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Postage stamps and philately of Haiti

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Postage stamps of Haiti -The Audubon birds series

Postage stamps of Haiti -The Audubon birds seriesEvery stamp collector makes mistakes sometimes in their life, and two of my mishaps relate to so called Audubon bird stamps of Haiti. All modern stamp catalogues state these are of unofficial status and they were issued without the approval of Haitian postal authorities. So in nutshell these are nothing but bogus stamps. But as to be expected, that's just part of the story behind these. ...(561 words,3 images, 15 comments)

Reprints or forgeries of Haitian postage stamps of 1904

Reprints or forgeries of Haitian postage stamps of 1904As I recently received a copy of Tyler Varro's excellent Focus on forgeries, I think it's only fair that I put it into to good use and extend the knowledge it provides by sharing some real world examples. The book describes two different stamp forgery types of Haitian series of 1904 (namely 1 and 50c), but leaves other values without examples. Tyler does state that in addition of genuine stamps all values exists as reprints (from original plates) and forgeries, and they can be very hard to distinguish apart from perforations. ...(447 words,3 images, 5 comments)

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