Category Archives: Salvation Army stamps

SA 14 – Zaire – Proof sheet

SA 14 – Zaire 1980 – PROOF sheet

The Zaire 1980 Salvation Army stamps were released to celebrate the Salvation Army Centenary in the USA. Recently, a sheet of proof stamps including the complete set and the minisheet of General and Mrs. Brown was found on eBay. Although imperforated versions of each stamp have been seen before, this particular arrangement is unfamiliar. It is unclear whether these are post office proofs or a different type of print. If anyone has information regarding this, kindly get in touch through my “contact me” site.

1980 – Australia – Info sheet & photo

1980 – Info sheet with photos

Text: “The photo shows Captain Wendy Oliver and Captain Russell Adams who were serving at the Melbourne Courts. The photo were taken in the back streets of Collingwood. The large color photo show the final design of the Salvation Army centenary stamp, designed by John Spatchurst.” Signed by the designer and the officers.

These two Netherlands Christmas stamp sheet were issued by the capital city postal group in 1992. They were used for a national Christmas card and stamp campaign, intended as support for the Salvation Army. The franking amount was 50 cents per stamp. I have not seen these on any covers and I’m not aware of whether there was an official first day of issue.

1992 - Netherlands Christmas sheet I
1992 - Netherlands Christmas sheet

1958 – US celebrates Swiss SA stamp

1958 – Us philatelist celebrates the Swiss SA stamp

“Switzerland honors the Salvation Army”. A US Philatelist celebrated the Swiss Salvation Army stamp of 1958 – A memento of the Salvation Army Annual Association. Compliments from Cincinnati Philatelist R. Hoffman. Evidently, US Philatelists (and salvationists?) were aware of the Swiss SA issue in 1958, which explains the country combo with the Swiss and the US SA stamp of 1965.

SA 53 – Greenland 2019 presentation folder

The Salvation Army in Greenland was the beneficiary of the 2019 additional-value stamp. The social cause supported was the SA homeless shelter in Nuuk; “William’s cafe”. The forerunner in 2012 was a soup kitchen which provided hot meals, but soon it grew out of its its and was moved to bigger premises at 47 HJ Rinksvej in Nuuk. The presentation folder of the issue, which also included the souvenir sheet, is written in Danish, English and German.

SA 53 - Presentation folder
SA 53 - Presentation folder p.2
SA 53 - Presentation folder p. 3

SA 30 – Belgium dieproof

SA 30 – Minister Proof Sheetlet

This month’s prospect is the Belgium dieproof of the Salvation Army centenary stamp issued in November 1989. The sheetlet is the officiel minister dieproof in black with the dry cancel of the Belgian post (not visible on the picture). Such sheetlets were given to the ministers and only printed in a limited edition of 75. Very rare . Catalogue value 37 € (OBP 2019)