Haiti’s first stamps, depicting the head of Liberty, were typographed from electrotypes, made from a die engraved on wood.

They were in use from 1881 to 1887, when they were replaced by a series, recess- printed by Skipper and East of London, portraying President Salomon (below).

The stamps were in denominations of 1, 2, 3 and 5c. The 3c. was subsequently surcharged for use as a 2c. stamp.

Apart from double, or double (one inverted) overprints, there are numerous minor varieties in the surcharge.