This month’s prospect is the Belgium dieproof of the Salvation Army centenary stamp issued in November 1989. The sheetlet is the officiel minister dieproof in black with the dry cancel of the Belgian post (not visible on the picture). Such sheetlets were given to the ministers and only printed in a limited edition of 75. Very rare . Catalogue value 37 € (OBP 2019)
An FDC with St. Sanctain’s PM and single stamp was just obtained. The FDC is numbered SA 19.1b in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue when it has set of stamp, but I’ve not seen it with single stamp before. Likely a rare item.
The Salvation Army in Denmark celebrated their 80th Anniversary in 1967. The Post authority issued an anniversary stamp with an added value to be given to the Army. Povl Christensen designed the stamp. Here is an unlisted FDC postcard with info about the stamp on the backside.
Rare cover with the 100th Birthday Catherine B. Booth PM. Issued 20.07.1983 (not FDC).
The cachet is seldom seen, marked with Ramsey Philatelic Services nr. 156 and pictures hands folded in prayer. Single Isle of Man – William Booth stamp.
During the 80’ties, the SA issued some special “Carols at Christmas” covers. I’ve seen carols at Christmas covers up to 1993, see 1987 cover on the right. In the 90’ties , the practice discontinued and the use of the Salvation Army meter mark seems to have substituted it. The below Christmas FDC was issued in 2001, the latest date with Christmas Meter mark I’ve seen up to now.
The large Greenland official Salvation Army envelope has been issued with different number of stamps on it. Here is the cover shown with single, 4 block and 10 block of stamps on it.