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  • Interesting. The left one has the spacing of the second type, but a normal, flawless "t". The right one has the spacing of the first type. Both look genuine.
  • Travis, your copies confirm my observations: stamps can be assigned to one of two types. Top left is second type, the other two first type. So far, I have no reason to believe that the second type isn't genuine - but I still would like to see a use…
  • Mik, the SS is made up of the - SS design (the decoration/artwork around the stamps) - the stamp centers (printed in the same color as the decoration) - the stamp borders for b) it actually says "... no stamps and all stamp borders in ... [one of …
  • Well, there is the stamps page on my own website.
  • The photo below showing a "Vai princess" was obviously used for Scott #39 et al.: According to the guys who sell this reproduction on eBay the original is part of the American Colonization Society Collection and was created/published ca. 1895 ...…
  • Greg, I do have the 20c official with upright overprint in mint condition, but this is my only copy. I have 4 with inverted overprint unused and used, so I guess you are right about their relative scarcity.
  • These are the two copies from the former Varaschini collection: The ex-Cockrill stamp with the faint SEEPOST cancel is now in my possession. I don't know who bought the other stamp. There is also a note by Harald Liedtke about the #229 "large 2" …
  • Who knows what the old contract between J.W. West and Liberia looked like, but after an interruption of 6 years I could imagine they felt the need to differentiate between the stamps that had been seized by the British in 1914 and remainders that we…
  • Bryant, although this thread is about the 1918 pictorials, just for the sake of completeness: the date of issue of the 2c and 3c stamps isn't the only date Michel and the rest of the world have different opinions on. According to Michel, Scott #183-…
  • Bryant, I would love my stamp with the 1914 postmark to be postally used, but it has full gum.
  • In Bryant's posting, "1915" should read "1914". Liberia placed the order (with J.W. West acting as agent for Berlin) before the outbreak of World War I (July 28, 1914). The ordinary 2c and 3c stamps were sent ahead and arrived in time, while the res…
  • Bryant, I am afraid I was always trying so hard to find postally used that I neglected the early CTOs. My own stock consists of exactly one 1892 $5 stamp with this typical CTO postmark without date, and one 1880 24c stamp with a SON 12.FEB.98 cancel…
    in CTO Comment by Manfred March 31
  • C45: The surcharge does indeed exist in dark violet and in black, the obliterator line is always in black. The copy shown on philib.org has the violet surcharge, which is normal. The black surcharge is the variety. C48B: To my knowledge this surchar…