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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 — French Cameroun

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
132
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 132, French CamerounCAMEROUN (French), 1914 Ukoko "Souvenir" Card, CAMEROUN (French), 1914 Ukoko "Souvenir" CardCAMEROUN (French), 1914 Ukoko "Souvenir" Card. German Cameroun 5pf postal card with 3pf-40pf Yacht stamps, all tied by "Ukoko, Kamerun 16.9 14" circular datestamps and addressed to Libreville, Gabon, registry label which is also tied by "Bezirk Muni" with eagle handstamp, Very Fine, the French captured Ukoko on Sept. 21, 1914 and found a small quantity of German Yacht stamps and cancels, "souvenirs" were made and cancelled by the datestamp (Sept. 16 was the last date the Germans used it), most are unaddressed which leads us to believe this may have been mailed

E. 300-400
0
133
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 133, French CamerounCAMEROUN (French), 1915, 35c Dark Violet & Green (109; Yvert 46), CAMEROUN (French), 1915, 35c Dark Violet & Green (109; Yvert 46)CAMEROUN (French), 1915, 35c Dark Violet & Green (109; Yvert 46). Used with Cameroon (British), 1p on 10pf Carmine and 2p on 20pf Ultramarine, Black Surcharge (55c, 56; SG B3e, B4; Gibbs 3A, 4), tied by "Tresor et Postes aux Armees, Cameroun 14-12 15" circular datestamp with additional strike below on registered cover to Porto Novo, Dahomey, boxed "R" handstamp, slightly rough opening at bottom, otherwise Very Fine mixed French and British franking, likely went entirely through French mails which accepted the 10c between French Colonies and 25c registry fee (rather than 25c external mails)

E. 400-500
225
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134
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 134, French CamerounCAMEROUN (French), 1915, 35c Dark Violet & Green (109; Yvert 46), CAMEROUN (French), 1915, 35c Dark Violet & Green (109; Yvert 46)CAMEROUN (French), 1915, 35c Dark Violet & Green (109; Yvert 46). Used with Cameroon (British), 1p on 10pf Carmine, Black Surcharge (55c; SG B3e; Gibbs 3A), tied by "Tresor et Postes aux Armees, Cameroun 14-12 15" circular datestamp with additional strike below on registered cover to Porto Novo, Dahomey, boxed "R" handstamp, cover with minor repair at right, otherwise Very Fine mixed French and British franking, likely went entirely through French mails which accepted the 10c between French Colonies and 25c registry fee (rather than 25c external mails)

E. 400-500
275
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135
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 135, French CamerounCAMEROUN (French), "Tresor et Poste aux Armees" Cancel, CAMEROUN (French), "Tresor et Poste aux Armees" CancelCAMEROUN (French), "Tresor et Poste aux Armees" Cancel. Well-struck and tying Cameroun 10c Red & Carmine (101; Yvert 42) on ca. 1915-16 mourning cover to Paris, additional strike at bottom left, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce French military cancel though unlikely to have been transported through the mails, with 1994 Holcombe certificate

E. 400-500
200
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136
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 136, French CamerounCAMEROUN (French), "Tresor et Poste aux Armees" Cancel, CAMEROUN (French), "Tresor et Poste aux Armees" CancelCAMEROUN (French), "Tresor et Poste aux Armees" Cancel. Clearly struck cancel in violet on ca. 1915-16 mourning cover to Paris, manuscript "FM" at top left and endorsed by military official on backflap in Duala, cover with edge tears from opening at left, Very Fine strike of this rare cancel and posted free of charge for military officials

E. 400-500
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137
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 137, French CamerounCAMEROUN (French), 1916 Cameroun Forwarded Cover to England, CAMEROUN (French), 1916 Cameroun Forwarded Cover to EnglandCAMEROUN (French), 1916 Cameroun Forwarded Cover to England. Seven Cameroun stamps incl. 5c (3), 10c, 25c (2) and 35c (101, 105, 107, 109; Yvert 41-42, 44, 46), all tied by "Tresor et Postes aux Armees, Cameroun 11-3 16" circular datestamp with additional strike at bottom on registered cover to Alton, England, then forwarded to Dover, endorsed by British officer at bottom left, boxed "R" handstamp, London, Farringdon and Alton backstamps, cover with slightly rough opening at top, Fine and scarce, likely a commercial use that would have meant this cover weighed between 80-100 grams

E. 500-750
250
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138
 
CAMEROON (British and French), Small Balance of the Collection. Most neatly mounted on exhibit pages, some loose, incl. some used singles and 31 covers, British incl. different cancels, used during Campaign period such as Expeditionary free frankings and five commercial covers and British used in French Territory, French postal history incl. registered, stationery, two with French Navy with "Marine Francaise" Anchor from Cameroun, even three scarce violet/black "Tresor et Poste aux Armees" handstamps, also with German Kamerun with "Ukoko" cancels which were done as "souvenirs" with the stamps and cancels they found, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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