Salvation Army world centennial
Postmark: Large World’s Fair PM (33 mm) – PM4 – Postmark variation
Cachet: William Booth / medal (Fleetwood – M#13)
Text: “A total ministry to the total man”
Stamp: Single (Stanley Gibbons 1249)
Size: 165 x 93 mm
Remark: The postmark is extremely rare on this cover! It was only used at those cancelled at the World Fair Exhibition!!
Note from seller (trentonstampandcoin:
There is no catalog which lists catalog values or prices for Unofficial First Day of Issue cancels.
Unofficial cancels are generally fairly scarce on ANY stamp issue, as one had to be in attendance in the one city of issuance, and then go to some other location to secure the cancels ON THAT SAME DAY. So distance and time were needed.
Values are set by the market and at auctions and shows.. We are specialists in this area, and have a feel for approx value, and how often we have seen the cancels on items over the years. I must say i do not recall ever owning these NY World’s fair cancels on the Salvation Army issue, and so these also have two areas of collectors who might have interest in them.
Hope this info helps some.