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The Gernot Reiners Collection of Togo and Cameroon - The Anglo-French Occupation continued...

French Togo - First Printing
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
77 ogbl ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown (151-153; Yvert 23-23e). Complete top right sheet selvage half pane of 50 showing complete setting, first two rows showing first type (151), row three and first eight stamps of row four showing second type (152) and last two of fourth row and fifth row showing third type (153), Yvert additionally shows three other types which are technically positional varieties (pos. 1/10, 2/3, 2/8, 4/9), some sensible hinge reinforcements though over half are Mint N.H., minor selvage faults, horizontal crease affecting bottom row and crease just extending into pos. 1, also with three used singles, all on neatly annotated pages showing the types and positions, Fine-Very Fine and incredibly rare, as limited typeset was available in Porto Novo, stamps were overprinted in settings of 50, catalogued simply as hinged singles, $3,545.00, Yvert €5,420 (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Togo 151-153 ]

E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
78 c ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown, 10c on 5pf Green (151, 154; Yvert 23-24). Horizontal pair of 10c, all tied by "Anecho, Togo 28/10 14" circular datestamp on cover to Porto Novo (Dahomey), Grand Popo transit and Porto Novo arrival backstamps, cover reduced at bottom, Very Fine and scarce, correctly paying the 25c external letter rate as Togo was not technically qualified as a French territory until 1920, signed Holcombe (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Dahomey 151, 154 ]

E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
79 c ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown, 10c on 5pf Green (153-154; Yvert 23b, 24). Horizontal pair of 10c, all tied by "Anecho, Togo 28/10 14" circular datestamp on all over advertising of "Picon Marseille" (an aperitif) to Porto Novo (Dahomey), arrival backstamps, Very Fine and quite scarce, correctly paying the 25c external letter rate as Togo was not technically qualified as a French territory until 1920 (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Dahomey 153-154 ]

E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
80 c ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf, 10c on 5pf, 20pf-30pf Yacht Overprints (153, 155, 158-160; Yvert 23b, 24a, 25-27). Each tied by bold "Anecho, Togo 22/11" circular datestamps (1914) with additional strike below on registered cover to Basel, Switzerland, registry label, Lome and London transit and Basel arrival backstamps, Very Fine and attractive cover (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Switzerland (Basel) 153, 155, 158-160 ]

E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
81 bl ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green (154-156; Yvert 24-24c). Complete half pane of 50 showing complete setting, neatly cancelled by "Anecho, Togo 7/11 14" circular datestamps, first type (154; Yvert 24) comprises most of the first three rows with 25 examples, second type (156; Yvert 24b) comprises of only three positions in rows two and three, third type (155; Yvert 24c) comprises the last two stamps of row three and bottom two rows of setting, also incl. three singles on neatly annotated page, couple minor sensible hinge reinforcements, Very Fine and extremely rare, each stamp of setting signed Bothe BPP, catalogued simply as singles, Scott $1,325.00, Yvert €1,650 (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Togo 154-156 ]

E. $ 500-750

CLOSED
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82   ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (154a; Yvert 24d). Tied on small piece by "Anecho, Togo 20/10 14" circular datestamp, clearly showing second surcharge slanted as all known examples, fresh color, Very Fine and scarce, only one half sheet of 50 was printed, signed Bloch and Bothe BPP, with 1982 Kilian certificate, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,500 (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Togo 154a ]

E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $800.00
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83   ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (155 var; Yvert 24a var). Bold "Anecho, Togo 15/4 15" circular datestamp, showing second surcharge slanted as all known examples at top, Very Fine and scarce, only one half sheet of 50 was printed which contained 25 examples of No. 154 and 22 examples of No. 155, thereby of similar rarity, with 1968 Hoffmann-Giesecke certificate, catalogued as listed No. 154a, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,500 (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Togo 155 var ]

E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
84 c ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c (154 var; Yvert 24 var). Two bisect items, both in strips with two normal stamps originally forming a strip of five from pos. 21-25, first a left vertical half (pos. 21-23) tied by "Anecho, Togo 20/12" (1914) circular datestamp on cover to Porto Novo (Dahomey), arrival backstamp, cover with file fold (not affecting stamps), one flap missing and slightly reduced at bottom, second a right vertical half (pos. 23-25) tied by same datestamp on right half of cover to Porto Novo with part of arrival backstamp, pos. 23 also showing the broken "0" variety

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE PAIR OF ITEMS HAVING BEEN REUNITED FOR SALE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEIR POSTING OVER 100 YEARS AGO IN ANECHO. A WONDERFUL PAIR FOR EXHIBITION.

The likelihood of finding a matched pair of bisects, from any country, is slim. Especially since it is unlikely more than 30 or so exist. Both correctly paying the 25c external letter rate as Togo was not technically qualified as a French territory until 1920. These bisects were used in late Dec. 1914 to early Jan. 1915 as Anecho ran out of 10c stamps.

Cover with 1995 Holcombe certificate. Large part of cover with 1985 Kilian certificate. Footnoted in Yvert at €4,400 for both (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Dahomey 154 var ]

E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
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85 c ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c (154 var; Yvert 24 var). Right vertical half, tied by "Anecho, Togo 20/12" (1914) circular datestamp with additional strike dated Jan. 18, 1915 on picture post card to Porto Novo (Dahomey), Jan. 20 arrival datestamp, card with two small insect holes, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, correctly paying the 5c postcard rate of up to five words, quite scarce on postcard, these bisects were used in late Dec. 1914 to early Jan. 1915 as Anecho ran out of 10c stamps, less than 30 examples are thought to exist with most known used on covers, signed Bloch, footnoted in Yvert at €4,000 (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Dahomey 154 var ]

E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $900.00
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86 c ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green (155; Yvert 24a). Five singles, four of which show minor varieties of broken letters, each tied by "Anecho, Togo 4/5 16" circular datestamp with additional strike at bottom left on cover addressed locally, arrival backstamp, cover with vertical file fold between stamps, Very Fine, the thin lettering of the typeset used in the Porto Novo overprints lead to broken characters in some positions (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Germany (DDR) 155 ]

E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $200.00
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87 c ImageTOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine (158; Yvert 25). Position 34 showing the broken "T" in "Togo", tied by "Station, Palime 10/11 14" circular datestamp with additional strike beside and used in British occupied Togo on picture post card to London, Lome transit, card with couple minor thinned spots, still Very Fine, a scarce commercial use of a French Togo stamp in British Togo, correctly paying the 1p rate, the variety on the stamp is also quite scarce only occurring once in a setting of 50 (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Togo 158 ]

E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction

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