Surface and airpost stationeries of Liberia 1882 - 1980

Between 1882 and 1920 Liberia made available the following categories of postal stationery for surface mail: envelopes, newspaper wrappers, letter sheets, post cards, post reply cards, and registered envelopes. From 1948 on, Liberia has issued two categories of airpost stationery: air envelopes and air letter sheets (aerogrammes).
Numbers and valuations are from Shoemaker (2012): Liberian Postal Stationery. Price ranges for “unused - used” are coded as follows:

Abbr. Value    Abbr. Value
“C” (Common)< $25“R” (Rare)$100 to $249
“S” (Scarce)$25 to $50“RR”$250 to $499
“VS” (Very Scarce)$50 to $99“RRR”$500 to $849
“NV” (No Value)worthless“RRRR”$850 and above
  • Registered Envelopes

    organized by registration label containing either ornament shape 1: shape 1, 2: shape 2 or 3: shape 3;
    numbers in brackets are from Rogers’ “A Century of Liberian Philately”;
    Shoemaker lists several gray varieties (gray insciptions or indicia), but in my opion these are all color changelings from blue.
    • Ornament shape 1

      • sR #1 [R1]
        1882
        C - R
      • sR #3 [R2]
        1882
        C - R
      • sR #4 [R3]
        1882
        C - R
    • Ornament shape 2

      • sR #5 [R4]
        1887
        C - R
      • sR #7 [R6]
        1892-98
        C - VS
      • sR #11 [R8]
        1892-98
        S - R
      • sR #19 [R12]
        1892-98
        S - R
      • sR #21 [R14]
        1900
        RR - R
    • Ornament shape 3

      • sR #6 [R5]
        1886
        VS - R
      • sR #10 [R7]
        1892-98
        C - R
      • sR #13 [R9]
        1892-98
        C - R
      • sR #16 [R10]
        1892-98
        S - R
      • sR #18 [R11]
        1892-98
        S - R
      • sR #20 [R13]
        1892-98
        S - R