Fakes and Forgeries of Liberia

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  • Allegory of Liberia 1860-1880

    numbers and associated names of forgers are from the revised listing of first issue forgeries by Roy Mackal (1996): First Issue Liberia Forgeries Revisited. Journal of the LPS 89, Vol.19(4), and Mackal (1997): Editorial. Journal of the LPS 90, Vol. 20(1); those in parentheses are the numbers originally used by Philip Cockrill in his LIBERIA Series Booklet No. 4: Forgeries of the First Issues 1860-1880.
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 1 - Fournier

      • F1 (F1)
        1860
      • F1a (F1)
        1864
      • F2 (F2)
        1860
      • F2a (F2)
        1864
      • F3 (F3)
        1860
      • F3a (F3)
        1864
    • 1880 issues - forger no. 1 - Fournier

      • F1-1880 (F44)
        1880
      • F2-1880 (F45)
        1880
      • F3-1880 (F46)
        1880
      • F4-1880 (F47)
        1880
      • F5-1880 (F48)
        1880
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 2 - Spiro

      • F4 (F4)
        1860-1869
      • F5 (F5)
        1860-1869
      • F6 (F6)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 3 - [Mercier]

      • F7 (F7)
        1860-1869
      • F8 (F8)
        1860-1869
      • F9 (F9)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 4

      • F10 (F10)
        1860-1869
      • F10a (F13)
        1860-1869
      • F11 (F11)
        1860-1869
      • F12 (F12)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 5

      • 6c
        red
        F13 (F14)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 6

      • F17 (F15)
        1860-1869
      • F18 (0)
        1860-1869
      • 24c
        blue
        F18_blue (0)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 7 - [De Torres]

      • F19 (F16)
        1860-1869
      • F20 (F17)
        1860-1869
      • F21 (F18)
        1860-1869
    • 1880 issues - forger no. 4 - [De Torres]

      • F16-1880 (F54)
        1880
      • F17-1880 (F55)
        1880
      • F18-1880 (F56)
        1880
      • F19-1880 (F57)
        1880
      • F20-1880 (F58)
        1880
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 8

      • F22 (F19)
        1860-1869
      • F23 (F20)
        1860-1869
      • F24 (F21)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 9

      • F25 (F22)
        1860-1869
      • F26 (F23)
        1860-1869
      • 24c
        green
        F27 (F24)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 10

      • F28 (F25)
        1860-1869
      • F29 (F26)
        1860-1869
      • F30 (F27)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 11

      • F31 (F28)
        1860-1869
      • F32 (F29)
        1860-1869
      • F33 (F30)
        1860-1869
    • 1880 issues - forger no. 2

      • F6-1880 (F49)
        1880
      • F7-1880 (F50)
        1880
      • F8-1880 (F51)
        1880
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 12

      • 6c
        red
        F34 (F31)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 12a

      • F34a (F33)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 13

    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 14

    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 16

    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 19

    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 20

      • 6c
        red
        F58 (F42)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 21

    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 22

      • 6c
        red
        F64 (0)
        1860-1869
      • 12c
        blue
        F65 (0)
        1860-1869
      • F66 (0)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 23

    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 24

      • F71 (0)
        1860-1869
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 25 - [Imperato]

      • F73 (0)
        1860-1869
      • F74 (0)
        1860-1869
      • F75 (0)
        1860-1869
    • 1880 issues - forger no. 5 - [Imperato]

      • F21-1880 (0)
        1880
      • F22-1880 (0)
        1880
      • F23-1880 (0)
        1880
      • F24-1880 (0)
        1880
      • F25-1880 (0)
        1880
    • 1860-1869 issues - forger no. 26

    • 1880 issues - forger no. 3

    • 1880 issues - forger no. 6

      • F27-1880 (-)
        1880