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!
The Salvation Army world centenary was commemorated on a set of Jamaica stamps 1965, issued 23 Aug 1965. This unusual private FDC was cancelled at the Montego Bay post office; a very unusual PM. Registered & nice cover.
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.
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 !!!!
Nice US cover commemorating the First Unmanned flight of Apollo, February 1966. The Atlantic Fleet – US Navy Recovery Force print is added on. Postmarked on the USS Kaskaskia and has the Salvation Army stamp from 1965 (Scott 1267).
A multistamped “Hope for the crippled” FDC was just seen on Ebay. It is a private, possibly unique cover. Lots of stamps on it, with the Salvation Army stamp (Scott 1267) in the middle. The price went high and unfortunately it’s not in my collection; this is only for reference
A rare Christmas FDC (?) with a Salvation Army motif was just obtained. The Jackson Stamp Club issued a cover before Christmas 1963 with a female soldier, the Red Shield in the back and the text: Share with others. I’ve only seen this cachet once before.
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)
An FDC with St. Sanctain’s PM and single stamp was just obtained. The FDC is numbered SA 19.1b in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue when it has set of stamp, but I’ve not seen it with single stamp before. Likely a rare item.
The Salvation Army in Denmark celebrated their 80th Anniversary in 1967. The Post authority issued an anniversary stamp with an added value to be given to the Army. Povl Christensen designed the stamp. Here is an unlisted FDC postcard with info about the stamp on the backside.
Rare cover with the 100th Birthday Catherine B. Booth PM. Issued 20.07.1983 (not FDC).
The cachet is seldom seen, marked with Ramsey Philatelic Services nr. 156 and pictures hands folded in prayer. Single Isle of Man – William Booth stamp.
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.