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Montès sheets on offer privately and on eBay

Some of you may have noticed that Léon Montès sheets (technically panes) material have been appearing on eBay. These items are for the most part unique, only 1 or two at best reported and have never been offered to the public until now 100 years later. For additional information on private offers please contact Abdel Nassar at:

See also the Montès tab for full images of these sheets. Illustrated sheets on the Montès page have been sold, are on sale, or will be on sale privately or publicly. All images on this site are the property and copyright of Abdel Nassar (just to be clear on the image usage issue). Images will be added bit by bit. Make sure to visit often eBay and this page/site to see all the fabulous sheets from that collection.


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Largest unused 1912 Leconte multiple

Block of 15 of 5c Leconte issue of 1912. Largest reported unused multiple. See sale.


February 2015 issue: Hamburg-American Line and Haiti

The sixth issue is now available. Click on the To order tab in the top menu or here to obtain your copy.



This February 2015 issue is a 68 page color publication + covers (click here for preview and  full table of content). Several HAPAG postcards of Haiti and ships are illustrated.

The article covers the HAPAG stamp, Caribbean operations, agents and agencies, hand stamped purser marks, ports of call. The second section is an indexed catalog of all reported purser marks at time of printing (all with illustrations), and last but not least the illustration of all known wreck mail from the SS Atlas of October 1888 in one publication !

Signature “maxi card” with the publication (only first 20 purchases)

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Early air mail cover missed the flight ?

An interesting cover on sale right now on eBay with what appear to be a type 2 cachet (so far fetching over $330.00). Look at the full cover and lot by clicking here.

The departure cancel from Port-au-Prince indicates a date of July 3rd, 1925, which was a Friday. Did this envelope not make the cut-off time on the 3rd, in order to be on the Saturday 4th flight? Were the American pilots celebrating US Independence Day causing there to be no flight that day?

The cover has an arrival Cap Haitian date of July 7th, which would be the first weekly flight of the week.

“… flights were made Tuesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays, …” [p.13: Early Air Mail of Haiti, Peter C, Jeannopoulos, 2010]

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Five L. Bernard poster stamps: Liberty Head designs

Interesting and unusual ephemera – Liberty Head design on 1 inch by 2 inches stamps. The five stamps are the same value, 1 cent in 5 colors. Click on color link to see sale on eBay.

Green / Blue / Purple / Red / Brown

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Re Marquato J HAIJTI *** ending NOW ***

last minute (literally). Click here to view sale / or result

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Unlisted Haiti (??) philatelic item with Spanish monetary unit, but Dutch inscription ? On sale on eBay and ending soon. Very uncommon.

Proof reprint of LH that sold for $153, reoffered at 3$

A Liberty Head “proof” in the 1c color that sold for $153 on October 31st, is being reoffered now for $3. It is now labeled as a reprint in the second offer. View original sale and the present offering. Image below is not of present item on sale.

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Pharmacie Centrale d’Haïti postcard book


Complete coverage of all 178 cards produced by the German owner of Pharmacie Centrale d’Haïti, Hermann Pohlmann from 1900 to 1913. This 88 page color book illustrates all but one of the cards. The book is part of the Postcard Publishers of Haiti series. Every card is inventoried and priced (2014 prices). For a sneak preview click this link or the Deltiology tab. Over 150 images.

To order this publication click here.

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.