Category Archives: Salvation Army special covers

UK – Salvation Army slogan PM – update

I’ve obtained a few more of the Salvation Army meter mark covers. The international HQ  used this meter mark as an addon on quite a few Christmas FDCs. The local post office next to the HQ is London E.C. which is the PM used on the meter mark.

1992 - PO Christmas FDC w/ SA slogan PM
1994 - Christmas FDC w/ SA slogan PM
1994 - Christmas - SA PM & meter mark
1995 - Christmas FDC w/ SA slogan PM
1996 - Christmas FDC w/ SA slogan PM
1997 - Christmas FDC w/ SA slogan PM
1998 - Christmas FDC w/ SA automat PM
1999 - Christians' tale FDC - SA slogan PM
2001 - Christmas FDC w/ SA slogan PM

2016 – Commencement in China

The Salvation Army’s ministry opened in mainland China in 1916 and quickly expanded across the northern and eastern provinces until 1949, when it withdrew from the mainland.  Ministry and social services were retained in Hong Kong. In 1985, at the invitation of the Yunnan Provincial Government, the SA provided disaster relief and recovery in mainland China. This opened the door to further collaborations and partnerships which resulted in a wide geographical distribution of service and a greater recognition of the organization’s presence. The below cover was issued at the 100th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Salvation Army in China. Very limited edition, made by Kinnon Covers.

2016 – Anniversary of the Commencement

Salvation Army Scout covers

A few countries have issued Salvation Army scout covers. I have now listed those I have collected here, see also the menu. It is mostly Norway and Sweden who have the tradition of making a special PM to the national scout camps. The catalogue numbers refers to ArGe Pfadfinder’s catalogue about European scout covers and postmarks. The below cover is the first registered Norwegian scout PM; issued at the “Concordia” international girls’ guide camp in 1954.

N-023 – SA guides world camp – Concordia