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2020 – Sierra Leone – SA 155th Anniversary

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.

SA55.1a - SA 155th Anniversary
SA55.1b - SA 155th Anniversary
SA55.1a - Signed Proof
SA55.1b - Signed proof

US – Catskill Mountain House

1966 – Catskill Mountain House

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).

1958 – US celebrates Swiss SA stamp

1958 – Us philatelist celebrates the Swiss SA stamp

“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.

2000 – Australia Faces FDCs

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 35.1b - Official PO - RARE PMs
SA 35.1b - Pictorial PM - Sydney
SA 35.1b - Pictorial PM - Mallacotta
SA 35.1b - Pictorial PM - Jannali

2012 – Netherlands Poster card

2012 – Poster card

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.

SA 16 – RARE Canadian FDC

SA 16.5 – Kamloops – Ref cover

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

2020 – New SA stamps from Guinea

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.

SA 54.1 - Guinea 4 stamp block
SA 54.2 - Guinea Souvenir sheet
SA 54.1 - Signed Proof
SA 54.2 - Signed Proof