September 2016 Society Auction
Lot 33. A Large Die Proof of the 30 centimes value of Haiti’s non-issued set commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union in 1949. A stunning rarity which we are pleased to offer in our Society auction. This non-issued set was mentioned in Haiti Philately, VII; 3, September 1981, page 65, in an excerpt of the Society of Philatelic Americans (SPA) Handbook, “UPU SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUES”, authored by noted philatelist and philatelic writer of the era, Marian Carne Zeinsmeister. A few die proofs and specimen stamps of this American Bank Note Company set have been noted in Haiti Philately, XXXVIII; 1, March 2012, page 7, by Wolfgang Windel, and in the Haiti Collector, I:1, January 2013, pages 5-8, by Peter C. Jeannopoulos.