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

May 13th, 2018

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!