Cover Gallery

The postal rates in use at a particular time are often difficult to assess because so may letters sent from Liberia are clearly over-franked. Even non-philatelists would use extra stamps on their covers for decoration because of their exotic appearance. Consequently, some items shown in this cover gallery cannot be taken as examples for correct franking.
The rates given below have been compiled from various sources and supplemented with my own findings, but I do not claim this listing to be complete or even error-free.

Letters (Surface Mail)

In 1860, Liberia issued her first postage stamps matching the rates of 6 cents per half-ounce or fraction thereof for local letters, 12 cents for distant towns and Sierra Leone and 24 cents for international mail. The next two decades saw numerous changes, with different rates applied to different foreign destinations, until Liberia joined the UPU in 1879. In the following, new stamps were issued in 1881/1882 for the rate of 3 cents per ½ oz. for inland mail and 8 cents for international mail. In 1892, the rate for foreign mail was lowered again to 5 cents per ½ oz. (5c and 10c stationery envelopes of 1893, triangle stamp of 1894). The 5 cent base rate essentially remained unchanged until 1968 [1], but sometime between 1923 [2, p.80] and 1928 [3] the single rate changed from half-ounce to ounce. Furthermore, in 1928 the 5 cent rate only applied to the first ounce, with heavier mail being charged at 3 cents per additional ounce [3] (see also [4] confirming the same rates for 1939).
By 1893, there was also in effect a cheaper inland rate of 2 cents per ½ oz. for correspondence between townships of the same county [2, p.69] – hence the 2c stationery envelope - but this “class no. 1” rate was only available until 1912 at most [2, p.71]. The inland rate later changed to 2 cents per ½ oz. for all destinations for a few years, probably sometime between 1918 (“3 CENTS” surcharged triangle stamp) and 1923 [2, p.80], but by 1928 it had changed again to 3 cents per ounce [3]. In the early 1950s the rate changed to 3 cents for the first ounce only, and 2 cents for each additional ounce [5, p.1119] [2, p.86].

Postcards

At first, the rate seems to have been 3 cents flat, irrespective of destination (all stationery postcards are 3c), until about 1910, when it was lowered to 2 cents. By 1923, the special postcard rate had been dropped, now classifying postcards as first class mail like regular handwritten letters requiring the same franking of 5 cents [6]. Despite [3] stating the postcard rate of 1928 to be 2 cents, all my postcards of 1928 or later are franked with 3 cents. The 2 cents rate is confirmed as inland postcard rate for 1950 [2, p.86]).

Airmail

 [4]

Letters sent to or via Europe through the first regular international airmail services beginning in 1937 were charged at 21 cents for the first quarter-ounce, plus 15 cents per additional quarter-ounce. The first rate changed to 25 cents sometime between June 17 and 21 1939 and remained constant until June/July 1940, when all air service was suspended due to WW II; however, the total franking found on some covers of that period - 43 cents at first and 46 cents later - suggests two different second rates, most likely reflecting another rate change in March 1940 (H. Chlanda, pers. comm.). A 50 cents per ½ oz. rate, obviously planned for 1941, was finally set into effect on February 14, 1942 (“First Flight Liberia–US 1941” 50c overprints, but no airmail seems to have left or reached Liberia during that year). The next change came on June 17, 1942 with a 90 cents per ½ oz. rate [7], reduced to 70 cents per ½ oz. about twelve months later. Stamps complementing the 1942 airmail set were issued in 1944 for the new rates including values covering a new inland airmail rate of 12 cents per ½ oz. [8, p.96]. On March 1, 1947, the rate for international airmail was reduced to 25 cents, which remained unchanged until the end of the 1970s.

Registration

has remained constant at 10 cents from 1882 until sometime before 1950, when it changed to 20c for ordinary and air mail, staying at 10 cents for domestic mail [5, p.1119]. International registration fees were raised to 55 cents in the 1960s.

  • Literature:
    1. Weaver, Kent E. (1998): The postal rates of Liberia 1858–1970. LPS Journal Jan./Mar. 1998: 3–7.
    2. Cockrill, Philip: Postal History and Stamps 1835-1945. LIBERIA series booklet 25. Published by House of Antiquity.
    3. Hamilton, Ben Jr. (1937): The 1928 series of Liberian stamps. Scott’s Monthly Journal Oct. 1937: 259–264.
    4. Chlanda, Henry (1989): Liberian air mail rates 1937 to 1947. LPS Journal Jan./Mar. 1989: 2–14.
    5. Price, Frederick A. (1950): The Republic of Liberia. In: First Liberia Stamp Exhibition November 20, 1950—January 6, 1951, National Philatelic Museum 2(9).
    6. Karnga, Abayomi (1923): Liberia Official Postal Guide. Published by the Montserrado Printing and Publishing Company, Monrovia, Liberia.
    7. Rice, Stanley R. (1950): First flight – Liberia–US stamps. Aero Philatelist’s News Vol. 5(9).
    8. Rogers, Henry Harper (1971): A Century of Liberian Philately. Published by Kasimir Bileski. 204pp.
  • Surface Mail

    • to 1918

      • Greenville → New York 1853

        Missionary letter sent on December, 8, 1853 from Greenville to Walter Lowrie, former Vice-President of the American Colonization Society, New York City, USA; franking of 45 cents covering 45 cents rate (rare usage)
      • Monrovia → New York 1855

        Missionary letter sent on October 8, 1855 from Monrovia to John Leighton Wilson, corresponding secretary of the board of foreign missions of the Presbyterian church, New York City, USA
      • Monrovia → Heidelberg 1881

        Registered letter sent on March 11, 1881 from Monrovia via Liverpool to Heidelberg, Germany; franking of 8 cents covering first rate (8 cents)
      • Monrovia → Philadelphia 1881

        Letter sent on March 20, 1881 from Monrovia via Liverpool to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; franking of 8 cents covering first rate (8 cents)
      • Monrovia → Frankfurt 1881

        Letter sent on October 18, 1881 from Monrovia via Liverpool to Frankfurt am Main, Germany; franking of 8 cents covering first rate (8 cents)
      • Harper → Baltimore 1881

        Letter sent on November 17, 1881 from Harper via Liverpool to Baltimore, Maryland, USA; franking of 8 cents covering first rate (8 cents)
      • Bassa → Hamburg 1882

        Letter sent on February 17, 1882 from Buchanan via Liverpool to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 8 cents covering first rate (8 cents)
      • Monrovia → Philadelphia 1882

        Letter sent on March 29, 1882 from Monrovia via Liverpool to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; franking of 8 cents covering first rate (8 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1888

        Postal card sent on August 18, 1888 from Monrovia to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Liberia → Grandval 1892

        Postal card sent on April 7, 1892 from Liberia to Grandval, Bernese Jura, Switzerland; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → London 1892

        Official letter sent on October 25, 1892 by the General Post Office, Liberia from Monrovia via Liverpool to Henry Hayman, Consul General of Liberia, London, England; franking of 10 cents covering second rate (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → London 1893

        Official letter sent on March 21, 1893 by the General Post Office, Liberia from Monrovia via Liverpool to Henry Hayman, Consul General of Liberia, London, England; franking of 10 cents covering second rate (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → New York 1894

        Registered letter sent on April 24, 1894 from Monrovia to New York City, USA; franking of 36 cents
      • Monrovia → Düsseldorf 1894

        Stationery envelope sent on May 25, 1894 from Monrovia to Düsseldorf, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Stuttgart 1894

        Uprated stationery envelope sent on July 27, 1894 from Monrovia via Liverpool to Stuttgart, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1895

        Registered envelope sent on January 10, 1895 from Monrovia via Liverpool to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 13 cents + 10 cents (registration label on flap) covering up to second rate (10 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → London 1895

        Newspaper wrapper sent on February 18, 1895 from Monrovia to Henry Hayman, Liberian Consul General, London, England; franking of 1 cent covering newspaper rate (1 cent)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1895

        Postal card sent on June 4, 1895 by Carl Schultze from Monrovia to J. Rittelmeyer, Hamburg, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Hamburg → Monrovia 1895

        Reply card sent on June 21, 1895 by J. Rittelmeyer from Hamburg, Germany to Carl Schultze, Monrovia; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Hamburg → Monrovia 1895

        Reply card sent on July 23, 1895 by J. Rittelmeyer from Hamburg, Germany to Hugo Grabo ℅ Carl Schultze, Monrovia; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → Freiburg 1895

        Letter sent on November 30, 1895 from Monrovia to Freiburg, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → San Marino 1896

        Postal card sent on March 27, 1896 from Monrovia to stamp dealer Otto Bickel, San Marino; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Millsburg → Brewerville 1897

        Stationery envelope sent on March 21, 1897 from Millsburg to Brewerville, Liberia; franking of 2 cents covering inland class no. 1 rate between townships of the same county (2 cents)
      • Brewerville → Millsburg 1897

        Letter-card sent on October 12, 1897 from Brewerville to Millsburg, Liberia; franking of 3 cents covering internal first rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → Monrovia 1898

        Mourning cover sent on May 4, 1898 from Monrovia to New Bavaria near Monrovia; franking of 3 cents covering internal first rate (3 cents)
      • Harper → Dresden 1900

        Registered stationery envelope sent on ? 10, 1900 from Harper to Dresden, Germany (arrived June 26); franking of 5 cents + 10 cents (registration label on flap) covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1898

        Picture postcard sent on July 5, 1898 from Monrovia to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Liberia → Hamburg 1901

        Picture postcard sent on March 12, 1901 from Liberia to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Liberia → Hamburg 1901

        Picture postcard sent on October 30, 1901 from Liberia to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → Paris 1901

        Picture postcard sent on December 18, 1901 from Monrovia to Paris, France; franking of 6 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Liberia → Hamburg 1904

        Picture postcard sent on April 17, 1904 from Liberia via German Seapost to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Harper → Berlin 1901

        Picture postcard sent on December 14, 1901 from Harper to Berlin, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Liberia → Hamburg 1902

        Letter sent on September 14, 1902 by Carl Kuhrmann from Liberia via German Steamer "Helene Woermann" to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Grüningen 1902

        Picture postcard sent on September 16, 1902 from Monrovia to Grüningen (Greußen), Thuringia, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → München 1904

        Registered letter sent on March 1, 1904 from Monrovia to stamp dealer Otto Bickel, Munich, Germany; franking of 45 cents covering up to seventh rate (35 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Coblenz-Lützel 1904

        Stationery envelope sent on June 20, 1904 by the Woermann branch office from Monrovia via German Seapost to Koblenz, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Bitburg 1904

        Letter sent on August 22, 1904 from Liberia via German Steamer "Schleswig" to Bitburg, Eifel, Germany; franking of 12 cents covering second rate (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1905

        Registered letter sent on April 15, 1905 by Wiechers & Helm from Monrovia to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Greenville → Hamburg 1905

        Registered and uprated stationery envelope sent on October 4, 1905 by the Sinoe branch office of A. Woermann (Hamburg) from Greenville via Sierra Leone to the “Afrikahaus”, Hamburg, Germany; franking of 25 cents covering third rate (15 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → London 1906

        Picture postcard sent on February 16, 1906 from Monrovia to London, England; franking of 5 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1906

        Picture postcard sent on March 23, 1906 from Monrovia to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → London 1906

        Official registered letter sent in August 1906 by the Post Office Department, Liberia from Monrovia to Harry L. Hayman (= Henry Hayman), Liberian consular agent, London, England; franking of 20 cents covering second rate (10 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hannover 1907

        Picture postcard sent on May 17, 1907 by C.W. Herrmann ℅ J.W. West from Monrovia to Arthur Herrmann, Hannover, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Liberia → Selb 1907

        Picture postcard sent on October 23, 1907 from Liberia via German steamer "Adolph Woermann" to Selb, Bavaria; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → Neuenschmidten 1907

        Stationery postcard sent on October 23, 1907 from Monrovia via German Seapost to Neuenschmidten (Brachtal), Hesse, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Greenville → Monrovia 1908

        Stationery postcard sent on January 13, 1908 by the Sinoe branch office of J.W. West Co. (Hamburg) from Greenville to the steamship "Lucie Woermann" passing Monrovia on January 23; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → Bristol 1908

        Picture postcard sent on November 1, 1908 from Monrovia via German Seapost and Las Palmas to Bristol, England; franking of 2 cents
      • Monrovia → Neu Ulm 1908

        Picture postcard sent on November 9, 1908 from Monrovia via Imperial German MSP No. 59 (small cruiser "Sperber") to Neu Ulm, Germany; franking of 5 Pfennig covering German postcard rate
      • Monrovia → Munich 1909

        Uprated newspaper wrapper sent on March 27, 1909 from Monrovia to Munich, Germany; franking of 3 cents
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1910

        Picture postcard sent on March 17, 1910 from Monrovia via German Seapost to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 2 cents covering postcard rate (2 cents)
      • Monrovia → Washington 1910

        Registered letter sent on June 28, 1910 from Monrovia to Washington D.C., USA; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Harper → Funchal 1911

        Letter sent on August 21, 1911 from Harper to Funchal, Madeira; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hermsdorf 1911

        Picture postcard sent on December 30, 1911 by Erich Parche from Monrovia to Hermsdorf bei Altenberg, Saxony, Germany; franking of 2 cents covering postcard rate (2 cents)
      • Monrovia → Salzburg, 1912

        Picture postcard sent on February 9, 1912 by Erich Parche from Monrovia to Salzburg, Austria; franking of 2 cents covering postcard rate (2 cents)
      • Monrovia → Berlin 1912

        Newspaper wrapper sent on April 12, 1912 from Monrovia via German steamer "Henny Woermann" to Berlin, Germany; franking of 1 cent covering newspaper rate (1 cent)
      • Liberia → Gießen 1912

        Picture postcard sent on June 23, 1912 from on board a ship to Gießen, Germany; franking of 2 cents covering postcard rate (2 cents)
      • Monrovia → Camden 1912

        Registered and uprated stationery envelope sent on September 21, 1912 from Monrovia to Camden, New Jersey, USA; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Rastatt 1913

        Registered letter sent on March 3, 1913 by the Imperial German Consulate from Monrovia to Rastatt, Germany; franking of 35 cents covering up to fifth rate (25 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → London 1913

        Registered official letter sent on April 30, 1913 by the Department of State from Monrovia to the Pulvermacher Institute, London, England; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Harper → Oxford 1913

        Picture postcard sent on June 13, 1913 from Harper to Oxford, England; franking of 2 cents covering postcard rate (2 cents)
      • Buchanan → Hamburg 1913

        Registered and uprated stationery envelope sent on July 19, 1913 from Buchanan to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 17 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Bosnia 1913

        Registration receipt for registered letters sent on September 16, 1913 from Monrovia to Hofrat Norbert Ritter von Jedina, Bosnia, Austria
      • Cape Palmas → Cöln-Bayenthal 1913

        Letter sent on October 26, 1913 from Cape Palmas via German steamer "Anna Woermann" to Cologne, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Liberia → München 1913

        Paquebot picture postcard sent on October 26, 1913 from on board a ship via Plymouth to Munich, Germany; franking of 2 cents covering postcard rate (2 cents)
      • Monrovia →Conakry 1914

        Letter sent on February 14, 1914 from Monrovia to Conakry, French Guinea; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Flensburg 1914

        Picture postcard sent on May 30, 1914 from Monrovia to Flensburg, Germany; franking of 2 cents covering postcard rate (2 cents)
      • Monrovia → New York 1915

        Letter sent on February 22, 1915 from Monrovia to New York City, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Liberia → Standish 1915

        Picture postcard sent on August 19-21, 1915 from Liberia via Sierra Leone to Standish, Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England; franking of 2 cents covering postcard rate (2 cents)
      • Harper → St. Gallen 1916

        Censored registered letter sent on August 12, 1916 from Harper to St. Gallen, Switzerland; franking of 58 cents covering sixth rate (6*8 cents) ? + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Washington 1917

        Official letter sent on May 5, 1917 by the Customs Receivership of the Republic of Liberia from Monrovia via Spanish Line to the Department of State, Washington D.C., USA; franking of 20 cents covering fourth rate (4*5 cents)
    • 1919 to 1945

      • Monrovia → New York 1919

        Censored registered letter sent on January 6, 1919 from Monrovia to New York City, USA; franking of 30 cents covering fourth rate (4*5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Bern 1919

        Registered letter sent on January 27, 1919 from Monrovia to Bern, Switzerland; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Toledo 1919

        Letter sent on June 9, 1919 from Monrovia to Toledo Stamp Company, Toledo, Ohio, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Salins 1919

        Picture postcard sent on July 5, 1919 from Monrovia to Salins-les-Bains, Jura, France; franking of 1 cent covering postcard rate (1 cent) ?
      • Monrovia → Fargo 1920

        Letter sent on May 19, 1920 by the Muhlenberg Mission from Monrovia to Los Angeles, California, USA, and redirected to Fargo, North Dakota; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Buchanan → New York 1920

        Registered letter sent on September 10, 1920 from Buchanan to Rochester, New York, USA; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Kolín 1920

        Philatelic cover sent on September 17, 1920 from Monrovia to Kolín, Czecho-Slovakia; franking of 30 cents
      • Monrovia → North Clarendon 1920

        Philatelic cover sent on October 28, 1920 from Monrovia to North Clarendon, Vermont, USA; franking of 16 cents
      • Monrovia → North Clarendon 1920

        Philatelic cover sent on December 27, 1920 from Monrovia to North Clarendon, Vermont, USA; franking of 33 cents
      • Monrovia → North Clarendon 1920

        Philatelic cover sent on December 29, 1920 from Monrovia to North Clarendon, Vermont, USA; franking of 27 cents
      • Monrovia → Cape Palmas 1921

        Philatelic cover sent on January 4, 1921 from Monrovia to Cape Palmas; franking of 16 cents
      • Monrovia → Reinach 1921

        Letter sent on March ?, 1921 from Monrovia to Reinach, Switzerland; franking of 1 cent + CHF 0.3 postage due
      • Liberia → Hamburg 1921

        Letter sent on May 1, 1921 from Liberia via German Seapost to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 10 cents covering second rate (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1921

        Letter sent on December 29, 1921 from Monrovia to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Woermann steamer → Hamburg 1922

        Paquebot cover sent on February 11, 1922 by Conrad Weber, Cape Palmas from on board a Woermann steamer via German Seapost to Erna Weber, Hamburg, Germany; franking of 10 cents covering second rate (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Bad Homburg 1923

        Registered letter sent on January 5, 1923 from Monrovia to Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe, Germany; franking of $1.35
      • Monrovia → Bad Homburg 1923

        Registered letter sent on January 20, 1923 from Monrovia to Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe, Germany; franking of 38 cents
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1923

        Picture postcard sent on July 14, 1923 from Monrovia via England to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first class mail, first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Philadelphia 1923

        Stampless registered letter sent on September 22, 1923 by the Post Office Department, Liberia from Monrovia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
      • Monrovia → Amsterdam 1923

        Picture postcard sent on December 20, 1923 from Monrovia to Amsterdam, Holland; franking of 5 cents covering first class mail, first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Brest 1924

        Picture postcard sent on August 1, 1924 from Monrovia to Brest, France; franking of 1 cent
      • Monrovia → Palo Alto 1924

        Letter sent on August 2, 1924 from Monrovia to Palo Alto, California; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1924

        Newspaper wrapper sent on October 30, 1924 from Monrovia to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 1 cent covering third class mail (printed matter) rate (1 cent)
      • Buchanan → New York 1925

        Letter sent on February 10, 1925 from Buchanan to New York City, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Amsterdam 1925

        Letter sent on July 23, 1925 from Monrovia to Amsterdam, Holland; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Liberia → Berlin 1925

        Letter sent on August 1, 1925 from on board a Woermann steamer via German Seapost to Berlin, Germany; franking of 10 cents covering second rate (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Chicago 1924

        Commercial letter sent on March 10, 1924 from Monrovia to Montgomery Ward Co., Chicago, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Chicago 1926

        Commercial letter sent in 1926 from Monrovia to Montgomery Ward Co., Chicago, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Chicago 1926

        Commercial registered letter sent on September 10, 1926 from Monrovia to Montgomery Ward Co., Chicago, USA; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Harper → Buchanan 1926

        Registered letter sent on December 11, 1926 by A. Woermann trading post (Caper Palmas) from Harper to A. Woermann trading post (Grand Bassa), Buchanan; franking of 14 cents covering second internal rate (2*2 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Washington 1927

        Letter sent in September 1927 by the Department of State from Monrovia to the Congressional Library, Washington D.C., USA; franking of 8 cents covering second rate (5 + 3 cents)
      • Monrovia → Weilheim 1928

        Picture postcard sent on January 28, 1928 from Monrovia to Weilheim a.d. Teck, Germany; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Robertsport → Hamburg 1928

        Stampless letter sent on September 13, 1928 from Robertsport via Sierra Leone to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Robertsport → Maisach 1929

        Registered letter sent on January 11, 1929 from Robertsport via Sierra Leone to Maisach, Germany; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Chicago 1929

        Registered letter sent on March 8, 1929 from Monrovia to Montgomery Ward Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Halle 1930

        Registered letter sent on May 24, 1930 from Monrovia to Halle, Germany; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Bristol 1933

        Underpaid letter sent on October 10, 1933 from Monrovia via Sierra Leone to Bristol, England; franking of 1 cent + 1 penny postage due
      • Monrovia → Barrington 1934

        Picture postcard sent on April 1, 1934 from Monrovia to Barrington, Illinois, USA; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • Monrovia → Berlin 1934

        Registered letter sent on November 12, 1934 from Monrovia to Berlin, Germany; franking of 33 cents covering seventh rate (5 cents + 6*3 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Liberia → Amsterdam 1935

        Paquebot cover sent in November 1935 by D. Caffé from on board S.S. “Reggestrom” via Sierra Leone to Amsterdam, Holland; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → New York 1936

        Registered letter sent in April 1936 by the Department of State from Monrovia to Walter F. Walker, Liberian consul general, New York City, USA; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Blankenese 1936

        Registered letter sent on September 21, 1936 from Monrovia to Blankenese (Hamburg), Germany; franking of 15 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → London 1936

        Registered letter sent on November 26, 1936 from Monrovia via British steamer "Abosso" to London, England; franking of 16 cents covering first rate (5 cents) + registration (10 cents)
      • Monrovia → Vancouver 1937

        Letter sent on April 6, 1937 by the Department of State from Monrovia to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; franking of 4 cents covering second printed matter rate (2*2 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1937

        Philatelic cover sent on April 20, 1937 from Monrovia to Hamburg, Germany; franking of $1.28
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1937

        Letter sent on June 15, 1937 from Monrovia via German Seapost to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 14 cents covering fourth rate (5 + 3*3 cents)
      • Monrovia → Otjiwarongo 1939

        Letter sent on August 12, 1939 by West &, Co. Ltd. from Monrovia via Las Palmas to Otjiwarongo, South West Africa; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Hamburg 1939

        Letter sent on August 24, 1939 by the Monrovia Agency of the Woermann Line from Monrovia via German Seapost to Hamburg, Germany; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → San Francisco 1939

        Letter sent on December 14, 1939 by Phillip Vinjah, Office of Exchange from Monrovia to George A. Long, San Francisco, California, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Robertsport → Monrovia 1940

        Letter sent on September 25, 1940 from Robertsport to Monrovia; franking of 2 cents
      • Robertsport → Hartford 1940

        Censored letter sent on October 28, 1940 from Robertsport via Sierra Leone to Hartford, Vermont, USA; franking of 6 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Lagos → Lansdale 1940

        Censored paquebot cover sent on November 27, 1940 from Lagos to Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA; franking of 2 cents covering printed matter rate (2 cents)
      • Harper → Springfield 1941

        Letter sent on July 7, 1940 from Harper to Springfield, Missouri, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Manchester 1942

        Censored letter sent in 1942 by the Compagnie Française de l’Afrique Occidentale from Monrovia to its British office, Manchester, UK; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Accra 1942

        Letter sent on January 28, 1942 by the Compagnie Française de l’Afrique Occidentale from Monrovia to The Texas Company Ltd., Accra, Ghana; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Robertsport → New York 1942

        Censored registered letter sent in May 1942 by Isaac A. David from Robertsport to Walter F. Walker, Liberian consul general, New York City, USA; franking of 40 cents covering second rate (10 cents) + registration (10 cents) + special delivery (20 cents) ?
      • Monrovia → New York 1944

        Censored letter sent in September 1944 by the U.S. Foreign Service from Monrovia to Joseph Greene, Jamaica, New York, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
    • from 1946 on

      • Ganta → Madison 1946

        Letter sent on October 7, 1946 by the Ganta Mission from Ganta to Madison, New Jersey, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Harbel → Eugene 1948

        Picture postcard sent on February 17, 1948 from Harbel to Eugene, Oregon, USA; franking of 3 cents covering postcard rate (3 cents)
      • MS Tabor → North Wales 1954

        Paquebot cover sent on March 11, 1954 from on board the Motor Ship “Tabor” via Matadi to North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA; franking of 5 cents covering first rate (5 cents)
      • Monrovia → Monrovia 1965

        Letter sent on October 1, 1965 by the Consulate General of Switzerland from Monrovia to the Bong Mining Company, Monrovia; franking of 3 cents covering internal first rate (3 cents)