Evangelical free churces. The SA stamps depict the Stockholm VII Band. Issued 11 April 1978. Postmark: PX Stockholm. Cachet: Cross – Fria kristna samfunn – Unlisted cover in the SA catalogue – not seen before. Likely a RARE cover.
Salvation Army centenary in Norway, the stamp set was issued in 18 February 1988. Post Office official FDC, postmarked with the Salvation Army Crest. Standard postmark, cancelled in Oslo. This cover is signed by the designer Knut Løkke Sørensen!!
This month’s prospect: Rare cover with this stamp set, used on the Swiss Stamps Day in 1958. Italian special postmark: “Giornata del Francobollo” (Stamps day). Cancelled 07.11.1958 (not FDC). Cachet picture: Tag der briefmarke – Giornata del Francobollo. Stamps: The Swiss anniversary set: SG 587 – 590. The Salvation Army bonnet is pictured on the SG 590 and commemorates the SA’s 75th anniversary in Switzerland.
From 1911 to 1943 the Swiss Post issued some franchise stamps to support charity organizations like the Salvation Army. The overprinted numbers 146 and 369 were used for the Salvation Army. The 146 overprint was used from 1911 – 1925 and the 369 overprint was used from 1926 to 1943. (Source: Heilsarmee-Briefmarken). Here are these overprints shown on a nice private and four official Salvation Army covers in good condition. Very nice & rare items!!