Salvation Army world centennial, handpainted Lassie/flag by Herman Maul.
Noted as a RARE FDC in the SA FDC catalogue! Handpainted from the time of issue, made by a well-known cachet painter (HR Maul) and noted in the Mellone FDC catalogue as no 22 for this issue. Seen only a couple of times on Ebay. Estimated value $30+
Salvation Army centenary in Norway, 18 February 1988. Standard postmark (Oslo) on nice and unlisted FDC, made by Fritz Neve, a Danish FDC designer. The cachet has the Norwegian crown lion symbol. Not seen before, likely very rare!!
Danmarketing – first day cover club – issued this business cover 16.02.89 (FDC). The postmark is the official PM for this issue. Danmarketing has also issued other FDCs, for example of the Salvation Army stamp in 1967. Remark: Unlisted cover in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue – not seen before.
Artopages sheet with Mounted FDC, mint Plate Blocks, Singles and HANDPAINTED tinting. Note by seller: IT APPEARS THESE WERE COLLECTED BY HELEN BEGLEY OF SAINT LOUIS. NOT SEEN OR RARELY SEEN. GREAT ARTWORK! I Believe the painting was done by the collector and not by the company so MAY BE ONE OF A KIND BECAUSE OF THE HANDPAINTING!
Salvation Army world centennial July 1965. This multistamped combo is likely a rare cover, I have not seen this combo before. The stamps picture voluntary organizations, for example Scouts & Red Cross plus the Salvation Army. William Booth / medal (Artcraft M#3) cachet.
A “new” Ben Kraft handpainted cachet turned up on Ebay, picturing an eagle. Text: 1865 – 1965 – 100th anniversary”, the century anniversary for the International Salvation Army. Unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue, has not been seen before. This is likely an “add-on” cachet, handpainted after the original issue. Such cachets are usually done in small quantities and thus are really quite scarce! Ben Kraft was a well-known add-on painter and auction prices can be quite high! (Source: US FDC seller dwa7)
Salvation Army Centenary in New Zealand, issued 02.02.1983. Postmark: Wellington PM. Cachet: Salvationists / flag, similar to SA 5.2a (but different colour). Not seen before with full set of Anniversary stamp set including the Salvation Army stamp (SG 1303).
Salvation Army 75th anniversary in Switzerland. Official post office FDC with single Salvation Army stamp (SG 590) and Italian postmark (BERNA). FDCs with Italian PM are rare, I’ve not seen this FDC with single stamp AND italian PM before.
Salvation Army World Centenary commemorated on Jamaica stamps. This cover seems to be a country combo, with Jamaica stamps on a UK cachet (Soldiers & Flag – UK cover, SA 5.2). Postmarked in Kingston with set of two SA stamps (SG 242 – 243). Issued in very limited quantity – likely a private initiative from a salvationist sending to friends in the UK. The Jamaica stamps were issued only two weeks after the UK centenary issue, and there must have been very little time to organize this issue.