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Postage stamps, booklets, flight, censored and maritime mail and philatelic covers of Haiti for sale.
There is a study circle devoted to Haiti philately based in the U.S.A. Their website is at http://www.haitiphilately.org
There is also a good commercial site offering Haiti collectables at http://www.thehaiticollector.com/The_Haiti_Collector/The_Haiti_Collector_Home_Page.htm
The best handbook on Haiti philately is La Timbrologie Haitienne 1881-1954 - which was written by Leon Montes and published by Henri Deschamps in Port-au-Prince in 1954. The book is written in French, is 205 pages in length, and lists many errors and varieties not found in other catalogues, measurements of the various overprint settings, (in many cases) quantities printed and provides a number of photographic illustrations. (Info courtesy of Bill Matthews). The series of articles by Hennan on postal history of Haiti published in the A.P.S. is worth reading but hard to obtain now. Bibliography of Haiti philately is included at foot of this page.
For postal history on the 1949 Haiti issues Scott CB3-CB8 and CB7A, CB8A which deal with Sanatorium/Malaria. Images of these stamps are at: http://www.malariastamps.com/Haiti_CB3_CB8.asp
|1780 Haiti cover with fine 'LACQUEMEL' (Jacmel) curved strike in brownish black.|
Manuscript 1½ E(scalines) rate. Fine.
|1781 (circa) Haiti cover with fine small 'CAP' |
Rated '1E½' and '2E'
|1790 (19 Sep) EL from Cap Haitien to Bordeaux|
with good oval 'COLONIES PAR LA FLOTTE' h/s (Salles 14).
|1863 (27 Feb) boxed 'GB 1F60c' accountancy h/s on EL from Haiti to Bordeaux.|
Boxed LIVERPOOL SHIP ds and circular 'SHIP LETTER LONDON' ds on reverse. Endorsed 'Par Vapour Askalon via Liverpool.
The 1857 Convention stated that the 1F60c bulk 1oz rate applied to both packet and ship letters. Hence on this single rate letter the UK claimed 4d, being ¼ of 1F60c and the French another 4 decimes inland, making 8 decimes in all due from the recipient.
|1869 (17 Feb) boxed 'GB 1F60c' accountancy h/s on EL from Haiti to Bordeaux.|
Boxed LIVERPOOL SHIP ds and circular 'SHIP LETTER LONDON' ds on reverse. Fine.
|1877 (10 Nov) EL from Gonaives to St Thomas|
with GB 4d sage green plate 15 tied by 'E53' obliterator (SG Z45). Fine PORT AU PRINCE A NO 10 77 cds at left. St Thomas cds on reverse.
Rare inter island mail.
|1886 (16 Mar) Haiti postal stationery formular card used to Paris|
with 3c tied by PORT AU PRINCE cds. Small punch hole at right. Clean.
|1888 Haiti postal stationery formular card|
(H/G 9) with 3c stamp for foreign use, fine unused.
|1889 Haiti postal stationery formular card|
(H/G 10) with 2c stamp for use to other Caribbean islands, fine unused.
|1889 Haiti postal stationery formular card|
(H/G 10) with 1c stamp for inland use, fine unused.
Printed on lighter colour stock in a paler shade of brown.
|1890 Haiti postal stationery formular card|
(H/G 11) with 1c stamp affixed for inland use, fine unused.
|1891 Haiti postal stationery formular card|
(H/G 12) without stamp, tine corner chip, unused.
|1933 small PAQUEBOT h/s applied at Santo Domingo, Haiti|
(Hoskings 2498) also s/l 'S/S BORINQUEN' ship mark. Fine apart from perf toning to stamps.
Very scarce - only recorded in 1933. Ex Hoskings.
|1941 'Le Cafe d'Haiti est le meilleur. Haitian coffee is the best' slogan h/s on cover to U.S.A.|
HAITI PHILATELIC BIBLIOGRAPHY (Courtesy of Bill Matthews)
American Philatelic Congress volumes
1943 "Congress Book" - vol 9 - pp 51-57 - "The Rarest Stamp of Haiti - Its History and Legal Status", Leon Montes
1949 "Congress Book" - vol 15 - pp 87-89 - "Haiti: Issue of 1887", Dr. C. W. Hennan
1966 "Congress Book" - vol 32 - pp 117-132 - "The 1914 Stolen Issue of Haiti", F. Burton Sellers, FRPSL
1984 "Congress Book" - vol 50 - pp 104-128 - "Salomon of Haiti and His Philatelic Legacy", F. Burton Sellers
1985 "Congress Book" - vol 51 - pp 107-116- "Haiti: The Liberty Heads - Plate Reconstruction of the 2 Centime Re-engraved Stamp of 1886", Carroll Lloyd
1986 "Congress Book" - vol 52 - pp 35-50 - "Haiti: Counterfeits and Forgeries of the Liberty Head Issues", F. Burton Sellers
1988 "Congress Book" - vol 54 - pp 135-154 - "Haiti Definitive Issue of 1933", F. Burton Sellers
1989 "Congress Book" - vol 55 - pp 61-66 - "Epilogue to Haiti "Hard Money" Issue of 1906", F. Burton Sellers
1990 "Congress Book" - vol 56 - pp 79-90 - "Plating the 1896 Line Engraved Issues of Haiti: An Introduction", Peter C. Jeannopoulos
1991 "Congress Book" - vol 57 - pp 17-26 - "Haiti 1924 Definitive Issue", F. Burton Sellers
1991 "Congress Book" - vol 57 - pp 81-98 - "Haiti: The 1891 "Ten Master" Proof Sheet", Peter C. Jeannopoulos
1992"Congress Book" - vol 58 - pp 51-76 - "Caribbean Purser Mail of the Hamburg-America Packet Line", Roger G. Schnell (note: Article includes information regarding Haiti-related operations but is not exclusively devoted to Haiti) 1992 "Congress Book" - vol 58 - pp 77-88 - "The Cap-Haitien Provisional Marking of 1889", L. Wallace Dean III 1993 "Congress Book" - vol 59 - pp 83-100 - "The Formula Cards of Haiti", Carroll Lloyd
1996 "Congress Book" - vol 62 - pp 57-105- "Haiti Five Postage Due Stamp Issues and Their Usage", F. Burton Sellers
2001 "Congress Book" - vol 67 - pp 165-186 - "Nord Alexis and Haiti 1906 Issue", F. Burton Sellers
2003 "Congress Book" - vol 69 - pp 41-60 - "Haiti Handstamped Revenue Paper (1811-1936), with Additional Observations on Its Printed Fiscal Paper", Dr. Gerald L. Boarino
2005 "Congress Book" - vol 71 - pp 195-214 - "Haiti Stolen issue Revisited", F. Burton Sellers
Philatelic Gems", volume 4, published by Amos Press 1989, pp 60-63, "1914 50-centime overprint"
"Opinions IV Philatelic Expertizing-An Inside View", published by the Philatelic Foundation, 1987, pp 218-223, "Haiti 176 Visited ...and Revisited", F. Burton Sellers
"Opinions VI Philatelic Expertizing-An Inside View", published by the Philatelic Foundation, 1992, pp 145-150, "Expertising Postal
"A Study of Haiti 20 Centime Lithographed Stamp of 1895 and Plating Guide", Peter C. Jeannopoulos, published by Tanner-Durso Printing Company, 1987, 59 pages
History Gets Its Due - Haiti 1880s Issues with U.S. Postage Due 50 cent First Issue", F. Burton Sellers
Aviation Topic: WestIndian Aerial Express "A Philatelic Guide to the Postal History of West Indian Aerial Express and Pan American Airways 1927-1931", by Norman Alan Cohen, published by the Halifax Trading Ltd. (USA), 1997, soft cover, book issued with sequential page numbers.
Topic: 1933 Boyd-Lyon Round Trip to Haiti
series of articles in the journal of the American Air Mail Society
"The Airpost Journal", Vol 58, July 1987, pp 322-326, "The 1933 Boyd-Lyon Round Trip to Haiti - Part 1", F. Burton Sellers
"The Airpost Journal", Vol 58, August 1987, pp 384-387, "The 1933 Boyd-Lyon Round Trip to Haiti - Part 2", F. Burton Sellers
"The Airpost Journal", Vol 59, December 1987, pp 90-91, "More on the 1933 Boyd-Lyon Round Trip to Haiti", F. Burton Sellers
"The Airpost Journal", Vol 59, July 1988, pp 366-367, "Still More on the 1933 Boyd-Lyon Round Trip to Haiti", F. Burton Sellers
"The Airpost Journal", Vol 60, November 1988, pp 88, "The Absolutely and Positively Final Postscript to the 1933 Boyd-Lyon Story", F. Burton Sellers Counterfeits:
"The Yucatan Affair - The Works of Raoul C F De Thuin", published by the American Philatelic Society, 1974, pp 97 to 102.
Fournier Forgery of the 20 Centimes Red Brown Issues of 1881 and 1882 - Billigs Philatelic Handbook, vol 21, 1954, pages 149-152
"The Serrane Guide - Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926" Fernand Serrane, published by the American Philatelic Society, 1998, p 168; "Haiti" - issues of 1881 through 1904
"Focus on Forgeries", Varro E. Tyler, published by Linns Stamp News, 1993, pp 53-55