A new unlisted Danish Salvation Army FDC was observed on an online auction. The stamp commemorated the centenary of the Salvation Army in Denmark (which was actually in 1987; the stamp was issued two years after the anniversary). I’ve not seen this cachet before. It pictures the old Post Office (Det gamle postkontor) in Holstebro. Likely a rare item.
This cover was issued at the Brisbane Exhibition in August 1980. The Salvation Army Community welfare stamp was added and cancelled on the first day of issue for the stamp. The cover is an ordinary Post Office Kangoroo souvenir cachet, and is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue. The exhibition postmark is very pictorial!! Presented as this months prospect. Likely very rare!!
A Swiss Maxicard of William Booth was obtained. Issued to the Jubileum Congress, held 25 – 26 September 1982, a month after the issue of the Salvation Army centenary stamp. Thus, it has not first day of issue cancel. Rare and nice Maxicard, seldom seen for sale, likely issued in limited edition.
This country combo was just observed on Ebay. It is a US William Booth cachet (Fleetwood) cachet with UK stamps postmarked on first day of issue for the stamp set (09.08.1965) – cancelled in Preston. Likely a connoisseur cachet – only a few similar have been observed on various web sites, i. e., with UK stamps on US covers. Sold on Ebay April 2020 for £43 (reference cover – not in my collection).
“Stamp news” (Frimerkenytt) was issued by the postal authorities. This issue is no 7 – 1987, and tell about the forthcoming issue of the stamps commemorating the Salvation Army centenary in Norway. The stamps and first day cancel have likely been added on a private initiative. This FD sheet is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue and is likely unique, as also indicated by the local and unofficial PM (Skudesneshavn). Local PMs are generally much less common than the official PO postmark. Two nature stamps have also been added; they had first day of issue on the same date (18 Febr 1988).
This unlisted cover was just observed on a UK FDC seller’s site. It’s a business cover on a British Legion / Beeston Branch official cachet with set of Salvation Army stamps attached. I’ve not seen this cover before. Probably issued in a very limited edition.
A new UK Christmas FDC 1998 was just observed, issued: 02.11.1998 (First Day for the stamp set). It had Salvation Army logo on automat PM and very rare postmark: Holy Island Berwick on Tweed. The text on the automat PM is the SA logo for that period: “For God’s sake still caring – at work in over 90 countries”.