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50c Surcharge on 1c Airmail single

Liberia1941

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

In 1941 Pan American Airways announced the first direct airmail service between Liberia (which was founded by freed American slaves) and the United States. To celebrate the inaugural flight, the Liberian Post Office overprinted existing stamps. Then, at the last minute, Pan Am postponed the flight until 1942.

unused example of surcharged airmail stamp; overprinted "First Flight / LIBERIA-U.S. / 1941 / 50c"

Museum ID: 2011.2005.7

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Details

  • Title: 50c Surcharge on 1c Airmail single
  • Creator: Liberia
  • Date Created: 1941
  • Physical Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Subject Keywords: stamp, Liberia
  • External Link: Stamps Around the Globe
  • Medium: paper; ink (green)

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