Handpainted UK cover, likely unique, not seen before. No artist signature. Salvation Army Band / Open air meeting. Postmarked in Hull, Yorkshire. The stamps were issued to the international SA Centenary , issued 09.08.1965. Obtained on Ebay, estimated £25+
LOVE – First Day of Issue Combo – issued 26 Jan 1973, Philidelphia PM on official PO LOVE cachet. Love stamp & combo with several other stamps, including the Stanley Gibbons 1249
Salvation Army centenary in Argentina, issued 01.12.1990 and postmarked Buenos Aires. Post Office Bulletin folder. Stamps: Set of two – Stanley Gibbons 2227 – 2228. Limited edition – 5000 issued. Size: 305 – 150 mm (folded: 102 x 150 mm). See frontside at the left.
Tower of London cachet with a single Salvation Army stamp (Single SG 665) commemorating the SA Centenary in the UK (and the world). Remark: Reference cover – not in my collection. RARE cover, I have not seen this on Ebay.
This rare first day sheet from Argentina is this month’s prospect. The Salvation Army stamp commemorated the Salvation Army centenary in Argentina, issued 01.12.1990. Very nice and rare presentation sheet. I was able to get an Argentinian friend to buy this for me at an Argentinian auction (mercadolibre.com). I’ve never seen this sheet on Ebay, although I suspect it must have been listed there, as this FD sheet is listed as no. 31.6 in the SA FDC catalogue.
Volunteer – First Day of Issue Combo – Different Volunteer organizations. Issued 20 April 1983. This is a GillCraft COMBO FDC QW725 cachet. Volunteer – lend a hand stamp and several others, including the Stanley Gibbons 1249. Not seen before, likely a rare cover.
Post Office Departement Information Service 1965 with information about the Salvation Army stamp commemorating the centanary celebration of the Salvation Army. Including a press photo of the stamp.
Saluting WWI Veterans – combo cover including the Salvation Army stamp of 1965. Issued: 26.08.1985 and postmarked in Milwaukee. FDC for the WWI Veteran stamp. Remark: Likely a rare combo.
The process of chosing a stamp design in the UK is described like this: “Many designs are submitted and the special Advisory Committee has the diffucult task of making the final choice, and recommending accordingly to the Posmaster General.” This GPO bulletin from 1965 (volume 3 (3), pp. 9 – 10, describes various designs of the Salvation Army stamps that were NOT chosen. Interestingly, MC Farrall-Bell, whose design was accepted for the 3d stamp, also had other designs, as shown.
SA Centenary in the UK (and the world) – Issued 09.08.1965. Cachet: Holmes Tolley illustration w/ Salvationists & banner. This cover has both phosphor & ordinary version of the stamp set – Stanley Gibbons 665 – 666. NOTE: Signed by the Stamp Designer of the 3d stamp Michael Farrar-Bell. Nicely coloured version of this cover. Addressed to Jeffrey H Booth, and stems from his collection of UK rarities, see another example here. Cat value £80 ++. Estimated £150 due to uniqueness.
Special cachet issued to the 53. International Automobil “Salon” in Geneve (Salon de l’auto): 08.03.1983 (not FDC). Special postmark (Sonderdatumstempel). The cover has the Salvation Army anniversary stamp of 1982 (SG 1047). Very nice pictorial cachet, not seen before, likely rare with this stamp on.
William Booth / open air cachet commemorating the Salvation Army’s international centenary. RARE cachet variant with missing picture of the founder, General William Booth. Remark: Not seen before – likely high value, estimated £150+