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
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
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).