Souvenir Sheet: German Ship “Möwe,” 1884 (Togo 1984)

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German Ship “Möwe,” 1884 (Togo 1984)

15 July (Togo ) within release Centenary of germano-togolaise friendship goes into circulation Souvenir Sheet German Ship “Möwe,” 1884 face value 270 West African CFA franc

Souvenir Sheet German Ship “Möwe,” 1884 in catalogues
Michel: Mi: TG BL236

Souvenir Sheet is square format.

Also in the issue Centenary of germano-togolaise friendship:

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Souvenir Sheet German Ship “Möwe,” 1884 in digits
Country: Togo
Date: 1984-07-15
Print: Offset lithography
Perforation: comb 13
Emission: Commemorative
Format: Souvenir Sheet
Face Value: 270 West African CFA franc

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