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.
Our Digital Products
In 2018, as an added benefit of membership, the Society is introducing a new online format for an index to the content of Haiti Philately. It will offer members an additional way to address their specific requests for information from the annuals of our Society mainstay and allow instant access to the pertinent journal(s) for further reading.
Non-members will be provided access to only a summary of the contents of each journal.
We also continue to offer our traditional 'Index to Haiti Philately' as well (see our Hard Copy Products table below).
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Our Hard Copy Products
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-fourth 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 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.
The highly respected French philatelist Jean-François Gibot, FRPSL, member Academie de Philatélie, and member Académie Européenne de Philatélie (l'AEP), has permitted the Society to offer a copy of his award winning display of specialized material from the latter part of the Saint Domingue colonial period until independence was finally achieved in 1804.
Beginning in 2008, the Society began the release of a series of Special Studies, each which serve as an important monograph detailing a subject in the broad field of Haitian philately. Several of these publications have been recognized by notable awards in open Literature competitions and they are designed to provide a comprehensive review of their respective topics. The authors to-date include Peter C. Jeannopoulos and Barbara A. Levine.
Peter C. Jeannopoulos 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 published manuscripts include Overprint Errors of Haiti, 1939-2000 (2018), Haiti's 50c Nord Alexis Stamp of 1904 (2016), Early Air Mail of Haiti (2010), Haiti’s 1902 Provisional Issue (2008), Images of Port au Prince (2000), Haiti: A of Picture Postcards, 1897 - 1997 (1997), and A Study of Haiti's 20 Centime Lithographed Stamp of 1895 and Plating Guide (1987).
Barbara A. Levine is a well-known specialist in Haitian aerophilately, a competitive exhibitor at both national and international exhibitions, and served as the distinguished editor of this Society's quarterly journal for an unprecented of eighteen years, from March 1999 to December 2017.
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
All 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 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
Back issues of the first 42 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 42, 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 our longstanding "Index to Haiti Philately" indispensable. Copies of the traditional format Index are available for cost plus a mailing fee. Additionally, the two volumes are also available by email.
The F. Burton Sellers Collection
The 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 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.
This DVD is undoubtedly a beautiful and valuable record of a magnificent collection. For details of the coverage of the collection, click on the 'Collection Index' button below. Four sample pages follow.
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!
Sample pages from the Sellers Collection
From Insurrection of Slaves of Saint Domingue to the Independence of Haiti, 1791-1804
The 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
In 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 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
In 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 Peter C. Jeannopoulos. The work is a result of research by the author which yielded new discoveries concerning early Haitian experimental airmail flights conducted United States Marine Corps pilots in the 1920s. Jeannopoulos carefully documents his findings versus those which 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
- Part IV – 1925 Airmail Covers
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
In 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 summarizing the development of Haitian aerophilately as documented by the many first flights associated with that Caribbean nation. This 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
Haiti's 50c Nord Alexis Stamp of 1904
In 2016, the Society released its fourth monograph, Special Study No. 4,entitled Haiti’s 50c Nord Alexis Stamp of 1904. Written by 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).
Overprint Errors of Haiti, 1939-2000
In 2018, the Society released its fifth monograph, Special Study No. 5, entitled Overprint Errors of Haiti, 1939 - 2000. Written by Peter C. Jeannopoulos, this publication is an important reference work, which will serve as a definitive resource for collectors interested in overprint errors of typeset overprints on postal issues released after 1939 by the of Haiti. This perfect-bound book of 100 pages brings together information not readily available elsewhere and provides collectors color illustrations of virtually all the errors recorded during the period.
The writer includes a thorough explanation of overprint variations, selected references for further study on this area, a listing of the errors on record, exclusions in this work, and extensive full color illustrations.
In addition, this monograph includes eight appendices designed to further collectors’ knowledge and appreciation of many of these scarce items, including dealer advertisements past and present, and a discussion of extensive offers of error material over a recent two-year period. While other associated topics are included in this work, the reader will be struck by how few errors actually exist. This monograph will aid collectors in determining needs still to be met for their collections.
Placing an order
To order any of our publications, please contact our Treasurer, Newton Kulp, by e-mail at email@example.com or by post at the following address:
P. O. Box 5372
Deltona, FL 32728
Purchasers may obtain their copy of Society publications through PayPal using the account name: firstname.lastname@example.org , but an additional fee of 5% of the total is required if using that payment method.
Prices for Members
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|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 – 42, including a copy of the ‘Index of HP’, Volumes 1 - 31||$25.00||$3.00||$3.00||$5.00|
|The Index of Haiti Philately publication in traditional format|
|Printed ‘Index of HP’, Volumes 1 – 31 (31 pages)||$10.00||$3.00||$4.00||$10.00|
|‘Index of HP’, Volumes 1 – 31, electronic copy||$5.00||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Printed ‘Index of HP’, Volumes 32 – 46 (41 pages)||$6.00||$3.00||$4.00||$10.00|
|‘Index of HP’, Volumes 32 – 46, electronic copy||Free||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#1 1902 Provisionals, printed copy||$27.00||$4.00||$4.00||$13.00|
|#2 Early Airmail of Haiti,
|#2 Early Airmail of Haiti,
|#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|
|#5 Overprint Errors of Haiti, 1939-2000, printed copy||$25.00||$3.50||$4.50||$12.60 Bubble-wrapped $23.50|
|The DVD of the 64 volume
F. Burton Sellers Collection
|DVD of 'The Insurrection of the Slaves from Saint Domingue to the Independence of Haiti'||$4.00||$3.00||$3.00||$5.00|
Prices for Non-Members
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|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 – 42, 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 (31 pages)||$15.00||$3.00||$4.00||$10.00|
|‘Index of HP’, Volumes 1 – 31, electronic copy||$10.00||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Printed ‘Index of HP’, Volumes 32 – 46 (41 pages)||$10.00||$3.00||$4.00||$10.00|
|‘Index of HP’, Volumes 32 – 46, electronic copy||$5.00||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#1 1902 Provisionals, printed copy||$35.00||$4.00||$4.00||$13.00|
|#2 Early Airmail of Haiti,
|#2 Early Airmail of Haiti,
|#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|
|#5 Overprint Errors of Haiti, 1939-2000, printed copy||$35.00||$3.50||$4.50||$12.60/Bubble-wrapped $23.50|
|The DVD of the 64 volume
F. Burton Sellers Collection
|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 Secretary-Treasurer, Newton Kulp, 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.