“Year of Volunteers 2001” stamp sheet, issued by Australia Post, features ten 45c stamps, notable for their lower postage value compared to the sales price. The set was made available to charities at AU$12, with the intention of selling them to the public at AU$16, resulting in a AU$4 contribution per sheet to the designated charity . The sheet included an image of a Salvationist, though the specific identity of the individual is unknown. Limited edition (Source: SAPCJ 2002, 42: 668). There is no confirmed date of issue, and I’m not aware of any letters affixed with these stamps.
The Salvation Army was honored with a centenary stamp i 1982. This spesial Punkeydoodle cover was cancelled on the second day of issue. Punkeydoodles Corners is an hamlet in southwestern Ontario, in Canada, known for its strange name. The cover seems to be a standard cover from their post office or town center.
Jackson Stamp Club – Sharing with others. This stamp club cover has been observed from some years before the SA stamp was issued. Here it is cancelled in November 1965 with the SA stamp (not FDC). Nice cover!
Postal card with National Salvation Army week meter mark, cancelled 20 May 1957 in Dover, US. Very neat card with unusually clear SA meter mark.
WWI Salvation Army cover – From Bramshott Camp UK to the USA. WWI covers are rare. This was sent in the last months of the war, 17 May 1918, it ended in November that year. Pictorial cachet with Canadian flag on Salvation Army “On active service” cover. Text: The Salvation Army with His Majesty’s Canadian Forces. Without stamp.
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.
A Salvation Army 75th anniversary in Switzerland cover with special Christmas postmark Bethlehem. The FDC version of this cover is numbered SA 35.9. The cachet was issued by the National Headquarter, but this cachet has not the NHQ print, unlike the FDC. Remark: Rare cover with unusual postmark. See other cover with similar 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.
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.