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 44 – Guinea Bissau medicine pioneers including also the Salvation Army founders – Cathrine and William Booth. Issued 01.12.2008. This is a signed proof by the postal director in A4 format.
125th Anniversary of the SA in the Netherlands was celebrated in 2012. Here is a very pictorial poster card with the anniversary stamps. It is not an FDC, it was cancelled 19 March 2012 – the First day of issue was 27 February 2012. The card has the text: “A man may be down – but he’s never out!” – The poster seems to have been used in a home service fund campaign in 1919.
This Kamloops FDC was issued at the Salvation Army Centenary in 1982. It is postmarked in Kamloops with the Maple Leaf cancel (PM 2). NB! Extremely RARE!!! This is a reference cover – not in my collection!! In the SA FDC catalogue it has the number SA 16.5
Guinea issued some Salvation Army stamps in April 2020. The Salvation Army does not have corps in Guinea. The stamps are produced by an agent who releases commemorative stamps on behalf of the Republic as a mean of gaining revenue from collectors. As they have official permission, it is a genuine issue. However, these stamps will not appear in any post office in the Guinea itself. NB! The souvenir sheet with an SA band has allegedly a picture of the founder. The picture is wrong – it’s probably Bramwell Booth, the founder’s son.
Handpainted Helping Hands motif on Christmas FDC – Painted on a 1965 Salvation Army FDC. Date: Double dated: 18 Oct 1990 & 02 July 1965. The Helping Hands motif has also been issued on other Salvation Army FDCs, see for example the Helping Hands logo on a Swiss SA FDC (SA 17.2). The artist is Wildermuth (his cachets are quite popular).
Christmas 2011 FDC – KJV (King James Bible) with Scarborough Citadel 130th Anniversary Postmark (Salvation Army Crest – special 130th Anniversary logo). Pictorial cover with Souvenir sheet postmark. Cat value £ 10 (BFDC).
A new, unlisted Danish Salvation FDC was just sold on Delcampe. Issued by the Brønshøj philatelic club to the SA’s 80th Anniversary in Denmark. The cover is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue and I’ve not seen it before. NB! Reference cover, not in my collection.
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 does not have a Salvation Army stamp from the 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 special postmark (PM2) used with the SA centenary issue and a prestamped QE 24p. The add-on picture is similar to SA 19.7
Pope Paul John II visited Africa (Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Kenya and Morocco) in August 1985. The shown cachet is very rare, not seen before, and shows the Pope / Il Papa meeting 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 produced by the Italian cachet maker “Tre Stella”.
This cachet pictures William Booth – Founder & First general of the Salvation Army. The picture is a copy of a picture from an early 1900s UK postcard commemorating William Booth, who died in 1912. 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.