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”.
  • Third Pictorials 1909-1912 and surcharges

    engraved by Perkins, Bacon & Company, England, on unwatermarked paper, perforated 14 except for the 10c stamp, which also exists perforated 12½ and rouletted.
    • regular issue

      • 115
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 116
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦
      • 116a
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 117
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 117a
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 118
        1911
        ♦♦
      • 125
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 126
        1910
        ♦♦
      • 126B
        1910
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
      • 127
        1911-1912
        ♦♦
      • 127E
        1911-1912
        ♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦
      • 119
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 119a
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 120
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 120a
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 121
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 121b
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 122
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 123
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • 123a
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 124
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦
    • official issue

      • O59
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦
      • O59_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O60
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦
      • O60_blk_center
        1909, May/June
      • O60_blk_center_inv_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O60_inverted
        1909, May/June
      • O61
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦
      • O61_inverted
        1909, May/June
      • O62
        1911
        ♦♦
      • O69
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦
      • O69_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O70
        1910
        ♦♦ - ♦♦♦
      • O71
        1911-1912
        ♦♦
      • O63
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦
      • O63_inverted_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O63_invert_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O64
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O64_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O64_invert_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O65
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O65_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O65_invert_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O66
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦
      • O66_black_ovpt
        1909, May/June
      • O66_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O67
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O67_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O67a_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O68
        1909, May/June
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O68_no_OS
        1909, May/June
      • O68_dbl_OS_one_inv
        1909, May/June
      • O68_invert_no_OS
        1909, May/June
    • 1914 provisional surcharge issue

      • 131
        1914, Apr.
        ♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
      • 131_dbl_ovpt
        1914, Apr.
      • 132
        1914, Apr.
        ♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
      • 133
        1914, Apr.
        ♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
      • O74
        1914, Apr.
        ♦♦♦♦
      • O75
        1914, Apr.
        ♦♦♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
      • O75_inverted_ovpt
        1914, Apr.
    • “Red Cross” issue

      • B1_thick2
        1915, Nov. 24
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
      • B1_thin2
        1915, Nov. 24
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
      • B2_thick2
        1915, Nov. 24
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
      • B2_thin2
        1915, Nov. 24
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
    • WWI provisional surcharge issues

      • 136
        1915-1916
        ♦♦
      • 136_double_ovpt
        1915-1916
      • 151
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 152
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 152a
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • 138
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦♦♦
      • 138_dbl_ovpt_one_inv
        1915-1916
      • 137
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • 139
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • 139a
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦
      • 140
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 142
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 142a
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 143
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦
      • 150
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 150_no_10
        1915-1916
      • 144
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • 155
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 153a
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • 156
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • 156_black_ovpt
        1916
      • 154b
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • 154c
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • O76
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O78
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦ - ♦♦
      • O77
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • O79
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦
      • O80
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • O86
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • O81
        1915-1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • O90
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • O87a
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • O91
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
      • O88b
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • O88c
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ - 
      • 162
        1918
        ♦♦♦♦
      • 162a
        1918
        ♦♦♦♦♦
      • 162_double_ovpt
        1918
      • 162_small_3_red
        1915?
      • 162_small_3_black
        1915?
      • O97
        1918
        ♦♦♦♦
    • military issue

      "LFF" are the initials of "Liberian Frontier Force", a military unit established in 1908. These overprints were applied locally in Monrovia when about 800 of the troops were sent to the field in 1916 to defeat a Krus revolt. The regular stamps were meant for the soldiers, the official stamps for the officers, but very little use was made of them at all since most are known mint or CTO. See also under "First Pictorials 1892-1905 and Surcharges" and "Second Pictorials 1906 and Surcharges".
      • M3
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M3a
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M3b
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M3_double_ovpt
        1916
      • M3a_double_ovpt
        1916
      • M3b_double_ovpt
        1916
      • M3_inverted_ovpt
        1916
      • M3a_inverted_ovpt
        1916
      • M3b_inverted_ovpt
        1916
      • M4
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M4a
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M4b
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M6
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M6a
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M6b
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M6_double_ovpt
        1916
      • M6a_double_ovpt
        1916
      • M6b_double_ovpt
        1916
      • M6c
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦♦
      • M6d
        1916
         - ♦♦♦♦♦
      • M6e
        1916
         - ♦♦♦♦♦
      • M7
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M7a
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦
      • M7b
        1916
        ♦♦♦♦