Category Archives: Salvation Army special covers

1984 – Christ – Hope of the world

In 1984 the Salvation Army reaffirmed the Gospel of Christ and chose the slogan: “Christ – Hope of the world”. The logo was also pictured on a cachet issued by Historic Relics. In addition to a UK issue, at least two other regions/countries (Isle of Man and Zaire!!) issued the cachet with related Salvation Army stamps.

1984 - Hope of the world
1984 - Hope of the world
1984 - The SA reaffirms the Gospel

UK Kinnon covers

2016 – QE 90th Birthday – set

Kinnon covers  have recently issued quite a few new UK covers with SA motifs. Some of them seem to be FDCs, for example covers issued at the Queen’s 90th birthday.

In 2018 he issued some covers with Royal Air Force stamps. They picture and commemorate SA Mobile Canteens.

2018 – RAF & SA Canteens

1988 – UK – Ealing Corps Centenary

1988 – Christmas FDC – Ealing Centenary

This UK Christmas FDC was issued in 1988 and is a special SA cachet to commemorate the Ealing Corps Centenary. It has the full Christmas stamp set on it and is cancelled at the Philatelic counter London EC1 (Post Office next to the SA International HQ).  The cover has also been issued with fewer stamps. An extra handstamp “Ealing Citadel PM, Leeland Road” is also added. An experienced UK FDC dealer remarked: “Very Scarce Cover Design. Not seen before! Pristine condition”. High estimated value due to its scarcity (£75 +).

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.