This months prospect is a Salvation Army world centennial country combo: US cachet Red Shield / text (Farnam – M#12) with US & UK stamps. Cancelled in Preston (UK) on the first day of issue for the UK stamps (09.08.1965). Likely a connoisseur FDC: The US cachet and stamps were issued one month before the UK FDC. Extremely RARE – only two known items issued.
A multistamped US Salvation Army FDC (SA 4.22 – Farnam Red Shield FDC) was just obtained. In addition to commemorating the Centenary of the Salvation Army (SG 1249), it has stamps picturing various other voluntary organizations, for example Red Cross and Scouts. Very RARE combo, has not been observed before, but somewhat similarly stamped as this SA 4.24 combo.
A Private Espresso cover with the Helping Hands overprint was obtained. Very rare postmark (Ulisba). The cover is Multistamped with 2 x 4 block + 1 Stanley Gibbons 1138 Unwetter in der Switzerland stamp (Helping Hand overprint on SG 1109).
A picture of a new Norwegian Salvation Army cachet was just sent to me by a friend. Not seen before and supposedly extremely RARE! It was cancelled in Mo (no. 8600) and was issued by the Polar circle Philatelic Club. This is a REFERENCE cover which is not in my collection!
Kinnon covers have recently issued quite a few new UK covers with SA motifs. Some of them seem to be FDCs, for example covers issued at the Queen’s 90th birthday.
In 2018 he issued some covers with Royal Air Force stamps. They picture and commemorate SA Mobile Canteens.
Netherlands 1987 HQ Centenary cachet – Leger des Heils – Head Quarter – Amsterdam. Cancelled some days after the First Day of the stamp. Has anybody seen this cachet with First Day Cancel?
Three Zeppelin Balloon covers were just obtained. They cover the history of the Hindenburg balloon, including the disaster in May 1937 (50 years anniversary). Rare cachets, not seen before, must be scarce. These are Aerogramm covers with prestamped 65c + Automat stamp + the Stanley Gibbons 1109 with the Salvation Army “Helping Hand overprint (SG 1138).