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
SA 35.1 – Faces of Australia
Faces of Australia FDC, issued 01.01.2000, with bottom strip of the full sheet with five stamps, including the Salvation Army stamp (Stanley Gibbons 1946). Pictorial Postmark – Canberra Parliament House. Very rare with local, pictorial postmark!!
SA 15 – Australia – Airmail FDC
Salvation Army in the Community welfare set issued 11.08.1980. Private – Airmail cover with stamp set of four (Stanley Gibbons 747 – 751). This set is rarely seen on plain FDCs.
Sa 28.1 – Finland FDC
Centenary of the Salvation Army in Finland, 06.02.1989 with local Turku postmark and PAIR of the stamp – SG 1167. Never seen with local PM or pair before. Likely very rare!
1980 – Australia – Postal history sheet
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!!!
US combo cover
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.
1949 – Finland – Official SA cover
Official Salvation Army cover from the Finnish SA Headquarter. The Finnish name on the SA is “Palastusarmeija”. Dated 25.02.1949 and cancelled in Helsingfors. Sent to Brigadier Bartlett stationed on the “Booth Memorial Home and Hospital” in Cleveland, Ohio, US.
1958 – Switzerland – Schwarzenberg PM
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.
SA 5 – UK – Handpainted Hull
Handpainted UK cover, likely unique, not seen before. No artist signature. Salvation Army Band / Open air meeting. Postmarked in Hull, Yorkshire. The stamps were issued to the international SA Centenary , issued 09.08.1965. Obtained on Ebay, estimated £25+
US – 1973 – Love Combo
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
SA 31.5 – Argentina PO bulletin
Salvation Army centenary in Argentina, issued 01.12.1990 and postmarked Buenos Aires. Post Office Bulletin folder. Stamps: Set of two – Stanley Gibbons 2227 – 2228. Limited edition – 5000 issued. Size: 305 – 150 mm (folded: 102 x 150 mm). See frontside at the left.
SA 5 – UK Tower of London
Tower of London cachet with a single Salvation Army stamp (Single SG 665) commemorating the SA Centenary in the UK (and the world). Remark: Reference cover – not in my collection. RARE cover, I have not seen this on Ebay.