Many African countries have issued stamps to the Salvation Army’s 155th anniversary. Though these are mainly made for collectors, they are official stamps, licenced by the national PO authorities. This time it’s the Republique of Liberia, with both souvenir sheet with set of four SA motifs and a souvenir sheet picturing a SA Christmas kettle.
This postcard was postally used in 1936 (the stamp is removed and it’s difficult to see in which country). The PC is part of an international series which shows aspects of Salvation Army work. It is numbered 505 and shows SA missionnairies on a Chinese river boat. “By this and other novel means of travel the message of deliverance is carried to multitudes who never before have heard the Saviour’s name”. The SA’s ministry opened in mainland China in 1916 and quickly expanded across the northern and eastern provinces until 1949, when it withdrew from the mainland due to hardship after the Chinese Civil War. The SA established some new work in China in 2017
Missions of Faith FDC with Salvation Army slogan postmark. St Augustine and St Columba cover, issued 11 March 1997. Canterbury Kent postmark on Royal Mail official FDC. Missions of Faith stamp set. Catalogue value £10 ++ for slogan PM. NB! Special delivery cover, see backside.
Salvation Army World Centenary, commemorated on a set of Jamaica stamps. Postmarked Kingston. The cachet is a small Jamaica Government Service cover. Addressed to the UK. Rare cover, not registered in the SA catalogue.
New Swiss Salvation Army FDC cachet discovered: “After 5 days return to…..”. The Salvation Army stamp was issued to the 75th anniversary of the SA in Switzerland, along with other anniversaries. Issued 05.03.1958, postmark: Bern (German). Stamps: Stanley Gibbons 587 – 590 (SA stamps is no. 590). Unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue, not seen before.
Several African countries have issued stamps to the Salvation Army’s 155th Anniversary in 2020. This is the Djibouti issues, commemorating the Salvation Army’s War Services, e.g., the Red shield services. The issue include two war services stamps (200 & 400FD, small and large), stamp sheet of the 200fd stamps and a minisheet with picture of William Booth.
Yay! I just found this on Ebay with no competition on the bidding. A bargain. Must be extremely RARE, only seen once before! It was sold August 2020 in a lot for CA$ 220. Issued by the Brockville stamp Club, Ontario.
Salvation Army centenary in Norway 1988, commemorated on Norsk FDC Service cachet. These are registered covers with local PM (Kristiansand). Very unusual. Seems to be issued in a limited edition. I have not seen these before, but due to the number on the cover, they seem to have been issued in at least 3000 ex.
1935 – Netherlands Indies – Salvation Army special postmark. Date: 30 May 1935. I’ve seen this special SA slogan postmark (with the Salvation Army Crest) used on some covers after 1936, but I’ve not seen this as early as 1935 before. Note: The stamps are not Salvation Army stamps.
Congo – Official Salvation Army cover, cancelled April 1962. Postmarked Brazzaville, Congo on an official Armee du Salut cover from the equatorial Office in Congo. Multistamped. Very unusual and nice cover.
From 1911 to 1943 the Swiss Post issued some franchise stamps to support charity organizations like the Salvation Army. The overprinted numbers 146 and 369 were used for the Salvation Army. The 146 overprint was used from 1911 – 1925 and the 369 overprint was used from 1926 to 1934. (Source: Heilsarmee-Briefmarken). The official SA cover also has an extra “Armee du Salut” slogan PM (St. Aubin Colonie Agricole). The agriculture facility was called “Le Devens” and was administered by the Salvation Army from 1912.
Salvation Army Centenary in Canada. The centenary stamp was issued 25.06.1982. This is a plain cover, addressed to the Salvation Army, Red Shield Campaign Office in Ottawa with a local PM: the Ottawa Postal Museum. It is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue. Not seen before. Information on the SA Historical & Philatelic Association FB site (Rob Kerr): It was likely issued by the Public Relations and Development office for that region. This envelope would have been the standard door to door Red Shield Campaign envelope. I don’t recall them being provided with postage affixed. Likely someone took the envelope and affixed the postage and had it cancelled at the postage museum in Ottawa.