1948-60 Presidents Issue

This definitive set portrays the presidents of Liberia and was issued 1948-60.

Regular stamps: 313-28

Air mail stamps: C65, C118

Details

Issue date 1c (older Roberts) - November 18, 1948
1c (correct Roberts) - 1950
1c salmon - December 27, 1958
2c salmon - July 22, 1949
2c bright yellow - December 27, 1958
3c - July 22, 1949
4c - July 22, 1949
5c - July 22, 1949
6c - July 22, 1949
7c - 1950
8c -July 22, 1949
9c - July 22, 1949
10c yellow - 1950
10c blue gray - December 27, 1958
15c yellow orange - July 22, 1949
15c bright blue - December 27, 1958
20c blue gray - July 22, 1949
20c dark red - December 27, 1958
25c cerise - July 22, 1949
25c blue - December 27, 1958
50c aquamarine - July 22, 1949
50c red lilac - December 27, 1958
$1 rose lilac - July 22, 1949
$1 bistre brown - 1960
Designer
Printing method Engraved
Printer E. A. Wright Bank Note Company
Paper Unwatermarked
Perforation 12½; Reissued stamps (1958) - 12
Sheet size 25 (5x5)
Subjects 1c - Joseph J. Roberts;
2c - Stephen A. Benson
3c - Daniel B. Warner
4c - James S. Payne
5c - Executive Mansion
6c - Edward J. Roye
7c - Anthony W. Gardiner and A. F. Russell
8c - Hilary R. W. Johnson
9c - Joseph J. Cheeseman
10c - William D. Coleman
15c - Garreston W. Gibson
20c - Arthur Barclay
25c - Daniel E. Howard
50c - Charles D. B. King
$1 - Edwin J. Barclay

Specimens, proofs and essays

Varieties

  • Many shades of the 1c exist.

Further reading

  • Reprint from Stamps / p. 15 / Journal of the Liberian Philatelic Society / Jul-Sep 2007
  • "Liberia’s Presidentials" / p. 20 / Journal of the Liberian Philatelic Society / Jul-Sep 2007

See also

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