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Haiti 440

     Haiti occupies the eastern third of the island of Hispaniola. It achieved its independence through a slave revolt at the end of the 18th century. In 1844 the eastern two-thirds of the island declared its independence from Haiti and became the Dominican Republic.
     The stamp is one of an issue of two regular and three airmail stamps; all but one air mail stamp have the same design, a map of Haiti. These stamps were issued in 1958 as a tribute to the United Nations.

SCN 440