Postal card with National Salvation Army week meter mark, cancelled 20 May 1957 in Dover, US. Very neat card with unusually clear SA meter mark.
WWI Salvation Army cover – From Bramshott Camp UK to the USA. WWI covers are rare. This was sent in the last months of the war, 17 May 1918, it ended in November that year. Pictorial cachet with Canadian flag on Salvation Army “On active service” cover. Text: The Salvation Army with His Majesty’s Canadian Forces. Without stamp.
Old Australian Forces Salvation Army Military Postal Express cover – 1919. Sold on Ebay Aug 2023 for $105. WWI Australian Salvation Army covers are very rare. Pictorial and nice cachet. NB! Reference cover, not in my collection
Post Office Departement Information Service 1965 with information about the Salvation Army stamp commemorating the centanary celebration of the Salvation Army. Including a press photo of the stamp.
From 1911 to 1943 the Swiss Post issued some franchise stamps to support charity organizations like the Salvation Army. The overprinted numbers 146 and 369 were used for the Salvation Army. The 146 overprint was used from 1911 – 1925 and the 369 overprint was used from 1926 to 1943. (Source: Heilsarmee-Briefmarken). Here are these overprints shown on a nice private and four official Salvation Army covers in good condition. Very nice & rare items!!
From 1911 to 1943 the Swiss Post issued some franchise stamps to support charity organizations like the Salvation Army. The overprinted numbers 146 and 369 were used for the Salvation Army. The 146 overprint was used from 1911 – 1925 and the 369 overprint was used from 1926 to 1934. (Source: Heilsarmee-Briefmarken). The official SA cover also has an extra “Armee du Salut” slogan PM (St. Aubin Colonie Agricole). The agriculture facility was called “Le Devens” and was administered by the Salvation Army from 1912.
World Jamboree cover w/ combo Salvation Army & Scout stamps. The scout stamps were issued partly to sponsor the national scout organization to travel to the World Jamboree held in the Netherlands that year. The cover also has the characteristic Salvation Army postmark on it.
In 1908, US Congress authorized post offices aboard ships and stations of the U.S. Navy. These post offices offer the same service as do post offices in cities and towns, and have identifiable postmarks. Around 1930, collectors began sending their own covers to U.S. Navy ships to be cancelled and returned. These envelopes or postcards that have been postmarked on and mailed from a navy ship are commonly referred to as naval covers. Also around this time, printed, stamped or hand drawn designs were added to naval covers. These designs, known as
cachets, became popular. The cachet may be specific to a ship, an event, or may be generic in design. Collectors today continue to send covers to ships for servicing. Covers commemorating keel layings, launchings or ship commissionings are popular with collectors. After 1965, some of these covers were issued with the Salvation Army stamp, which must be the ultimate contradiction: The Army without guns commemorated on naval covers. More covers are shown here. Source: About Collecting Naval Covers
Stamp Posters w/First Day Cancels (SPFDC) are the forerunners of the USPO Souvenir Pages which have been issued since 1972. The USPO began distributing Stamp Posters to post offices in 1959. These 8 x 10-1/2 inch posters soon caught the eye of stamp collectors. Soon, some collectors had the idea of affixing a copy of the stamp(s) depicted to the poster and having the stamp(s) first day cancelled. Exactly, when collectors began this activity is uncertain, but by 1963, a stamp dealer started a service where he would apply the stamp(s) to copies of the posters for mailing to subscribers (Ranto). Usually, his work can be identified because he folded the posters twice for cancelation and mailing to his customers. All SPFDC are scarce, and many are rare, especially if they are flat (unfolded). In fact, SPFDC are unknown for quite a few issues. The shown poster bulletin here is unfolded and rare!
Multistamped flight cover from the Netherlands Indies – Tarakan postmark. With set of child welfare stamps issued 01.12.1936 and other NI stamps. The smaller cachet is quite rare, not often seen on ebay.
The stamps commemorated the Salvation Army’s child welfare work in the Netherlands Indies.
Community Welfare info sheet showing the first Salvation Army stamps issued in the Netherlands Indies 1932. The stamps were issued on December 01. Each stamp had a surcharge above its face value and the Salvation Army was given these charitable donations. The design showed various native occupations, in a Batik border, and each stamp showed the SA Crest in the bottom corners. Nice & rarely seen object (Ref. SA Historical & Philatelic Journal, 2006: Vol 1, no. 2).
Two nice & RARE Salvation Army covers, both from the 1930s. One commemorating the founder William Booth, born 1829 and died 1912.
The other cover is an old official cachet from the Territorial Headquarter in San Francisco sent to Brigadier Doring in Germany.