1955 Rotary International 50th Anniversary Issue

Issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rotary International. Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world[1]. It was noted that at the time of this issue, Liberia had no Rotary Clubs in the country. The Liberian postmaster-general stated that "Liberia was desirous of joining all other countries in thus honoring Rotary on its golden anniversary"[2].

Regular stamp: 354

Air mail stamps: C97-98

Souvenir sheet: C99


Issue date December 5 (or 12), 19551
Printing method Lithographed
Printer E. A. Wright Bank Note Company
Paper Unwatermarked
Perforation 12½
Sheet size 5x5
Subjects 5c - Rubber Tapping; 10c, 50c - Rotary International Headquarters, Evanston, IL; 15c View of Monrovia


  • Green instead of yellow color
  • Imperforate

Further reading

  • Various reprint articles / p. 20 / Journal of the Liberian Philatelic Society / Oct-Dec 2007
  • The Story Behind the Stamps / pp. 37-39 / The Rotarian / Feb 1971
  • The Rotary Commemoratives / pp. 34-36 / The Rotarian / Feb 1971



2. 1956 Proceedings: Forty-Seventh Annual Rotary Convention / Rotary International / Jun 1956

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