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1897 Krone / Adler Overprints

The first stamps produced especially for the German colony on Togo were overprinted versions of German Krone/Adler Issues.

This series was first available for use in Togo in August 1897.

Several plate flaws exist.

MiNr. 1 Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw III — short foot on 'P' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw II — break in 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw III — damaged 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw IV — dot next to lower left scroll (right)

In addition, numerous overprint flaws exist across all values.

Overprint Flaw X — second 'o' broken (right)

Overprint Flaw XI — damaged 'T' (right)

Overprint Flaw XII — damaged 'g' (right)

Set Date(s)

August 1897 / January 1899

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

1897 Krone / Adler Overprints

The first stamps produced especially for the German colony on Togo were overprinted versions of German Krone/Adler Issues.

This series was first available for use in Togo in August 1897.

Several plate flaws exist.

MiNr. 1 Plate Flaw I — broken scroll (right)

MiNr. 3 Plate Flaw III — short foot on 'P' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw II — break in 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw III — damaged 'I' (right)

MiNr. 5 Plate Flaw IV — dot next to lower left scroll (right)

In addition, numerous overprint flaws exist across all values.

Overprint Flaw X — second 'o' broken (right)

Overprint Flaw XI — damaged 'T' (right)

Overprint Flaw XII — damaged 'g' (right)

Set Date(s)

August 1897 / January 1899

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)