This rare first day sheet from Argentina is this month’s prospect. The Salvation Army stamp commemorated the Salvation Army centenary in Argentina, issued 01.12.1990. Very nice and rare presentation sheet. I was able to get an Argentinian friend to buy this for me at an Argentinian auction (mercadolibre.com). I’ve never seen this sheet on Ebay, although I suspect it must have been listed there, as this FD sheet is listed as no. 31.6 in the SA FDC catalogue.
First Flight cover TARAKAN – [Eerste Tarakanvlucht – van Batavia naar Tarakan]. Postmark: Batavia / Tarakan, 11 January 1937 (not FDC). Franked with the Salvation Army child welfare set – issued a month earlier (December 1936). Very pictorial and rare First Flight cover – estimated value £25+
Salvation Army centenary in Norway, 18 February 1988. Standard postmark (Oslo) on nice and unlisted FDC, made by Fritz Neve, a Danish FDC designer. The cachet has the Norwegian crown lion symbol. Not seen before, likely very rare!!
Belgium – Multistamped w/ Salvation Army stamp, dated 22.01.90 (not FDC). Registered cover, locally postmarked in Nameche. Privat letter, multistamped with the Salvation Army Christmas stamp picturing a baryton playing Salvationist. Stanley Gibbons 3005.
Lufthansa First Flight cover Santiago, Chile to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Postmark: Special first flight logo – Santiago de Chile. Lufthansa cachet Erstflug LH 503 – Boeing 747 SL – Sent to Frankfurt, Germany. Stamps: Single Savlation Army 70th anniversary (SG 814)
Artopages sheet with Mounted FDC, mint Plate Blocks, Singles and HANDPAINTED tinting. Note by seller: IT APPEARS THESE WERE COLLECTED BY HELEN BEGLEY OF SAINT LOUIS. NOT SEEN OR RARELY SEEN. GREAT ARTWORK! I Believe the painting was done by the collector and not by the company so MAY BE ONE OF A KIND BECAUSE OF THE HANDPAINTING!
Salvation Army Centenary in New Zealand, issued 02.02.1983. Postmark: Wellington PM. Cachet: Salvationists / flag, similar to SA 5.2a (but different colour). Not seen before with full set of Anniversary stamp set including the Salvation Army stamp (SG 1303).
Salvation Army official Post Office FDCs on Zaire’s traditional Coat of Arms cachet. The stamps commemorated the Salvation Army Centenary in the USA, as well as picturing some local SA work. Strangely, these official PO covers are not often seen on Ebay.
These unlisted Antigua & Barbuda FDCs seem to be made by the “Salvation Army World Services” and 3 SA black & white SA shields are pictured. Not seen been, must be rare! I’ve named them SA 26.3.
The month’s prospect is this rare SA Centenary FDC issued 09.08.1965. Postmarked Durham. Handpainted flagbearer (by – Chalmers/Riches?). Only seen once on Ebay, and to my luck, it was a “buy it now” auction with a bargain price. Cat. value £25 – £35. Rare UK FDCs will often be sold massively above catalogue prices. Estimated value: £80 – 100
Rare gutter pair versions of the Salvation Army 19.6 FDC on a Horn / Cap (Red/Black) cachet. Not seen before with gutter pairs.
This month’s prospect: Rare cover with this stamp set, used on the Swiss Stamps Day in 1958. Italian special postmark: “Giornata del Francobollo” (Stamps day). Cancelled 07.11.1958 (not FDC). Cachet picture: Tag der briefmarke – Giornata del Francobollo. Stamps: The Swiss anniversary set: SG 587 – 590. The Salvation Army bonnet is pictured on the SG 590 and commemorates the SA’s 75th anniversary in Switzerland.