Yay! I just found this on Ebay with no competition on the bidding. A bargain. Must be extremely RARE, only seen once before! It was sold August 2020 in a lot for CA$ 220. Issued by the Brockville stamp Club, Ontario.
Salvation Army centenary in Norway 1988, commemorated on Norsk FDC Service cachet. These are registered covers with local PM (Kristiansand). Very unusual. Seems to be issued in a limited edition. I have not seen these before, but due to the number on the cover, they seem to have been issued in at least 3000 ex.
Congo – Official Salvation Army cover, cancelled April 1962. Postmarked Brazzaville, Congo on an official Armee du Salut cover from the equatorial Office in Congo. Multistamped. Very unusual and nice cover.
Salvation Army Centenary in Canada. The centenary stamp was issued 25.06.1982. This is a plain cover, addressed to the Salvation Army, Red Shield Campaign Office in Ottawa with a local PM: the Ottawa Postal Museum. It is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue. Not seen before. Information on the SA Historical & Philatelic Association FB site (Rob Kerr): It was likely issued by the Public Relations and Development office for that region. This envelope would have been the standard door to door Red Shield Campaign envelope. I don’t recall them being provided with postage affixed. Likely someone took the envelope and affixed the postage and had it cancelled at the postage museum in Ottawa.
This Salvation Army cover from the Netherlands Indies is addressed to Major WB Pearce in Bandoeng. It has been signed by William Booth’s daughter, Evangeline Booth, who was the General of the Salvation Army from 1934 to 1939, when the cover was dated. It was used during the “far-Eastern Conference of the League of Nations” in Bandoeng in 1937 and carries the SA Child Welfare stamp set. Although the general traveled a lot, it is unlikely that she was in Bandoeng at that time and the cover is most likely signed later.
These two unlisted Guyana FDCs were just observed on Ebay. The stamps have Salvation Army overprint. The original issue of the stamps was in July 1985. The overprinted stamps were issued in April 1995 and commemorated the national SA Centenary. This cachet has the Guyana RED Coat of arms – a standard Post office cover that has been seen also on other FDCs from the country. It is unlisted in the SA catalogue, and as it has not been seen before (to my knowledge), it is likely very rare.
Two Blinded Veterans FDCs issued 13 Aug 1981. These are prestamped covers with the 18c blinded veterans “stamp”, it’s imprinted on the cover. One of them also notes that 1981 was the International year of disabled persons. Very rare combo covers!!
This unlisted Canadian FDC was just observed on Ebay. It was issued by the Brockville Stamp club and must be extremely RARE, I have not seen it before!!! It was sold August 2020 in a lot for CA$ 220. NB! This is a reference cover – not in my collection (the picture is edited from another Brockville FDC as only the upper half of the Salvation Army cover was visible in the original listing).
This is an Interpex cachet – used at the United stamps exhibition, 04 July 1965. It has the Salvation Army stamp on it, but sadly, it is not an FDC as the stamp was issued only two days earlier. There is also a cindarella stamp “Fight Communism” attached on it (this was some years after the McCarthy period).
A new set of stamps was issued by Sierra Leone in June 2020. The stamps commemorate the 155th Anniversary of the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army “opened fire” in Sierra Leone i 2010. The stamps are produced by an agent who releases commemorative stamps on behalf of the government as a mean of gaining revenue from collectors. As they have official permission, it is a genuine issue. However, these stamps will likely not appear in any post office in the Sierra Leone itself.
Two new UK covers were just discovered. They were issued to the Salvation Army Centenary in 1965 and the cachets picture the young Queen Elisabeth. I’ve not seen these before and they are unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue. One of the covers have even a prestamped 3d on it.
The Catskill Mountain House, which opened in 1824, was a famous hotel near Palenville, New York, and in the Catskill Mountains overlooking the Hudson River Valley. In its prime, from the 1850s to the turn of the century, it was visited by three U.S. presidents (U.S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, and Theodore Roosevelt) and the power elite of the day. In the 1960s it must have been used as a Summer School Facility. The cachet showcase the facility and has the Salvation Army stamp from 1965 on it (not FDC).