SA 3.3 – RARE Swiss FDC

Finally! I’ve been looking for this rare Swiss Salvation Army FDC for a long time and it just turned up on Ebay. The SA stamp celebrated SA’s 75th anniversary in Switzerland in 1958. French postmark (catalogue value CHF 70). Globe cachet, extremely rare to see on Ebay or other online auction sites (I’ve actually not seen it before). Estimated value at least £40++

SA 3.3 – Globe – French PM

1982 – Canada – Brockville FDC

SA 16 – Brockville – Reference cover!

This unlisted Canadian FDC was just observed on Ebay. It was issued by the Brockville Stamp club and must be extremely RARE, I have not seen it before!!! It was sold August 2020 in a lot for CA$ 220. NB! This is a reference cover – not in my collection (the picture is edited from another Brockville FDC as only the upper half of the Salvation Army cover was visible in the original listing).

2020 – Sierra Leone – SA 155th Anniversary

A new set of stamps was issued by Sierra Leone in June 2020. The stamps commemorate the 155th Anniversary of the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army “opened fire” in Sierra Leone i 2010. The stamps are produced by an agent who releases commemorative stamps on behalf of the government as a mean of gaining revenue from collectors. As they have official permission, it is a genuine issue. However, these stamps will likely not appear in any post office in the Sierra Leone itself.

SA55.1a - SA 155th Anniversary
SA55.1b - SA 155th Anniversary
SA55.1a - Signed Proof
SA55.1b - Signed proof

US – Catskill Mountain House

1966 – Catskill Mountain House

The Catskill Mountain House, which opened in 1824, was a famous hotel near Palenville, New York, and in the Catskill Mountains overlooking the Hudson River Valley. In its prime, from the 1850s to the turn of the century, it was visited by three U.S. presidents (U.S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, and Theodore Roosevelt) and the power elite of the day. In the 1960s it must have been used as a Summer School Facility. The cachet showcase the facility and has the Salvation Army stamp from 1965 on it (not FDC).

1958 – US celebrates Swiss SA stamp

1958 – Us philatelist celebrates the Swiss SA stamp

“Switzerland honors the Salvation Army”. A US Philatelist celebrated the Swiss Salvation Army stamp of 1958 – A memento of the Salvation Army Annual Association. Compliments from Cincinnati Philatelist R. Hoffman. Evidently, US Philatelists (and salvationists?) were aware of the Swiss SA issue in 1958, which explains the country combo with the Swiss and the US SA stamp of 1965.

2000 – Australia Faces FDCs

Four faces of Australia FDCs with a Salvation Army soldier pictured on SG 1946. These covers are very rare because they have unofficial/local and pictorial postmarks. One of them has even different PMs from 3 locations!!!

SA 35.1b - Official PO - RARE PMs
SA 35.1b - Pictorial PM - Sydney
SA 35.1b - Pictorial PM - Mallacotta
SA 35.1b - Pictorial PM - Jannali