Commission Portugaise/des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE handstamp, top right with small red Deposito/ De/ Concentrados/ Alemaes handstamp overstruck with Lisbon transit.
(Azores) 1917 Red Cross stationery card to Chemnitz bearing ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA handstamp and two-line CENSURADO/ 16 SET. 1917 in same ink. Good condition with long message.
(Azores) 1918 (22 Agos) 1c. Ceres postal stationery card to Berlin, the message datelined from Angra, endorsed at top “Correspondencia de prisioneiros d. guerra” with local red censor cachets and violet German cachet at top upside down.
(Azores) 1918 stampless envelope to “Bureau International Paix, Section civile” at Berne, Switzerland with faint Angra despatch cds bottom right, reddish violet two line dated CENSURADO, censor tape at left tied front and back by ‘203’ cachet, reverse with senders details and ornately framed oval DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA; fine.
(Franco-Prussian War) 1870 Red Cross card of Lyon, franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon tied by ‘2145’ gros chiffres with Lyon date stamp in association, addressed to the Red Cross at Basle. On reverse Geneve-Culoz tpo cds, as well as message from french prisoner at Neuf-Brissac (Neubreisach, Germany).
(German Post Offices – Prisoner of War) 1916 (17/3) stampless registered cover to Wilsnack bearing Tientsin a date stamp, blue registration handstamp at left overstruck by free handstamp, double ring Shanghai China (U.S. Postal agency) Registered date stamp on Mar 29 partly overlaid by censor label, New York transits of 2nd and 3rd of May and arrival of 16th June.
(Prisoner of War) 1918 (18 Jun) 1c Ceres postal stationery card to Rastadt, Germany cancelled by fine Santarem cds, Censura N39 handstamp and four-line violet Commission Portugaise/ des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE; good condition for these.
(Prisoner of War) 1940s 7d. postal stationery air letter to Switzerland cancelled P.O.W. P.O. Cowra N.S.W. Aust. cds and below this three-line APPROVED FOR TRANSMISSION/ BY CAMP COMMANDANT/12A/7 handstamp, senders details on reverse; fine condition.
1917 (4.5.) printed German ‘Correspondenca de prisioneiros de guerra’ stampless card, dated and signed by prisoner on reverse, for use exclusively from Lourenco Marques, addressed to Germany with four different cachets including local Red Cross, Lisbon and Geneva Prisoner of War cachets, Geneva machine cancel at top; fine.
1918 (18 VII) envelope addressed to “Bureau de recherche des disparus” Winterthur, Switzerland, franked 200r tied Rio De Janeiro cds, violet framed handstamp ‘ (Red Cross) Correspondance/ Les Prisoniers De Guerre au Bresil’, incoming censor tap and cahcets at left and local censorship on reverse, arrival backstamp.
1918 envelope addressed to “Bureau de recherche des disparus” Winterthur, Switzerland, franked two 100r tied by unclear cancel, violet framed handstamp ‘ (Red Cross) Correspondance/ Les Prisonniers De Guerre au Bresil’, triangular framed censor cachet, incoming censor tap and cachets at left.
1919 (12 FE) ‘Prisoners of War’ stampless printed envelope to Morogoro, East Africa, redirected to Germany with Field Post Office GM date stamp (GHQ of Egyptian Expeditionary Forces), red framed CENSOR with further three-line framed censor handstamp in same ink below.