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1891 – UK SA Bank

1891 – Salvation Army Bank – One penny and one shilling. The SA Bank, later called Reliance Bank Limited, was founded in 1890 by William Booth. When he needed to attract investments to finance mortages on property vital to the work of the movement, his response was to set up the Army’s own bank. The stamps was likely used as a receipt for deposits in bank-books (Source: ISAPHJ May 2016).

1891 - SA Bank - penny
1891 - SA Bank - shilling

1985 – Canada – Ottawa Centenary

1985 – Ottawa centenary

10 block with poster stamps to celebrate the Ottawa centenary of the Salvation Army. The SA had the national centenary in 1982, these poster stamps was issued a few years later. Note: Likely rare to see a full block of these  stamps. Text: During 1985 the SA in Ottawa will celebrate 100 years of service in the Nation’s capital. We invite you to use the Centennial stamps on your personal mail to help us celebrate!

Salvation Army Cindarellas

I’ve now set up a SA Cindarella overview, see the menu.  The first poster stamp on this site portraits Brigadier Mary Murray of the Salvation Army.

1916 – Brigadier Murray

As General Booth said:  “I insist on the equality of women with men. Every officer and soldier should insist upon the truth that woman is as important, as valuable, as capable and as necessary to the progress and happiness of the world as man.” He proved that he meant what he said when he placed Brigadier Mary Murray in charge of the SA’s “naval and military league” at the time of the great war. She, together with two other officers, went to Belgium and France in 1914 to see what help could be given to the men of the British expeditionary force. The result of this was a service which eventually provided forty camp centres near the war zones, and later a war graves visitation service for bereaved relatives, initially under the direction of another woman officer, adjutant Mary Booth. (Source: Remark from seller: This poster stamp was issued around 1916, nice, very scarce item.

2008 – Norway – Scout camp Røros

Special postcard issued to the Salvation Army scout camp at Røros 2008 (FA = Frelsesarmeen). Arranged 02. – 09. Aug 2008. The camp name was “Fjellstøtt” (“on solid rock”). A special (unofficial) postmark was made to this issue. A private stamp was made with the camp logo and attached on the backside of this postcard. Note: Limited edition – only 200 were issued with this stamp & postmark.

2008 - Scout camp Røros
2008 - Postcard Scout camp backside

SA 23A – Helping Hands overprint

SA 23A – PO definitive FDC

Flood relief – “Unwetter in der Schweiz” – overprint with a Salvation Army logo (Helping Hand). This cachet is the official Post Office  Definitive FDC (Dauermarken), used with the origianl postman stamp SG 1109. Here in combo with the overprinted Helping Hand logo (SG 1138).

SA 17 – Switzerland unlisted FDC

SA 17 – Badenfahrt Ballonpost

Salvation Army Centenary in Switzerland,  1982. Badenfahrt Ballonpost cachet, very illustrative. Must be a connoisseur cachet, since the actual Balloon flight was launched one week after the first day of issue for the stamps.  The cachet has not been seen before, it is unlisted in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue. Limited edition. Two sets were issued (A & B) with 150 in each. This is no. 123 of 150 in the B-serie.