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”.
  • Birds & Planes 1938 and surcharges

    photogravured by Waterlow & Sons, England on unwatermarked paper, perforated 12½.

    • air post issue

      complete set exists in imperf pairs (rare).
      • C4
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦
      • C5
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦
      • C6
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦
      • C7
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦
      • C8
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • C9
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • C10
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • C11
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • C12
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • C13
        1938, Sept. 12
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
    • ovpt “First Flight LIBERIA - U.S. 1941”

      • C17
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C18
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C19
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C20
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C21
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C22
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C23
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C24
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C25
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C26
        1941, Feb. 3
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
    • inverted ovpt “First Flight LIBERIA - U.S. 1941”

      • C18_inverted_ovpt
        1941, Feb. 3
      • C19_inverted_ovpt
        1941, Feb. 3
      • C22_inverted_ovpt
        1941, Feb. 3
      • C24_inverted_ovpt
        1941, Feb. 3
      • C26_inverted_ovpt
        1941, Feb. 3
    • ovpt “First Flight LIBERIA - U.S. ===”

      • C27
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
      • C28
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
      • C29
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
      • C30
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
      • C31
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
      • C32
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
      • C33
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
      • C34
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
      • C35
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
      • C36
        1942, Feb. 14
        ♦♦♦♦
    • 1944-45 provisional surcharge issue

      • C45
        1944
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦♦
      • C47
        1944
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • C49
        1944
        ♦♦♦♦♦
      • C49_100
        1944
      • C49_dot100
        1944
      • C48♦♦♦♦♦1944
      • C46♦♦♦♦♦1945
      • C50
        1944
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦