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  • The scan below was supplied by Eric Roberts: One H&G 6 postal card in lilac (original color) and two cards on whitish cardboard.
  • Hi, this is odd. One doesn't really associate an anglerfish with Haiti (or New York), and the best known species is from the north eastern Atlantic, anyway. Perhaps the designer was told to provide a sketch of another fish (family) of the Caribbe…
  • The overprint was applied as a control mark to ensure the stamps had been purchased at a Haitian post office, because initially the postal administration feared the plain issue might become available through other channels. A CDS would have canceled…
  • I have a mint RAC5 with a strong set-off on the gum side: In fact, my only other mint copy of this stamp also has a set-off, not as perfect as this one, but still... Therefore, I assume it is quite common. The only other thing I noticed are th…