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1985 – Canada – Ottawa Centenary

1985 – Ottawa centenary

10 block with poster stamps to celebrate the Ottawa centenary of the Salvation Army. The SA had the national centenary in 1982, these poster stamps was issued a few years later. Note: Likely rare to see a full block of these  stamps. Text: During 1985 the SA in Ottawa will celebrate 100 years of service in the Nation’s capital. We invite you to use the Centennial stamps on your personal mail to help us celebrate!

2008 – Norway – Scout camp Røros

Special postcard issued to the Salvation Army scout camp at Røros 2008 (FA = Frelsesarmeen). Arranged 02. – 09. Aug 2008. The camp name was “Fjellstøtt” (“on solid rock”). A special (unofficial) postmark was made to this issue. A private stamp was made with the camp logo and attached on the backside of this postcard. Note: Limited edition – only 200 were issued with this stamp & postmark.

2008 - Scout camp Røros
2008 - Postcard Scout camp backside

SA 23A – Helping Hands overprint

SA 23A – PO definitive FDC

Flood relief – “Unwetter in der Schweiz” – overprint with a Salvation Army logo (Helping Hand). This cachet is the official Post Office  Definitive FDC (Dauermarken), used with the origianl postman stamp SG 1109. Here in combo with the overprinted Helping Hand logo (SG 1138).

SA 17 – Switzerland unlisted FDC

SA 17 – Badenfahrt Ballonpost

Salvation Army Centenary in Switzerland,  1982. Badenfahrt Ballonpost cachet, very illustrative. Must be a connoisseur cachet, since the actual Balloon flight was launched one week after the first day of issue for the stamps.  The cachet has not been seen before, it is unlisted in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue. Limited edition. Two sets were issued (A & B) with 150 in each. This is no. 123 of 150 in the B-serie.

1983 – Grenada – SA motif – Christmas Kettle

SA 19B – SA Theme – Christmas Kettle

Disney FDC – Grenada. Mickey Mouse & Goofy stand in front of a Christmas Kettle – resemblance of a Salvation Army motif; the Christmas Kettle. Very similar to this motif on a US Ben Kraft cachet.  Issued: 18 Nov 1983. Disney cachet with set of stamps including the Mickey Mouse & Goofy Christmas Kettle. Text: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”

1958 – Unique Switzerland FDC

SA 3 – Lausanne 1955 cover

This cover was found on a Swiss auction, never seen before and likely unique. The attached stamps are various anniversaries issued on 1958, including the SA 75th anniversary in Switzerland. Local Postmark – Ebnat – Kappel (small municipality in Switzerland). The cachet is of 1955, from the Exposition Nationale de PHilatelie in Lausanne, 3 years before the stamp set was issued.