(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.
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.
1944 cover to JERUSALEM bearing single franking 10m. with long bilingual address "By war organisation/of the/British Red Cross/and order of St John.....", violet censor cachet at left, Amman backstamp; some slight faults but unusual item.
After WW2, the Netherlands were given permission to establish a post office in ‘Beatrix Kamp’, Singapore, where ex-Dutch POW’s of the Japanese were housed following their release. This cover dated 13 MAR 1946 airmail to Leiden, showing the K 10 Gr handstamp applied to show under 10gr and thus available for free postage, Netherlands Postoffice Singapore cds.
Undated stampless WW1 cover to “Comite des Prisonniers de Guerre, Geneva” bearing fine double-oval ‘FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR _ MALTA’ which is partially overstruck by Post Free P.C. Prisoners of War, the sender’s details on reverse as from “Camp de St Clement”. Also coming with small printed note from censor detailing letter instructions.