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).
Old Official Salvation Army cover. DHQ Philadelphia “On Salvation Army service”. At the moment, I believe this is the oldest cover I have in my collection.
“Switzerland honors the Salvation Army”. A US Philatelist celebrated the Swiss Salvation Army stamp of 1958 – A memento of the Salvation Army Annual Association. Compliments from Cincinnati Philatelist R. Hoffman. Evidently, US Philatelists (and salvationists?) were aware of the Swiss SA issue in 1958, which explains the country combo with the Swiss and the US SA stamp of 1965.
Four faces of Australia FDCs with a Salvation Army soldier pictured on SG 1946. These covers are very rare because they have unofficial/local and pictorial postmarks. One of them has even different PMs from 3 locations!!!
SA 44 – Guinea Bissau medicine pioneers including also the Salvation Army founders – Cathrine and William Booth. Issued 01.12.2008. This is a signed proof by the postal director in A4 format.
125th Anniversary of the SA in the Netherlands was celebrated in 2012. Here is a very pictorial poster card with the anniversary stamps. It is not an FDC, it was cancelled 19 March 2012 – the First day of issue was 27 February 2012. The card has the text: “A man may be down – but he’s never out!” – The poster seems to have been used in a home service fund campaign in 1919.
This Kamloops FDC was issued at the Salvation Army Centenary in 1982. It is postmarked in Kamloops with the Maple Leaf cancel (PM 2). NB! Extremely RARE!!! This is a reference cover – not in my collection!! In the SA FDC catalogue it has the number SA 16.5
Guinea issued some Salvation Army stamps in April 2020. The Salvation Army does not have corps in Guinea. The stamps are produced by an agent who releases commemorative stamps on behalf of the Republic as a mean of gaining revenue from collectors. As they have official permission, it is a genuine issue. However, these stamps will not appear in any post office in the Guinea itself. NB! The souvenir sheet with an SA band has allegedly a picture of the founder. The picture is wrong – it’s probably Bramwell Booth, the founder’s son.
Handpainted Helping Hands motif on Christmas FDC – Painted on a 1965 Salvation Army FDC. Date: Double dated: 18 Oct 1990 & 02 July 1965. The Helping Hands motif has also been issued on other Salvation Army FDCs, see for example the Helping Hands logo on a Swiss SA FDC (SA 17.2). The artist is Wildermuth (his cachets are quite popular).