About this site

The aim of this website is to provide information about the postal history of Liberia, of her stamps, stationeries and postmarks. Besides the catalogs from Scott and Michel, most of the information was taken from the sources given in the literature section, especially from Henry Rogers’ marvelous book “A century of Liberian philately”. The items shown are from my own collection, unless stated otherwise.

The listing now contains all stamp issues from 1860 to 1996. Adding more recent stamps is planned, but this will only include those which can be found commercially used on cover. I have no intention of showing all the topical stamp issues that probably never saw a Liberian post office from the inside, like much of what was produced during the second civil war.

Whether you have a comment or just a question, or if you would like to join the discussion forum, please do not hesitate to me!

Contributors

As indicated above not all items shown here are my own. My thanks go to the following collectors who have decided to support this site by providing me with data or sending me scans or stamps (in chronological order):

Martin Nee
Bryant Korn
Travis Searls
Robert Shoemaker
Joe Camilleri
James Caldwell
Albert Little
Mike Rogers
Ray Woodward-Clarke
Larry Fillion
Jon Reade
Alan Cecilio
John Lowe
Garry Neice
Greg Sereda
Bob Cragg
Jeffrey Kelly


News

  • 08/03/2017:
  • 05/26/2017:
    • improved presentation of the fakes and forgeries: close-ups now show facsimiles and originals side by side
  • 08/05/2015:
    • stamps issued from 1981 to 1995 added
  • 07/17/2015:
    • The whole website including the forum can now be searched for multiple words and "exact phrases";
      keywords with a leading minus sign are excluded.
  • 07/14/2015:
    • philib.org is now all green! (after five years it was about time for a new mint look)
      If you've been here before and the site looks garbled now, press Ctrl-F5 to purge your browser cache.
  • 12/27/2013:
    • stamps issued from 1961 to 1980 added
  • 11/11/2013:
    • postmarks section now also covering registration markings
  • 09/08/2012:
  • 04/17/2012:
  • 10/30/2011:
    • price range info added to stamps page
  • 08/22/2011:
    • postmarks section not anymore “under construction”
  • 07/19/2011:
    • new page: Coins of Liberia through 1960
  • 02/19/2011:
    • Stanley Gibbons catalog numbers added
  • 02/06/2011:
    • Michel catalog numbers added
  • 01/03/2011:
    • extra pages for specimens and forgeries
    • new magnifying glass button in pop-up windows for viewing stamps at 600 dpi
  • 07/14/2010:
    • site goes online