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Questions on Salvation Army memorabilia and artifacts and sources and collecting of same. Also questions on The Salvation Army`s history from 1865 to date.

Experience in the area

I have been a collector for almost 20 years


Salvation Army Philatelic Circle (H.L.M.)


S.A. Philatelic Journal. Christian Mission Journal.

What do you like about this subject?

It provides a fascinating insight not only into the development of the Salvation Army around the world, but also into the social history of many countries

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

My main objective as far as possible, is to direct Salvation Army memorabilia and artifacts into the hands of dedicated collectors so that they may be preserved for the benefit of all.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Did you know for example that the Salvation Army were the first to introduce Labour Exchanges in the UK, and that apart from the government, the Salvation Army is the biggest provider of social services in the UK.

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Recent Answers from David Miller

2014-04-01 Painting:

Wiktor Tiberg created several works of art related to the Salvation Army, including several portraits of senior officers. He was himself a Salvation Army Soldier and a fine musician. It is not unusual

2009-07-20 Street organ:

Hi,    Thanks for your question. It is difficult to answer without at least seeing some pics of the street organ, if you would care to post some or send them direct to me at

2007-06-06 book value:

Hi Margaret,  Thanks for your question. The book certainly is of some value, how much is very dependant on condition. It was published during the Generalship of Bramwell Booth, the eldest son of the Founder

2006-10-19 Salvation Army Wood Chairs:

Hi Tina,  What a great find you have there! Red Shield was a term used for the services provided by the Salvation Army to troops during WWII, so it would be reasonable to assume that the chairs came from

2006-04-19 Thomas E. Moore:

Hi Beth,  This is a tough one! Even with official sources I am afraid I have drawn a blank. However I have been in contact with a SA historian who is researching the same subject and he would be pleased


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