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  • Is there a lawyer in the LPS! Manfred, you may be right about the US situation However, the UK Government has published information about copyright in the US for UK businesses (but remember this is the same UK government that thought Brexit was a …
  • Bryant If only it were that simple! not sure of copyright law in the US but in the UK (where these were published) the situation is clear (I'm in the process of sorting out copyright on some academic works I've had published over the years so I sp…
  • Bryant not sure I fully understand the difference between a surcharge and a re-valaution eg the 1916 red cross (B1-B15) show a surcharge (according to Scott) whereas the 1941 air (C17-C26) are also surcharged (according to Scott) but with the sur…
  • I personally like the idea of "presentation sheets" as suggested by Travis Some would be definite souvenir sheets for a specific event, others are just sheets presenting specific Liberia stamps for collectors I suspect the term "de-luxe" came fr…
  • Bryant I told Travis that I'd try to track down copyright ownership However, no success I found Cockrill's will (and his wife's) but no mention of the booklets Tracked down his lawyer (or rather the company that took over his lawyer's business). T…
  • Manfred you may be right about hair splitting - however it's also a source of confusion and misunderstanding if we can't agree which term to use for what Also, Cockrill suggests that Hayman may have come up with the first miniature sheets in the 1…
  • and to add to the confusion Stanley Gibbons says: "A Sheet of stamps containing a much smaller number than the normal sheet (pane) format ...always including more than one copy of each stamp design ." So according to SG Manfred's cover stamp isn't…
  • Travis by the accepted definition these aren't souvenir sheets since they have no text or mention of an event Also, Ive not seen the term "presentation sheet" mentioned anywhere on the terminology websites - although in the case of Liberia this m…
  • And as for MS and SS there's soem agreement and some differences It seems that all SS are MS but not all MS are SS! Stanley Gibbons states: "Miniature sheets originated to celebrate special events, particularly stamp exhibitions. Rather than the n…
  • Interesting question! I know that Cockrill at times used teh word "pulls" rather than "proofs" - ie printed from the die/plate but not for proofing purposes I've also seen the word "reprint" used I think any glossary would need to be put together …
  • Travis I'll leave others to give their opinion but my own casual research concludes that (some) philatelists are quite careless about their terminology at times which doesn't help us amateurs. I've been trying to get my head around "proofs" and tra…
  • Interesting that in the Victorian/Edwardian heyday of stamp collecting even the royals got involved Maybe LPS should apply for the "By Royal Appointment" logo given the royal connections - although that might not sit well with our US colleagues gi…
  • Martin I think you're right about this referring to the future Edward VIII Those around in 1906 would have been: - King Edward VII (died in 1910) - his second eldest son George Frederick Ernest Albert (born 1865) who was Prince of Wales in 1906…
  • Several of the 1906 issue illustrations were apparently taken from Harry Johnston's two volume book on Liberia according to Harry Heyman (LPS Journal Apr/May 2021)
  • Travis apologies - it was Bryant who posted about the date
  • Travis thanks for this. Most helpful. You mentioned the first lot in the late 1800s Do you have any more information on this? I've only seen references to "mid 20th c"
  • I'm still puzzling over these with help still needed These are usually described as "defaced die proofs". I assume this to mean that the die proof itself (on paper) has been defaced rather than the actual die itself. The deface line seems to confi…
  • In trying to reconcile the published information about these proofs from the 4 authors (above) there are a few (!) inconsistencies The following measurements are typically given for all 5 values by Rogers, Saleski and for a) by Cockrill: a) size o…
  • Bryant/Manfred - thanks So if there were two reprintings, the first would have been in the late 1800s and the second around the time of WW2 Presumably the first lot would relate to those referenced by Wickersham and Cockrill (2 of each, one black,…
  • Mike I did the same as Albert and printed out at home I found these very useful at organising my then embryo collection The only slight issue is that they don't cover all variants but I was able to duplicate the layout with text in Acrobat to pri…
    in Palo Albums Comment by mikwizzy June 23
  • Can't help I'm afraid All mine are mint
  • Marty can't help directly It seems unlikely that several different employees would all have surnames beginning with D terms I've seen used linked to die proofs include: Engravers DP Common DP Hybrid DP Posthumous DP
  • Bryant thanks On re-reading Cockerill I find that he comments that CTO #1 is the same as CP 11 but without any date He also makes the distinction between CTO and cancelled-by-favour and concludes that CTO's started with the 1892 high values I'd l…
  • Thanks for the comments Thanks also for flagging the error. We'll get this changed (sometimes the misspelling is in the original Newsletter/Journal)
  • Thanks Alan Accepted wisdom seems to be that the stamps were given to LFF troops (not sure of the numbers issued) for them to use when on the campaign As I said, the rebellion was suppressed by June 2016 after which the LFF troops would disperses…
  • Anyone else have cancels for these showing dates?
  • Travis thanks for the reply Apologies - my post should have read overprinted "IN" 1916 The London Philatelist mentions these overprints in its July 1916 edition The majority of cancels I've tracked down - like yours - are from 1919/1920 suggesting…
  • Bryany technically not quite a colony as it was set up by the US as an independent republic for freed slaves Ironically, the local African population was displaced to make room for the freed slaves who were shipped across. When I was there in the …
  • Bryant out of curiosity, where do you get your information about issue numbers? I agree about the issue of stamps surviving. Having worked and lived in Liberia in the 70's and seen conditions then I'm surprised there are any stamps around from the …
  • Bryant thanks. Happy to help. There are some interesting snippets It's interesting to see how complimentary they were about several of the early designs Also, the very last item refers to the auction of a small number of early Liberia that fetch…