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Letter from Aristide’s Office generating heat …

Port payé cover from 2001 sent from Port-au-Prince to France  …

It is interesting that it went through the regular post as oppose to consular services or a diplomatic pouch

The cover is at $200.00 and bidding is not over !

Cover from Aristide's Private Office

Cover from Aristide’s Private Office


Essay: pair of 7c GL OZ on 50c postage due (J4)

Postage due stamp of 1898 (J4), converted to regular stamp with the 7 cents surcharge GL OZ. Montès makes reference of that stamp in his book (1954). Larger multiples not reported. Ex Montès.


Earliest date for 1c Liberty Head — 13 July 1881

Great discovery of a 1 centime from the Liberty Head issue of 1881. Very nice Jacmel town cancel. At this point it is the earliest recorded postmark for this Haitian philatelic item. More details to come about this great find ….

1c - 13 juillet 1881

1c – 13 juillet 1881

First time in 100 years – Léon Montès offerings

Once in a century: figuratively and literally. An important sale of rare and unique Léon Montès philatelic items. None of these items have ever been offered for sale to the public since they were purchased between 1914 – 1920 by Montès on his regular visits to the post office in Port-au-Prince. As a keen collector, and with the financial means, he bought sheets to be kept intact of every stamp issued in Haiti for over 50 years. He only missed purchasing Scott 176 as a full sheet, managing only to obtain a strip of 10.

We are glad to announce that these truly amazing Montès items will be offered shortly at auction and/or privately. In a few days we will be illustrating each of these incredible items on a special page on this site (click on tab called Montès at top). Almost all are the only known or reported . This collection is primarily of the GL OZ and surcharges from 1914 – 1920 with some sheets of same surcharge on type 1 and type GL OZ, and full sheets of inverted surcharges etc …

Find a small sample of these sheets below.

Stay tuned.


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New 60 page issue of “The Haiti Collector”

This fifth issue of The Haiti Collector, is now available for immediate order and shipment. Click on the To order tab in the top menu or here to obtain your copy.

Volume 2, Number 1 is a 60 page color publication.
The entire magazine is dedicated to the 1912 Leconte issue: proofs, specimens, EKUs, town cancels, covers and more.
The cover illustrate a rare and beautiful advertising cover of Haiti from Dr. Coicou. See our Journal section for preview pages. We hope you will enjoy this latest issue and our upcoming publications.

For those who purchased V1, No.4 a few months ago, you will now get our signature “maxi card ” which was not included at the time.


Fourth Issue of “The Haiti Collector”

The fourth issue of The Haiti Collector, is now available for immediate order and shipment. Click on the To order tab in the top menu or here to obtain your copy.
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Volume 1, Number 4 is a full 40 page color publication.
Articles in this issue:
1906 Gold Overprint varieties
A census of the 1891 Trial Proof sheet of 10 (8 different copies illustrated)
Patriotic and advertising covers (including the earliest known advertising cover)
See our Journal section to see preview pages

QSL cards of Haiti – new book

QSL cards of Haiti: Amateur radio cards, operators, call signs and expeditions
by Abdel Nassar (2014, ISBN: 978-0-9914642-0-3)

We are pleased to announce an incredible book on the QSL cards of Haiti and the early HH operators of Haiti. This full color 380 page book has over 600 images. Over 370 QSL cards are inventoried, and there are very useful listings: by last name of operators, by call signs (more than 700 !), by dates (as early as 1926), etc. Many fabulous images from the 1930s to the 1990s of operators: at their stations, group photos – including an amazing picture of about 40 radio amateurs from the Radio Club d’Haiti from 1959, and other great documents. An absolute must for anyone collecting or interested in amateur radio, QSLs or Haiti in general. It is a monumental reference book on the subject.

Also available for order on for those who prefer.

To order click here or click on the To order tab


QSL-001  QSL-003  QSL-005  QSL-005a     QSL-008 QSL-011