Monthly Archives: April 2019

SA 5.5 – UK – Booth/Open air

SA 5.5c – Ord. & phosphor sets

The international Salvation Army Centenary was commemorated on these UK stamps. Between 1962 – 67, UK stamps were printed with & without phosphor bands (ref.: Bradbury catalogue). Covers with both sets of stamps are rare. I’m a bit uncertain about cat. value, but have seen £60 mentioned (combined value of FDC with & without phosphor; £25 + £35).  Estimated value (expected salesprice on Ebay) is £25 – £30 and probably much more if the cachet is rare.

2019 – UK – Queen Victoria w/ WB picture

2019 – Bradbury cover w/ William Booth picture

A set of Queen Victoria stamps was issued 24 May 2019 by Royal Mail. Special cachets & handstamp postmark have been produced by Bradbury, and they feature the stamp set. William Booth and the centenary stamp of the SA (1965) is pictured on one of the covers. Very nice item, can be  pre-ordered at the BFDC.co.uk. LIMITED edition; only 50 covers worldwide.

1982 – UK Christmas FDC w/ SA PM

1982 – Christmas FDC – SA Leicester PM

The Leicester corps issued a special postmark to the Christmas 1982 issue, possibly celebrating their centenary anniversary (?). Bradbury worked out a special cachet in a limited edition , but the postmark was also used on other cachets like this shephard FDC made by Stuart.  The cat. value: is £8 (BFDC), but it has been seen sold for £25 and is probably very RARE!

SA 53 – Greenland 2019 presentation folder

The Salvation Army in Greenland was the beneficiary of the 2019 additional-value stamp. The social cause supported was the SA homeless shelter in Nuuk; “William’s cafe”. The forerunner in 2012 was a soup kitchen which provided hot meals, but soon it grew out of its its and was moved to bigger premises at 47 HJ Rinksvej in Nuuk. The presentation folder of the issue, which also included the souvenir sheet, is written in Danish, English and German.

SA 53 - Presentation folder frontside
SA 53 - Presentation folder - inside info
SA 53 - Presentation folder w/ souvenir sheet

SA 19A.2b – Singapore signed FDC

SA 19A.2b – SA HQ numbered & signed!!!

This month’s prospect is a RARE Singapore FDC. One of the stamps in the National Monuments set of 1984, the 10c stamp, depicted the House of Tan Yeok Nee, the Salvation Army HQ in Singapore. The cover was issued by the Salvation Army HQ and a few were signed the day before (!!!) the issue date by the commanding officer, with a occasion specific slogan PM. The signed & numbered cover was issued in a very limited edition, possible up to 100 covers (I’ve only seen to no. 26). This is no. 1 !!!!