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Scans of Togo material from John Mayne's collection

John Mayne built up a magnificent collection of early Togo material, which was auctioned by Corinphila in November 2023. The Corinphila auction catalogue contains detailed descriptions and many illustrations, supported by hundreds of scans. Corinphila have made available copies of all those scans, and given permission for us to reproduce them here. Rob May has, via Google, provided translations for each lot from the original German. These are occasionally idiosyncratic. The year column gives the date(s) of the material in each lot, and the grouping shows the period in Togo's complex philatelic history to which that lot belongs.

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Lot Description (translated to English)

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Grouping

Corinphila Lot No

1887

1887 (July): KLEIN-POPO, letter from the time before the opening of German posts in Togo to Nantes, France, with the note: "Voie Anglaise, Stamps not obtainable". A letter that went via Hamburg and, despite the note, was transported by German steamer and received the framed stamp "FROM WEST AFRICA" on board. For delivery in France, postage stamps of 50 centimes were affixed. A small repair of an enthusiastic opening is of no importance. A rarity from the early days of the colony.

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German Colony

1920

1891

1891 (Jan. 27): 1 1/2d. brown missionary postal stationery card from HO with corresponding handwritten sender's note. The card is cancelled with the B27 cancellation stamp of Quittah in blue, the day stamp distinguishing letter "A", dated 7 Feb. is also attached to the front. On the back, the formerly glued card is thin, but it represents very well. In addition, another card from LOME with British ship over Accra and a card from the Gold Coast all via Quittah.

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German Colony

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1892

1892 (Jun. 13): 1 1/2d. brown missionary postal stationery card from HO with corresponding handwritten sender's note. The card is cancelled with the B27 cancellation stamp of Quittah, the day stamp distinguishing letter "A", from 21 Jun. is also attached to the front. The transport of mail from HO was easier and took less time over British territory, so this route was preferred to the way to Klein Popo at that time. According to the handwritten note "Woermann Line", the card was forwarded by German ship and received no further postmarks. A very rare early card, in excellent condition.

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German Colony

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1895

1895 (Jun. 10): 1/2d. green as additional franking of the same value on missionary postal stationery card from HO with corresponding handwritten sender's note. The additional franking is slightly faulty, the card a bit wrinkled, cancelled with the B27 cancellation stamp from Quittah, day stamp distinguishing letter "c" next to it, and a LIVERPOOL BR. PACKET in red, as well as LUDWIGSBURG arrival stamp (25 Jul.). Transporting mail from HO was easier and less time-consuming, so this route was preferred to the way to Klein Popo at that time. A very rare card with an interesting historical background.

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German Colony

1923

1896

1896 (Oct. 17): 1d. red missionary postal stationery card from HO with corresponding handwritten sender's note. The card is cancelled with the sea postmark "HAMBURG WEST AFRICA XV.". Since the card was sent via German ship lines, there are no other stamps except the arrival stamp BREMEN (23 Nov.). A very rare card.

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German Colony

1924

1898

1898 (14. Apr.) 1 d. rose-carmine, single franking tied to greeting card with condolence text to Germany cancelled at sea on Board German Steamer "Melita Bohlen". The AUS WESTAFRIKA framed cachet is set beside. Rare card originating from Lagos.

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Lagos

1925

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1899

1898/1899: Two pieces of mail from the French Commissioner for Border Demarcation Dahomey-Sudan and TOGO with corresponding postmarks, one as field mail probably with the signature "Brisson" to a family member from the time of the border conflict over SUGU and once as a greeting card to Paris half a year later. It is an excellent opportunity to provide philatelic evidence for this affair. Some signs of ageing do not detract from the rarity.

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German Colony

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1902 (26. May): 5c. green/red with additional franking 10 c. black/blue on mauve BENIN, both cancelled TELEGRAPH MILITAIRE POSTE No6. BENIN on cover with PARIS distributon (28. Jun.). The original contents being a visiting card is still included. A fine and rare letter.

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Dahomey

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1888

1888 (13. Aug.): 5 Pf. violet-purple as additional franking on the reply part of a postal stationery card of the same value from Klein Popo to Oldenburg. The card received a forwarding note in Oldenburg to Verden an der Aller. Two vertical bends do not hit the franking. It is a very rare forerunner franking on a no less rare piece of mail. Brand's signature.

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German Colony

1928

1895

1895 (4 Sep.): 5 Pf green single franking on stripes of KLEIN POPO with sender's stamp APOSTOLICA PRAEFECTURA TOGENSIS to STUTTGART. Newspaper ribbons from TOGO, especially so early, are eminently rare, especially in such fresh condition. Signature Mansfeld.

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German Colony

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1895

1895 (15 Oct.): 10 pfg purple red, two copies in a vertical pair as multiple franking on a cover with full contents from Klein Popo to Philippeville in Algeria. Six transit stamps and one arrival postmark, including French maritime mail, prove the postal transport to this unusual destination. In addition, another letter from the same correspondence, franked with four copies, 5 Pfg green, two months later with almost identical cancellation. Both envelopes have slight defects. Very attractive pair.

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German Colony

1930

1890

1890 (23 Dec.): 10 Pf. vivid pink, four specimens on Reichsdienstsache of the 2nd weight grade from KLEIN POPO to the African and polar explorer Dr. von Danckelman in Berlin. Apart from a slight patina, the letter is very fresh and bears a seal of the "Imperial German Commissioner for Togo". A transit stamp LOME (27 Dec.) as well as an arrival stamp are also on the back. A very rare correspondence.

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German Colony

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1892

1892 (14 Sep.): 20 Pfg. blue and 10 Pfg. red on linen letter declared "sample without value", by registered letter from KLEIN POPO to ISERLOHN in Westphalia as a very rare form of mailing. The somewhat indistinct stamps are due to the content. A missing closure flap is completely insignificant in this rare form of shipping from Togo.

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German Colony

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1896

1896 (15/10): 50 Pfg brown per three, as well as 10 Pfg purple red on a complete parcel card with coupon of the company D'Almeda Brothers & Co, KLEIN POPO to Bremen. The postal route via Hamburg is documented with a transit stamp (22/11) and the arrival stamp Bremen (23/11). The very rare parcel card is in excellent condition. Steuer certificate (2010).

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German Colony

1933

1897

1897 (18 March): 50 Pf. brown and 10 Pf. purple, the latter with an attached intermediate bar at the top, on a registered letter from LOME to the Vatican to Cardinal Ledochowsky. The letter shows the transit stamps KLEIN POPO, QUIDAH, COTONOU, MARSEILLE and the arrival stamp ROMA on the back. To the best of our knowledge, there is no other known letter from Togo with destination VATICAN. A choice piece for the destination collector.

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German Colony

1934

1891

1891 (Oct. 30): 20 Pfg medium ultramarine (perforation defects above) as single franking on expedition cover from the hinterland from "RESEARCH STATION TOGO" which bears the very rare violet one-liner of the station on the back. The letter was sent by courier via the MISAHÖHE station (Oct. 30) to LOME (Nov. 4) and then to Germany. In ULM he received a forwarding note. The recipient's name is partially redacted. The very interesting letter from the Salaga-Chaudjo expedition is one of very few known documents with the stamp of the Togo research station. Signed Dr. Pirl, Steuer photo certificate tax (2007).

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German Colony

1935

1888

1888 (26. Jul.): 20 Pf. dark ultramarine, single franking on a small-format letter from KLEIN POPO to BERLIN. The rare forerunner has fresh colors and is well presented; a removed sender's note on the back does not detract.

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German Colony

1936

1893

1893 (22 Jul.): Unstamped postal service item from KLEIN POPO to the superior Ober-Postdirektion in Hamburg, provided with a registered slip with number 257 and the file numbers 249 and 250. The arrival stamp on the back is dated 22 Aug. Accordingly, it took exactly one month to transport this rare piece of mail.

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German Colony

1937

1890
1898

1890/1898: Forerunner Krone Adler, inventory of twenty-three stamps and letters with frankings up to six stamps, as well one letter piece with six copies 20 Pfg stamped KLEIN-POPO (11/2/1890), as well as 2 cut-outs with 2 Mark franking. In addition, 7 letter pieces and a pair with frankings "Pfennig" and "Krone Adler" with stamps "AUS WEST AFRIKA".

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German Colony

1938

1888
1899

1888/1899: Compilation of forty-four pieces of mail with a large number of interesting precursors, such as a block of four of the 5 Pf. on letter to Germany, various letters with the 20 Pfg in blue with colour nuances, domestic letters, a seamail precursor with certificate Eibenstein, a letter from the provincial governor and other material, some of which was very informative. An interesting study.

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German Colony

1939

1893
1896

1893/1896: Compilation of two letters and four postcards, one of them with sender Köhler, Governor to German-South-West Africa or Cameroon and LINDI in German-East Africa. A card to DSWA went via MADEIRA and WALFISBAY, the letters to Cameroon via LAGOS and QUITTAH. Interesting combo from the early colonial period.

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German Colony

1940

1893
1897

1893/97: Compilation of seven precursor letters with destination England, as well a Reichsdienstsache with the seal of the Governor and frame strempel "Reichsdienstsache frei!", two registered letters, one with R-slip Hamburg, as well as a ribbon with 20 Pfg postage consisting of a 10 Pf. purple pink and two values 5 Pf. green. An interesting study.

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German Colony

1941

1899

1899 (13 Nov.): 10 Pf. purple red with TOGO imprint, on letter to Biberach an der Riss, where it arrived on 19 December of that year according to the arrival postmark. However, the recipient was no longer on site and the letter was forwarded to QUITTAH in West Africa on 1 January 1900 using a 10 Pfg stamp Württemberg. On the "return journey" the letter went via Liverpool (3 Jan.) and arrived at QUITTAH on 31 January. A great route to and from Africa is thus indicated: evidence of this kind is very scarce.

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German Colony

1942

1899

1899 (10 May): 10 Pf. purple on postcard of the missionary Oswald from LOME to ACCRA. The recipient had left ACCRA, the card was franked with two stamps of 1/2d of the Gold Coast and readdressed to Switzerland. The stamps with the motif "Queen Victoria" were cancelled with the sea-mail landing stamp PAQUEBOT LIVERPOOL (25 Jun.). The card arrived in Switzerland just two days later. A document with a lot of postal history to it.

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German Colony

1943

1898
1900

1898/1900: Collection part of 76 covers as well as a study of the stamps Krone Adler with overprint TOGO, with also better colours, interesting documents such as letters to NEW YORK in mixed franking with followers 3Pf. brown, BUDAPEST, BOHEMIA, DSWA and others. Registered mail, attractive postcards, SEEPOST and much more.

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German Colony

1944

1900

1900: 3 Pf brown/ 5 M green/carmine, complete set unused with additional imprint "Specimen". All brands have original rubber with crease residues and some slight paint adhesions. The 3 M has slight colour chips on the front. A very rare series in normal condition. Cert: "impeccable" Dr. Steuer VÖB (1996).

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German Colony

1945

1900

1900: 3 Pf brown/ 5M green/carmine, complete set unused without rubber with additional imprint "ULTRAMAR" on UPU specimen from Portuguese colonial archives. A very rare series in normal condition.

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German Colony

1946

1910/11

1910/11: 30 Pf. orange/black on yellowish orange, single franking on registered letter to the general agent of G.N. CAMEROON, from LOME to Cameroon, handwritten addition "DUALA", the registered letter bears the number 524. In addition, another registered letter from LOME to Windhoek, with rare arrival stamp WINDHOEK.

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German Colony

1947

1910

1910 (15 Oct.): 5 Pf. Green two copies franked on the front with clean cancellation LOME on the postcard of the postal assistant James Erasmus Greppy from LOME to TORREON in MEXICO, who also communicates his resignation from the postal service on 31 January 1911 on this card. A very interesting card.

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German Colony

1948

1910

1910 (9 May): 5 Pf. Green two specimens with clean cancellation ATAKPAME on a postcard after TAMATAVE on MAURITIUS. An extremely rare destination from Togo.

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German Colony

1949

1908

1908 (7 March): 10 Pf. crimson and 5 Pf. green, each in a horizontal pair, individually cancelled on registered letter from ASSAHUN with R-slip No. 38. The letter with the rare devaluation reached Berlin as early as 31 March. As registered mail, this is a special rarity.

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German Colony

1950

1910

1910 (19 May): 25 Pf orange/yellow with additional franking 20 Pf. blue and 5 Pf. green per three on immensely rare registered letter against acknowledgement of receipt from LOME to LONDON. Transit stamps from KETA (21 May) and ACCRA (23 May) as well as an arrival stamp LONDON (12 Jun.) are located on the back. The registered letter bears the number 89. The condition is comparatively good with some patina and a fold in the cover. A very rare form of use, of which only a few pieces are known.

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German Colony

1951

1908
1909

1908/1909: Two cards, one postcard with cancellation LOME (19 Dec. 1908) and one postal stationery with cancellation ATAKPAME, both with violet stamp "Delivered after post time", one of them to LOBETAL KAMERUN. This very rare cancel was only applied for a short time if Post had missed the steamer. According to the attached private date stamp, the transport time to Berlin was over a month.

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German Colony

1952

1907

1907 (27/30 Jan.): 5 Pf. green, yacht issue on three cards with exhibition stamp "Greetings from the exhibition, Agome Palime, Togoland, 27-30 January 1907". Of these, two cards were used during the exhibition, the third card was cancelled by TOKPLI in blue (23 May 1907). Rare cards from the exhibition.

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German Colony

1953

1908

1908 (3 Sep.): 10 Pf crimson red, single franking on picture postcard of the Catholic mission ATAKPAME to AKITA, Japan. The destination Japan is very difficult to find from the German colonies. This attractive card is in good overall condition

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German Colony

1954

1907

1907 (1 Jan.) 10 Pf carmine red yacht as single franking from ATAKPAME to LEIPZIG. The year "07" slug had not yet arrived and so it was added by hand. Rare measure on complete letter, double signed BOTHE BPP.

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German Colony

1955

1910

1910 (27 Mar.) 10 Pf. crimson vertical pair on letter to BREMEN, cancelled with the British postmark "PAQUEBOT POSTED AT SEA LIVERPOOL", declared as "Shipping Papers" and cleared at the foreign rate. An unusual letter with an unusual route and rate.

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German Colony

1956

1912

1912 (Aug. 31): KETE-KRATCHI, four distinct discounts (?) (Abschläge) on two horizontal pairs of 10 pf Kaisers yacht on overweight letter to LONDON. The letter, addressed to the former Governor of the Gold Coast, Thorburn, passed through Southampton (29 Sep.) and reached London the following day. It was forwarded twice more and reached its recipient via the famous golf club at St. Andrews. A small repair does not detract from the fantastic letter. We don't know of a better letter from KETE KRATSCHI with the immensely rare postmark.

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German Colony

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1901

1901 (6 Feb.): 20 Pf. violet ultramarine in mixed franking with 10 Pf carmine red and 5 Pf. green (2) on registered mail of the 2nd weight class from KLEIN POPO to Berlin. In Berlin, the shipment received the sticker "in BERLIN.64.. DAMAGED" and was officially sealed and witnessed. The letter shows corresponding traces and is not in 'postal subscription' preservation, a highly interesting piece in postal history.

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German Colony

1958

1904

1904 (2 May): 40 Pf. red and black, yacht issue in mixed franking with 20 Pfg blue, both neatly cancelled LOME on letter of the 2nd weight class to the Governor of the Gold Coast. The registered form, which is somewhat badly torn, bears the number 431, transit stamps KWITTA on the reverse and arrival stamp ACCRA, as well as the recipient, result in a letter with a "face".

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German Colony

1959

1901/7

1901/1907: 30 Pf. orange/black on yellowish-orange three postage-appropriate individual frankings on demand SOKODE, LOME and AGOME PALIME 

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German Colony

1960

1911

1911 (11 Jun.) : 30 Pf. orange/black on yellowish-orange in mixed franking with 25 Pf. orange/black on yellow and 20 Pf. violet ultramarine on overfranked registered letter from KETE-KRATCHI with R-slip No. 35 to Germany. Very few registered letters are known. The normal letter ArGe = 600.

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German Colony

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1901/7

1901/1907: 30 Pf. orange/black on yellowish-orange two postage-appropriate individual frankings on Sommerfeld covers, one TOKPLI with ANECHO R-slip, as well as NUATYÄ and another R-cover from KLEIN-POPO.

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German Colony

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1912

1912 (10 Jun.): 50 Pf dark brownish purple/black on matt brown-orange, two copies in mixed franking with 40 Pfg carmine/black and 30 Pf. orange/black on yellowish-orange on insured letter of the Wesleyan Methodist Mission in ANECHO. The recipient was the preacher Rieker in Saarbrücken. According to the weight note, the letter weighed 27 grams and was thus in the 2nd weight class. The value of 1900 marks is in the 8th progression of 16 Pf. rounded up to 1M 30 Pf, together with the registration fee of 20 Pf, this letter is cleared with 1M 70 postage. An arrival stamp Saarbrücken 3 (2 Jul.) is attached to the back. The franking and the cover show a slight patina, which should not be significant in view of the immense rarity of the letter, there are now known five insured letters from Togo. A highlight of this beautiful collection.

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German Colony

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1913

1913 (Aug. 30) : 5 Pf green single franking glued on picture side on picture postcard of the station MISAHÖHE cancelled with the very rare postmark AGU. ArGe: = 750.

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German Colony

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1911/1912: 5 Pf green with watermark diamonds as single franking (5 Nov. 1911) on postcard from KETE-KRATCHI to BERLIN. In addition, a slightly wrinkled postal stationery card with long text in local dialect with the same cancellation from 1912. For the former, certificate Jäschke-Lantelme BPP. A rare ensemble.

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German Colony

1965

1910

1910 (Nov. 30): Unstamped envelope of a postal matter from LOME to KEGEL in ESTONIA. Since postal items were only postage-free within German territory, a tax stamp "T" was affixed to the frame in Hamburg. On the reverse is the seal of the post office of LOME as well as a receipt stamp KEGEL (20 Dec.). A very rare example of an unusual destination. Signature Mansfeld.

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German Colony

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1911

1911 (Feb. 15): Telegram from NUATYÄ to LOME on postal form C187. to the governorate. A form stamp LOME (Togo) is affixed twice, and in the upper right corner the first LOME postmark was also struck off, which apparently continued to be used at the telegraph counter. Telegrams from the colonies are very rare and hardly available.

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German Colony

1967

1912

1912 (8 Sep.): Unstamped envelope of an unorderability report. Unorderable items of mail were reported back to Germany by the Oberpostamt in LOME and were postage-free as postal items. Due to the fact that no stamps were used, these envelopes have roused collectors' interests and have therefore mostly been destroyed. That's why they are minor rarities today. John Mayne knew of no other evidence.

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German Colony

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1891

1891 (Aug. 31): 10 Pf. carmine, reply postcard with a question part from Germany still attached cancelled KLEIN POPO and Transit LOME (3 Sep.). Complete answer cards, especially from such an early time, are very rare. Signature Mansfeld BPP.

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German Colony

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1892

1892 (25 March): 10 Pf carmine-pink, postal stationery precursor card from CAMEROON to HO in Togo with long requirements text about KLEIN-POPO (2 Apr.) and LOME (2 Apr.). Since HO did not have its own post office, no other postmarks are available. The rare card is double signed Hans Bothe BPP

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German Colony

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1894

1894 (Aug. 13): 10 Pf. red postal stationery card of the station manager Dr. Gruner with an order of "Four barrels of carbol" as a substitute for coal tar. the very rare strike of the stamp of the STATION MISAHÖHE is very neatly chipped off at the bottom right. A pinhole applied during archiving is very inconspicuous. A very rare specimen from Togo. Certificate Dr. Pauligk BPP (2004).

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German Colony

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1897

1897 (1.Apr.) : SANSANE-MANGU 10 Pf. red postal stationery card from KRIBI/CAMEROON addressed to the gentlemen of the expedition SANSANE MANGU in LOME with sender's stamp RESEARCH STATION YAUNDÉ, file holes sealed at the bottom, with passage stamp KLEIN-POPO and posting note "from Mango a/Sannaga". Despite the condition, highly interesting card from the early colonial period.

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German Colony

1972

1897

1897 (4/5): Reply part of the Universal Postal Union card of 10 Pfg. with handwritten note "STATION KETE KRATSCHI" and corresponding sender's note, cancelled with the circle upper segment stamp of LOME (18/5) with highly interesting text "... the station Kete Kratschi does not have a postmark. A postal agency is not affiliated with the same......". A historically very informative card of the rare post office, which only got its own handstamp in 1910.

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German Colony

1973

1897

1897 (19/5): Reply part of the Universal Postal Union card of 10 Pfg. cancelled with the second postmark of KLEIN POPO with a long text of the post secretary Rüter, as well as four transit postmarks among others COTONOU, AGOUE, MARSEILLE, partly still from the outward journey to Saarbrücken. Includes an arrival stamp (19/6). A very rare piece of mail.

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German Colony

1974

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1897 (1st Jun.) : SANSANE-MANGU 10 Pf. red reply part of a postal stationery card from SANSANE-MANGU addressed to Hamburg. The card bears the sender's stamp "STATION SANSANE MANGU GERMAN SUDAN", in which the clerk informs the station manager Dr. Gruner: "POLITICAL STATION in still disputed territory, therefore without postal agency." A colonial historical document of immense importance and cannot be classified highly enough as a contemporary source. We are not aware of any earlier evidence from SANSANE MANGU. Double signed R Tax BPP.

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German Colony

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1897

1897 (20 Jun.): 10 Pf. red Postcard from KLEIN POPO to SUCRE in BOLIVIA, with transit postmarks AGUE (21 Jun.) COTONOU, QUIDAH (23 Jun.), Frz Seepost LOANGO A MARSEILLE (24 Jun.) and LIGNE D PAQ. FRI. No. 2 (Jul. 27). The card is in excellent condition, mail from the colonies to South America is rare, from Togo, and from the precursor period it is particularly hard to obtain.

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German Colony

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1903 (9 Apr.): 5 Pf. green postal stationery card by registered mail from KLEIN-POPO without additional franking, therefore for registered mail part with postage. According to the postal notice "from the mailbox", applied to the front with a grease pen. In Germany, it is valued at 30 Pf. A very unusual document, from Togo only a few mailbox letters are registered.

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German Colony

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1914

1914 (23 Jul.): Last mail: 10 Pfg red postal stationery card to Germany written in Kamina Post DUME cancelled in LOME with the rare postmark LOME a. According to the forwarding note, the first delivery attempt was made on 5 October, followed by forwarding. A very rare post, but it is overfranked 5 Pf. In addition, a postcard by "Henny Woermann" from 1912 with a sea postmark. Steuer certificate BPP (2003).

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German Colony

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1914

1914 (23 Jul.): Last mail: Postal matter from LOME to the Foreign Office II of the Reich Post Office, dispatched with the postmark "LOME a", which is very rare on whole pieces, with receipt stamp of 4 October. Such pieces of mail are rare in themselves, but with the last post of Henny Woermann, the whole thing has a 'unique' character. The seal of the post office has migrated to the front, but that can be easily reversed. A closing flap is missing. A top example of this collection. Signature and pencil note Hans Bothe.

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1914

1914 (27 Jul.): Last post: 5 Pf. green Germania 2 copies with minor restrictions on postcard of LAGOS probably written on board the Henny Woermann, sender information LOME (27 Jul.), cancelled with somewhat indistinct maritime postmark The card reached Germany via PERNAMBUCO and bears the initial censorship of the foreign office CÖLN-DEUTZ.

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German Colony

1980

1916

1916 (Jan. 2) Internee mail, postal stationery card of 200 r. from Pernambuco to Hamburg. The sender of the card is E. Wildt, the 4th engineer of Henny Woermann, who picked up the last mail from Togo. The steamer remained interned in Pernambuco, the letter reached its recipient via the Netherlands and the Emmerich foreign office. Slight opening defects do not detract from this rare letter.

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German Colony

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Prisoner of War mail; 1914 (19. Nov.) : 10c. carmine and blue DAHOMEY letter card, addressed to REINFELD in Germany. The sender clearly states "Abs. L. HAVEBRODT Kriegsgefangener der verbündeteten engl franz. Truppen DAHOMEY COTONOU" [Sender POW of the allied Anglo French forces] COTONOU camp unlisted by ArGe.

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1982

1914

Prisoner of War mail; 1914 (30. Dec.) : 1d. red King George V single franking on POW letter from LOME, passed by mail censor Steed Pope, to ANECHO arrival confirmed by adapted French (Grand) POPO (4. Jan.). A French censor DAHOMEY et DEPENCENCES COMMANDANT MILITAIRE with signature in red is also on this extraordinary letter, crossing the two zones. Unlisted by ArGe.

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1983

1915

Prisoner of War mail; 1915 (13. Apr.) : Unfranked registered POW letter from LOME, passed by mail censor Steed Pope, to COTONOU via ANECHO and GRAND POPO (15. Apr.). and from there via the Bureau des Renseignements. Unlisted by ArGe.

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1984

1915

Prisoner of War mail; 1915 (12. Jun.) : 1/2d. green two examples ACCRA overprint as 1d. franking on POW postcard to ELTEN Germany. The card received a LOME censor and a EMMERICH GEPRÜFT UND ZU BEFÖRDERN! two line cachet. It was forwarded via LONDON VLISSINGEN. Only a handful recorded. Not mentioned in ArGe. Very rare.

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1985

1915

Prisoner of War mail; 1915 (31. Jul.) : 1d carmine ACCRA overprint on front of POW card from STATION PALIME, passed by mail censor at LOME, via the POW Information Bureau in LONDON, there endorsed with red "PC POST FREE POW" cachet. At the bureau the original c/o address was crossed out and the recipient’s address in Germany left where the mail was forwarded to. A very rare card. Unlisted by ArGe.

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1986

1915

Prisoner of War mail; 1915 (22. Nov.) : 5Pf. green as German domestic franking on POW postcard to DRESDEN Germany. The card received a LOME censor and a EMMERICH "GEPRÜFT UND ZU BEFÖRDERN. " two-line cachet. The sender reports a slight improvement of mail facilities. Despite the cancellation of the endorsement "via HOLLAND" this postcard is likely part of a bulk mailing, which arrived via VLISSINGEN. A great war mail rarity. Unlisted by ArGe.

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1914/1918: Prisoners of war and internment camps, ten letters with prisoners of war and internee mail, some of them very rare, including hitherto little-known R-letters from the internment camps HATTEM and HEERDE in the Netherlands. An interesting object of study for further research.

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1988

1914

1914 (Sep.): 3 Pf. brown / 80 Pf. carmine/ black on pink (short set excluding 50 Pf.) overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 3mm wide unused, 3 Pf. BPA certificate, 80Pf signed Holcombe and mnh. Attractive and fresh.

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1989

1914

1914 (1. Oct.) 1/2d on 3 Pfg bown, overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, 3mm spacing, tied to (self addressed) letter to LOME by LOME cds with inverted month slug appearing as "6", together with identical letter franked 20 Pf. ultramarine. 1/2d letter signed and certificate Holcombe (1998).

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1990

1914

1914 ( Sep.) 20 Pf. ultramarine overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, overprint 3mm spacing and 5mm off centre to the left, horizontal pair on envelope as correct 2d franking for a standard letter to Wales. The Sender was a British nurse serving with the Togoland Field Force. The stamps are slightly tropicalised but otherwise clean and fresh, the flap on the reverse shows minor signs of eagerly anticipated mail being opened. VICTORIABORG (SEP. 28) and ACCRA transits are on the reverse. A very desirable and rare cover. Provenance Warwick & Warwick, Sale 472 (Feb.1999) lot 1056 

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1991

1915

1915 (14. Jun.) 1d. on 5Pf. green, overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 2mm wide and additional overprint One Penny, horizontal pair in mixed franking with 1/2d. brown on 3 Pf. same overprint and 25 Pf. with 3mm spacing as correct franking of 5d on registered letter to Denmark. LONDON Registered transit (12. Jul.) and unclear Copenhagen arrival. A most rare destination from this difficult period. Certificate Holcombe (1989).

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1915

1915 (29. Jan.) 25Pf. orange/black on yellow, overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 3mm wide corner marginal (Field 1) as single franking on Official letter from LOME to PORTO NOVO. Endorsement in bottom left corner, fine and rare letter displaying the 2 1/2d. rate.

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1914

1914 (29. Oct.): 30 Pf. orange/black on salmon, overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 2mm wide, 5 examples with additional franking of seven further stamps on front to RHYL tied to front piece of registered envelope by LOME cds. The franking shows some signs of wear but is believed to be unique.

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1915

1915 (12. Feb): 30Pf. orange/black overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 2mm wide, together with 1d. green, same overprint and additional wording "One Penny" tied by LOME cds as correct 2d franking to letter to Rhyl, incomplete arrival on reverse. Rare letter.

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1914

1914 (17. Sep.): 80 Pf. carmine/ black on pink together with 40 Pf. carmine and black, both overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 3mm wide, fine used on piece. Lome Post Office opened only briefly on the 17. September, making this a rare first day cancellation.

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1914

1914 (17. Sep.): 80 Pf. carmine/ black on pink horizontal pair overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 3mm wide, fine used on piece. Lome Post Office opened only briefly on this day, making this a rare first day cancellation.

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1914 (22. Sep.): 80 Pf. carmine/black on rose overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, 3mm spacing, single franking as 1d tied to (self addressed) letter to LOME by LOME cds with inverted month slug appearing as "6". Signed and certificate Holcombe (1998). Provenance Köhler, September 1998, Lot 7031.

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1914

1914: 3 Pf. brown overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 2mm wide, fine used example with certificate David Brandon Expert Committee (1996)

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1999

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1914 (1. Oct.) 1/2d on 3 Pfg bown, overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, 3mm spacing, in block of four tied by four strikes of the LOME cds to letter addressed to Ooff & Co Palime. The letter is folded well clear of the franking with the flap missing. Otherwise very fresh and fine. A very rare letter

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1914 (15. Oct.): 1/2d on 3 Pf. bown overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 3mm wide, additional overprint Half Penny horizontal pair and 1 d on 5 Pf. green also horizontal pair as correct 3d franking for a registered letter to England with Plymouth registered transit (9. Nov) The franking displays slight patina nonetheless this is a rare cover. In addition a second cover also franked 3d made up of 25 Pf and 30 Pf with same overprint, this one very fresh. Both covers show consecutive registration labels. Attractive ensemble.

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1914: 1/2d. on 3 Pf. brown overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 2mm wide, with additional overprint "Half Penny", and 1d on 5 Pf same overprint with addirional overprint "One Penny", study of fifty-seven examples and three other stamps in used and unused condition. The study contains six TOG missing "O" error including unused and used in block of four of the 1/2d. A splendid lot.

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2002

1914

1914 (12. Oct): 1/2d. on 3Pf. brown and 1d on 5 Pf. green, horizontal pair, tied to letter by POPO DAHOMEY DEPENDANCE with blue ANECHO (12. Oct.) alongside, to PORTO NOVO. A transit GRAND-POPO from the same day as is a receiving canceller the following day. Uncommon usage of British stamps in the French sector.

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1914

1914 (19. Oct.) 1/2d on 3 Pf. bown overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 2mm wide, additional overprint Half Penny, horizontal pair and 1 d on 5 Pf. two singles, as 3d franking on envelope from LOME to PORTO-NOVO, with ANECHO (22. Oct.) transit, GRAND-POPO the following day and an arrival at PUERTO NOVO. Very fine and rare Signed Kilian BPP and Bothe BPP. Provenance: Hans Bothe collection HBA 1993.

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1914 (1. Oct.): 1d. on 5 Pf. green, 2mm spacing, very fresh complete sheet with additional overprint 'One Penny' with both varieties 'second O in Togo' missing (pos. 37 and 87) and 'y in Penny narrower and smaller' (pos.1, 2, 21, 41, 42, 51, 52, 71, 91 and 92). The print number H 4313-10 is in the right hand margin. Some separation in margins and centre where the sheet was folded. The odd stain in margin does not detract. Very rare in entire sheet.

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1916 (9.Apr.): 20 Pf ultramarine, overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, 2mm spacing, tied by three single strikes ATAKPAME to registered letter registration label No 400, addressed to the administrator of the colonies, address name erased, otherwise fine and rare letter.

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1915 (25. Feb.) 1d. on 5Pf. green, overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 2mm wide and additional overprint One Penny, marginal copy with HAN Number H4313-10 with additional franking 20 Pf. ultramarine and 30Pf. orange/black and salmon, both with the same setting, paying the 3d. rate for a registered letter. Marginal pieces with HAN numbers on entires are very rare. 

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1915 (20. Jan.): 10 Pf. carmine, TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 15mm wide and 5 Pf. green of the same issue, together tied to large envelope by LOME cds, addressed in his hand and endorsed by Lt Col. Bryant personally to the Lt Governor of Dahomey. Transit marks of ANECHO (21 Jan.) in blue, GRAND-POPO (22. Jan.) and an arrival PORTO-NOVO. This is an exceptionally scarce letter with hardly any entires of this issue known.

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2008

1915

1915: 1d on 5 Pf green, ERROR postal stationery card, the indicum cancelled by favour ASSAHUN (10. Jan.) with incorrect overprint 1d. instead of 1/2d. This is exceptionally rare, an error not recorded by Gibbs, Certificate Eichele (2004).

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2009

1914

1914 (21. Dec.): Incoming mail, 3d grey and purple Edward, tied by Maltese Cross GPO cancel with a faint R in oval and registered Malta alongside, opened and resealed by censor, with clear Crown and Number 1275. addressed to Togo. No further postal markings. Nonetheless an outstanding piece of mail into the Colony.

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1915

1915 (14. Sep.): 3d. brown registered envelope Edward VII (Size F), with two 1/2d. green ACCRA overprint used LOME with AGU amended rto LOME registration label, as local letter. Minor Patina otherwise fine.

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1915/16

1915/16: 1d. on 10 Pf. carmine reply postcard minus the reply half with additional franking 2d grey ACCRA overprint used registered to DEVENTER, the Netherlands, plus 1/2d. green on 5 Pf. with additional 2 1/2d London overprint registered to Switzerland, both with London registered transit. 1d. with full message in German. Rare registered use.

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2012

1915

1915 (22. Nov.): 3d. brown registered envelope EDWARD VII, with 2 1/2d. blue ACCRA overprint used LOME with KETE-KRATSCHI amended rto LOME registration label, as foreign letter to HILVERSUM in the NETHERLANDS. The letter bears a LOME censor, a LONDON transit (13. Dec.) and a HILVERSUM receiver (16. DEC.). Minor Patina and small scissor cut bottom left, otherwise fine, good destination and very unusual letter.

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2013

1915

Prisoner of War mail; 1915 (4. Sep.) : 3d. purple/yellow ACCRA overprint as single franking addressed to the "Prisoner of War Information Bureau" London, with LOME censor and LONDON arrival (21 Jul.). Very rare.

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2014

1916

1916:1/2d. green/20/-purple and black on red London overprint, complete mh series with additional overprint "SPECIMEN" for UPU use, 3d. scuffmarks otherwise very fine.

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2015

1915

1915 (30. Oct.): Gold Coast Government Telegraph envelope addressed Carrié Lome, used and endorsed by LOME by German type LOME with British (19) 15 year slug. A very rare and unrecorded by Martin and Walton use of a Telegraph envelope.

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2016

1920

1920: (9. Sep.): 1d carmine, London overprint, three examples (one on reverse) on registered letter to London each tied by clear strikes of the German type NOEPE canceller, together with a German registration label numbered 887. The letter shows signs of ageing, but is nonetheless a great specimen of this difficult office. LOME (10. Sep.) and ACCRA (16. Sep.) transits and LONDON (7. Oct.) arrival.

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1920

1920: (9. Mar.): 1d. carmine, London overprint, two examples together with 1/2d green on registered letter to FRANKFURT, tied by two crisp strikes of the single circle AGU canceller. The letter is very fresh and a great specimen of this difficult office. LOME (9. Mar.) and ACCRA (12. Mar.) transits but no arrival. A very scarce letter.

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2018

1914

1914 (Dec. 19.): 1d carmine, four examples and 1/2d. green as franking for registered letter from LOME to DEVENTER in the Netherlands. The German Registration label LOME bears the n umber 370, a British 202 is also on the front of the letter. The letter is censored in red ink by Steed Pope, a much earlier signature than previously recorded by Martin and Walton. A very scarce letter with transit LONDON (5. Jan) and arrival DEVENTER (7. Jan.).

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2019

1915

1915 (May 20.): 2d grey, two examples and 1/2d. green as franking for registered letter from LOME to DELDEN in the Netherlands. The German Registration label LOME (partially missing) bears the number 990. In DELDEN the letter was forwarded to MÜNSTER Germany and censored by the Auslandsstelle Emmerich, where it received a sealing strip dated 15. June 1915. A very scarce letter with transit LONDON (7. Jun) and arrival DELDEN (9. Jun.) , a new transit ENSCHEDE (14 Jun.) and an arrival MÜNSTER (16. Jun.) A tremendous letter of great post-historical significance.

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2020

1914/15

1914/15 : Collection of thirty-nine stamps overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 16mm wide, spacing 3mm wide, mostly fine used, three with impossible dates, several with expertising marks of the past, one 40 Pf. on piece with Certificate Ceremuga.

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2021

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1915: 20 Pf. ultramarine, overprinted TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION, setting 15mm wide, fine used LOME (27. Mar) together with seven stamps of this issue in 5 Pf. and 10 Pf. denomination and an apparently back dated further used example of the 10Pf.

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2022

1914/15

1914/15: Collection displaying the transition from German to British control in twenty-seven entires with a good range of overprinted and unoverprinted material, together with postmarks, censorship details and insights into the area. A lot requiring careful study.

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2023

1914/15

1914/15: Collection twenty-five postal stationery cards displaying the transition from German to British control with both unoverprinted and overprinted cards included. There are three displaying the TSEWIE Gold-Coast cancellers as well as some other postmarks.

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2024

1914/15

1914/1915: Collection of eighteen cards and letters with TOGO ANGLO - FRENCH OCCUPATION overprints in all settings including a cover franked 5 Pf. with a very low overprint of 15mm and certificate. In addition, the lot contains eighty-eight stamps and pieces in all, with many different postmarks, marginals and other attractive items.

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2025

1914/20

1914/1920: Collection of twenty-five incoming letters with a range of routes taken. The most enotable being a Spanish letter first sent on 10. Jan. 1915, which went via Italy and Germany where it was stamped "ZURÜCK! KEINE BEFÖRDERUNGSGELEGENHEIT", so when it reached Spain again the route endorsement was changed to 'via Inglesa', the letter franked again and it duly arrived in Togo four weeks later. This and other items are worth close inspection.

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2026

1914/27

1914/1927: John Mayne's collection of un-overprinted Gold Coast postal history beginning with a service man's letter "no stamps available", followed by a Registered letter to DAKAR (1. Apr. 15) an uncensored letter to Las Palmas (17. Apr. 15), a registered letter to Britain (15. May 15). the total of forty-two letters includes seventeen registered items, mostly in good condition, many with better postmarks and interesting censors, some with foreign destinations.

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2027

1915/16

1915/1916: Collection of over thirty items relating to SS APPAM, a British merchant captured by the German raider MÖWE, off MADEIRA in January 1916. The story is very well documented, with mail carried by the APPAM on the fateful voyage, pictures of the ship and pictures of the interned crew in NEWPORT MEWS USA, as well as other items relating to SMS MÖWE. A fascinating study and reference.

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2028

1915/18

1915/1918: John Mayne's collection of Gold Coast "overprint" stamps representing both the ACCRA and LONDON overprints with complete unused series, blocks of four, controls and a good collection of postmarks. A very attractive ensemble to continue or to complete a collection with.

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British occupation

2029

1915/21

1915/1921: Collection of fifty-three postal stationery entires beginning with Edward VII uses in Togo and to destinations abroad. There are also Specimen cards of the George V issues as well as usages up to and including the registered envelopes with a good range of postmarks including HO and AGU British types and the use of some German registration labels. The condition is mainly good to fine with many better items contained including ten registered items.

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2030

1915/21

1915/21: Collection of two hundred forty entires covering both the ACCRA and LONDON overprints with a good range of better items including censorship, and registered items including good destinations such as SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, here an example with Swiss PO cachet, indicating stamp theft by foreign censor, Gold Coast DANOE registered letter with block of four 2d, a registered letter with STATION PALIME to the US. A letter franked 1d with cachet received from HM SHIP. NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED, further two registered letters to VERONA, one with LOME Gold Coast type canceller, a German exchange control censor and many other extraordinary letters and cards.

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2031

1916/20

1916/20: 3d brown KGV, with three-line overprint TOGO ANGLO-FRENCH OCCUPATION eight Registered envelopes, size F (seven) and G. One with destination Britain displays the TSEWIE GOLDCOAST obliterated Crown postmarks with German type registration label. Other destinations include local usages and destinations Germany and Holland, both with additional frankings. In addition, the lot includes a Specimen envelope in Size F and a size G envelope to the UK, the latter somewhat worn. Still a beautiful batch of rare envelopes in mostly good condition.

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2032

1916/20

1916/20: 3d brown KGV, with three-line overprint TOGO ANGLO-FRENCH OCCUPATION five Registered envelopes, all Size H, mostly sent to destinations outside the Empire including DAKAR, BASEL, COTONU, and BERLIN, as well as to CAPE COAST. Two, the one to BERLIN and the one to CAPE COAST bear no additional franking, whereas the this would be normal for one, the other would appear underfranked but not charged postage due. All appear to be genuine commercial usages with transits and some with censors. A beautiful batch of rare envelopes in mostly very good condition.

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British occupation

2033

1914

1914 (4. Oct.): SANSANE-MANGU, clear strike on front of French fieldpost card "no stamps available" and endorsed on active service. Some traces of wear but very rare.

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2034_2

French Occupation

2034

1914

1914: 3c brown/80 Pf reddish-carmine/black on pink PORTO NOVO overprint, complete series unused with type varieties of the numerals, to 30 Pf many unmounted, 80 Pf with tropical gum and expertiser's mark.

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French Occupation

2035

1914

1914: 3 c. brown/80 Pf reddish-carmine/black on pink PORTO NOVO overprint, complete series used with type varieties of the numerals a missing just types IV and V of the 5c, all used ANECHO, 40 Pf and 80 Pf with expertiser's mark Brun.

2036_1

French Occupation

2036

1914

1914 (28. Oct.): 10c. on 5Pf. green horizontal pair and 5c on 3 Pf. brown, tied by blue ANECHO to stunning advertising cover 'PICON' addressed to PORTO NOVO. Receiving cancel (31. Oct.) on reverse. Outstanding example of this difficult issue.

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French Occupation

2037

1914

1914 (14. Dec): 5c. on 3Pf. brown and 10c on 5 Pf. green, horizontal pair, PORTO NOVO overprint, tied to letter by blue ANECHO (28. Oct.) to letter to PORTO NOVO. A transit GRAND-POPO from the same day as is a receiving canceller.

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French Occupation

2038

1914

1914 (14. Dec): 5c. on 3Pf. brown, 20Pf ultramarine and 25 Pf. orange/black on yellow, PORTO NOVO overprint, on overfranked registered picture postcard from ANECHO to GRAND-POPO. The stamps are tied by the mis-set date stamp 14. (Dec.) 14, the card arrived in GRAND-POPO the following day. Fine and rare card.

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French Occupation

2039

1914

1914 (15. Nov.): 5c. on 3Pf. brown/30 Pf. orange/black on salmon, PORTO NOVO overprint, philatelic letter franked with 10 stamps, the 10c. on 5Pf. green three copies with significant shift in overprint resulting in part overprints at top and bottom. All stamps tied by clear ATAKPAME strikes.

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French Occupation

2040

1914

1914: 10 C on 5 Pf green, complete half sheet with upper and right-hand margins containing both large and narrow 10 in the overprint. If split a total of nine vertical and one horizontal pairs would be possible. Furthermore, there are two broken "0" varieties. Minor separation and odd hinges. Nonetheless fresh and very fine.

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French Occupation

2041

1915

1915 (29. Jan.): 10c on 5 Pf. green, PORTO NOVO overprint, single franking tied to preprinted commercial letter to PORTO-NOVO by ATAKPAME 29. Jan. 14. This was due to no year slug being available at the time. A GRAND-POPO (5. Feb.) transit and PORTO-NOVO arrival are on the reverse

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French Occupation

2042

1914

1914 (22. Dec.):10c. on 5 Pf. green, PORTO NOVO overprint, five examples including two with varieties (broken"0" and wide spacing between "1" and "0") as correct 50c franking on registered letter to England. The Stamps are cleanly tied by a blue ANECHO the registration label is French with manuscript ANECHO. on the reverse Transit cancels LOME (24. Dec.), PLYMOUTH (16. Jan.) and an arrival Warrington. Fine and scarce letter. Certificate Eichele(2002).

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French Occupation

2043

1914

1914 (8. Nov./26. Dec.): 5c on 3 Pf. brown/30 Pf orange/black on salmon, PORTO NOVO overprint, two registered philatelic letters sent by a French soldier from ATAKPAME to France, bearing a total of twelve overprinted stamps. Fine and rare.

2044_10

French Occupation

2044

1914

1914: 10 c. green on 5 Pf. with double overprint and 40 Pf. carmine/black, PORTO NOVO overprint, on letter using French Government of West Africa, Dahomey Colonie stationery. The stamps are cancelled ANECHO (14. Dec.) in blue. The letter is addressed to ANTHIEME with an arrival mark dated 20. December. The German type canceller appears to have been mis-set and no month slug has been inserted as is recorded on other items from this date. The 10c. stamp has been overprinted by two different types. This variety is unrecorded in Michel. The envelope has been folded and displays water-stains. Nonetheless a most rare and remarkable cover. Certificates Kilian BPP (1980) and Bothe BPP (1983). 

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French Occupation

2045

1915

1915 (2. Mar.): 5 Pf. green with LOME overprint, together with vertical pair 10c on 5 Pf. green PORTO-NOVO overprint with different types, tied to rather aged envelope by blue ANECHO to PORTO-NOVO. Minor scuff mark on LOME overprint stamp and staining on envelope. Certificate BPA (1997)

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French Occupation

2046

1915

1915 (7. Jan.): 5 Pf green two examples in vertical pair together with 10 Pf. carmine LOME overprint and 10c on 5 Pf. green vertical strip of three with different types PORTO-NOVO overprint, as 50c franking on registered letter addressed the Captain Renard at Dakar in the Senegal. The sender is the commanding officer DAHOMEY and dependencies who has applied his seal to close the letter. The stamps are tied except for the 10 Pf carmine by three strikes of the blue ANECHO. Transit marks GRANND-POPO (8. Jan.) and COUTONOU (9. Jan.) are on the reverse. One of the earliest uses of the "Boxing Day find(?)" issue. A very rare letter.

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French Occupation

2047

1914

1914: 20 Pf ultramarine, PORTO NOVO overprint, very fine used, with spacing in overprint 3 1/2mm wide. Certificate RPSL (1977).

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French Occupation

2048

1914

1914: 5 Pf green, LOME overprint, very fine used, cancelled by two part strikes ANECHO. Multiple expertiser's marks on reverse.

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French Occupation

2049

1914

1914: 10 Pf carmine, LOME overprint, fine used on small piece, cancelled by part strike ANECHO.

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French Occupation

2050

1914

1914: 10 Pf carmine, LOME overprint, fine used and unused, one cancelled by part strike .....DAHOMEY.

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French Occupation

2051

1914

1914: 20 Pf ultramarine, LOME overprint, very fine used, cancelled by part strike ANECHO.

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French Occupation

2052

1916

1916: 1c. violet and black/5f. violet and blue overprint TOGO Occupation franco anglaise in horizontal strips of three bar 15c pair and single, all cancelled "POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES COLLECTION DE BERNE MADAGASCAR from UPU archives of MADAGASCAR. Unique.

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French Occupation

2053

1919

1919 (31. Oct.): 15c purple and rose two examples with additional franking 5c green and blue also two examples on rare registered letter from EDEA with German registration label 497 to ANECHO (TOGO) via DUALA, here with German type DUALA b as transit followed by GRAND-POPO (7. Nov.) and a ANECHO arrival. Roughly opened at right, but does not detract.

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British Occupation & Cameroons

2054

1920

1920 (16. Nov.) 50c. brown with overprint TOGO Occupation franco anglaise as single franking tied by a very crisp British type single circle AGBELUVHOE on registered letter to LONDON. The German registration label is numbered 621. On the reverse is the double oval ACCRA registered (20. Nov.) and a LONDON receiving mark (19. Dec.). A very rare letter, with only minor ageing.

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French Occupation

2055

1914

1914: 3 c. brown /40 Pf. carmine/black PORTO NOVO overprint, study of one hundred twenty-four stamps many of commercial use with particular attention being paid to postmarks. A difficult to accumulate lot with many very fine copies including some unmounted.

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2056_25

French Occupation

2056

1914/20

1914/20: Stamp and postmark collection of French issues with hundreds of stamps used and unused to 5 Fr with overprinted and unoverprinted issues. A fine lot

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French Occupation

2057

1914/15

1914/1915: Accumulation of eight fresh and clean Fieldpost letters sent by members of the French Occupation Force from Togo, to France, Senegal, and DAHOMEY, all bar one using German cancellers including ATAKPAME and ANECHO. A most interesting study.

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French Occupation

2058

1914/15

1914/1915: accumulation of thirteen mostly philatelic covers originating from the French area with mainly PORTO-NOVO overprints. A highlight is a short set registered letter to Switzerland with a LOME overprint and transit cachets evidencing the journey and receipt.

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French Occupation

2059

1914/16

1914/16: Collection of forty mostly clean entires, many registered using the unoverprinted stamps of DAHOMEY, with a multitude of German postmarks such as ATAKPAME, ANECHO, SOKODE, SANSANE-MANGU, and also the altered French (Grand) POPO. There are several registered letters and destinations abroad.

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2060_51

French Occupation

2060

1914/20

1914/20: Collection of approximately eighty mainly postal stationery items beginning with odd unverprinted German, then a good range of German overprints, to French overprinted items including some commercial usage and registered. A difficult to assemble lot with many unusual pieces.

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2061_70

French Occupation

2061

1914/20

1914/1920: Collection of over 150 French Occupation area letters and postcards with many good and better items, including censors, postmarks registered, including examples with British labels as well as German, an unusual registered military letter, a registered letter to Sweden.

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French Occupation

2062

1915/18

1915/1918: Small batch of nine French Fieldpost items all with German cachets including two receipts for registered mails. Cachets represented include SOKODE (2), ANECHO and ATAKPAME.

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French Occupation

2063

1900/14

1900/1914: Collection of hundreds of values of the yacht issue often on letters with many rare pieces such as AGBELUVHOE, AVHEGAME, AGU, ASSAHUN, KETE-KRATSCHI, KPANDU a, SOKODE (violet), SANSANE-MANUGU and others, almost all duplicated, also several high values up to 5M on a letter piece, plus a small part of the collection unused with some house order numbers.

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German colony

2064

1905/07

1905/07: Field mail from the troops and detachment transports during the Herero uprisings, seven unstamped cards with sea postmarks. Here, too, Mr. Mayne repeatedly found the reference to Togo, like the card that was written during a rest stop in Lomé, example also with a postmark from Togo. There are sea postmarks with the following numbers, VI., XXII (3), XXXXI., as well as two indistinctly struck postmarks.

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German colony

2065

 

Corinphila lot 2066 did not include Togo material

 

 

2066

1900/14

1900/14: Seven internal postal items, including a letter from SOKODE to the ward assistant Hoffbauer at the time in BASARI and sealed with the official seal, as well as others with various seals. A very interesting research lot.

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2067_15

German colony

2067

1906/14

1906/1914: Destination Spain, three postcards and an R-letter obverse to the comparatively rare destination Spain with cancellations of LOME or SEEPOST LVI.

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2068_11
2068_12

German colony

2068

1905/20

1905/1920: Collection of thirty-seven mainly picture postcards, some used, relating to the French mail boat company "Chargeurs Reunis" with pictures of boats, offices, a route map and other scarce material. 

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2069_46

Maritime Mail

2069

1901/11

1901/1911: Compilation of three postcards from Kiautschou to Togo with unusual routes such as ADEN, ZANZIBAR, MARSEILLE AND COTONOU. or KAUMI, FUNCHAL, ACCRA, KWITTA and LOME, plus another postcard from MOHORRO via SWAKOPMUND to KLEIN-POPO.

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German colony

2070

1901/12

1901/1912: Collection of seven postcards from Togo with a two-line postmark "German Protected Area" as proof of the reduced tariff to Germany. Interesting card with report on storm damage in LOME.

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German colony

2071

1894
1935

1894/1935: Collection of nineteen items mostly franked with Liberia stamps or postal stationery, often to Togo or forwarded by Woermann Line ships, including a card from Liberia to Morocco, a letter to Guadeloupe cancelled Seepost, a letter franked by eight stamps and other items in mainly good to excellent condition.

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German colony

2072

1900/14

1900/1914: Naval ship mail collection, seventeen mostly used cards of ships of the Imperial Navy on Togo station, with also MSP 47 SMS STRASSBURG of 29 Dec. 1913, (ArGe unknown), MSP 50, ELEONORE WOERMANN 26 Oct. 1913, (ArGe unknown), MSP 59 SMS Kaiser (Dec.13) with message ".... I'm in Togo". Very interesting compilation.

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Maritime

2073

1902/12

1902/1912: Nine pieces of mail with various foreign destinations, including BRITISH EAST AFRICA, CAPE COLONY, MADEIRA, ITALY and the USA. Interesting lot with some scarce pieces.

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German colony

2074

1888
1913

1888/1913: Incoming mail, fourteen letters and postal stationery from all over the world, including PHILIPPINES, ARGENTINA, COLOMBIA, CEYLON, JAPAN and GERMANY (1888) all to Togo.

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German colony

2075

1898
1900

1898/1900: Study of seventy-six postal stationery cards of 5 and 10 Pf. with overprint in both unused and used condition. There is also a study of the printing notes and about ten Antelmann litho cards. Some registered mail as well as interesting destinations in Africa are included, as well as stamps of the station MISAHÖHE are also included.

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German colony

2076

1903/09

1903/1909:  incoming mail consisting of six entires from NIIGERIA, including a NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE card cancelled FORCADOS RIVER, a postage due letter originating from WARRI, also cancelled FORCADOS RIVER all destined to go to TOGO.

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German colony

2077

1892
1910

1892/1910: Accumulation of sixteen mainly postcards from the Gold Coast to TOGO, including a card to the Superintendent of the Wesleyan Mission, a registered letter endorsed "TOO LATE" from ADA, a further registered from ACCRA and a number of other noteworthy items.

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German colony

2078

1899
1913

1899/1913: Collection of eighteen inter-colonies mail, almost all postcards and letters received to Togo, among others from German New Guinea, South West Africa, Cameroon and East Africa. Includes a postcard from LOMIE Cameroon, via AGOME PALIME unorderable to HAMBURG. Others also with a number of very attractive transit stamps, mostly from West Africa. Mostly good condition.

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German colony

2079

1904
1914

1904/1914: Compilation of nine postage receipts to Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including four receipts with postage stamps, the rest with various notes and stamps, which also show the different treatments in Germany.

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German colony

2080

1909
1913

1909/1913: Four registered letters and one postcard to the United States, including a registered postcard and a letter to the Cosmopolitan Correspondence Club in Milwaukee, the postcard with forwarding note and British transit postmarks.

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German colony

2081

1891
1913

1891/1913: A collection of incoming mail: eighty letters and postal stationery from all over the world, with a variety of interesting posts, such as an early registered letter from Germany, a parcel card from GOYATZ to Cameroon but with TOGO address form, a letter from LAGOS with German franking, a card from ARGENTINA, and various other pieces with a lot of substance.

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German colony

2082

1915/16

1915/1916: Seven entires franked with Kamerun CEF Overprint stamps to 2 1/2d. some with censors, all incoming to Togo. On one letter the 2 1/2d.on 25 Pf appears to be reused.

2083_1

German colony

2083

1890/98

1890/1898: Study of twenty-four precursor postal stationery postcards of the value of 10 Pfg, mostly sent to Europe, partly with forwarding notes and various transit postmarks, which show very different transport routes. Also included are a use within the colony, a card of the Misahöhe station without the station stamp, as well as a one-way question card to Cameroon to a sailor of the Woermann line.

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1894/1910: Collection of twenty letters including official mail and Registered to and via Togo on German steamers. The collection includes two items from the Governor of Dahomey including a letter addressed to the German Governor of Togo. A fascinating study of earlier French mails.

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1897/1902: Fourteen mostly philatelic covers (Huch, Böhmer, Eucken) as well as nine unused postcards of the various stations, including KPANDU, one apparently not philatelic, MISAHÖHE, SANSANE MANGU with date, BASARI and others. In addition, some letter pieces and seal stamps.

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1894
1938

1894/1938 (approx.): Collection of about one hundred and fifty postcards and letters as well as a considerable number of letters and stamps with sea postmarks, which Mr. Mayne collected for the documentation of the Woermann line. In addition to the card on the cover photo of Gottspenn's book on the Deutsche Seepost, there are a large number of postcards and documents documenting the activities of the Woermann company in Africa and elsewhere. Not possible to find such a vast amount of material today.

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Maritime Mail

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1900
1930

1900/1930 approx.: Collection of several hundred postcards, mostly with a lot of infrastructure such as railways, bridges, ships and port facilities. Also SMS Hohenzollern and the like as well as topography, country and people, emergency money and much more all with reference to Togo. Mr. Mayne was a dedicated collector who repeatedly acquired material at smaller auctions with an overall high financial outlay.

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1886
1911

1886/1911: Compilation of ten letters and postcards from TOGO, all with a note of origin and frame stamp "From West Africa with Hamburg steamer" or only "From West Africa", with also a letter on the letterhead of the Hansa factory with the note PORTO SEGURO as well as a very late card from Lomé 1911.

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2091

1901/14

1901/1914: Collection of about two hundred postal stationery items of the yacht issue, starting with four unused with "Specimen" imprint. Quite a few cards come with special features and better cancels such as TOKPLI in blue, destinations, imprints. A card with additional franking from HO, before the opening of the post office, comes with a certificate. In addition, some private postal stationery as well as Antelmann cards. The earlier cards in particular often bear different transit stamps, as in the beginning the ship connections from the neighbouring colonies could often provide faster transport.

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German colony

2092

1901/14

1901/1914: A substantial collection of more than 280 specimens of the yacht issue with a large number of better and good pieces, including registered letters, foreign destinations such as Finland, Liberia, mail to other German colonies, but also a philatelic R-letter with a 3M yacht issue, letters to the governor in ACCRA and many other interesting letters.

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German colony

2093

1886
1911

1886/1911: Collection of twenty-eight letters and postcards from TOGO and other ports in West Africa, often with a note of origin and handstamp "Aus Westafrika mit Hamburger Dampfer" or just "Aus Westafrika", including a letter on the letterhead of the Hansa Faktorei, stamps cancelled in Hamburg, a card from LIBERIA, postage, a Württemberg card from HO (defects) and a very late card from 1911. A very substantial study of these sea postmarks on the West Africa route.

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German colony

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1888/98

1888/1898: Impressive collection of sixty-two precursor covers with many special features and attractive pieces. For example, a postcard from the year 1889 to NEW YORK, in addition to registered mail and two letters from the governor, one with Austrian postage as well as two precursor reply cards, one with certificate Bothe, some stray mail, sea mail and other material often with a lot of face value.

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German colony

2095

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1915

1895/1915: Miscellaneous material related to Togo, such as a drawing of the governor von Zech on the occasion of a birthday, an unflown Bavarian airmail card to Togo, some Germania cards with and without postal cancellations, as well as a returned undeliverable field postcard. A total of 22 diverse pieces.

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 Togo

2096

1905/08

1905/08: 8 maps from the German protected areas, with detailed maps of Togo on a scale of 1/100,000 and 1/200,000, a great reference for the postal historian.

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 Togo

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