Category Archives: Salvation Army FDCs

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.

Sa 25 – Norway – Postgiro FDC

SA 25 – Postgiro envelop FDC

The Salvation Army Centenary in Norway was commemorated on two stamps in February 1988. This is a business cachet FDC, on an official “PostGiro” envelope. The Postal Service launched postgiro in Norway in 1943, providing a bank service through post offices. Customers were given forms and special “blue” envelopes, like this one, for convenient payment processing. At its peak, the postgiro office employed approximately 1,900 individuals, as long as bank services still relied on manual processes. In 1995, it merged with Norges Postbank to form Postbanken, aligning postgiro and bankgiro systems. On December 1, 1999, Postbanken was acquired by Den Norske Bank (Source: Store Norske Leksikon).