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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.

1983 – Grenada – SA motif – Christmas Kettle

SA 19B – SA Theme – Christmas Kettle

Disney FDC – Grenada. Mickey Mouse & Goofy stand in front of a Christmas Kettle – resemblance of a Salvation Army motif; the Christmas Kettle. Very similar to this motif on a US Ben Kraft cachet.  Issued: 18 Nov 1983. Disney cachet with set of stamps including the Mickey Mouse & Goofy Christmas Kettle. Text: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”

1958 – Unique Switzerland FDC

SA 3 – Lausanne 1955 cover

This cover was found on a Swiss auction, never seen before and likely unique. The attached stamps are various anniversaries issued on 1958, including the SA 75th anniversary in Switzerland. Local Postmark – Ebnat – Kappel (small municipality in Switzerland). The cachet is of 1955, from the Exposition Nationale de PHilatelie in Lausanne, 3 years before the stamp set was issued.

1965 UK – Davaar Island

Davaar Island, situated at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch on the eastern coast of Kintyre in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, is a tidal island accessible via a natural shingle causeway near Campbeltown during low tide. In 1854, a lighthouse was constructed on the northern end of the island. It was automated in 1983. Presently, Davaar Island is only inhabited by caretakers and sheep. During the 1960s, local stamps were issued for Davaar Island, serving the purpose of allowing visitors to have their mail posted there and carried by the boatman to the nearest General Post Office Post Box in Campbeltown on the mainland.  The boatman service ceased operations in the early 1970s. The postage rates for Davaar Island were double those of the UK (Source: Davaar Island stamps).  Thus, post sent from Davaar had both UK and Davaar stamps, see for example these covers with Salvation Army stamps on the frontside and Davaar stamps on the backside.

1965 - Davaar Island Globe w/ SG 665
1965 - Davaar Island Globe bs i
1965 - Davaar Island Globe bs ii
1965 - Green Davaar Island Europa
1965 - Davaar Island Lighthouse w/ SG 665
1965 - Davaar Island Europa bs.
1965 - Black Davaar Island Europe bs.

UK – Sanda Island Post

Sanda is a small, privately owned island off the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland, and began issuing its own local carriage labels in 1962. Some cachets have both UK and Sanda stamps, see for example these covers with Salvation Army stamps on the frontside and Sanda stamps on the backside.

1965 - UK - Sanda Island w/ SA stamp
1965 - Sanda Island - Green Europe SG 666
1965 - Sanda Island - Black Europe SG 666
1965 - Green Sanda Island Europe backside
1965 - Black Sanda Island Europe backside
1965 - Sanda Island - blue w/ SG 665