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SA 7 – Unlisted Danish FDC

SA 7 – Brønshøj – Reference cover

A new, unlisted Danish Salvation FDC was just sold on Delcampe. Issued by the Brønshøj philatelic club to the SA’s 80th Anniversary in Denmark. The cover is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue and I’ve not seen it before. NB! Reference cover, not in my collection.

SA 16 – Unlisted Canada FDC

This cover is an official cachet from the Divisional HQ in Hamilton. It’s signed by two officers and the Postmaster and has the Maple Leaf postmark (PM 2). It is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue. Probably very rare,  I’ve not seen this cover before.

SA 16 – Hamilton signed FDC

SA 19.9 – Isle of Man Aerogram

Although this aerogram does not have a Salvation Army stamp from the February 1983 Isle of Man issue, it is still listed as an SA FDC in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue. Limited quantity, seldom seen on Ebay. It has the St. Sanctain special postmark (PM2) used with the SA centenary issue and a prestamped QE 24p. The add-on picture is similar to SA 19.7 

SA 19.9 – Aerogram w/ FD PM

1985 – Zaire – the Pope’s visit

1985 – Pope visit Kinhasa

Pope Paul John II visited Africa (Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Kenya and Morocco) in August 1985.  The shown cachet is very rare, not seen before, and shows the Pope / Il Papa meeting Presidente Sese-Seko Mobutu on Kinshasa Airport. It has one of the Zaire Salvation Army stamps from the 1980 set added (SG 1008). The cachet was produced by the Italian cachet maker “Tre Stella”.

SA 4.83 – Unlisted US FDC

SA 4.83 – Reverend William Booth

This cachet pictures William Booth – Founder & First general of the Salvation Army. The picture is a copy of a picture from an early 1900s UK postcard commemorating William Booth, who died in 1912. Unknown cachet maker, possibly “Freemason”? The cover is numbered SA 4.83 in the Salvation Amry FDC catalogue. It must be very rare, I’ve not seen this on Ebay or elsewhere before.