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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:  https://www.ronnei.com/fdcM33.html

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?

SA 4 – US Maul handpainted FDC

SA 4.66 – Jesus – reference cover

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.

1965 – US – Ben Kraft FDC

SA 4 – Handpainted Ben Kraft

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)

SA 4.59 – US – SA flag

SA 4.59 – Maxicard SA Flag

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”.

SA 4.58 – US – The Army mother

SA 4.58 – Maxicard Cathrine Booth

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”