This cover is an official cachet from the Divisional HQ in Hamilton. It’s signed by two officers and the Postmaster and has the Maple Leaf postmark (PM 2). It is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue. Probably very rare, I’ve not seen this cover before.
Although this aerogram do not have a Salvation Army stamp from the 15 February 1983 Isle of Man issue, it is still listed as an SA FDC in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue. Limited quantity, seldom seen on Ebay. It has the St. Sanctain postmark (PM2) and a prestamped QE 24p. The add-on picture is similar to SA 19.7
Pope Paul John II’s visit to Africa Autumn 1985. He visited the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Kenya and Morocco. The shown cachet is very rare, not seen before, Pope / Il Papa meets Presidente Sese-Seko Mobutu on Kinshasa Airport. It has one of the Zaire Salvation Army stamps from the 1980 set added (SG 1008). The cachet was issued by the Italian cachet maker “Tre Stella”.
I’ve obtained a cachet picturing William Boot – Founder & First general of the Salvation Army. Unknown cachet maker, possibly “Freemason”? The cover is numbered SA 4.83 in the Salvation Amry FDC catalogue. It must be very rare, I’ve not seen this on Ebay or elsewhere before.
Rare photos of Salvation Army missionaries with the Netherlands Salvation Army Centenary stamps. I’ve not seen these before. They are not FDCs but still very interesting SA philatelic items.
Two First Day Sheet (Eerstedag-Blad) issued with the Salvation Army Centenary in the Netherlands, 10 Febr 1987. One was issued by the Hague Maxi, the other one has no name of the issuer. The stamps are set of two; the International Year of the Homeless and SA Centenary. These maxicards are not often seen around.
Salvation Army postmark on London Souvenir sheet FDC, issued 07.05.1980. The postmark is a centenary logo for the Belfast Centenary 1880 – 1980, here used on a Cotswold cover. Cat. value: (BFDC) £15
UNLISTED US FDC with the Salvation Army world centennial stamp. Issued 02.07.1965. Unlisted Madison Hotel – Illinois cachet. This cover came from one man’s unique collection of FDCs using HOTEL envelopes. SCARCE item, probably one of a kind!
I’ve obtained a few more of the Salvation Army meter mark covers. The international HQ used this meter mark as an addon on quite a few Christmas FDCs. The local post office next to the HQ is London E.C. which is the PM used on the meter mark.
This Danish Christmas cover was issued in 1998 and the stamps were cancelled in Copenhagen. It pictures some singing salvationists with a Chrismas Kettle. The Salvation Army Centenary stamp of 1989 was added.
This 100 Jahre Zuri-tram cover was used with another stamp in the anniversary serie: the 100 Jahre Zuricher Strassenbahn stamp. The shown cover does not not FD cancel and has the Salvation Army centenary stamp SG 1047 on it. It’s very rare to see this tram cover with Salvation Army stamp. I doubt that an FDC with this combination exists.
The Salvation Army Centenary stamps in the UK (and the world) was issued 09 August 1965. The cachet maker Holmes Tolley made a special designed cover with a Salvationists / banner – illustration to the issue. Covers with 4 blocks are not often seen, at least with this rare cover design!