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.
Monthly Archives: April 2019
2019 – UK – Queen Victoria w/ WB picture
A set of Queen Victoria stamps was issued 24 May 2019 by Royal Mail. Special cachets & handstamp postmark have been produced by Bradbury with illustrations from the Victoria period. 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
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!
1965 – Private Jamaica FDC
The Salvation Army world centenary was commemorated on a set of Jamaica stamps 1965, issued 23 Aug 1965. This unusual private FDC was cancelled at the Montego Bay post office; a very unusual PM. Registered & nice cover.
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 19A.2b – Singapore signed FDC
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 !!!!
1966 – US – Apollo First Unmanned Flight
Nice US cover commemorating the First Unmanned flight of Apollo, February 1966. The Atlantic Fleet – US Navy Recovery Force print is added on. Postmarked on the USS Kaskaskia and has the Salvation Army stamp from 1965 (Scott 1267).
1969 – US – Hope for the crippled FDC
A multistamped “Hope for the crippled” FDC was just seen on Ebay. It is a private, possibly unique cover. Lots of stamps on it, with the Salvation Army stamp (Scott 1267) in the middle. The price went high and unfortunately it’s not in my collection; this is only for reference
1963 – US – SA Christmas motif
A rare Christmas FDC (?) with a Salvation Army motif was just obtained. The Jackson Stamp Club issued a cover before Christmas 1963 with a female soldier, the Red Shield in the back and the text: Share with others. I’ve only seen this cachet once before.