This is an Interpex cachet – used at the United stamps exhibition, 04 July 1965. It has the Salvation Army stamp on it, but sadly, it is not an FDC as the stamp was issued only two days earlier. There is also a cindarella stamp “Fight Communism” attached on it (this was some years after the McCarthy period).
The Catskill Mountain House, which opened in 1824, was a famous hotel near Palenville, New York, and in the Catskill Mountains overlooking the Hudson River Valley. In its prime, from the 1850s to the turn of the century, it was visited by three U.S. presidents (U.S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, and Theodore Roosevelt) and the power elite of the day. In the 1960s it must have been used as a Summer School Facility. The cachet showcase the facility and has the Salvation Army stamp from 1965 on it (not FDC).
125th Anniversary of the SA in the Netherlands was celebrated in 2012. Here is a very pictorial poster card with the anniversary stamps. It is not an FDC, it was cancelled 19 March 2012 – the First day of issue was 27 February 2012. The card has the text: “A man may be down – but he’s never out!” – The poster seems to have been used in a home service fund campaign in 1919.
Christmas 2011 FDC – KJV (King James Bible) with Scarborough Citadel 130th Anniversary Postmark (Salvation Army Crest – special 130th Anniversary logo). Pictorial cover with Souvenir sheet postmark. Cat value £ 10 (BFDC).
Pope Paul John II visited Africa (Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Kenya and Morocco) in August 1985. The shown cachet is very rare, not seen before, and shows the Pope / Il Papa meeting Presidente Sese-Seko Mobutu on Kinshasa Airport. It has one of the Zaire Salvation Army stamps from the 1980 set added (SG 1008). The cachet was produced by the Italian cachet maker “Tre Stella”.
Rare photos of Salvation Army missionaries with the Netherlands Salvation Army Centenary stamps. I’ve not seen these before. They are not FDCs but still very interesting SA philatelic items.
Salvation Army postmark on London Souvenir sheet FDC, issued 07.05.1980. The postmark is a centenary logo for the Belfast Centenary 1880 – 1980, here used on a Cotswold cover. Cat. value: (BFDC) £15
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.
This Danish Christmas cover was issued in 1998 and the stamps were cancelled in Copenhagen. It pictures some singing salvationists with a Chrismas Kettle. The Salvation Army Centenary stamp of 1989 was added.
This 100 Jahre Zuri-tram cover was used with another stamp in the anniversary serie: the 100 Jahre Zuricher Strassenbahn stamp. The shown cover does not not FD cancel and has the Salvation Army centenary stamp SG 1047 on it. It’s very rare to see this tram cover with Salvation Army stamp. I doubt that an FDC with this combination exists.
A Swiss Maxicard of William Booth was obtained. Issued to the Jubileum Congress, held 25 – 26 September 1982, a month after the issue of the Salvation Army centenary stamp. Thus, it has not first day of issue cancel. Rare and nice Maxicard, seldom seen for sale, likely issued in limited edition.
A new UK Christmas FDC 1998 was just observed, issued: 02.11.1998 (First Day for the stamp set). It had Salvation Army logo on automat PM and very rare postmark: Holy Island Berwick on Tweed. The text on the automat PM is the SA logo for that period: “For God’s sake still caring – at work in over 90 countries”.