1982 – UK Christmas FDC w/ SA PM

1982 – Christmas FDC – SA Leicester PM

The Leicester corps issued a special postmark to the Christmas 1982 issue, possibly celebrating their centenary anniversary (?). Bradbury worked out a special cachet in a limited edition , but the postmark was also used on other cachets like this shephard FDC made by Stuart.  The cat. value: is £8 (BFDC), but it has been seen sold for £25 and is probably very RARE!

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 frontside
SA 53 - Presentation folder - inside info
SA 53 - Presentation folder w/ souvenir sheet

SA 19A.2b – Singapore signed FDC

SA 19A.2b – SA HQ numbered & signed!!!

This month’s prospect is a RARE Singapore FDC. One of the stamps in the National Monuments set of 1984, the 10c stamp, depicted the House of Tan Yeok Nee, the Salvation Army HQ in Singapore. The cover was issued by the Salvation Army HQ and a few were signed the day before (!!!) the issue date by the commanding officer, with a occasion specific slogan PM. The signed & numbered cover was issued in a very limited edition, possible up to 100 covers (I’ve only seen to no. 26). This is no. 1 !!!!

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)

UK – 2001 Christmas Meter Mark

1987 – Carols at Christmas

During the 80’ties, the SA issued some special “Carols at Christmas” covers. I’ve seen carols at Christmas covers up to 1993, see 1987 cover on the right. In the 90’ties , the practice discontinued and the use of the Salvation Army meter mark seems to have substituted it. The below Christmas FDC was issued in 2001, the latest date with Christmas Meter mark I’ve seen up to now.

2001 – Christmas FDC w/ SA slogan PM