SA 2.1 – Netherlands Indies FDC

SA 2.1 – Private Plain FDC

Salvation Army Child welfare stamps. Netherlands Indies (now: Indonesia) was the first country to release charity stamps supporting the Salvation Army in 1932 and this set of 1936. These stamps were sold to the public for an amount which was divided into two portions, one representing postal value which carries the right to service, and the other devoted to the SA. As a result, the SA received a substantial sum for its territorial social endeavours (source: Ken Daws. The world of Salvation Army stamps. Egon Publishers Ltd, 1996). This cover is numbered as SA 2.1 in the SA FDC catalogue and is very seldom seen on online auctions. Actually, I’ve not seen such an item before, a private plain FDC. These were usually registered covers sent abroad. Postmarked in Semarang 01.12.1936.

SA 4.14 – rare US FDC

SA 4.14 – Mather’s Forgery

Salvation Army world centennial, issued 02.07.1965. This cachet is noted in the Mellone catalogue (nr. 29) as a “Mather’s Forgery” cachet. The cover was created by dealer Jerry P. Mather. He made counterfeit covers with phony First Day of Issue postmark, and his covers are really collector rarities now. The cachet has a black Salvation Army Shield and is noted as nr 4.14 in the SA FDC catalogue. The shield is an imitation of the shield on the SA cachet 4.12:  Read more about the FDC dealer here:

1978 – Sweden – New FDCs

Two new Swedish  FDCs was just obtained from a Swedish online auction. Never seen before. The stamps depict evangelical free churces including the Salvation Army. The SA stamp depicts the Stockholm VII Band. These cachets were made by the Swedish Mission Church (Svenska Missionsforbundet). One is their official Cachet, the other is with an imprint of their logo. Unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue . I’ve set the number to SA 9.6 & 9.7. Must be RARE! I’ve also added a plain & registered FDC. It’s very seldom to see private FDC of this issue.

SA 9.6 – Swedish Mission Church
SA 9.7 – Imprint Swedish Mission Church
SA 9.8 – Plain & registered

1977 – Antigua – SA motif

Salvation Army motif  on Antigua stamps & FDC 1977. The Prime minister was previously Salvation Army officer. The stamps & cachet commemorates the 10th Anniversary of statehood – Large cover. The SA stamp is Stanley Gibbons 565 (Prime Minister & former SA officer)

SA 8a – SA motif – Prime minister/SA Officer

1965 – US FDC addons

Several addons exist on US FDCs – SA 4, including a bunch of rather blunt and quite new digitally printed covers with different SA related pictures (“only one made”). The below covers are not been listed in the SA FDC catalogue or local US FDC catalogues (e.g., Mellone), and are likely addons. These addons seem to have been made before the age of the digital printer (if that’s possible)? Some  are real SA logos. Use the contact form if anyone has information about these covers Contact form

SA 4 - Addon - Willilam Booth aquarell
SA 4 - Airmail - SA crown addon
SA 4 - Addon Hope
SA 4 - Addon - Adult Rehabilitation
SA 4 - SA shield
SA 4 - Addon - Emergency Disaster Service
SA 4 - Addon - Cross - Blood & Fire
SA 4 - Addon SA Soldier
SA 4 - Crown
SA 4 - Blood and Fire addon
SA 4 – SA name addon
SA 4 - Marching Soldiers addon
SA 4 - SA Shield - addon?

1965 – UK handpainted FDC

SA 5 – Handpainter – ref. cover

Handpainted Salvation Army FDC sold on Ebay June 2023. NB! Reference cover – not in mye collection. NB! Handpainting is similar to the 1sh and 6 pence stamp. From the time of issue or add-on? Cancelled in Walthamstow, unknown artist .