May 13th, 2018

A rare Togo postal history auctioned by Christoph Gaertner. The lot fetched a record price of $564,100!

FindYourStampsValue.com hurries to let our readers know that Christoph Gaertner auction house sold one of the most valuable gems of Togo postal history. The auction took place on April 7 and set a new record price for Germany colony material. This unique piece of postal history is notorious for the fact that there is a unique 1915 stamp on it. 

Togo became a German Colony July 5, 1884. German stamps were overprinted "Samoa" and issued in 1897. In November 1900, the key type stamps known as the Yacht issue were introduced. Water-marked versions of "Yachts" became standard in 1909, and they remained in use until the First World War.

So, let`s take a closer look at the unique lot mentioned above! The item recently sold by Christoph Gaertner was a French occupied Togo cover fragment bearing the unique example of the 1915 narrow setting 1-mark stamp, one of two known used examples of the 5m stamp. The cover also contained three 5-pfennig stamps. This bright philatelic item that is thought to be one of the greatest rarities of Togo philately fetched $564,100!

 

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