Detail: Lot 458

Lot No: 458
Date: 1943, Jan 17
Est. price: £250.00
Category: New Zealand

Description: Dual censored German Prisoner of War Post, Prisoner of War camp Stalag VIII-B to New Zealand, via Lisbon and the USA, a wonderfully preserved Luftpost/Air Mail letter to New Zealand with clearly legible contents about camp life, blank (no name) 17/1/43 cds tied by red framed 'Tax Percue/...RM.....1' hs, violet 'Luftpost /Airmail' and 'uber Nordamerka' hs's, extra fine strike 'US Censorship/Examined By 322' censor mark on front tying black German (possibly scarce SS) scalloped 'Stalag VIII B.Censor/Nr 37', contents page also stamped with the same censor mark. Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp located near the small town of Lamsdorf in Silesia. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies advanced into Germany, many of the prisoners were marched westward on the so-called Long (Death) March. An exceptional item of museum quality. Image.

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(New Zealand) Dual censored German Prisoner of War Post,  Prisoner of War camp Stalag VIII-B to New Zealand, via Lisbon and the USA, a wonderfully preserved Luftpost/Air Mail letter to New Zealand with clearly legible contents about camp life, blank (no name) 17/1/43 cds tied by red framed 'Tax Percue/...RM.....1' hs, violet 'Luftpost /Airmail' and 'uber Nordamerka' hs's, extra fine strike 'US Censorship/Examined By 322' censor mark on front tying black German (possibly scarce SS) scalloped 'Stalag VIII B.Censor/Nr 37', contents page also stamped with the same censor mark. Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp located near the small town of Lamsdorf  in Silesia. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies advanced into Germany, many of the prisoners were marched westward on the so-called Long (Death) March. An exceptional item of museum quality. Image.
(New Zealand) Dual censored German Prisoner of War Post,  Prisoner of War camp Stalag VIII-B to New Zealand, via Lisbon and the USA, a wonderfully preserved Luftpost/Air Mail letter to New Zealand with clearly legible contents about camp life, blank (no name) 17/1/43 cds tied by red framed 'Tax Percue/...RM.....1' hs, violet 'Luftpost /Airmail' and 'uber Nordamerka' hs's, extra fine strike 'US Censorship/Examined By 322' censor mark on front tying black German (possibly scarce SS) scalloped 'Stalag VIII B.Censor/Nr 37', contents page also stamped with the same censor mark. Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp located near the small town of Lamsdorf  in Silesia. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies advanced into Germany, many of the prisoners were marched westward on the so-called Long (Death) March. An exceptional item of museum quality. Image.