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
Commemoration of the Salvation Army establishing in the US. Date: 24.04.1980
PM: Philadelphia. Two stamps, including the SA stamp from 1965. Remark: Rare cover, not seen before. See info about SA history in the US and the SA centenary stamp on inside print
Official Salvation Army cover from the Finnish SA Headquarter. The Finnish name on the SA is “Palastusarmeija”. Dated 25.02.1949 and cancelled in Helsingfors. Sent to Brigadier Bartlett stationed on the “Booth Memorial Home and Hospital” in Cleveland, Ohio, US.
Info sheet about Commissioner Mr. & Mrs Cottrill’s visit to Southern Africa in 1981. Stamp: RSA flower 5c. The sheet is SIGNED by the commissioners, the territorial commanders and the local chief secretary. Commisioner WS Cottrill was the Chief of the Staff of the world-wide SA at the time. He was born in South Africa where his parents were SA missionaries. He completed his formal education in New Zealand before WWII and left NZ for the Army’s International Training College (London) in 1937. In 1940 he married Captain Kathleen Ward. See more info about the commisioners on the backside
First Flight cover TARAKAN – [Eerste Tarakanvlucht – van Batavia naar Tarakan]. Postmark: Batavia / Tarakan, 11 January 1937 (not FDC). Franked with the Salvation Army child welfare set – issued a month earlier (December 1936). Very pictorial and rare First Flight cover – estimated value £25+
1962 – Chile – Official Salvation Army cover (Ejercito de Salvacion”. Sent to Switzerland. Nicely franked. Sent from the Salvation Army Social services in Santiago – Chile (see backside).
Old Swedish Postcard with Salvation Army motif: Lassie meeting police and drunken man. “Dear lieutenant. Please save a poor soul now”. Backside. Very old, humoristic postcard.
Nice Netherlands Antilles – Seamen’s Welfare cachet, issued 16.07.52, which was First day of issue for the stamp set (Seaman’s Pension Fund set, Stanley Gibbons 336 – 340). Postmarked in Curacao – Willemstad. The cachet has the logo of the Salvation Army’s Seamen’s home in Curacao.
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!!
Goodwill Centenary Maxicard issued in 1986 (First day of issue for the stamp). Special Centenary postmark. Issued by the Historic relics with industry year stamp. Rare first day maxicard. Not seen before. If set, this set & postmark has a very high value in the BFDC catalogue ( £120). Estimated value: £10 +. Here is the official FDC by the Historic Relics.