SA 75th anniversary in Switzerland, various anniversaries, issued 05.03.1958. The pictured cachet with a bonnet is quite rare, and even more rarely seen with 4 block. Berne postmark (French text).
Old Swedish Postcard with Salvation Army motif: Lassie meeting police and drunken man. “Dear lieutenant. Please save a poor soul now”. Backside. Very old, humoristic postcard.
Salvation Army 75th anniversary in Switzerland. Official post office FDC with single Salvation Army stamp (SG 590) and Italian postmark (BERNA). FDCs with Italian PM are rare, I’ve not seen this FDC with single stamp AND italian PM before.
1908 – UK – Empress of Ireland Postcard, sent 2 Oct 1908 from Liverpool. RMS Empress of Ireland sank six years later (in 1914) near the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River following a collision in thick fog with the Norwegian collier Storstad. The worst peacetime marine disaster in Canadian history – 1012 of 1477 died. The passengers included 167 members of the Salvation Army. These travelers, all but eight of whom died, were members of the Canadian Staff Band of The Salvation Army who were traveling to London for an international conference.
Salvation Army World Centenary commemorated on Jamaica stamps. This cover seems to be a country combo, with Jamaica stamps on a UK cachet (Soldiers & Flag – UK cover, SA 5.2). Postmarked in Kingston with set of two SA stamps (SG 242 – 243). Issued in very limited quantity – likely a private initiative from a salvationist sending to friends in the UK. The Jamaica stamps were issued only two weeks after the UK centenary issue, and there must have been very little time to organize this issue.
Nice Netherlands Antilles – Seamen’s Welfare cachet, issued 16.07.52, which was First day of issue for the stamp set (Seaman’s Pension Fund set, Stanley Gibbons 336 – 340). Postmarked in Curacao – Willemstad. The cachet has the logo of the Salvation Army’s Seamen’s home in Curacao.
Very pictorial Swiss cover on a Fete des communes cachet, i.e. Town feasts in the district of Jura Bernese, 03. – 12. September 1982. Issued 11.09.1982 (not FDC). Postmarked with the Bureau de Poste Automobile cancel (Post Office Bus). Cachet: Fete des communes logo, with the Salvation Army Centenary stamp of 1982 (SG 1047).
Stamps Day 1958. A very pictorial cover issued 07.11.1958 with Italian postmark and a special cancel – Giornata del Francobollo (stamps day). Cachet: Tag der briefmarke – Giornata del Francobollo. Single Salvation Army stamp SG 590 . Has been seen before with anniversary set but not with single stamp.
Goodwill Centenary with the special goodwill logo on the cover. This cover is very seldom seen with full set of Industry year stamps. With only one stamp it is more common. The picture was just discovered on a UK FDC seller’s site. Very high catalogue value with full set: £150 in the BFDC Bradbury 2018 catalogue. NB! Reference cover, not in my collection.
Salvation Army official Post Office FDCs on Zaire’s traditional Coat of Arms cachet. The stamps commemorated the Salvation Army Centenary in the USA, as well as picturing some local SA work. Strangely, these official PO covers are not often seen on Ebay.
These two Netherlands Christmas stamp sheet 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.