These Netherlands Christmas stamps were issued by the capital city postal group in 1992. They were used for a national Christmas card and stamp campaign, intended as support for the Salvation Army. The franking amount was 50 cents per stamp. I have not seen these on any covers and I’m not aware of whether there was an official first day of issue.
Salvation Army centenary in Norway 18 February 1988. This Mostue FD card is unregistered in the SA FDC catalogue. Issued in a limited quantity – 200pcs. Emil Mostue was the printing house for this stamp set. The set was printed on phosphorized paper in sheet of 50 and a total of 20 mill stamps were issued. The FD card is very seldom seen, not observed on Ebay before. Sold on Norwegian auctions for very high prices (>£80).
The month’s prospect is this rare SA Centenary FDC issued 09.08.1965. Postmarked Durham. Handpainted flagbearer (by – Chalmers/Riches?). Only seen once on Ebay, and to my luck, it was a “buy it now” auction with a bargain price. Cat. value £25 – £35. Rare UK FDCs will often be sold massively above catalogue prices. Estimated value: £80 – 100
Christmas 1982 – Leicester region issued 17.11.1982, which was First Day cancel for the stamp set. Postmarked with a special Salvation Army logo – Leicester region. LFDC no. 22 – Salvation Army Crest (AG Bradbury design). The cover was issued in a limited edition of 1000. Of these, only 100 (no 51 to 150) were allocated for signature by William Booth’s granddaughter: Cathrine Bramwell Booth. Cat. value: £25 (BFDC) without the signature. Estimated value £50 +