Harrison Donald Seaman Haverbeck
or H.D.S. Haverbeck, FRPSL, RDP (October 9, 1913–September 26, 1986 New York
), was a noted philatelist
and philatelic journalist
, whose interests centered on India
and Indian states
, Tibet and Nepal.
From 1948 to 1986 he served on the editorial board of the New York publication, Collectors Club Philatelist
and succeeded Henry Goodkind as editor in 1970. He wrote extensively in the journal, and served the Collectors Club of New York
in many other offices. It awarded him its Lichtenstein medal in 1966.
Haverbeck served on the Expert Committee of the Philatelic Foundation.
Haverbeck wrote valuable handbooks for the guidance of collectors and specialists. A definitive article on the Scinde Dawk
appeared in 1965. Later, a series of Haverbeck's brief articles about the postage stamps
and postal history
of the various feudatory states of India appeared in Collectors Club Philatelist
Haverbeck received the The Alfred F. Lichtenstein Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Philately from Collectors Club of New York
in 1966 and signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists
in 1970. He was inducted into the American Philatelic Society
's Hall of Fame in 1987.
- The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Tibet, New York, Collectors Club (1952)
- E. A. Smythies, L. E. Dawson and Haverbeck, The Postage Stamps of Nepal, Handbook 14, New York, Collectors Club (1952)