1965 – UK – Philcovers FDC!!!

SA 5 – Handpainted Blood and Fire

Finally I got hold of this very rare and quite expensive UK FDC. UK commemorated the UK and world Centenary of the Salvation Army in 1965. Issued 09 Aug. This is a Philcover handpainted Blood and Fire cachet.  Remark: Standard cat. value with London EC postmark is £ 35. A similar Philcover FDC was sold on Ebay July 2017 at £97. Rare cachets like this will typically sell massively above catalogue prices.

SA 25 – Norway – Mostue FD card

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).

SA 25 – Mostue – Unlisted FDC

1965 – Rare UK FDC

Sa 5.13 – Handpainted – RARE!!

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

1982 – UK – Leicester SIGNED

1982 – Christmas – Leicester SIGNED!!

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 +

SA 4.59 – US – SA flag

SA 4.59 – Maxicard SA Flag

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”.

SA 4.58 – US – The Army mother

SA 4.58 – Maxicard Cathrine Booth

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”