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From 1888 to 1897 Stamps of Germany were used with no overprint:


Typical obliteration "KLEIN POPO", an other obliteration is "LOME TOGOGEBIET"

 

1897 Stamps of Germany overprinted "Togo"

  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p orange
  50 p brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
3 p * *  
5 p * *  
10 p ** **  
20 p ** **  
25 p *** ***  
50 p R R  

The most common cancels that I have seen are Lome and Klein-Popo. These stamps are known cancelled to order (I have no further information).

Forgeries, examples:


Forged Fournier cancel "KLEIN-POPO 5 11 98 *" as taken from a Fournier Album.

The above stamps are Fournier forgeries, both the stamps and the overprints are forged. For more information on forgeries of the German colonies click here. The cancel "KLEIN-POPO 5 11 98 *" was also forged by Fournier (date always the same).

The next genuine stamp has a forged "TOGO" overprint, the "T" and "G" of this word are entirely different from the genuine overprint.

I have also seen stamps in the values 3 p, 5 p and 10 p with the same forged overprint.

 

1900 German colony type (ship), inscription "TOGO"

Small size

  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p orange and black on yellow
  30 p orange and black
  40 p red and black
  50 p violet and black
  80 pf red and black on red

Large size

1 M red 2 M blue 3 M violet 5 Mk black and red

  1 M red
  2 M blue
  3 M violet
  5 M  black and red

The pfennig values have perforation 14 x 14 1/4, the Mark values have perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
With no watermark
3 p c **  
5 p ** *  
10 p * c  
20 p * *  
25 p c ***  
30 p * ***  
40 p * ***  
50 p * **  
80 p * **  
1 M * ***  
2 M ** R  
3 M ** R  
5 M R RR  
With watermark 'Lozenges'
3 p c - Non issued
5 p c c  
10 p c ***  
5 M *** - Non issued

Forgeries:


(I think this is a Fournier forgery)

Fournier has made forgeries of the small ship design of Togo. For more information on forgeries of the German colonies click here.

I think the above forgeries are the so-called USA forgeries, they have a very strange cancel: "KETE KRATS.....". I have also seen the values 10 p red and 20 p blue with the same cancel.

Another forgery of the 1 M value:

I've seen postcards ("Postkarte") in the small 5 c design of which modern forgeries were made. They do not seem to be computer generated forgeries.


Anglo-French occupation

1914 German colony type (ship), inscription "TOGO" surcharged "TOGO Anglo-French Occupation"

10 c red

Small size
  3 p brown
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p orange and black on yellow
  30 p orange and black
  40 p red and black
  50 p violet and black
  80 pf red and black on red

Surcharged

  'Half penny' on 3 p brown
  'One penny' on 5 p green

Large size
  1 M red
  2 M blue
 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
Two types of overprint exist, cheapest type:
3 p RR RR  
5 p RR RR  
10 p RR RR  
20 p R R  
25 p R R  
30 p R R  
40 p RR RR  
50 p RRR RRR  
80 p RR RR  
1 M RRR RRR  
2 M RRR RRR  
1/2 p on 3 p R R  
1 p on 5 p *** ***  

 

1914 German colony type (ship), inscription "TOGO" surcharged "TOGO Occupation franco-anglaise"

Genuine?
First type of overprint 'Dahomey-type'

Small size
  5 p green
  10 p red
  20 p blue
  25 p orange and black on yellow
  30 p orange and black
  40 p red and black
  50 p violet and black
  80 pf red and black on red

Surcharged


Note the different types of overprint.

  '05' on 3 p brown
  '10' on 5 p green

Large size

  1 M red
  2 M blue
  3 M violet
  5 M  black and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
Cheapest type:
5 p RR RR  
10 p RR RR  
20 p *** ***  
25 p R R  
30 p R ***  
40 p RR RR  
50 p RRR RRR  
80 p RRR RR  
1 M - RRR Only one stamp exists
2 M RRR RRR  
3 M RRR RRR  
5 M RRR RRR  
5 on 3 p R R  
10 on 5 p *** ***  

There is a second type of overprint ('Lome type', without serifs).

Genuine, signed Brun Certified genuine
Second type of overprint (Lome type).

 

For more stamps of Togo (Anglo-French occupation), click here.

 


Mourning labels for the German colonies

Labels commemorating the loss of the German colonies exist, including for Togo. They have the size of the large 'Hohenzollern' yacht issue. The stamps have a coloured center surrounded by a black design.


Reduced sizes


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