Unlisted FDC, likely very rare! Picture of the Federal Palace of Switzerland – (Swiss Parliament / Bundeshaus) in Bern. Issued: 05.03.1958 with French PM (Berne). Anniversary stamp set 1958 (Werbemarken), including the Salvation Army (bonnet) stamp (SG 590). This particular FDC was a private initiative of a Swiss stampdealer in Lugano. The shop was closed in the sixties, and the stock left untouched until recently, when his grandson discovered these covers. He guessed that only 5 – 10 covers like this are still around.
Rare Swiss Salvation Army FDC from the SA 75th anniversary in Switzerland. Issued 05.03.1958. Postmark: Bern (German text). The cachet pictures the SA stamp and the cover was issued by the National Head Quarter. Very seldom seen!
New Swiss Salvation Army FDC cachet discovered: “After 5 days return to…..”. The Salvation Army stamp was issued to the 75th anniversary of the SA in Switzerland, along with other anniversaries. Issued 05.03.1958, postmark: Bern (German). Stamps: Stanley Gibbons 587 – 590 (SA stamps is no. 590). Unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue, not seen before.
Yay! I just found this on Ebay with no competition on the bidding. A bargain. Must be extremely RARE, only seen once before! It was sold August 2020 in a lot for CA$ 220. Issued by the Brockville stamp Club, Ontario.
Finally! I’ve been looking for this rare Swiss Salvation Army FDC for a long time and it just turned up on Ebay. The SA stamp celebrated SA’s 75th anniversary in Switzerland in 1958. French postmark (catalogue value CHF 70). Globe cachet, extremely rare to see on Ebay or other online auction sites (I’ve actually not seen it before). Estimated value at least £40++
This Swiss centennial FDC was issued 23.08.1982. The cover is quite common with centennial congress cancel. Strangely, it is seldom seen with first day cancel. The cachet depicts typical SA motifs: an outdoor meeting, two soldiers singing and playing guitar and a Christmas kettle. Issued with single Salation Army stamp (SG 1047).
Salvation Army 75th anniversary in Switzerland, issued 05.03.1958. This Holland-America Line FDC is unlisted in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue and has not been observed before. Must be a rare item.
An unlisted Swiss FDC just turned up on Ebay. The cachet pictures the bonnet as on the stamp. The issue commemorated the 75th anniversary for the Salvation Army in Switzerland. The cover is cancelled with French PM. Not seen before. Likely very rare! See also other Swiss FDCs with single stamp.
The Salvation Army celebrated its 75th anniversary in Switzerland 1958 with the characteristic bonnet pictured on the anniversary stamp. The Swiss FDCs of this anniversary serie was mostly issued with set of four different stamps. Here are a collection of cachets with single SA stamp. I just obtained the SA 3.2 with single stamp and have not seen it before.
A Private Espresso cover with the Helping Hands overprint was obtained. Very rare postmark (Ulisba). The cover is Multistamped with 2 x 4 block + 1 Stanley Gibbons 1138 Unwetter in der Switzerland stamp (Helping Hand overprint on SG 1109).
A Swiss multistamped 1982 FDC was just obtained. It has a very rare postmark; from 9105 Schonengrund. The PM seems to be a special tourist PM, with the text: “Ferien Wandern Erholen” (Holiday Hiking). The item is a private and registered cover, possibly unique.
The flood relief extra issue – “Unwetter in der Schweiz” – was overprinted with a Salvation Army logo (Helping Hand). An unlisted Ersttags Sammelblatt was issued and has revently been obtained. Very nice FD sheet.
A variation of the “Unwetter” FDC with Altdorf PM is included (small/wide cover):