1947 Matilda Newport Issue

These stamps were Issued on December 1, 1947 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Matilda Newport's defense of Monrovia on December 1, 1822. They have an engraved frame with a photogravure vignette by Wright Bank Note Co. on unwatermarked paper in sheets of 25 (5 x 5) and they are perforated 12 1/2.

Number of stamps issued
1c 3c 5c 10c 25c
200,000 100,000 60,000 60,000 25,000

Regular stamps: 301-04

Air mail stamp: C57


Issue date December 1, 1947
Printing method Engraved with Photogravure vignettes
Printer E. A. Wright Bank Note Company
Paper Unwatermarked
Perforation 12½
Sheet size 25 (5x5)
Subjects Matilda Newport firing cannon

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