Rarely seen combination, a Cotswold Christmas 1994 FDC with Salvation Army Cambridge Heath corps centenary postmark. First Day cancel for the stamp set. The catalogue value is £10 (BFDC 2018)
A rare Swiss Flight cover was just obtained. Deutche Lufthanse flight Zurich – Munchen. Date: 01 April 1958 (not FDC). Cancelled at the Zurich Flughafen. The 1958 Swiss Salvation Army stamp (SG 590) is added. Rare Flight cover – not observed before.
Knut Rockne Country Combo, United States & Norway. Issued 09 March 1988. PM: Notre Dame (Indiana, US) & Voss, Norway. Knut Kenneth Rockne was a Norwegian-American football player and coach at the University of Notre Dame. Rockne is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. The Norwegian SA stamp has been added, cancelled at Rockne’s birthplace in Norway (Voss). Remark:This is a reference cover (not in my collection). Sold on Ebay August 2019 ($ 6). RARE country combo!!!
This months prospect is a US Care FDC combo, with the 6 year earlier issued Salvation Army stamp on it. The FDC was issued: 27 Oct 1971. The cachet pictures a painting of a child. Stamps are: Care + three other including the SA stamp SG 1249. Several combo covers from the US has now been found, e.g., with the Servicemen (1970, Rush lamp (1979), Non-profit (1980), Volunteer issue of 1983, United Way (1987) and Honoring (1999). All themes that have prompt someone to add the stamp of the voluntary organization Salvation Army on the cover.
A set of Queen Victoria stamps was issued 24 May 2019 by Royal Mail. Special cachets & handstamp postmark have been produced by Bradbury, and they feature the stamp set. William Booth and the centenary stamp of the SA (1965) is pictured on one of the covers. Very nice item, can be pre-ordered at the BFDC.co.uk. LIMITED edition; only 50 covers worldwide.
The Leicester corps issued a special postmark to the Christmas 1982 issue, possibly celebrating their centenary anniversary (?). Bradbury worked out a special cachet in a limited edition , but the postmark was also used on other cachets like this shephard FDC made by Stuart. The cat. value: is £8 (BFDC), but it has been seen sold for £25 and is probably very RARE!
Nice US cover commemorating the First Unmanned flight of Apollo, February 1966. The Atlantic Fleet – US Navy Recovery Force print is added on. Postmarked on the USS Kaskaskia and has the Salvation Army stamp from 1965 (Scott 1267).
A multistamped “Hope for the crippled” FDC was just seen on Ebay. It is a private, possibly unique cover. Lots of stamps on it, with the Salvation Army stamp (Scott 1267) in the middle. The price went high and unfortunately it’s not in my collection; this is only for reference
A rare Christmas FDC (?) with a Salvation Army motif was just obtained. The Jackson Stamp Club issued a cover before Christmas 1963 with a female soldier, the Red Shield in the back and the text: Share with others. I’ve only seen this cachet once before.
This month’s prospect is the Belgium dieproof of the Salvation Army centenary stamp issued in November 1989. The sheetlet is the officiel minister dieproof in black with the dry cancel of the Belgian post (not visible on the picture). Such sheetlets were given to the ministers and only printed in a limited edition of 75. Very rare . Catalogue value 37 € (OBP 2019)