Faces of Australia official Post Office FDC issued 01.01.2000 with three pictorial postmarks: 2 x Sydney (Opera and Clock) and 1x Darwin. Extremely rare with PMs from different locations!!! How on earth did they do that?
These two US covers show rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. The covers have different illustrative designs and have the Salvation Army stamp Scott 1267 attached.
The House of Senate used to make FDCs for each stamp issue. Here is the cover with the Salvation Army stamp at the centenary in 1982. This cachet is unlisted in the SA catalogue and is seldom seen around.
An unlisted Swiss FDC just turned up on Ebay. The cachet pictures the bonnet as on the stamp. The issue commemorated the 75th anniversary for the Salvation Army in Switzerland. The cover is cancelled with French PM. Not seen before. Likely very rare! See also other Swiss FDCs with single stamp.
The Salvation Army initiated work in Russia in 1910. After the Feburary 1917 revolution the work flourished, Russia became a distinct command and reinforcements arrived from Sweden. However, as result of the October revolution they had to be withdrawn at the end of 1918, leaving 40 Russian and Finnish officers to continue the work under extreme hardship until the Army was finally proscribed in 1923. Salvation Army activities were officially recommenced in Eastern Europe in July 1991, with the arrival of Lieut-Colonels John and Bjørg Bjartveit from Norway, beginning in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). The present cover commemorates the new beginning. Limited edition (250 ex). Source: https://www.thesalvationarmy.ru/about/history
This Ben Kraft FDC was just discovered on Ebay. Ben Kraft was a cachetmaker who made handpainted US FDCs in the 1950s & 1960s and he often had a humorous touch to his paintings. Some of them are still possible to obtain for affordable prices, others are quite rare and expensive. I was certain that he must have made a design for the Salvation Army issue in 1965, and it was very satisfactory to finally find it. The picture is Mickey Mouse as Santa Claus with a Salvation Army Christmas kettle, an illustration that actually has been seen also on a later Grenada 1983 FDC. The cover is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue and is likely very rare!!
The Salvation Army in the Netherlands celebrated their centennial anniversary in 1987 and General Burrows participated in the Centenary congress in May, three months after the centenary stamp was issued. The present maxicard may have been issued at the congress.
Very nice and rare Antartic cover from the German Antartic North Victoria Land Expedition in 1989. The expedtion was called Antartic Ganovex V with the ship M/V Polar Queen. The cover has the Norwegian Salvation Army centenary stamp on it (“Slum sister” Othilie Tonning) and postmarked “Packet boat”. Signed by the Captain! Very pictorial slogan postmarks!
An unlisted Norwegian FDC was just obtained. The cachet is a business cover from Trondheim (A. Sivertsen) with 2 x 4 block of the Salvation Army centenary stamps. Cancelled at a local post office in Trondheim (Rosenborg). Very rare cachet, has not seen this before. Must certainly have been issued in limited edition.
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.
Salvation Army celebrated its centenary in Belize in 2015. Two stamps were issued, one showing a Christmas kettle (25 c) and the other the regional headquarter of the SA in Belize ($2). The territorial HQ is located on Jamaica.
Centenary Celebration in the Netherlands 1987. The ticket had the Centenary Salvation Army stamp of 1987 attached. The Jubileum was celebrated in Utrecht – Irene Hall, 17 October. This is a proof of access to the closing event. The color of the card indicated the space where the holder had a reserved space.