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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Haiti-1949-A Port Au Prince Bicentennial Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Below are shown some of the stamps issued for the Bicentennial of Port Au Prince (the Haitian capital). All of the stamps issued, with eight in the set, were of the same design and value, 5 cents,  in colours of red, brown, orange,grey, violet, blue,green and black. One example below shows an overprinted legend and value to commemorate the Universal Postal Union of 1874. The design shows portraits of three liberators of their countries, George Washington, Simon Bolivar and Jean-Jacques Dessalines who liberated  Haiti from French rule.

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