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1978 – Jamaica – Unlisted FDC

SA 11.2 – Int Congress – single

Centenary of the Salvation Army Name commemorated on Jamaica stamps 1978. Postmarked in Kingston. International congress 1978 with single stamp – Stanley Gibbons 457. Unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue, not seen before with first day cancel!! Someone who was at the summer congress must have taken it back to Jamaica.

SA 3 – Swiss Parliament – unlisted FDC

SA 3 – Swiss Parliament – Bern

Unlisted FDC, likely very rare! Picture of the Federal Palace of Switzerland – (Swiss Parliament  / Bundeshaus) in Bern. Issued: 05.03.1958 with French PM (Berne). Anniversary stamp set 1958 (Werbemarken), including the Salvation Army (bonnet) stamp (SG 590). This particular FDC was a private initiative of a Swiss stampdealer in Lugano. The shop was closed in the sixties, and the stock left untouched until recently, when his grandson discovered these covers.  He guessed that only 5 – 10 covers like this are still around.

1986 – UK – Goodwill centenary maxicard

1986 – Goodwill Centenary – Maxicard

Goodwill Centenary Maxicard issued in 1986 (First day of issue for the stamp). Special Centenary postmark. Issued by the Historic relics with  industry year stamp. Rare first day maxicard. Not seen before. If set, this set & postmark has a very high value in the BFDC catalogue ( £120). Estimated value: £10 +. Here is the official FDC by the Historic Relics. 

2020 – Liberia – Signed proofs

Salvation Army’s 155th world anniversary issued by the Republique of Liberia, with both souvenir sheet with set of four SA motifs and a souvenir sheet picturing a SA Christmas kettle. Here are two proofs signed by minister / post master general, no 001!!

SA 59.1a - signed proof
SA 59.1b - Signed proof