Sale 1203 — The Gernot Reiners Collection of Togo and Cameroon - The Anglo-French Occupation
Sale Date — Tuesday, 18 June, 2019
Category — British Cameroon
VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE COVER WHICH IS BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE AS A COMPLETE SET ON COVER USED DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD AND TEN DAYS AFTER ISSUANCE.
An accurate understanding of the postal system in Cameroon at this time is needed to fully appreciate the rarity of this cover. Stamps were only allowed to be sold to local residents and members of the Expeditionary Force -- with limitations on quantities allowed to be purchased. Any requests from outside the Cameroons were not honored. Not only that, only postal clerks were permitted to affix stamps to outgoing mail. Hence why unused stamps are far more obtainable than used. Other than this cover, the Shilling values are only known on post-campaign philatelic covers. This cover, without a transit and/or arrival backstamp, is unlikely to have travelled through the mails.
With 1995 Holcombe certificate. Catalogued simply as used stamps. Scott $4,626.00. SG £4,000
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE SET OF THE MARK VALUES OF THE GERMAN YACHT OVERPRINTS.
These stamps were originally secured by the British after the capture of Steamer Professor Woermann. They were overprinted in Freetown, Sierra Leone and used after the conquest of Duala by the C.E.F.
With 1996 Holcombe set certificate. Scott $4,200.00. SG £4,000
FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE MATCHED SET OF THE DESIRABLE MARK-VALUES WITH INVERTED "S". ONLY 100 WERE PRINTED.
Likely far fewer still exist today and rarely offered as a complete set. 1sh and 3sh signed Champion. 5sh signed Buhler. Scott $4,725.00. SG £4,300