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

British Togo - First (Wide) Setting
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3   ImageTOGO (British), 1914, -1/2p on 3pf Brown, 1p on 5pf Green, First & Second Settings (33-34, 46-47; SG H12-H13, H27-H28; Gibbs 12-13, 27-28). All used, First Setting incl. normal singles used on piece and -1/2p with Thin "y" variety, Second Setting incl. normal and Thin "y" variety singles plus se-tenant blocks of four, the -1/2p with two Thin "y" examples and the 1p with three Thin "y" examples, fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine, few signed by recognized experts, Scott $956.00, SG £956 (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $250.00
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4 c ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 5pf Green, First Setting (36; SG H2; Gibbs 2). Tied by "Lome, Togogebiet 22/6 14" circular datestamp, with month slug inverted (should read "9" for September), on cover with "Governor Gold Coast" seal on backflap and addressed locally, fresh and Very Fine, this is truly a peculiar cover, even dated Sept. 22 which would put this between the dates of Sept. 17-24 when the Post Office in Lome was closed leading to a variety of theories, a) could be that this was backdated, b) the Post Office had limited services for privileged individuals, or c) the "22" was also an error though Holcombe notes he has seen backstamps confirming dates (though Dr. Reiners has never seen one), with 1997 Holcombe certificate (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

CLOSED
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5   ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, First Setting (37; SG H3; Gibbs 3). Cancelled by clear "Lome, Togo 14.9.14" circular datestamp, well-centered rich color, Very Fine, cancelled three days prior to the opening of the post office, Gibbs' theory stated on page 150 of his book is up for debate with the presence of a Narrow Setting block in this collection, likely making this a backdated cancel, with 1985 B.P.A. certificate (not noting anything regarding the date) (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

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6   ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, Inverted Overprint, First Setting (37a; SG H3a; Gibbs 3a). Setting 1A, tied to small piece by Lome circular datestamp, bold color

VERY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-PFENNIG WIDE SETTING WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT. ONLY 50 WERE OVERPRINTED.

According to Gibbs, he estimates less than 20-25 used singles are available. Of the 50 printed, four are unused and used examples consist of eight tete-beche pairs, three blocks of four and two or three pairs.

Signed Kilian BPP and Buhler. Scott $3,000.00. SG £3,000 (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,400.00
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7   ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 25pf Orange & Black on Yellow, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, 80pf Lake & Black on Rose, 1m Carmine, First Setting (39-40, 43, 44; SG H5-H6, H9-H10; Gibbs 5-6, 9-10). All tied on large fragment of registered cover by "Lome, Togogebiet 17/9 14" first day of use circular datestamps, registry label at top left, 80pf with light score line and 1m with short perf

FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE PIECE USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. THE POST OFFICE WAS ONLY OPEN FOR FOUR HOURS BEFORE CLOSING.

This fragment is important for a couple reasons. Firstly, it was used on the first day of issue. The Post Office in Lome was open for only four hours before being instructed to stop by a wire from Gold Coast. It wasn't until Sept. 24 that it reopened again. Secondly, this item proves that regardless of the value of the underlying German Yacht stamp, all stamps were used as 1p stamps. This cover likely paid the 2p for two ounces to a British colony plus 2p for registration.

With 1997 Holcombe certificate (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Gold Coast 39-40, 43, 44 ]

E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
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8   ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 40pf Lake & Black, First Setting (41; SG H7; Gibbs 7). Tied on small piece by well-struck "Lome, Togogebiet 17/9 14" first day of issue circular datestamp, excellent colors, Very Fine and rare as few are recorded, the Post Office in Lome was open for only four hours before being instructed to stop by a wire from Gold Coast, it wasn't until Sept. 24 that it reopened again, signed A. Brun (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

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9   ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 50pf Purple & Black on Salmon, First Setting (42; SG H8; Gibbs 8). Setting 1A, tied on small piece by "Lome, Togo 19.2.15" circular datestamp, precise centering, bold colors

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THIRTEEN RECORDED USED EXAMPLES OF THE 50-PFENNIG WITH WIDE SETTING. A MAJOR TOGO RARITY OF THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE AND OF THE ENTIRE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH.

After the British capturing of Lome, no stamps were discovered. The retreating German forces had hidden the German Yacht stamps, along with a large quantity of gold, in Kamina - about 100km inland. The stash of stamps were split between the British and French forces for overprinting. The Catholic Mission in Lome possessed the only printing equipment in Togo and the fathers there undertook the production of the overprints.

Only 24 examples of the 50pf stamps were located in Kamina, plus a small quantity likely found elsewhere. Gibbs records eighteen unused and thirteen used total. This includes an unused block of four which resides in the Royal Collection. Of the used, they are all singles with the exception of one pair and one used on a registered cover.

Ex Gibbs. Signed Calves. With 1979 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $10,000.00. SG £11,000. (Image)

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E. $ 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
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10 c ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black on Rose, First Setting (43; SG H9; Gibbs 9). Tied by "Lome, Togo 30.9.16" circular datestamp with additional strike beside on registered cover to Zurich, Switzerland, registry label at bottom left, London transit and Zurich arrival backstamps, Very Fine, the 80pf is quite scarce on cover with few believed to exist, with 1980 B.P.A. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $450.00
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11   ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 1m Carmine, First Setting (44; SG H10; Gibbs 10). Setting 1, bold "Lome, Togogebiet 28/9" circular datestamp, bold color, fresh and Fine, a scarce stamp, about 100 where overprinted and issued, signed Champion and Calves, Scott $2,750.00, SG £2,750 (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,000.00
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12   ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 1m Carmine, First Setting (44; SG H10; Gibbs 10). Setting 1, tied to small piece by lightly struck "Lome, Togo 30.9.14" circular datestamp, Fine and scarce, about 100 were overprinted and issued, signed A. Brun and Kilian BPP, with 1965 Roumet certificate, Scott $2,750.00, SG £2,750 (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,400.00
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13 nh ImageTOGO (British), 1914, 1m Carmine, 1-1/4mm Spacing Between "Anglo-French", First Setting (44 var; SG H10 var; Gibbs 10 var). Mint N.H. with sheet selvage at top (hinged in selvage), Setting 1, position 2, excellent centering, wide margins, bold color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONLY ABOUT 100 EXAMPLES OF THE ONE-MARK WITH WIDE SETTING WERE PRINTED AND MOST WERE USED, JUST TEN POSSIBLE POSITIONS HAVE THIS IDENTIFIABLE NARROW SPACING BETWEEN "ANGLO" AND "FRENCH". ONLY FOUR UNUSED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN RECORDED -- NOT TO MENTION THIS IS IN NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

This spacing occurred on positions 1 and 2 of the setting. Position 2 is identifiable in that the "O" of "Occupation" is under the "N" of "Anglo". To date, four unused and five used have been recorded of both positions.

With photocopy of 1967 R.P.S. certificate for a marginal block of four from which this originated. Gibbs states two unused corner blocks are known, one of which is in the Royal Collection. We presume this was the example in private hands he was referring to, which is no longer intact (Image)

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E. $ 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $9,500.00
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