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Sale 1203 — The Gernot Reiners Collection of Togo and Cameroon - The Anglo-French Occupation

Sale Date — Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

Category — British Togo - Individual Settings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
40
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 40, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, First Setting (37 var; SG H3 var; Gibbs 3 var), TOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, First Setting (37 var; SG H3 var; Gibbs 3 var)TOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, First Setting (37 var; SG H3 var; Gibbs 3 var). Setting 1a, tied on small piece by "Lome, Togogebiet 20.10.14" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, a very rare setting, nearly all are dated in Lome on Oct. 20, 1914, Gibbs states he knows of two examples and only one or two more likely exist, with 2009 Gibbs certificate

E. 400-500
200
41
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 41, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, First Setting (37 var; SG H3 var; Gibbs 3 var), TOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, First Setting (37 var; SG H3 var; Gibbs 3 var)TOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, First Setting (37 var; SG H3 var; Gibbs 3 var). Setting 1a, tied on small piece by "Lome, Togogebiet 20.10.14" circular datestamp, Very Fine, a very rare setting, nearly all are dated in Lome on Oct. 20, 1914, Gibbs states he knows of two examples and only one or two more likely exist, with 2009 Gibbs certificate

E. 400-500
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42
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 42, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1914, 5pf Green, First Setting (36 var; SG H2 var; Gibbs 2 var), TOGO (British), 1914, 5pf Green, First Setting (36 var; SG H2 var; Gibbs 2 var)TOGO (British), 1914, 5pf Green, First Setting (36 var; SG H2 var; Gibbs 2 var). Setting 1b, lightly struck "Assahun, Togo 2.1.15" circular datestamp, well-centered, Very Fine and rare setting, most are dated in Jan. or early Feb. from Assahun, with 2009 Gibbs certificate

E. 400-500
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43
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 43, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, First Setting (37b; SG H3c; Gibbs 3c), TOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, First Setting (37b; SG H3c; Gibbs 3c)TOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, First Setting (37b; SG H3c; Gibbs 3c). Setting 1b, tied on small piece by "Assahun, Togo 10/1 15" circular datestamp, excellent centering, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. GIBBS STATES ONLY FIVE OR SIX EXAMPLES EXIST OF THE 10-PFENNIG FIRST SETTING WITHOUT WATERMARK.

As this stamp was no longer for sale at the German Post Offices in 1914, there were no examples located within the Kamina or Sansane Mangu finds. Therefore, the 10pf without watermark are only known with individual settings (1b and 1c), all of which are used.

With 1996 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $5,500.00. SG £5,500

E. 2,000-3,000
5,000
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44
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 44, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, First Setting (37b; SG H3c; Gibbs 3c), TOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, First Setting (37b; SG H3c; Gibbs 3c)TOGO (British), 1914, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, First Setting (37b; SG H3c; Gibbs 3c). Used with 5pf Green (36 var; H2 var; Gibbs 2 var), both from rare Setting 1b, tied by "Assahun, Togo 3.1.15" circular datestamps on pictorial post card addressed locally

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 10-PFENNIG WITH WIDE SETTING AND NO WATERMARK USED ON A COVER. A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL EXHIBITION ITEM.

The Setting 1b, and its distinctive features, are discussed in Gibbs on page 166. The 5pf stamp is a rare item in its own right, and magnified by its use with the rare 10pf without watermark and on original post card. Gibbs records only one other use on post card dated Assahun Jan. 14, 1915. Only five or six examples of the No. 37b total have been recorded per Gibbs, all used.

With 2009 Gibbs certificate. Catalogued simply as used singles, Scott $5,500.00 and SG £5,500

E. 5,000-7,500
2,600
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45
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 45, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, First Setting (38 var; SG H4 var; Gibbs 4 var), TOGO (British), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, First Setting (38 var; SG H4 var; Gibbs 4 var)TOGO (British), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, First Setting (38 var; SG H4 var; Gibbs 4 var). Setting 1b, tied to small piece by clear "Assahun, Togo 1.1.15" circular datestamp, intense shade, Very Fine, nearly all examples are dated in Jan. from Assahun such as this example but this is the only example known to Gibbs on the 20pf, with 2009 Gibbs certificate

E. 400-500
1,200
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46
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 46, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1914, 3pf Brown, Second Setting (48 var; SG H14 var; Gibbs 14), TOGO (British), 1914, 3pf Brown, Second Setting (48 var; SG H14 var; Gibbs 14)TOGO (British), 1914, 3pf Brown, Second Setting (48 var; SG H14 var; Gibbs 14). Setting 2b, well-centered, centrally struck "Lome, Togo 13.11.14" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, an incredibly rare individual setting, Gibbs estimates that only about 25 were printed of the normal overprint, far fewer for the individual setting, signed Bloch and Bothe BPP, catalogued as normal, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,100

E. 1,000-1,500
425
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47
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 47, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, Second Setting (51 var; SG H17 var; Gibbs 17 var), TOGO (British), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, Second Setting (51 var; SG H17 var; Gibbs 17 var)TOGO (British), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, Second Setting (51 var; SG H17 var; Gibbs 17 var). Setting 2c, tied on small piece by clearly struck "Lome, Togogebiet 20/10 14" circular datestamp, excellent, color, Very Fine, this setting is mentioned in Gibbs on page 167 in the fourth paragraph, he had recorded three similar examples (two 5pf and one 40pf), with this as the only example on the 20pf found after the book's publication, Gibbs believes this setting may be a trial printing and subsequently all struck with the same datestamp, with 2009 Gibbs certificate

E. 500-750
1,600
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48
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 48, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black, Third Setting (64A; SG H32a; Gibbs 33), TOGO (British), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black, Third Setting (64A; SG H32a; Gibbs 33)TOGO (British), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black, Third Setting (64A; SG H32a; Gibbs 33). Setting 3a, cancelled by neat "Lome, Togo 9.1.15" circular datestamp, well-centered, fresh colors

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 40-PFENNIG OF THE THIRD SETTING. ONE OF THE RAREST BRITISH TOGO STAMPS OF WHICH ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN RECORDED -- THIS AS THE SOLE EXAMPLE FROM INDIVIDUAL SETTING 3a.

While listed in Scott and Stanley Gibbons as part of the Sansane Mangu overprints, this was technically not part of that find. It closely resembles pos. 25 of that setting with subtle differences that technically qualify it as an individual setting. This example is mentioned in Gibbs on page 168. The other examples known are from Setting 3b.

With 1992 Holcombe certificate. Scott $9,000.00. SG £9,000. Owing to its rarity, we feel the catalogue values are misleading. For example, the 40pf First Setting has over double the known examples, though it is priced slightly higher.

E. 7,500-10,000
14,500
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49
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 49, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var), TOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var)TOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var). Setting 3c, cancelled by blue "Lome, Togogebiet 8/4 15" circular datestamp, excellent centering, fresh and Very Fine, while a relatively "common" from Setting 3 with 30-40 used examples known, the individual settings make up only a few of those, with 2004 B.P.B. (not noting individual setting) and 2009 Gibbs certificate, catalogued as normal stamp, Scott $2,500.00, SG £2,500

E. 1,500-2,000
700
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50
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 50, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var), TOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var)TOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var). Setting 3c, cancelled by blue "Lome, Togogebiet 8/4 15" circular datestamp, minor bend, otherwise Very Fine, Gibbs notes 30-40 used singles exist and that "several used singles have been recorded from the individual settings", making this far more rare than the Sansane Mangu Third Setting overprints, with 1993 Holcombe certificate, catalogued as normal, Scott $2,500.00, SG £2,500

E. 1,500-2,000
600
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51
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 51, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, Third Setting (62 var; SG H30 var; Gibbs 30 var), TOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, Third Setting (62 var; SG H30 var; Gibbs 30 var)TOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, Third Setting (62 var; SG H30 var; Gibbs 30 var). Setting 3c, tied on small piece by blue "Lome, Togogebiet 8/4 15" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, while a relatively common stamp from Setting 3, Gibbs states only "2 or 3 used singles" have been recorded from individual settings

E. 750-1,000
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52
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 52, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, Third Setting (62 var; SG H30 var; Gibbs 30 var), TOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, Third Setting (62 var; SG H30 var; Gibbs 30 var)TOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, Third Setting (62 var; SG H30 var; Gibbs 30 var). Setting 3c, with blue "Lome, Togogebiet 8/4 15" circular datestamp, fresh color, Very Fine, while a relatively common stamp from Setting 3, Gibbs states only "2 or 3 used singles" have been recorded from individual settings, signed Buhler and with 2009 Gibbs certificate

E. 750-1,000
300
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53
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 53, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, 20pf Ultramarine, Third Setting (62 var, 64 var; SG H30 var, H32 var; Gibbs 30 var, 32 var), TOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, 20pf Ultramarine, Third Setting (62 var, 64 var; SG H30 var, H32 var; Gibbs 30 var, 32 var)TOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, 20pf Ultramarine, Third Setting (62 var, 64 var; SG H30 var, H32 var; Gibbs 30 var, 32 var). Two 5pf, Setting 3c at bottom left (faulty) and 3d at top left, 20pf Setting 3c, each tied by "Lome, Togo 24.3.15" circular datestamp on cover addressed locally, cover with couple vertical file folds not affecting stamps and slightly reduced at top, Very Fine and rare combination of settings used on cover, few have been recorded from individual settings, the 20pf in particular is the only example recorded by Gibbs, with 2009 Gibbs certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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54
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 54, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var), TOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var)TOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var). Setting 3d, lifted from original piece and hinged back in place (for examination purposes) with blue "Lome, Togo 8/4 15" circular datestamp, deep color, Very Fine, a rare setting for an already scarce stamp, Gibbs estimates that only about 30-40 used singles are in existence of the 50 printed in total, far less from this specific setting and likely not more than a few known, signed A. Brun, with 1948 Lange and 1993 Holcombe certificates, catalogued as normal with no premium for setting, Scott $2,500.00, SG £2,500

E. 1,500-2,000
750
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55
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 55, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var), TOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var)TOGO (British), 1915, 3pf Brown, Third Setting (61 var; SG H29 var; Gibbs 29 var). Setting 3d, blue "Lome, Togo 8/4 15" circular datestamp, well-centered, Very Fine, a rare setting for an already scarce stamp, Gibbs estimates that only about 30-40 used singles are in existence of the 50 printed in total, far less from this specific setting, signed A. Brun and with 1996 Holcombe certificate, catalogued as normal with no premium for setting, Scott $2,500.00, SG £2,500

E. 1,500-2,000
700
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56
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 56, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, Third Setting (62 var; SG H30 var; Gibbs 30 var), TOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, Third Setting (62 var; SG H30 var; Gibbs 30 var)TOGO (British), 1915, 5pf Green, Third Setting (62 var; SG H30 var; Gibbs 30 var). Setting 3d, cancelled by blue "Lome, Togogebiet 8/4 15" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, while a relatively common stamp from Setting 3, less than 5 examples have been recorded, Gibbs only records the 3pf and 10pf without watermark in his book on page 169, signed A. Brun, with 1996 Holcombe and 2009 Gibbs certificates

E. 500-750
1,300
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57
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 57, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, Third Setting (63 var; SG H31a var; Gibbs 31b var), TOGO (British), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, Third Setting (63 var; SG H31a var; Gibbs 31b var)TOGO (British), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, Third Setting (63 var; SG H31a var; Gibbs 31b var). Setting 3d, removed (to confirm no watermark) and hinged back on original piece with "Lome, Togo 24.3.15" circular datestamp, well-centered

VERY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-PFENNIG WITHOUT WATERMARK. LESS THAN TEN EXAMPLES ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST, ALL FROM THE SAME SETTING.

While closely resembling the Third Setting, the subtle differences are actually from the rare Setting 3d. This stamp is not known from "true" Third Setting as this was not part of the stamps found in Sansane Mangu, so the Stanley Gibbons catalogue is slightly misleading in that respect. Gibbs states this as "VR" which indicates not more than ten exist.

Signed Bothe. With 1990 Jakubek (befund) and 2009 Gibbs certificate. Unlisted in Scott. SG £7,000

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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58
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 58, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, Third Setting (63 var; SG H31a var; Gibbs 31b var), TOGO (British), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, Third Setting (63 var; SG H31a var; Gibbs 31b var)TOGO (British), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, Third Setting (63 var; SG H31a var; Gibbs 31b var). Setting 3d, tied on small piece by blue "Lome, Togogebiet 8/4 15" circular datestamp, especially well-centered, fresh color

VERY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-PFENNIG WITHOUT WATERMARK FROM THIS RARE SETTING. LESS THAN TEN EXAMPLES ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

While closely resembling the Third Setting, the subtle differences are actually from the rare Setting 3d. This stamp is not known from "true" Third Setting as this was not part of the stamps found in Sansane Mangu, so the Stanley Gibbons catalogue is slightly misleading in that respect. Gibbs states this as "VR" which indicates not more than ten exist. It is also interesting to note that the 10pf from Setting 3d is usually found with a Mar. 24 cancel, it is the 3pf typically seen with this Apr. 8 cancel in either blue or black.

With 2006 Gibbs certificate. Unlisted in Scott. SG £7,000

E. 3,000-4,000
2,900
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Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 59, British Togo - Individual SettingsTOGO (British), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, Third Setting (63 var; SG H31a var; Gibbs 31b var), TOGO (British), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, Third Setting (63 var; SG H31a var; Gibbs 31b var)TOGO (British), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Without Watermark, Third Setting (63 var; SG H31a var; Gibbs 31b var). Setting 3d, bold blue "Lome, Togogebiet 8/4 15" circular datestamp, two small thins at top

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-PFENNIG WITHOUT WATERMARK, ONLY KNOWN THIS SETTING. LESS THAN TEN EXAMPLES ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

While closely resembling the Third Setting, the subtle differences are actually from the rare Setting 3d. This stamp is not known from "true" Third Setting as this was not part of the stamps found in Sansane Mangu, so the Stanley Gibbons catalogue is slightly misleading in that respect. Gibbs states this as "VR" which indicates not more than ten exist. It is also interesting to note that the 10pf from Setting 3d is usually found with a Mar. 24 cancel, it is the 3pf typically seen with this Apr. 8 cancel in either blue or black.

With 2009 Gibbs certificate. Unlisted in Scott. SG £7,000

E. 1,500-2,000
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