Stamps of Liberia 1860 - 1996

In this section you can find all basic stamps and souvenir sheets issued by Liberia through 1996. If should be seen as a help for identification; therefore, stamps are organized mainly by design regardless of catalog number or intended purpose, meaning that regular, official and airmail stamps including surcharges are grouped together.
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Below each stamp are given its Scott catalog number to the left, date of issue to the right, and information about the catalog value in the middle (mint - used). Values are mainly based on Scott and Michel 2012 catalogs, and are coded by falling into one of ten price ranges, indicated by the number of diamonds: ” = below 30c, ♦♦” = 30c..99c, ♦♦♦” = $1..$2.99, ♦♦♦♦” = $3..$9.99, ♦♦♦♦♦” = $10..$29, ♦♦♦♦♦♦” = $30..$99, ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦” = $100..$299, ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦” = $300..$999, ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦” = $1000..$2999, ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦” = $3000 and above. Catalog prices for many Liberian stamps are dubious, but at least this should give you a hint if some stamp is waste paper or your ticket to Rio!

Stamp images have a resolution of 150 dpi, except for souvenir sheets which have 100 dpi. Thus, on the average 96 dpi monitor souvenir sheets will show close to their natural size, while stamps are enlarged by 50 percent.

Crosses and Circles watermark Crosses and Circles
Rosette watermark Rosette
Watermarks
In general, Liberia's classic postage stamps were printed on paper without dedicated watermark – some are known with paper-makers watermark – but there are two exceptions: most of the early Waterlow & Sons issues are watermarked “Rosette” (not the triangle stamps), and all issues printed in Germany are watermarked “Crosses and Circles”.
  • 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Liberia 1940 and overprints

    engraved by American Bank Note Company, USA on unwatermarked paper, perforated 12.

    • regular issue

      • 277
        1940, July 29
        ♦♦ - 
      • 278
        1940, July 29
        ♦♦ - 
      • 279
        1940, July 29
        ♦♦ - 
    • overprints and surcharges

      • 280
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • 281
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • 282
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • C14
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • C15
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • C16
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • B16
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • B17
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • B18
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • CB1
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • CB2
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • CB3
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • 277_airmail_red
        -
      • 278_airmail_red
        -
      • 279_airmail_red
        -
      • 277_airmail_blue
        -
      • 278_airmail_blue
        -
      • 279_airmail_blue
        -
      • F35
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • CF1
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • E1
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦
      • CE1
        1941, Feb. 21
        ♦♦♦