GERMANY - Colony TOGO Kaiser’s Yacht overprinted

GERMANY – Colony TOGO Kaiser’s Yacht overprinted with “LOME” – worth US.$.$100.000

A German Key type stamp of Togo was a bicolour stamp which is also known as the Yacht Issue. These stamps bearing the image of the German Kaiser’s yacht, SMY Hohenzollern II were used in all of Germany’s overseas colonies.

This Yacht issue of Togo is in White and Red colour with the value of 10 pfennig. The stamp depicts Kaiser’s Yacht in the centre and the name of the country written above the Yacht. The stamp also overprinted with “LOME” which is the capital of TOGO. This stamp brought home a sum of $100.000 in an auction.

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