Salvation Army world centennial in 1965. Handpainted cachet picturing Jesus. Made by the renown cachet artist Herman Maul. He signed his cachet with “handdrawn” and year of issue (on the backside). I’ve seen this cachet only once on Ebay. Likely a very rare cover. Sold for $73 on July 2022. NB! Reference cover – not in my collection.
Salvation Army world centennial, handpainted Lassie/flag by Herman Maul.
Noted as a RARE FDC in the SA FDC catalogue! Handpainted from the time of issue, made by a well-known cachet painter (HR Maul) and noted in the Mellone FDC catalogue as no 22 for this issue. Seen only a couple of times on Ebay. Estimated value $30+
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 world centennial July 1965. This multistamped combo is likely a rare cover, I have not seen this combo before. The stamps picture voluntary organizations, for example Scouts & Red Cross plus the Salvation Army. William Booth / medal (Artcraft M#3) cachet.
A “new” Ben Kraft handpainted cachet turned up on Ebay, picturing an eagle. Text: 1865 – 1965 – 100th anniversary”, the century anniversary for the International Salvation Army. Unlisted in the SA FDC catalogue, has not been seen before. This is likely an “add-on” cachet, handpainted after the original issue. Such cachets are usually done in small quantities and thus are really quite scarce! Ben Kraft was a well-known add-on painter and auction prices can be quite high! (Source: US FDC seller dwa7)
This Salvation Army Maxicard picturing the SA flag just arrived. An old (US?) version of the Salvation Army Crest is also pictures in white inside the red color of the flag. Single (Stanley Gibbons 1249) SA stamp with PM2 – New York. Rare maxicard – I’ve only seen it once on Ebay. It is marked with “PF 8, Atlanta”.
This nice Maxicard picturing Cathrine Booth – The Army mother, has just arrived. Rare – I’ve only seen it once on Ebay. The Army mother cited in “Cathrine-Booth” by Booth-Tucker: “Let us ask ourselves not how little, but how much we can possibly spare for the glory of Him who, though He was rich, yet for our sakes became poor, that we through His poverty might be made rich and thus prove that we love in deed and not in word only”
This handpainted Richie Rich cover was just sold on Ebay for $73. Must be a rare cover. NB! This is a reference cover, not in my collection. Illustrative handpainting!!
Two United States Salvation Army maxicards with first day cancel were just observed on Ebay. I have not seen these maxicards for sale before, but they are listed in the SA FDC catalogue as SA 4.58 (Cathrine Booth) and SA 4.59 (Salvation Army Flag). Pictorial items, likely very RARE!!!
Salvation Army world centennial, the stamp was issued 02.07.1965. Postmark: New York (PM1). The cachet/card pictures the US congress and is unlisted in the Salvation Army FDC catalogue. Very rare, not seen before with this color (pink/red color has been observed before).
Salvation Army world centennial celebrated on an unlisted US FDC. Text: A century of Service to God and man. The cachet pictures two soldiers. Stamp: single Stanley Gibbons 1249. Must be rare, I have not seen it before. The picture seems to be a simple imitation of that seen on the centenary coin issued to the same anniversary. See picture of it on this cover. or on the SA_4.20 cover
This cachet pictures William Booth – Founder & First general of the Salvation Army. The picture is a copy of a picture from an early 1900s UK postcard commemorating William Booth, who died in 1912. Unknown cachet maker, possibly “Freemason”? The cover is numbered SA 4.83 in the Salvation Amry FDC catalogue. It must be very rare, I’ve not seen this on Ebay or elsewhere before.