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SA 29 – Denmark – Unlisted FDC

SA 29 – Holstebro – unlisted FDC

A new unlisted Danish Salvation Army FDC was observed on an online auction. The stamp commemorated the centenary of the Salvation Army in Denmark (which was actually in 1987; the stamp was issued two years after the anniversary). I’ve not seen this cachet  before. It pictures the old Post Office (Det gamle postkontor) in Holstebro. Likely a rare item.

1980 – Unlisted Australian FDC

SA 15 – Brisbane Exhibition – Unlisted FDC

This cover was issued at the Brisbane Exhibition in August 1980. The Salvation Army Community welfare stamp was added and cancelled on the first day of issue for the stamp. The cover is an ordinary Post Office Kangoroo souvenir cachet, and is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue. The exhibition postmark is very pictorial!! Presented as this months prospect. Likely very rare!!

SA 5 – US cachet used in UK

SA 5 – UK FD on US cachet – Ref. cover

This  country combo was just observed on Ebay. It is a US William Booth cachet (Fleetwood) cachet with UK stamps postmarked on first day of issue for the stamp set (09.08.1965) – cancelled in Preston. Likely a connoisseur cachet – only a few similar have been observed on various web sites, i. e., with UK stamps on US covers. Sold on Ebay April 2020 for £43 (reference cover – not in my collection).

SA 25 – Norway – “Stamp news”

SA 25 – “Stamp news” w/ FD PM

“Stamp news” (Frimerkenytt) was issued by the postal authorities. This issue is no 7 – 1987, and tell about the forthcoming issue of the stamps commemorating the Salvation Army centenary in Norway. The stamps and first day cancel have likely been added on a private initiative. This FD sheet is unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue and is likely unique, as also indicated by the local and unofficial PM (Skudesneshavn). Local PMs are generally much less common than the official PO postmark. Two nature stamps have also been added; they had first day of issue on the same date (18 Febr 1988).

2016 – Commencement in China

The Salvation Army’s ministry opened in mainland China in 1916 and quickly expanded across the northern and eastern provinces until 1949, when it withdrew from the mainland.  Ministry and social services were retained in Hong Kong. In 1985, at the invitation of the Yunnan Provincial Government, the SA provided disaster relief and recovery in mainland China. This opened the door to further collaborations and partnerships which resulted in a wide geographical distribution of service and a greater recognition of the organization’s presence. The below cover was issued at the 100th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Salvation Army in China. Very limited edition, made by Kinnon Covers.

2016 – Anniversary of the Commencement