1892 Defaced President Johnson Postal Card

Initially it was thought that President Johnson absconded with Liberia's Treasury and that public feeling was so high the Post Master General ordered the face of President Johnson to be deleted from postal items. This idea was mostly propagated by Col. Rogers [1]. Some doubts were later cast by Frederick Farr in a article he published that questioned the previous report[2]. Farr brought up some good points such as other items including some stamps from the 1892 Pictorial Issue (8c and $5) which picture President Johnson were not deleted. Also, President Johnson later served as Postmaster General for Liberia.



1. A Century of Liberian Philately Rogers, Col. Henry H. / 1971
2. Liberian Philatelic Society Letter / May 1968

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