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).
Salvation Army world centennial, Issued 02.07.1965. This cachet is likely an addon (Salvation Army shield), but has a very unsual New York Postmark, not seen before on this issue.
Salvation Army Child welfare stamps. Netherlands Indies (now: Indonesia) was the first country to release charity stamps supporting the Salvation Army in 1932 and this set of 1936. These stamps were sold to the public for an amount which was divided into two portions, one representing postal value which carries the right to service, and the other devoted to the SA. As a result, the SA received a substantial sum for its territorial social endeavours (source: Ken Daws. The world of Salvation Army stamps. Egon Publishers Ltd, 1996). This cover is numbered as SA 2.1 in the SA FDC catalogue and is very seldom seen on online auctions. Actually, I’ve not seen such an item before, a private plain FDC. These were usually registered covers sent abroad. Postmarked in Semarang 01.12.1936.
Salvation Army world centennial, issued 02.07.1965. This cachet is noted in the Mellone catalogue (nr. 29) as a “Mather’s Forgery” cachet. The cover was created by dealer Jerry P. Mather. He made counterfeit covers with phony First Day of Issue postmark, and his covers are really collector rarities now. The cachet has a black Salvation Army Shield and is noted as nr 4.14 in the SA FDC catalogue. The shield is an imitation of the shield on the SA cachet 4.12: Read more about the FDC dealer here: https://www.ronnei.com/fdcM33.html
Two new Swedish FDCs was just obtained from a Swedish online auction. Never seen before. The stamps depict evangelical free churces including the Salvation Army. The SA stamp depicts the Stockholm VII Band. These cachets were made by the Swedish Mission Church (Svenska Missionsforbundet). One is their official Cachet, the other is with an imprint of their logo. Unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue . I’ve set the number to SA 9.6 & 9.7. Must be RARE! I’ve also added a plain & registered FDC. It’s very seldom to see private FDC of this issue.
Old Australian Forces Salvation Army Military Postal Express cover – 1919. Sold on Ebay Aug 2023 for $105. WWI Australian Salvation Army covers are very rare. Pictorial and nice cachet. NB! Reference cover, not in my collection
Salvation Army motif on Antigua stamps & FDC 1977. The Prime minister was previously Salvation Army officer. The stamps & cachet commemorates the 10th Anniversary of statehood – Large cover. The SA stamp is Stanley Gibbons 565 (Prime Minister & former SA officer)
Salvation Army centenary in Norway. Maxicard: “Attack on a fishing village”, a painting by Wilhelm Peters, 1895. Set of both centenary stamps Stanley Gibbons 1035 -36. RARE with set of stamps, usually only seen with the lowest value.
Several addons exist on US FDCs – SA 4, including a bunch of rather blunt and quite new digitally printed covers with different SA related pictures (“only one made”). The below covers are not been listed in the SA FDC catalogue or local US FDC catalogues (e.g., Mellone), and are likely addons. These addons seem to have been made before the age of the digital printer (if that’s possible)? Some are real SA logos. Use the contact form if anyone has information about these covers Contact form
Salvation Army 75th anniversary in Switzerland, issued together with other anniversaries. The Salvation Army stamp pictures a bonnet (SG no. 590). This cachet has not been seen before, likely produced by a local issuer. Postmarked in Widen (Aargau). Not listed in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue, and likely very rare!
Salvation Army Centenary in the UK (and the world), issued 09.08.1965. Plain cover with HOUSE OF COMMONS postmark!! Rare with this PM
Handpainted Salvation Army FDC sold on Ebay June 2023. NB! Reference cover – not in mye collection. NB! Handpainting is similar to the 1sh and 6 pence stamp. From the time of issue or add-on? Cancelled in Walthamstow, unknown artist .