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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 - Second Printing

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
96
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 96, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 5c on 3pf Brown, Sansane Mangu Printing (164; Yvert 43), TOGO (French), 1915, 5c on 3pf Brown, Sansane Mangu Printing (164; Yvert 43)TOGO (French), 1915, 5c on 3pf Brown, Sansane Mangu Printing (164; Yvert 43). Neatly struck circular datestamp, bold color

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENTIMES ON 3-PFENNIG FROM THE SANSANE MANGU FIND. WHILE ONLY 61 WERE SURCHARGED, FAR FEWER ARE IN EXISTENCE TODAY.

This stamp is surprisingly missing from even the most advanced Togo and French Colonies collections. Scott $4,500.00. Yvert €6,300

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
97
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 97, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 5pf Green, 10pf Carmine, Sansane Mangu Printing (165-166; Yvert 44-45), TOGO (French), 1915, 5pf Green, 10pf Carmine, Sansane Mangu Printing (165-166; Yvert 44-45)TOGO (French), 1915, 5pf Green, 10pf Carmine, Sansane Mangu Printing (165-166; Yvert 44-45). Each with blue Anecho circular datestamps, bold colors, Very Fine, 5pf signed Calves, 10pf signed Bothe BPP, Scott $900.00, Yvert €1,160

E. 300-400
275
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98
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 98, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Inverted Overprint, Sansane Mangu Printing (166a; Yvert 45a), TOGO (French), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Inverted Overprint, Sansane Mangu Printing (166a; Yvert 45a)TOGO (French), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Inverted Overprint, Sansane Mangu Printing (166a; Yvert 45a). Tied to large piece by beautifully struck blue "Anecho, Togo 4/1" (1915) circular datestamp, excellent centering, bright and fresh color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR TOGO AND FRENCH COLONIES RARITY. ABOUT A DOZEN USED EXAMPLES OF THIS INVERTED OVERPRINT ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST THOUGH SELDOM OFFERED.

It is presumed only 25 examples were printed in total. This is thought to be so since the Sansane Mangu overprints, both the British and French portions, were printed by the Catholic Mission in Lome. Greenwood states on page 51 that a block of ten was overprinted but it is believed around 12 used examples and 2 unused exist. Since the Catholic Mission printed in settings of 25, we feel that is the correct number printed. Regardless, as seen with the British overprints, the brothers of the Catholic Mission were unfazed by philatelic gains by printing errors. They were prudent in their printing practices so errors are true rarities.

With 1968 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $16,500.00. Yvert €22,000

E. 5,000-7,500
6,250
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99
c
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 99, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c, Sansane Mangu Printing (166 var; Yvert 45 var), TOGO (French), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c, Sansane Mangu Printing (166 var; Yvert 45 var)TOGO (French), 1915, 10pf Carmine, Vertical Bisect Used as 5c, Sansane Mangu Printing (166 var; Yvert 45 var). Right vertical half, used with two normal stamps, each tied by "Anecho, Togo 13/4" (1915) circular datestamps with additional strike at right on pink tie-dye cover to Porto Novo (Dahomey), cover with address cut out, small nick at top and top flap missing, bisect has been lifted and replaced slight askew to its original position

VERY FINE AND ENOURMOUSLY RARE BISECT COVER. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THIS BISECT HAVE BEEN RECORDED TO DATE. A MAJOR FRENCH COLONIES AND TOGO ITEM AND PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR AN AWARD-WINNING EXHIBITION. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF REINERS' COLLECTION OF TOGO.

Similar to the Anecho bisects of the 1914 10c on 5pf, supplies of the 10pf from the Sansane Mangu find were depleted within months. This cover correctly pays the 25c external letter rate as Togo was not technically qualified as a French territory until 1920.

Only two examples have been recorded. This bisect was first mentioned by Reiners in an article published in ArGe Deutsche Kolonien Rundschreiben No. 96 of March 2008. The other known example, with a similar use and dated on the same day, was part of the Peter Zgonc collection.

Signed Champion and Holcombe. Unlisted in either Scott or Yvert.

E. 10,000-15,000
4,250
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100
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 100, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 20pf Ultramarine, Sansane Mangu Printing (167; Yvert 46), TOGO (French), 1915, 20pf Ultramarine, Sansane Mangu Printing (167; Yvert 46)TOGO (French), 1915, 20pf Ultramarine, Sansane Mangu Printing (167; Yvert 46). Neat blue Anecho circular datestamp, bold color, fresh and Very Fine, only 263 overprinted, signed Bothe BPP, Scott $1,050.00, Yvert €1,300

E. 400-500
600
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101
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 101, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 25pf Orange & Black on Yellow, Sansane Mangu Printing (168; Yvert 47), TOGO (French), 1915, 25pf Orange & Black on Yellow, Sansane Mangu Printing (168; Yvert 47)TOGO (French), 1915, 25pf Orange & Black on Yellow, Sansane Mangu Printing (168; Yvert 47). Tied on small piece by blue "Anecho, Togo 4/1" (1915) circular datestamp, wonderfully fresh colors

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. ONLY 39 EXAMPLES WERE OVERPRINTED FROM THE SANSANE MANGU FIND -- ONLY A FRACTION OF THOSE ARE STILL BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY.

While 39 overprinted is rare to begin with, a review of major collections formed of French Colonies are void of values from 25pf to the Mark values. We suspect a small fraction of those overprinted are still available for collectors today, something which is confirmed by the high catalogue values given in Scott and Yvert. Signed Bloch and Kohler. Scott $7,000.00. Yvert €10,000

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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102
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 102, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, Sansane Mangu Printing (169; Yvert 48), TOGO (French), 1915, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, Sansane Mangu Printing (169; Yvert 48)TOGO (French), 1915, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, Sansane Mangu Printing (169; Yvert 48). Removed for examination and re-affixed to original small piece by excellent strike of blue "Anecho, Togo 11/1" (1915) circular datestamp, precise centering

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY 37 EXAMPLES WERE OVERPRINTED OF THE 30-PFENNIG FROM THE SANSANE MANGU FIND, FAR LESS THOUGHT TO STILL EXIST.

With similar printing figures to the 25pf and 40pf, the same concept applies. Of the major collections formed of French Colonies, nearly all are void of values from 25pf to the Mark values. We suspect a small fraction of those overprinted are still available for collectors today, something which is confirmed by the high catalogue values given in Scott and Yvert. Signed Champion and Friedl. Scott $7,000.00. Yvert €10,000

E. 3,000-4,000
4,750
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103
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 103, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, Sansane Mangu Printing (169; Yvert 48), TOGO (French), 1915, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, Sansane Mangu Printing (169; Yvert 48)TOGO (French), 1915, 30pf Orange & Black on Salmon, Sansane Mangu Printing (169; Yvert 48). Tied on small piece by perfectly struck blue "Anecho, Togo 4/1" (1915) circular datestamp, brilliant colors

VERY FINE. A MAJOR FRENCH TOGO RARITY WITH ONLY 37 EXAMPLES OVERPRINTED FROM THE SANSANE MANGU FIND, FAR FEWER ARE THOUGHT TO STILL EXIST.

With similar printing figures to the 25pf and 40pf, the same concept applies. Of the major collections formed of French Colonies, nearly all are void of values from 25pf to the Mark values. We suspect a small fraction of those overprinted are still available for collectors today, something which is confirmed by the high catalogue values given in Scott and Yvert. Signed Bloch. Scott $7,000.00. Yvert €10,000

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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104
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 104, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black, Sansane Mangu Printing (170; Yvert 49), TOGO (French), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black, Sansane Mangu Printing (170; Yvert 49)TOGO (French), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black, Sansane Mangu Printing (170; Yvert 49). Tied on small piece by well-struck blue "Anecho, Togo 4/1" (1915) circular datestamp, well-centered

VERY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE WITH ONLY 36 EXAMPLES OVERPRINTED FROM THE SANSANE MANGU FIND, EVEN LESS THOUGHT TO STILL EXIST.

With similar printing figures to the 25pf and 30pf, the same concept applies. Of the major collections formed of French Colonies, nearly all are void of values from 25pf to the Mark values. We suspect a small fraction of those overprinted are still available for collectors today, something which is confirmed by the high catalogue values given in Scott and Yvert. With 1968 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $7,000.00. Yvert €10,000

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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105
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 105, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black, Sansane Mangu Printing (170; Yvert 49), TOGO (French), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black, Sansane Mangu Printing (170; Yvert 49)TOGO (French), 1915, 40pf Lake & Black, Sansane Mangu Printing (170; Yvert 49). Neat blue Anecho, Togo (1915) circular datestamp, lovely centering, bold colors

VERY FINE. AN IMPRESSIVELY RARE STAMP WITH ONLY 36 EXAMPLES OVERPRINTED FROM THE SANSANE MANGU FIND. EVEN LESS ARE THOUGHT TO STILL EXIST.

With similar printing figures to the 25pf and 30pf, the same concept applies. Of the major collections formed of French Colonies, nearly all are void of values from 25pf to the Mark values. We suspect a small fraction of those overprinted are still available for collectors today, something which is confirmed by the high catalogue values given in Scott and Yvert. Signed Champion. With 1977 Friedl and 1994 Holcombe certificates. Scott $7,000.00. Yvert €10,000

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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106
 
Sale Number 1203, Lot Number 106, French Togo - Second PrintingTOGO (French), 1915, 50pf Purple & Black on Salmon, Sansane Mangu Printing (171; Yvert 50), TOGO (French), 1915, 50pf Purple & Black on Salmon, Sansane Mangu Printing (171; Yvert 50)TOGO (French), 1915, 50pf Purple & Black on Salmon, Sansane Mangu Printing (171; Yvert 50). Cancelled by blue "Anecho, Togo 5/1" (1915) circular datestamp, wonderfully rich colors

VERY FINE AND ENORMOUSLY RARE. ONLY NINETEEN EXAMPLES OF THE 50-PFENNIG WERE OVERPRINTED, EVEN LESS ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY. A MAJOR FRENCH COLONIES RARITY.

Outside of the Mark values, where between one and seven were overprinted, this is the rarest overprint from the Sansane Mangu overprints. These came about after another batch of stamps were located by the French in Sansane Mangu in December 1914. Similar to the Kamina find, they were split somewhat equally between the British and French for overprinting and use. Yvert notes one example of the 80pf is recorded though we are suspect of its genuineness based upon original documents mentioned in Greenwood on page 33 whereby none were stated to be found.

We are of the opinion that only a small fraction of those overprinted are still available for collectors today, something highlighted by the glaring omission of examples in major French Colonies collections. Signed Maury and Bloch. Scott $12,500.00. Yvert €17,000

E. 5,000-7,500
9,000
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