Another interesting cinderella find to day is this little 12 page book (it measures 4 x 5.25 inches) published by the Sally Anne. It is dated 1926 on inside front cover with the name Mrs. Merryweather, Carleton St. Fredericton written there.
It is a history of the Salvation Army written for children, and there are spaces for the kiddies to stick 36 stamps. Unfortunately there are only 7 stuck in the book, so someone wasn't trying very hard!
An inside spread
And the labels present.
The Salvation Army Band
The Orphan Asylum at Clapton, London. edit- On re-reading the passage, the centre of this building was an open court, which was later roofed over and seated, becoming what was known as the Congress Hall. I didn't see the name over the portico on the stamp until looking at it online.
The founders second daughter, Miss Emma Booth
Slum work by the Cellar, Garret and Gutter Brigade
Captain Florence Soper (I love a woman in uniform!)
The founder, General William Booth, traveled extensively around the world. Children were his 'Young Soldiers'. Here we see him 'speaking to and blessing an Indian Junior.'
The General was 'promoted to Glory on August 20, 1912'. Quite a euphemism! On August 21, William Bramwell Booth was appointed the second General of the Army. No sense waiting around.
Here is the new General's wife, Mrs. General Booth (really, that's what they call her - no name of her own).
Very pretty labels, really. Now I'll have to be on the look out for the other 29.