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SA 48.1 – Guernsey FDC w/ single stamp

SA 48.1 – Single – (Kinnon Covers)

One of the Guernsey stamps in the “Stories from the Great War” set pictured the Salvation Army volunteer Ada Le Poidevin. The cover above with single stamp is an unofficial cover issued by Rob Kinnon-Brettle (Kinnon Covers). He persuaded the post office to cancel with the official First Day of Issue postmark. Limited edition – only 50 covers were issued!!! Below is the official FDC with full set  shown.

SA 48.1 – Official PO


1987 – Jamaica FDC souvenir sheet

SA 24.1b – SA FDC w/ souvenir sheet

Salvation Army FDC from Jamaica 1987 with Souvenir Sheet. Issued 08.10.1987 and postmarked Kingston. The cover pictures General Eva Burrows. The cover is quite common with set of the four stamps, but rarely seen with souvenir sheet. The sheet is noted as  Minisheet 702 in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue.

1937 – Netherlands Indies Flight cover

1937 – Soerabaja – Makassar flight

A very pictorial flight cover from the Netherlands Indies was obtained. It’s a First Flight  cover from the K.N.I.L.M. and commemorate the opening of the Soerabaja – Makassar route. It has Salvation Army stamps from the 1936 issue on it, but not full set. Very nice cover. I’ve seen this cover occassionally on Ebay, but never with SA stamps before.

SA 4.19d – World’s fair exhibiton

SA 4.19d – World’s Fair – PM4

This is an official and quite ordinary US FDC, but the postmark is unofficial and very rare. A specialist retailer  noted: “There is no catalog which lists catalog values or prices for Unofficial First Day of Issue cancels. Unofficial cancels are generally fairly scarce on ANY stamp issue, as one had to be in attendance in the one city of issuance, and then go to some other location to secure the cancels ON THAT SAME DAY. So distance and time were needed. We are specialists in this area, and have a feel for approx value, and how often we have seen the cancels on items over the years. I must say i do not recall ever owning these NY World’s fair cancels on the Salvation Army issue, and so these also have two areas of collectors who might have interest in them.” (

1983 – Isle of Man – Gutter pairs FDCs

The centenary of the Salvation Army Movement in the Isle of Man was commemorated on four stamps in 1983. General William Booth is featured on the 12p stamp. The founder visited the island in May 1897. Four official postmarks were used, Douglas, St. Sanctain, Ramsey and Castletown. The shown FDCs here have gutter pairs and Ramsey PM on the official post office issue. FDCs with gutter pairs are quite rare.

SA 19.1e - Official PO w/ gutter pairs
SA 19.1f - Official PO w/ gutter pairs

Salvation Army Scout covers

A few countries have issued Salvation Army scout covers. I have now listed those I have collected here, see also the menu. It is mostly Norway and Sweden who have the tradition of making a special PM to the national scout camps. The catalogue numbers refers to ArGe Pfadfinder’s catalogue about European scout covers and postmarks. The below cover is the first registered Norwegian scout PM; issued at the “Concordia” international girls’ guide camp in 1954.

N-023 – SA guides world camp – Concordia