Category Archives: Salvation Army special covers

1988 – RARE country combo

1988 – Rokne Country Combo – Ref. cover

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!!!

1971 – US – Care FDC combo

1971 – Care FDC w/ SA stamp

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.

2019 – UK – Queen Victoria w/ WB picture

2019 – Bradbury cover w/ William Booth picture

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.

1982 – UK Christmas FDC w/ SA PM

1982 – Christmas FDC – SA Leicester PM

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!

SA 30 – Belgium dieproof

SA 30 – Minister Proof Sheetlet

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)