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SA 3 – Switzerland FDCs w/ singles

The Salvation Army celebrated its 75th anniversary in Switzerland 1958 with the characteristic bonnet pictured on the anniversary stamp. The Swiss FDCs of this anniversary serie was mostly issued with set of four different stamps. Here are a collection of cachets with single SA stamp. I just obtained the SA 3.2 with single stamp and have  not seen it  before.

SA 3.1 - Official PO - single
SA 3.2b - Anniversaries - Single - French PM
SA 3.9 - National HQ - single
SA 3.11 - Bonnet - French PM

UK Kinnon covers

2016 – QE 90th Birthday – set

Kinnon covers  have recently issued quite a few new UK covers with SA motifs. Some of them seem to be FDCs, for example covers issued at the Queen’s 90th birthday.

In 2018 he issued some covers with Royal Air Force stamps. They picture and commemorate SA Mobile Canteens.

2018 – RAF & SA Canteens

1987 – Switzerland Balloon FDCs

Three Zeppelin Balloon covers were just obtained. They cover the history of the Hindenburg balloon, including the disaster in May 1937 (50 years anniversary).  Rare cachets, not seen before, must be scarce. These are Aerogramm covers with prestamped 65c + Automat stamp + the Stanley Gibbons 1109 with the Salvation Army “Helping Hand overprint (SG 1138).

SA 23A - Zeppelin - Hindenburg
SA 23A - Zeppelin - Hindenburg II
SA 23A - Zeppelin - Hindenburg

1988 – UK – Ealing Corps Centenary

1988 – Christmas FDC – Ealing Centenary

This UK Christmas FDC was issued in 1988 and is a special SA cachet to commemorate the Ealing Corps Centenary. It has the full Christmas stamp set on it and is cancelled at the Philatelic counter London EC1 (Post Office next to the SA International HQ).  The cover has also been issued with fewer stamps. An extra handstamp “Ealing Citadel PM, Leeland Road” is also added. An experienced UK FDC dealer remarked: “Very Scarce Cover Design. Not seen before! Pristine condition”. High estimated value due to its scarcity (£75 +).