Christmas 2011 – Scarborough Citadel 130th Anniversary w/ miniature sheet, issued 08.11.2011 (First day of issues for the sheet). Postmark: Crest – Scarborough Citadel Corps 130th Anniversary logo on Scarborough Citadel special sachet (Bradbury design). Note: Extremely rare, stated to be only 10 Miniature Sheets issued with this cachet design. Estimated value: £95 (Brian Reeve) – sold for £160 on an UK stamp auction. NB! Reference cover – not in my collection.
1962 – Chile – Official Salvation Army cover (Ejercito de Salvacion”. Sent to Switzerland. Nicely franked. Sent from the Salvation Army Social services in Santiago – Chile (see backside).
Nice Netherlands Antilles – Seamen’s Welfare cachet, issued 16.07.52, which was First day of issue for the stamp set (Seaman’s Pension Fund set, Stanley Gibbons 336 – 340). Postmarked in Curacao – Willemstad. The cachet has the logo of the Salvation Army’s Seamen’s home in Curacao.
Very pictorial Swiss cover on a Fete des communes cachet, i.e. Town feasts in the district of Jura Bernese, 03. – 12. September 1982. Issued 11.09.1982 (not FDC). Postmarked with the Bureau de Poste Automobile cancel (Post Office Bus). Cachet: Fete des communes logo, with the Salvation Army Centenary stamp of 1982 (SG 1047).
Stamps Day 1958. A very pictorial cover issued 07.11.1958 with Italian postmark and a special cancel – Giornata del Francobollo (stamps day). Cachet: Tag der briefmarke – Giornata del Francobollo. Single Salvation Army stamp SG 590 . Has been seen before with anniversary set but not with single stamp.
Goodwill Centenary with the special goodwill logo on the cover. This cover is very seldom seen with full set of Industry year stamps. With only one stamp it is more common. The picture was just discovered on a UK FDC seller’s site. Very high catalogue value with full set: £150 in the BFDC Bradbury 2018 catalogue. NB! Reference cover, not in my collection.
Christmas 1982 – Leicester region issued 17.11.1982, which was First Day cancel for the stamp set. Postmarked with a special Salvation Army logo – Leicester region. LFDC no. 22 – Salvation Army Crest (AG Bradbury design). The cover was issued in a limited edition of 1000. Of these, only 100 (no 51 to 150) were allocated for signature by William Booth’s granddaughter: Cathrine Bramwell Booth. Cat. value: £25 (BFDC) without the signature. Estimated value £50 +
Nice cover sponsored by the Cheyenne Philatelic Society commemorating 75 yrs of Wyoming Statehood & Cheyenne Frontier Days. Issued 30 July 2965. With extra slogan postmark: Cheyenne Frontier Day on Salvation Army stamp of 1965. Illustrative cover!!
Cape Canaveral cachet & postmark with Salvation Army stamp. Cape Canaveral is part of a region known as the Space Coast, and is the site of the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Since many U.S. spacecraft have been launched from both the station and the Kennedy Space Center on adjacent Merritt Island, the two are sometimes conflated with each other. The cachet pictures a rocket in orbit
This is an Interpex cachet – used at the United stamps exhibition, 04 July 1965. It has the Salvation Army stamp on it, but sadly, it is not an FDC as the stamp was issued only two days earlier. There is also a cindarella stamp “Fight Communism” attached on it (this was some years after the McCarthy period).
The Catskill Mountain House, which opened in 1824, was a famous hotel near Palenville, New York, and in the Catskill Mountains overlooking the Hudson River Valley. In its prime, from the 1850s to the turn of the century, it was visited by three U.S. presidents (U.S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, and Theodore Roosevelt) and the power elite of the day. In the 1960s it must have been used as a Summer School Facility. The cachet showcase the facility and has the Salvation Army stamp from 1965 on it (not FDC).
Handpainted Helping Hands motif on Christmas FDC – Painted on a 1965 Salvation Army FDC. Date: Double dated: 18 Oct 1990 & 02 July 1965. The Helping Hands motif has also been issued on other Salvation Army FDCs, see for example the Helping Hands logo on a Swiss SA FDC (SA 17.2). The artist is Wildermuth (his cachets are quite popular).