Salvation Army centenary in Norway 18 February 1988. This Mostue FD card is unregistered in the SA FDC catalogue. Issued in a limited quantity – 200pcs. Emil Mostue was the printing house for this stamp set. The set was printed on phosphorized paper in sheet of 50 and a total of 20 mill stamps were issued. The FD card is very seldom seen, not observed on Ebay before. Sold on Norwegian auctions for very high prices (>£80).
The month’s prospect is this rare SA Centenary FDC issued 09.08.1965. Postmarked Durham. Handpainted flagbearer (by – Chalmers/Riches?). Only seen once on Ebay, and to my luck, it was a “buy it now” auction with a bargain price. Cat. value £25 – £35. Rare UK FDCs will often be sold massively above catalogue prices. Estimated value: £80 – 100
Christmas 1982 – Leicester region issued 17.11.1982, which was First Day cancel for the stamp set. Postmarked with a special Salvation Army logo – Leicester region. LFDC no. 22 – Salvation Army Crest (AG Bradbury design). The cover was issued in a limited edition of 1000. Of these, only 100 (no 51 to 150) were allocated for signature by William Booth’s granddaughter: Cathrine Bramwell Booth. Cat. value: £25 (BFDC) without the signature. Estimated value £50 +
Salvation Army Centenary Issued 25.06.1982. Very rare House of commons cachet. Added Parliament print + “Chambre des Commones” first day postmark. Four block SG 1046. Very rare with 4 block!!
This private presentation sheet of Iceland – 1995 MNH stamps was observed on a Swedish autcion. Reference cover – not in my collection.
This Salvation Army Maxicard picturing the SA flag just arrived. An old (US?) version of the Salvation Army Crest is also pictures in white inside the red color of the flag. Single (Stanley Gibbons 1249) SA stamp with PM2 – New York. Rare maxicard – I’ve only seen it once on Ebay. It is marked with “PF 8, Atlanta”.
This nice Maxicard picturing Cathrine Booth – The Army mother, has just arrived. Rare – I’ve only seen it once on Ebay. The Army mother cited in “Cathrine-Booth” by Booth-Tucker: “Let us ask ourselves not how little, but how much we can possibly spare for the glory of Him who, though He was rich, yet for our sakes became poor, that we through His poverty might be made rich and thus prove that we love in deed and not in word only”
Nice cover sponsored by the Cheyenne Philatelic Society commemorating 75 yrs of Wyoming Statehood & Cheyenne Frontier Days. Issued 30 July 2965. With extra slogan postmark: Cheyenne Frontier Day on Salvation Army stamp of 1965. Illustrative cover!!
Exiting US combo FDC issued: 24 Nov 1979. Stamp was issued to honor US Servicemen, prisoners of war & those missing or killed in acdtion. Combo FDC with Prisoners of war stamp + several otheres including RED Cross & the SA stamp SG 1249
This handpainted Richie Rich cover was just sold on Ebay for $73. Must be a rare cover. NB! This is a reference cover, not in my collection. Illustrative handpainting!!
An unlisted Swedish Salvation Army FDC cover was just observed on an online auction – likely a very RARE item!! The issue pictured Evangelical free churces in Sweden, the SA stamps depict the Stockholm VII Band. I’ve set the number to SA 9.4. According to information, there is even one more unlisted FDC of this stamp issue, but I’ve never seen picture of it.
Two United States Salvation Army maxicards with first day cancel were just observed on Ebay. I have not seen these maxicards for sale before, but they are listed in the SA FDC catalogue as SA 4.58 (Cathrine Booth) and SA 4.59 (Salvation Army Flag). Pictorial items, likely very RARE!!!