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
Special postmark for the Devonport corps centenary in Australia. Issued 30. oct 1980 (not FDC). Combo stamped with the centenary of the Boy’s brigade stamp (FDC?) & the Salvation Army stamp issed 3 years before.
Premier Field Days, a week after the first day of issue for the Community Welfare set, including the Salvation Army postmark (date: 19.08.1980). Postmarked Gunnedah NSW. Rare cover with pictorial postmark.
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!!!
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.
Volunteer – First Day of Issue Combo – Different Volunteer organizations. Issued 20 April 1983. This is a GillCraft COMBO FDC QW725 cachet. Volunteer – lend a hand stamp and several others, including the Stanley Gibbons 1249. Not seen before, likely a rare cover.
Special cachet issued to the 53. International Automobil “Salon” in Geneve (Salon de l’auto): 08.03.1983 (not FDC). Special postmark (Sonderdatumstempel). The cover has the Salvation Army anniversary stamp of 1982 (SG 1047). Very nice pictorial cachet, not seen before, likely rare with this stamp on.
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