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In its decades-long history, the Society has had the good fortune to have many members share their observations, their collecting finds, and their research in the many subjects that encompass the philately of Haiti.

In recent years, we have offered publications to those interested in all things Haitian in electronic and printed form.

Our main mode of sharing through the years has been through our award winning quarterly journal, Haiti Philately. Now in its forty-first year of publication, our English language journal has served to document the many aspects of Haitian philately. What is covered? Subjects that come to mind are stamps, postal history, proofs, essays, errors, revenues, postal rates, the various air services to and from Haiti, various paquebot services, military occupation mail, and so much more.

The late F. Burton Sellers, a former President of the Haiti Philatelic Society and better known for his Presidency of the national American Philatelic Society, was a tireless supporter of collecting Haiti. Mr. Sellers was widely known for his national and international exhibits, his numerous articles in many publications on subjects regarding Haitian philately, and his talks to interested collectors at major events. Following the sale of his sixty plus volume collection in 2006, the Society was permitted to offer scans of much of his collection as a permanent record of his extensive holdings.

In 2008, the Haiti Philatelic Society was pleased to announce the availability of an important monograph that shed light on one of the most perplexing issues within the philately of Haiti – the identification of genuine overprints versus numerous forgeries of Haiti's series of 1902. Written by Peter C. Jeannopoulos, Haiti’s 1902 Provisional Issue is the definitive volume relating to Haiti’s 1902 overprint issue. This work, winner of a Gold Award in the open Literature Competition at the APS StampShow in Pittsburgh in August 2009, may obtained from the Society.

In 2010, the Haiti Philatelic Society released its second monograph, Special Study No. 2, entitled “Early Air Mail of Haiti”. Authored by Peter C. Jeannopoulos, this publication is important for anyone interested in the aerophilately of Haiti. The work is a result of research by the author which yielded new discoveries concerning early Haitian experimental airmail flights conducted by United States Marine Corps pilots in the 1920s. Jeannopoulos carefully documented his findings versus those which have been noted in existing literature and presented his observations in a comprehensive, concise manner. The study itself spans 28 pages, with 18 pages in full color illustrating various early flights, and carefully details the newly identified discoveries. This major work received a Silver Award in the open Literature Competition in August 2011 at the APS StampShow in Columbus, Ohio.

In 2015, the Haiti Philatelic Society released a new monograph entitled "Haiti's First Flights", the Society's Special Study No. 3. This latest release is a comprehensive reference source that summarizes the development of Haitian aerophilately as documented by the many first flights associated with that Caribbean nation. Author Barbara A. Levine has combined flight information from various sources for both flights inbound and outbound from Haiti, summarized it in table format and provided the reader detailed listings for each entry in its 45 pages.

Complete pricing information for all available publications may be found at the bottom of this page.

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Printed versions of Haiti Philately

Cover of an issue of Haiti hilatelyAll issues of the Haiti Philately (HP) journal are available for sale in printed format. Prices for these issues fluctuate between $2 and $3 depending on the issue wanted, with further information in the table below.

Check the appropriate HP INDEX for those issues that you are missing or to start buying those issues that have articles of special interest to you.

 


Electronic versions of Haiti Philately

CD with back issues of Haiti PhilatelyBack issues of the first 40 volumes of the Society's journal are also available in electronic form on CD ROM, for those who may wish to obtain such information in PDF format. Individual issues and releases after Vol 40, No 4 are available as well, as noted below.



The Index of Haiti Philately

To gain the greatest benefit from the large volume of articles published in the Society's journal, readers will find the "Index to Haiti Philately" indispensable. Copies of the Index are available for cost plus a mailing fee. Electronic copies are also available of this thirty-one page publication.


The F. Burton Sellers Collection

CD with the Sellers collectionThe Haiti Philatelic Society offers collectors an opportunity to obtain a DVD containing scans of the comprehensive 64 volumes of the F. Burton Sellers' internationally award winning Haiti collection. The production is through the effort of the Society's former President, Peter C. Jeannopoulos.

The DVD contains almost 3,000 pages of the Sellers' collection. It does not include the Liberty Heads since this portion of his collection was sold years ago at auction. The postage stamp portion of the collection stops in 1969.

Files are available for download that will illustrate the quality of the photo/scans and the wealth of information that you will find throughout the 64 volumes. Those links follow the content listing below. This DVD is undoubtedly a beautiful and valuable record of a magnificent collection.

A mere description of this enduring collection will not adequately convey its extensive coverage of all aspects of the philately of Haiti. Interesting? An understatement to be sure!

From Insurrection of Slaves of Saint Domingue to the Independence of Haiti, 1791-1804

CD with the Insurrection of Slaves presentationThe Haiti Philatelic Society offers collectors an opportunity to obtain a DVD containing a comprehensive 47 page presentation by noted French philatelist Jean-François Gibot. It was used as supporting material during a conference held July 5, 2008 at the premises of the Academie de Philatélie, the French Academy of Philately.

The presentation recalls the period which saw the transformation of Saint Domingue into Haiti. Illustrating postal history reflecting the major historic events of that era, this work marks the change of the then colony into a new nation.

Haiti’s 1902 Provisional Issue

Cover of 1902 Special Studies workIn 2008, an important monograph was published that shed definitive light on one of the most perplexing issues within the philately of Haiti – the identification of genuine overprints versus numerous forgeries of this 1902 issue. Written by Peter C. Jeannopoulos, the title was published by the Haiti Philatelic Society as Special Study No. 1 and continues to be available from the Society.

Haiti’s 1902 Provisional Issue is the definitive volume relating to Haiti’s 1902 overprint. Its 122 pages are divided into five parts: Part I discusses the author’s methodology and a revised classification system. Part II focuses on the genuine overprint and its identifying features. With accurate illustrations, Part III clearly illustrates how each of the 29 different forgery types differs from the genuine.

Author Jeannopoulos, a former president of the Society and a member of the Collector’s Club of New York, said “Some of the findings may seem initially controversial but after a careful reading and viewing of the illustrations, I think most readers will have little doubt about my attention to detail and amount of conclusive research.”

The author’s research of the literature on the subject is comprehensive. Part IV points out misinformation and contradictions in that literature, as well as shortcomings in accompanying illustrations. There are eight Appendices that document and/or summarize this study. The work concludes with a detailed bibliography, which includes everything written at the time on the subject in the English language, as well as the more important references in German and French.

Of the 122 pages, there are 30 pages of color illustrations of earliest known usages, varieties, covers, largest known multiples, etc. The title is 8.5 x 11 inches in format, perfect bound with a color illustration on the cover.

Anyone interested in this issue is much advised to order a numbered copy since only 125 copies have been printed. The book is of interest not only to collectors of Haiti, but also will be of great interest to collectors of forgeries because of the author’s methodology in identifying them.

This work was the winner of a Gold Award in the open Literature Competition at the APS StampShow in Pittsburgh in August 2009.

Early Air Mail of Haiti

Cover of Air Mail Special Studies workIn 2010, the Society released its second monograph, Special Study No. 2, entitled Early Air Mail of Haiti. This publication is an important reference source for anyone interested in the aerophilately of Haiti and was written by former Society president, Peter C. Jeannopoulos. The work is a result of research by the author which yielded new discoveries concerning early Haitian experimental airmail flights conducted by United States Marine Corps pilots in the 1920s. Jeannopoulos carefully documents his findings versus those which have been noted in existing literature and presents his observations in a comprehensive, concise manner. The study itself spans 28 pages, with 18 pages in full color illustrating various early flights, and carefully details the newly identified discoveries.

Jeannopoulos’ research work began as a result of his study of flight cachet markings observed on Haitian experimental air mail covers. A previously unidentified flight cachet was found on several of them. As his research efforts progressed, the author also determined that recorded dates were not accurate for another more common cachet from that period.

While the scarcity of the newly identified cachet had not been established at the time of publication, this publication should assist collectors to check their collections and report their findings. Using existing catalog cachet identifications for convenience, the author has designed the new finding as “Type 3A”.

The monograph is divided into four segments:

  • Part I - Aerophilatelic Errors and Ambiguities
  • Part II – Type 3 Airmail Cachet
  • Part III – A New Discovery – Type 3A, and
  • Part IV – 1925 Airmail Covers

The author is a well known specialist in the philately of Haitian stamps and revenue paper. Besides competitively exhibiting at both national and international exhibitions, his previously published manuscripts at that time included Haiti’s 1902 Provisional Issue (2008), Images of Port au Prince (2000), and A Study of Haiti's 20 Centime Lithographed Stamp of 1895 and Plating Guide (1987). He has also published numerous articles concerning Haitian philately in mainstream philatelic and society journals as well as in other specialist publications.

This major work received a Silver Award in the open Literature Competition in August 2011 at the APS StampShow in Columbus, Ohio.

Haiti's First Flights

Cover of Haiti's First Flights workIn 2015, the Society released its third monograph, Special Study No. 3, Haiti's First Flights. Prepared by author Barbara A. Levine, this new work will serve as a key reference publication summarizing the development of Haitian aerophilately as documented by the many first flights associated with that Caribbean nation. This new work is 45 pages in length, features illustrations of some flight covers in color, and combines flight listings from previously published works, adding flights identified in specialist literature and by individual collectors. This publication also includes illustrations of Haitian air post cachets and error markings. An appendix compliments the other listings in the catalog with a discussion of additional flights of interest not categorized as first flights. The study concludes with a list of references offering the reader more options for further research.

This definitive work cross-references to other sources, adding flight number information when available. Designed to serve as a standard for airmail enthusiasts, details concerning flights are summarized in table format for ease of reference. Flights are listed in date order to facilitate identification by specific date. The tables contain entries for both inbound (to Haiti) and outbound (from Haiti) first flights.

The monograph is divided into seven segments, each representing a distinct period, reflecting the development of Haitian Air Post service, along with a separate section for Appendices.

  • Part I - Pioneer and Early U.S. Military Flights in Haiti
  • Part II – West Indian Aerial Express (WIAE)
  • Part III – New York Rio and Buenos Aires Airline (NYRBA)
  • Part IV – Pan American Airways (PAA)
  • Part V – Special Flights
  • Part VI – The Modern Era (World War II to the present)
  • Part VII – Appendices

The author is a well known specialist in Haitian aerophilately and has served as Editor of the Society's quarterly journal, Haiti Philately, since March 1999.

Haiti's 50c Nord Alexis Stamp of 1904

Cover of Haiti's 1904 50c Issue Special Studies work In 2016, the Society released its fourth monograph, Special Study No. 4, entitled Haiti’s 50c Nord Alexis Stamp of 1904. Written by former Society president Peter C. Jeannopoulos, this publication is an important reference work which sheds definitive light on this early postal issue of the Republic of Haiti. This monograph of 76 pages brings together information not readily available elsewhere from various sources in English, French, and German. In addition, this work includes unpublished notes of Dr. Clarence W. Hennan, and the writer’s correspondence with both Varro E. Tyler and Carroll L. Lloyd. All of these sources helped to provide insights in regard to the 50c Nord Alexis stamp, as well as other values of the series, and Haiti's Centenary issue. Errors in information previously published have been corrected and clarification has been made of earlier ambiguous statements recorded in philatelic literature.

Haiti’s 50c Nord Alexis Stamp of 1904 includes numerous illustrations designed to aid the reader in understanding the differences of the 50c Nord Alexis stamp, its reprints, and forgeries created by others. This study illustrates the relative scarcity of each to one another, as well as the scarcity of multiples, town cancels, and covers.

This publication is divided into six segments:

  • Part I - A comprehensive examination of the Genuine issue and varieties noted.
  • Part II - A thorough discussion of the Reprints of the issue and their characteristics.
  • Part III - A review of the two different types of Forgeries on record.
  • Part IV - A detailed survey of the overprints and surcharges on the 50c stamp which created essays, revenue stamps, and other postage stamp issues.
  • Part V - A comprehensive list of References.
  • Part VI - Fifteen Appendices with early articles from the philatelic press spanning the years 1904-7, including a translation of articles from Le Timbrophile de France and from the Kohl-Briefmarken-Handbuch (11th Edition).

The author is a well known specialist in the philately of Haitian stamps and revenue paper. Besides competitively exhibiting at both national and international exhibitions, he has also published numerous articles concerning Haitian philately in mainstream philatelic and society journals as well as in other specialist publications. His previously published manuscripts include Early Air Mail of Haiti (2010), Haiti’s 1902 Provisional Issue (2008), Images of Port au Prince (2000), and A Study of Haiti's 20 Centime Lithographed Stamp of 1895 and Plating Guide (1987).

Placing an order

To order any of our publications, please contact our Secretary-Treasurer, Georges Fauriol, by e-mail at sail49@yahoo.com or by post at the following address:

Mr. Georges Fauriol
P.O. Box 3104
Oakton, VA 22124

 

Purchasers may obtain their copy of Society publications through PayPal using the account name: treasurer@haitiphilately.org , but an additional fee of 5% of the total is required if using that payment method.

 

List of publication prices for Society members

Publication Price US
P & H
Canadian
P & H
Foreign
P & H
The Haiti Philately journal         
Volumes 1 - 20, per single printed issue $2.00-$2.50 $1.00 $1.00 $3.00
Volumes 20 – current issue, per single printed issue $3.00 $1.00 $1.00 $3.00
Electronic copy of any issue of HP, via e-mail $1.00 N/A N/A N/A
CD of Volumes 1 – 40, including a copy of the electronic ‘Index of HP’, Volumes 1 - 31 $25.00 $3.00 $3.00 $5.00
The Index of Haiti Philately publication        
Printed ‘Index of HP’, Volumes 1 – 31 (thirty-one pages in length) $10.00 $3.00 $4.00 $10.00
Electronic copy of ‘Index of HP’,
Volumes 1 – 31, via e-mail
$5.00 N/A N/A N/A
         
Special Studies        
#1 1902 Provisionals, printed copy $27.00 $4.00 $4.00 $13.00
#2 Early Airmail of Haiti,
printed copy
$10.00 $3.00 $3.00 $5.00
#2 Early Airmail of Haiti,
electronic copy
$10.00 N/A N/A N/A
#3 Haiti's First Flights, printed copy $20.00 $3.00 $4.00 $8.00
#4 Haiti’s 50c Nord Alexis Stamp of 1904, printed copy $25.00 $3.50 $4.50 $11.00
         
The DVD of the 64 volume
F. Burton Sellers Collection
$25.00 $3.00 $3.00 $5.00
         
DVD of 'The Insurrection of the Slaves from Saint Domingue to the Independence of Haiti' $4.00 $3.00 $3.00 $5.00

 

 

List of prices for non Society members

Publication Price US
P & H
Canadian
P & H
Foreign
P & H
The Haiti Philately journal         
Volumes 1 - 20, per single printed issue $3.00 $1.00 $1.00 $3.00
Volumes 20 – current issue, per single printed issue $4.00 $1.00 $1.00 $3.00
Electronic copy of any issue of HP, via e-mail $2.00 N/A N/A N/A
CD of Volumes 1 – 40, including a copy of the electronic ‘Index of HP’, Volumes 1 - 31 $35.00 $3.00 $3.00 See Below
The Index of Haiti Philately publication        
Printed ‘Index of HP’, Volumes 1 – 31 (thirty-one pages in length) $15.00 $3.00 $4.00 $10.00
Electronic copy of ‘Index of HP’,
Volumes 1 – 31, via e-mail
$10.00 N/A N/A N/A
         
Special Studies        
#1 1902 Provisionals, printed copy $35.00 $4.00 $4.00 $13.00
#2 Early Airmail of Haiti,
printed copy
$15.00 $3.00 $3.00 $5.00
#2 Early Airmail of Haiti,
electronic copy
$15.00 N/A N/A N/A
#3 Haiti's First Flights, printed copy $25.00 $3.00 $4.00 $8.00
#4 Haiti’s 50c Nord Alexis Stamp of 1904, printed copy $30.00 $3.50 $4.50 $11.00
         
The DVD of the 64 volume
F. Burton Sellers Collection
$35.00 $3.00 $3.00 See Below
         
DVD of 'The Insurrection of the Slaves from Saint Domingue to the Independence of Haiti' $6.00 $3.00 $3.00 See Below
         

Shipping Rates for CDs/DVDs for Non-Members of the Society:
Postal fees required for mailing CDs/DVDs to addresses outside the United States and Canada vary significantly from country to country. Although the Society subsidizes mailing costs for Members residing in those regions, Non-Members wishing to order CDs/DVDs should contact our Acting Secretary-Treasurer, Ubaldo Deltoro, for a quote regarding the mailing cost they will incur with their purchase. The Society regrets this is necessary, but remains on record that Non-Members of the Society continue to be welcome to purchase any of our electronic or printed publications. The requirement to obtain a shipping quote does not apply to Members of the Society.