Category Archives: Salvation Army FDCs

SA 31.5 – Argentina PO bulletin

SA 31.5 – Presentation folder
SA 31.5 – PO bulletin

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.

SA 31.6 – SA FDC Argentina 1990

SA 31.6. – FD sheet

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 ( 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.


SA 5.6c – SA band – SIGNED

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.

SA 5.5 – UK FDC with RARE PM

SA 5.5a – London E1 – ref cover

SA Centenary in the UK (and the world), 09.08.1965. William Booth / open air cahcet. This cover is postmarked with Relevant London E1 PM. According to FDC dealer Brian Reeves, the cat value is at £375. The Salvation Army was formed at Whitechapel London E1. This CDS is the rarest FDC for this issue by a long way. NB! Reference cover – not in my collection!!

SA 15 – Australia souvenir FDCs

Three post office sourvenir covers with community welfare Australia 1980 stamp set including the Salvation Army stamp. First day cancel. Kangaroo, Koala and Kookaburra. Local postmark: Burwood, likely a local connoisseur. Unlisted cachet in the SA FDC catalogue.  Although the souvenir covers are common, these covers with FD cancel are likely very rare, as I’ve only seen one of these before with the SA stamp.

SA 15 - Koala souvenir cover
SA 15 - Kangaroo - souvenir
SA 15 - Kookaburra - souvenir

SA 4 – US Maul handpainted FDC

SA 4.66 – Jesus – reference cover

Salvation Army world centennial in 1965. Handpainted cachet picturing Jesus. Made by the renown cachet artist Herman Maul. He signed his cachet with “handdrawn” and year of issue (on the backside).  I’ve seen this cachet only once on Ebay. Likely a very rare cover. Sold for $73 on July 2022. NB! Reference cover – not in my collection.

SA 26.1c – Antigua Coat of Arms FDC

SA 26.1c – Coat of Arms

Salvation community Welfare – Antigua, issued 10.03.1988. Coat of arms cachet with SA minisheet picturing General Burrows. This coat of arms cover is actually unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue, I’ve not seen it before on Ebay, althoug this is the official PO cachet (Coat of Arms)