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.
SA 75th anniversary in Switzerland, various anniversaries, cancelled 20.10.1958 (not FDC) in Schwarzenberg (Luzern). Cover SA 3.11 cachet (Bonnet) used later. Stamp: Single SA stamps SG 590.
LOVE – First Day of Issue Combo – issued 26 Jan 1973, Philidelphia PM on official PO LOVE cachet. Love stamp & combo with several other stamps, including the Stanley Gibbons 1249
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.
Saluting WWI Veterans – combo cover including the Salvation Army stamp of 1965. Issued: 26.08.1985 and postmarked in Milwaukee. FDC for the WWI Veteran stamp. Remark: Likely a rare combo.
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
Milwaukee Philatelic center multistamped cover, with WW I veterans, Red Cross and the Salvation Army stamp of 1965. Issued 26 Aug 1965 (not FDC). A very pictorial and nice cover.
First Flight cover TARAKAN – [Eerste Tarakanvlucht – van Batavia naar Tarakan]. Postmark: Batavia / Tarakan, 11 January 1937 (not FDC). Franked with the Salvation Army child welfare set – issued a month earlier (December 1936). Very pictorial and rare First Flight cover – estimated value £25+
Christmas 2011 – Scarborough Citadel 130th Anniversary w/ miniature sheet, issued 08.11.2011 (First day of issues for the sheet). Postmark: Crest – Scarborough Citadel Corps 130th Anniversary logo on Scarborough Citadel special sachet (Bradbury design). Note: Extremely rare, stated to be only 10 Miniature Sheets issued with this cachet design. NB! Reference cover – not in my collection.
Belgium – Multistamped w/ Salvation Army stamp, dated 22.01.90 (not FDC). Registered cover, locally postmarked in Nameche. Privat letter, multistamped with the Salvation Army Christmas stamp picturing a baryton playing Salvationist. Stanley Gibbons 3005.
Lufthansa First Flight cover Santiago, Chile to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Postmark: Special first flight logo – Santiago de Chile. Lufthansa cachet Erstflug LH 503 – Boeing 747 SL – Sent to Frankfurt, Germany. Stamps: Single Savlation Army 70th anniversary (SG 814)