The Christmas stamp Belgium 1989 picturing a SA brass band player and a singing band, commemorated the centenary of the Salvation Army in Belgium. Two new Maxicard with this stamp was just obtained. They were issued by the Postzegelklub ‘t Land van Rode. Unlisted, not seen before.
The meter mark of the Salvation army international HQ seems to have been used 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. During the 80ties, the SA issued some special “Carols at Christmas” covers, but in the 90ties, the practice discontinued and the use of slogan PMs seems to have substituted it. A few such Christmas FDCs are shown here.
This Ferienhalt in Oberwald cover was just obtained. A very nice and illustrative cachet. The Salvation Army stamp of 1982 is attached, but the cancel is not first day. Interesting item.
At the time of the issue of the Norwegian SA stamp (18.02.1988), a National Philatelic Youth Excibition was held in Drammen – the Dramnex Exhibition. Some foreign collectors may also have been present. The shown country combo include two Danish stamps, unfortunately unrelated to the Salvation Army. Possibly an unique item.
The San Francisco Mission corps has issued two anniversary issues, both with the SA stamp from 1965 on it. In Autumn 1965 they issued a 75th anniversary cachet and in 1990 a centenary cachet. The centenary issue had its own logo and text: “with Christ into the future”