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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 Togo - First Printing

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
77
ogbl
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 77, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown (151-153; Yvert 23-23e), TOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown (151-153; Yvert 23-23e)TOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown (151-153; Yvert 23-23e). Complete top right sheet selvage half pane of 50 showing complete setting, first two rows showing first type (151), row three and first eight stamps of row four showing second type (152) and last two of fourth row and fifth row showing third type (153), Yvert additionally shows three other types which are technically positional varieties (pos. 1/10, 2/3, 2/8, 4/9), some sensible hinge reinforcements though over half are Mint N.H., minor selvage faults, horizontal crease affecting bottom row and crease just extending into pos. 1, also with three used singles, all on neatly annotated pages showing the types and positions, Fine-Very Fine and incredibly rare, as limited typeset was available in Porto Novo, stamps were overprinted in settings of 50, catalogued simply as hinged singles, $3,545.00, Yvert €5,420

E. 1,500-2,000
800
78
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 78, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown, 10c on 5pf Green (151, 154; Yvert 23-24), TOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown, 10c on 5pf Green (151, 154; Yvert 23-24)TOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown, 10c on 5pf Green (151, 154; Yvert 23-24). Horizontal pair of 10c, all tied by "Anecho, Togo 28/10 14" circular datestamp on cover to Porto Novo (Dahomey), Grand Popo transit and Porto Novo arrival backstamps, cover reduced at bottom, Very Fine and scarce, correctly paying the 25c external letter rate as Togo was not technically qualified as a French territory until 1920, signed Holcombe

E. 400-500
200
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79
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 79, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown, 10c on 5pf Green (153-154; Yvert 23b, 24), TOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown, 10c on 5pf Green (153-154; Yvert 23b, 24)TOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf Brown, 10c on 5pf Green (153-154; Yvert 23b, 24). Horizontal pair of 10c, all tied by "Anecho, Togo 28/10 14" circular datestamp on all over advertising of "Picon Marseille" (an aperitif) to Porto Novo (Dahomey), arrival backstamps, Very Fine and quite scarce, correctly paying the 25c external letter rate as Togo was not technically qualified as a French territory until 1920

E. 500-750
250
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80
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 80, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf, 10c on 5pf, 20pf-30pf Yacht Overprints (153, 155, 158-160; Yvert 23b, 24a, 25-27), TOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf, 10c on 5pf, 20pf-30pf Yacht Overprints (153, 155, 158-160; Yvert 23b, 24a, 25-27)TOGO (French), 1914, 5c on 3pf, 10c on 5pf, 20pf-30pf Yacht Overprints (153, 155, 158-160; Yvert 23b, 24a, 25-27). Each tied by bold "Anecho, Togo 22/11" circular datestamps (1914) with additional strike below on registered cover to Basel, Switzerland, registry label, Lome and London transit and Basel arrival backstamps, Very Fine and attractive cover

E. 300-400
750
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81
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Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 81, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green (154-156; Yvert 24-24c), TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green (154-156; Yvert 24-24c)TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green (154-156; Yvert 24-24c). Complete half pane of 50 showing complete setting, neatly cancelled by "Anecho, Togo 7/11 14" circular datestamps, first type (154; Yvert 24) comprises most of the first three rows with 25 examples, second type (156; Yvert 24b) comprises of only three positions in rows two and three, third type (155; Yvert 24c) comprises the last two stamps of row three and bottom two rows of setting, also incl. three singles on neatly annotated page, couple minor sensible hinge reinforcements, Very Fine and extremely rare, each stamp of setting signed Bothe BPP, catalogued simply as singles, Scott $1,325.00, Yvert €1,650

E. 500-750
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82
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 82, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (154a; Yvert 24d), TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (154a; Yvert 24d)TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (154a; Yvert 24d). Tied on small piece by "Anecho, Togo 20/10 14" circular datestamp, clearly showing second surcharge slanted as all known examples, fresh color, Very Fine and scarce, only one half sheet of 50 was printed, signed Bloch and Bothe BPP, with 1982 Kilian certificate, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,500

E. 500-750
800
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83
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 83, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (155 var; Yvert 24a var), TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (155 var; Yvert 24a var)TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Double Surcharge (155 var; Yvert 24a var). Bold "Anecho, Togo 15/4 15" circular datestamp, showing second surcharge slanted as all known examples at top, Very Fine and scarce, only one half sheet of 50 was printed which contained 25 examples of No. 154 and 22 examples of No. 155, thereby of similar rarity, with 1968 Hoffmann-Giesecke certificate, catalogued as listed No. 154a, Scott $1,200.00, Yvert €1,500

E. 500-750
550
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84
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 84, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c (154 var; Yvert 24 var), TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c (154 var; Yvert 24 var)TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c (154 var; Yvert 24 var). Two bisect items, both in strips with two normal stamps originally forming a strip of five from pos. 21-25, first a left vertical half (pos. 21-23) tied by "Anecho, Togo 20/12" (1914) circular datestamp on cover to Porto Novo (Dahomey), arrival backstamp, cover with file fold (not affecting stamps), one flap missing and slightly reduced at bottom, second a right vertical half (pos. 23-25) tied by same datestamp on right half of cover to Porto Novo with part of arrival backstamp, pos. 23 also showing the broken "0" variety

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE PAIR OF ITEMS HAVING BEEN REUNITED FOR SALE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEIR POSTING OVER 100 YEARS AGO IN ANECHO. A WONDERFUL PAIR FOR EXHIBITION.

The likelihood of finding a matched pair of bisects, from any country, is slim. Especially since it is unlikely more than 30 or so exist. Both correctly paying the 25c external letter rate as Togo was not technically qualified as a French territory until 1920. These bisects were used in late Dec. 1914 to early Jan. 1915 as Anecho ran out of 10c stamps.

Cover with 1995 Holcombe certificate. Large part of cover with 1985 Kilian certificate. Footnoted in Yvert at €4,400 for both

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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85
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 85, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c (154 var; Yvert 24 var), TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c (154 var; Yvert 24 var)TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c (154 var; Yvert 24 var). Right vertical half, tied by "Anecho, Togo 20/12" (1914) circular datestamp with additional strike dated Jan. 18, 1915 on picture post card to Porto Novo (Dahomey), Jan. 20 arrival datestamp, card with two small insect holes, otherwise Very Fine and scarce, correctly paying the 5c postcard rate of up to five words, quite scarce on postcard, these bisects were used in late Dec. 1914 to early Jan. 1915 as Anecho ran out of 10c stamps, less than 30 examples are thought to exist with most known used on covers, signed Bloch, footnoted in Yvert at €4,000

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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86
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 86, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green (155; Yvert 24a), TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green (155; Yvert 24a)TOGO (French), 1914, 10c on 5pf Green (155; Yvert 24a). Five singles, four of which show minor varieties of broken letters, each tied by "Anecho, Togo 4/5 16" circular datestamp with additional strike at bottom left on cover addressed locally, arrival backstamp, cover with vertical file fold between stamps, Very Fine, the thin lettering of the typeset used in the Porto Novo overprints lead to broken characters in some positions

E. 300-400
200
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87
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 87, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine (158; Yvert 25), TOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine (158; Yvert 25)TOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine (158; Yvert 25). Position 34 showing the broken "T" in "Togo", tied by "Station, Palime 10/11 14" circular datestamp with additional strike beside and used in British occupied Togo on picture post card to London, Lome transit, card with couple minor thinned spots, still Very Fine, a scarce commercial use of a French Togo stamp in British Togo, correctly paying the 1p rate, the variety on the stamp is also quite scarce only occurring once in a setting of 50

E. 400-500
300
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88
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 88, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (158a; Yvert 25a), TOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (158a; Yvert 25a)TOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (158a; Yvert 25a). Unobtrusive blue circular datestamp at top left (likely Anecho), excellent colors, additionally showing no hyphen between "franco-anglaise" and broken "T" in "Togo" varieties, fresh and Very Fine, only a half sheet of 50 were printed in this sized overprint, likely unique with the varieties, catalogued as normal, Scott $875.00, Yvert €1,000

E. 500-750
425
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89
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 89, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (158a; Yvert 25a), TOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (158a; Yvert 25a)TOGO (French), 1914, 20pf Ultramarine, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (158a; Yvert 25a). Vertical pair, neatly cancelled by blue Anecho Dec. 1914 circular datestamps, exceptional centering, bold colors, Extremely Fine, it is believed only a half sheet of 50 was printed with this sized overprint, making any multiples exceptionally scarce, with 1985 Kilian certificate, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,750.00, Yvert €2,000

E. 750-1,000
425
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90
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 90, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon (160; Yvert 27), TOGO (French), 1914, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon (160; Yvert 27)TOGO (French), 1914, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon (160; Yvert 27). Used with horizontal pair of 10c on 5pf Green (154; Yvert 24), positions 33-34 with left stamp showing broken "0", tied by "Anecho, Togo 9/11 14" circular datestamps with additional strike at center of registered cover to Aurillac, France, blank registry label with manuscript "Anecho" written in pencil, Lome and London transit and Aurillac arrival backstamps, Very Fine, a scarce commercial cover paying the 25c external letter rate, commercial covers are surprisingly scarce and desirable

E. 500-750
500
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91
og
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 91, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (160 var; Yvert 27 var), TOGO (French), 1914, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (160 var; Yvert 27 var)TOGO (French), 1914, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (160 var; Yvert 27 var). Minor h.r., bold colors, minor corner bend, otherwise Fine and incredibly rare, unlisted in Scott or Yvert, this spacing is also known on the 20pf, 40pf and 80pf stamps -- which are all listed in Yvert ranging from €1,200 ("common" 20pf) to €10,000 (80pf)

E. 750-1,000
350
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92
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 92, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 40pf Lake & Black (161; Yvert 28), TOGO (French), 1914, 40pf Lake & Black (161; Yvert 28)TOGO (French), 1914, 40pf Lake & Black (161; Yvert 28). Precise centering, excellent strike of "Anecho, Togo 15/4" (1915) circular datestamp, bold colors, Very Fine and choice, signed Champion and Bothe BPP, only 550 overprinted, with 1981 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $625.00, Yvert €750

E. 300-400
400
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93
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 93, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black (162; Yvert 29), TOGO (French), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black (162; Yvert 29)TOGO (French), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black (162; Yvert 29). Position 34 showing the broken "T" in "Togo", tied on small piece by "Atakpame, Togo 26.10.14" circular datestamp, bold colors, Very Fine and scarce with this cancel, only eleven examples are possible with this small constant overprint variety, signed Champion and with 1977 Buhler certificate, as a normal used example without the rare variety Scott $625.00, Yvert €750

E. 400-500
225
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94
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 94, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black (162; Yvert 29), TOGO (French), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black (162; Yvert 29)TOGO (French), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black (162; Yvert 29). Perfect strike of "Anecho, Togo 13/6" (1915) circular datestamp, rich colors, Very Fine, a choice example, signed A. Brun, only 550 overprinted, Scott $625.00, Yvert €750

E. 300-400
225
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95
og
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 95, French Togo - First PrintingTOGO (French), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (162 var; Yvert 29a), TOGO (French), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (162 var; Yvert 29a)TOGO (French), 1914, 80pf Lake & Black, 3-1/2mm Between "Togo" and "Occupation" (162 var; Yvert 29a). H.r., bold colors

FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-1/2MM SPACING ON THE 80-PFENNIG. VERY FEW EXAMPLES ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST AND A MAJOR FRENCH TOGO RARITY.

Oddly enough, Scott only lists the most common 20pf with wide spacing. Although, it is also known on the 30pf, 40pf and 80pf stamps. It is likely known on other values too but none have been recorded. Signed A. Diena. Unlisted in Scott. Yvert €10,000

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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