Category Archives: Salvation Army special covers

1980 – Australia – Postal history sheet

1983 – SA centanary w/ unrelated sheet

Centenary cachet with an unrelated souvenir sheet. Date: 29.09.1980,  which is first day of issue for the sheet. Postmark: Berringama. likely a local connoisseur.  Stamps: Australian Postal History – souvenir sheet – Sg: AU MS757. Remark: Likely a rare or unique cover as a first day of issue cover for this souvenir sheet!!!

US combo cover

Official PO – multistamped w/ SA stamp

This months prospect is a multistamped volunteer FDC. Few  multistamped volunteer – lend a hand First Day of Issue covers exist, with the Salvation Army stamp attached. This is a special rare combo with different Volunteer organization stamps. Issued 20 April 1983 (FDC for the volunteer stamp). An SA officer can be seen on the picture at the left.

1981 – South Africa – Cottrill

1981 – Commissioner Cottrill

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