This month’s prospect is a Sweden postcard from 1936 picturing a female Salvation Army soldier (“lassie”) selling the War Cry. The original portrait was painted by Jenny Nystrøm in 1906. She was a Swedish artist & illustrator. Her notable contributions include a collection of ornamental and enchanting Christmas cards as well as elf illustrations, which have greatly influenced the creation of barn elfs and traditional Christmas scenes in Sweden.
Salvation Army centenary on Iceland 1995. Cachet: SA Crest / Iceland map (red/grey). Text: Address of the District Headquarter (Iceland has joint region with Norway. The commander has office in Oslo). Remark: This cover is signed by the officiers on the stamp: Anne Marie and Harold Reinholdtsen. Thanks a lot to collector colleague Tor Ove E.
The Salvation Army’s charity work on Greeland was commemorated on a stamp issued 21. January 2019. For the occasion, a presentation folder was issued, including the souvenir sheet of the stamp. The folder tells about SA work on Greenland and the designer of the stamp.
Jackson Stamp Club – Sharing with others. This stamp club cover has been observed from some years before the SA stamp was issued. Here it is cancelled in November 1965 with the SA stamp (not FDC). Nice cover!
Postal card with National Salvation Army week meter mark, cancelled 20 May 1957 in Dover, US. Very neat card with unusually clear SA meter mark.
Six countries issued anniversary stamps commemorating the Salvation Army’s 155th anniversary. Related to these issues, signed proofs were made. I got hold of no. 001 in all of these series. Two of the issues are shown here: Central African Republic and Republicque Togolaise
WWI Salvation Army cover – From Bramshott Camp UK to the USA. WWI covers are rare. This was sent in the last months of the war, 17 May 1918, it ended in November that year. Pictorial cachet with Canadian flag on Salvation Army “On active service” cover. Text: The Salvation Army with His Majesty’s Canadian Forces. Without stamp.
Evangelical free churces. The SA stamps depict the Stockholm VII Band, issued 11 April 1978. Plain cover with pair of the Salvation Army stamp. Not seen before with only pair, likely very rare. Also unusual PM (local PM).