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WWII German POW free mail post card


World War II prisoners of war were allowed to send mail free of postage. This card was sent by a German prisoner from his camp in Opelika, Alabama.

October 16, 1943
preprinted marking with instructions for use on both sides; handwritten address at center of front; handwritten note (in German) across entire surface of reverse; stamped "NEW YORK, N.Y. / OCT 16 / 730 PM / 1943" in circular cancel with 7 bar wavy killer in top right corner; printed "Postage Free / Portofrei" in top right corner; stamped "Ab" on side in circle in top left corner; stamped "10748 . U.S. CENSOR" in bottom left corner
paper; ink
Height x Width: 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (8.26 x 13.97 cm)
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  • front of WWII German POW free mail postal card
  • reverse of WWII German POW free mail postal card
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