Salvation Army centenary in Norway, 18 February 1988. Unlisted FDC in the SA FDC catalogue. With Sami illustration. Likely extremely rare! High value , sold for > £80+ on Norwegian auctions. Privately made? Foto by K. Vestergaard
Child welfare – Salvation Army FDC from the Netherlands Indies in 1936. Postmarked in Soerabad 01.12.1936. Unlisted cachet: POSTBLAD – Not seen before with FD cancel. LIkely extremely rare – high cat. value! With 3 SA child welfare stamps – SG 375, 377 and 379. Sent to Flushing, NY, US.
Salvation Army 50th anniversary in Kenya, stamps were issued: 29 June 1979. Postmarked Stamp Bureau – Nairobi. Issued by the Kenya Posts & Telecommunications. Unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue. Registered cover, likely very rare!
Centenary for the Korea Territory of the Salvation Army. Issued 01.10.2008. Local PM – Seodaemoa. Plain cachet with bird picture/stamp added. Remark: Unlisted FDC in the SA FDC catalogue.
Centenary of the Salvation Army Name commemorated on Jamaica stamps 1978. Postmarked in Kingston. International congress 1978 with single stamp – Stanley Gibbons 457. Unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue, not seen before with first day cancel!! Someone who was at the summer congress must have taken it back to Jamaica.
Salvation Army world centennial, the stamp was issued 02.07.1965. Postmark: New York (PM1). The cachet/card pictures the US congress and is unlisted in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue. Very rare, not seen before with this color (pink/red color has been observed before).
Evangelical free churces. The SA stamps depict the Stockholm VII Band. Issued 11 April 1978. Postmark: PX Stockholm. Cachet: Cross – Fria kristna samfunn – Unlisted cover in the SA catalogue – not seen before. Likely a RARE cover.
Salvation Army centenary in Norway, the stamp set was issued in 18 February 1988. Post Office official FDC, postmarked with the Salvation Army Crest. Standard postmark, cancelled in Oslo. This cover is signed by the designer Knut Løkke Sørensen!!
This month’s prospect: Rare cover with this stamp set, used on the Swiss Stamps Day in 1958. Italian special postmark: “Giornata del Francobollo” (Stamps day). Cancelled 07.11.1958 (not FDC). Cachet picture: Tag der briefmarke – Giornata del Francobollo. Stamps: The Swiss anniversary set: SG 587 – 590. The Salvation Army bonnet is pictured on the SG 590 and commemorates the SA’s 75th anniversary in Switzerland.
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 1943. (Source: Heilsarmee-Briefmarken). Here are these overprints shown on a nice private and four official Salvation Army covers in good condition. Very nice & rare items!!
Unlisted FDC, likely very rare! Picture of the Federal Palace of Switzerland – (Swiss Parliament / Bundeshaus) in Bern. Issued: 05.03.1958 with French PM (Berne). Anniversary stamp set 1958 (Werbemarken), including the Salvation Army (bonnet) stamp (SG 590). This particular FDC was a private initiative of a Swiss stampdealer in Lugano. The shop was closed in the sixties, and the stock left untouched until recently, when his grandson discovered these covers. He guessed that only 5 – 10 covers like this are still around.
UK Christmas 1998 w / local SA slogan PM (Fareham). Issued 02 Nov 1998 (First day issue for the stamp set). Double postmark with Angel Bank and LOCAL Fareham – Hants Salvation Army slogan postmark. RARE automat PM, not seen before!!! The usual SA automat PM was used at the IHQ, this was issued locally and is more simplistic.