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”.
  • Sixth Pictorials 1923

    lithographed by Reichsdruckerei (Imperial Printing Office), Berlin on paper watermarked "Crosses and Circles", perforated 13½ x 14½, 14½ x 13½.

    the low values to 25c exist on white, grayish and light buff paper; the values 30c and up also on buff and heavily coffee-colored paper.
    • regular issue

      • 214
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦
      • 215
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 216
        1923
        ♦♦
      • 217
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 218
        1923
        ♦♦
      • 219
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 220
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 221
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 222
        1923
        ♦♦
      • 222a
        1923
      • 223
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 223a
        1923
      • 224
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 224a
        1923
      • 225
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • 225a
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 226
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 226a
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 227
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • 227a
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
    • official issue

      • O141
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - 
      • O142
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - 
      • O143
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - 
      • O144
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - 
      • O144_yellow
        1923
      • O145
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - 
      • O146
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O147
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O148
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O149
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - 
      • O149a
        1923
      • O149b
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - 
      • O149b_brown_paper
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - 
      • O149_no_O
        1923
      • O149a_double_ovpt
        1923
      • O150
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O150a
        1923
      • O151
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - 
      • O151a
        1923
      • O152
        1923
      • O152a
        1923
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O152b
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • O153
        1923
      • O153a
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦
      • O154
        1923
      • O154a
        1923
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦