Tag Archives: US Salvation Army FDC

SA 4.28 – US Maul FDC

Salvation Army world centennial, handpainted Lassie/flag by Herman Maul.

SA 4.28 – Lassie

Noted as a RARE FDC in the SA FDC catalogue! Add-on, but because it is registered in the SA FDC catalogue, it is likely from the time of issue. Made by a well-known cachet painter. Seen only a couple of times on Ebay. Estimated value $30+

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”

SA 4 – US – Unlisted FDC – soldiers

SA 4 – Soldiers – Unlisted cover

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

SA 4.83 – Unlisted US FDC

SA 4.83 – Reverend William Booth

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.