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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 - Stationery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
67
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 67, British Togo - StationeryTOGO (British), 1915, -1/2p on 5pf Postal Card and Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS1, PS3), TOGO (British), 1915, -1/2p on 5pf Postal Card and Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS1, PS3)TOGO (British), 1915, -1/2p on 5pf Postal Card and Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS1, PS3). Postal card uprated with Gold Coast -1/2p with Accra Overprint with Lome Sept. 29, 1915 circular datestamps (C.T.O.) with local address, unsevered postal reply card with "Lome, Togogebiet 26/8 15" first day circular datestamp (C.T.O.) and unaddressed, Very Fine pair, the postal reply card is very rare and Gibbs believes no more than 25 exist, likely fewer

E. 500-750
400
68
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 68, British Togo - StationeryTOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Card (Gibbs PS2), TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Card (Gibbs PS2)TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Card (Gibbs PS2). Uprated with Gold Coast unoverprinted -1/2p, 1p on 5pf Second Setting and Gold Coast 1p Accra Overprint, all tied by "Lome, Togogebiet 23/9 15" circular datestamps, registered and addressed locally, registry label at bottom left (faulty), Very Fine and exceptionally rare, Gibbs states less than ten exist of this postal card

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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69
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 69, British Togo - StationeryTOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Card (Gibbs PS2), TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Card (Gibbs PS2)TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Card (Gibbs PS2). Cancelled by "Lome, Togo Aug. 27, 1915" double-circle provisional datestamp, unaddressed and dated the day after issuance, Very Fine, both the postal card and datestamp are extremely rare, Gibbs states less than ten exist of this post card, furthermore this provisional datestamp is the scarcest Lome cancel used for only five months between Jun. and Oct., 1915

E. 750-1,000
300
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70
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 70, British Togo - StationeryTOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS4), TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS4)TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS4). Reply half sent registered from Deventer, Netherlands back to Lome, registry label at bottom left, card uprated with Gold Coast 2p with Accra Overprint, uncancelled but paying proper registered rate, London transit also ties registry label, "R" in oval handstamp, clear "Lome, Togo 31.12.15" circular datestamp and violet censor marking upon arrival, message on reverse

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED POSTALLY USED EXAMPLE OF EITHER PART OF THE POSTAL REPLY CARD. A KEY ITEM FOR ANY TOGO OR POSTAL STATIONERY COLLECTOR LOOKING TO BUILD A WORLD-CLASS EXHIBIT.

Most known examples of the Togo overprinted German Yacht stationery are used with C.T.O. cancels and never saw actual postal use. This example, a reply side card from the Netherlands, is truly remarkable. Gibbs states this is the only example known to him.

With 1996 Holcombe certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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71
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 71, British Togo - StationeryTOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS4), TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS4)TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS4). Unsevered, both cards with "Lome, Togobegiet 3/9 15" circular datestamp, outgoing side addressed to Dover, reply side addressed to Lome, fresh and Very Fine, an extremely rare postal reply card, while there is no indication this actually saw postal service, unlikely more than a few exist, even Gibbs states "This card must be extremely rare. I have never seen one, although I have recorded a used example of the reply half." (offered in this collection), with 1994 Holcombe certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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72
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 72, British Togo - StationeryTOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS4), TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS4)TOGO (British), 1915, 1p on 10pf Postal Reply Card (Gibbs PS4). Reply side, cancelled by "Lome, Togo Sep. 26, 1915" provisional circular datestamp, unaddressed, fresh and Very Fine, while there is no indication this actually saw postal service, unlikely more than a few exist, even Gibbs states "This card must be extremely rare. I have never seen one, although I have recorded a used example of the reply half." (offered in this collection), the provisional datestamp is the scarcest Lome cancel used for only five months between Jun. and Oct., 1915

E. 500-750
200
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73
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 73, British Togo - StationeryTOGO (British), 1915, 3p Gold Coast King Edward VII Registered Stationery, TOGO (British), 1915, 3p Gold Coast King Edward VII Registered StationeryTOGO (British), 1915, 3p Gold Coast King Edward VII Registered Stationery. Entire uprated by Togo -1/2p and 2p with Accra Overprint, all tied by "Lome, Togogebiet 13/8 15" circular datestamp and addressed to Hilversum, Netherlands, registry label at bottom left with violet "Lome (Togo)" overprint on Agu label, violet censored handstamp with initials, arrival backstamp, indicia with slight surface scrape, still Very Fine, a rare commercial war-time cover paying the correct rate (2-1/2p for first ounce, 1p for additional ounce and 2p for registration), also interesting to note that Togo was likely provided the King Edward VII stationery for use despite his death over five years earlier

E. 400-500
250
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