PR Tongo - Is this a real country?

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PR Tongo - Is this a real country?

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In my search for stamps depicting Marx I've come across this strange object purportedly from the Peoples Republic of Tongo:


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Another in the same vein is one of Gutenberg:


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Fakes? Cinderellas?
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Probably they're some sort of illegal issue purporting to be from Togo, with the name misspelt.

Togo has always been known as the "Togolese Republic" since independence; it was never a People's Republic.
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1ngram wrote:Fakes? Cinderellas?
Garbage!!!
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gavin-h wrote:
1ngram wrote:Fakes? Cinderellas?
Garbage!!!
Agree, however as long as many very foolish folks pay good money for these absurd and lazy confections, the fakers will keep churning them out. :!:

Probably aimed at ebayers, whose single digit IQs leads them to believe they are from TONGA and/or TOGO. :idea:
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Illegal stamps produced by a fictitious entity.

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gavin-h wrote:Garbage!!!
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From wikipedia,
Tongo may refer to:

Places
Tongo, Ghana, town in Bolgatanga region of northeast Ghana
Tongo, Sierra Leone, or Tongoma, town in Kenema District of eastern Sierra Leone
Tongo Field, home ground of its football club the Gem Stars
Tongo, Ethiopia, town in Benishangul-Gumuz Zone of Ethiopia
Tongo Island, an island of Albania in the Ionian Sea

In fiction
Tongo (Star Trek), fictional card game
Tongo, TV apeman, visitor to Gilligan's Island

Other uses
Tongo (entertainer), a Peruvian Cumbia singer
Tongo, common name for the red mangrove Rhizophora mangle in Tonga
Pak-Tong language, also known as Tongo, an Austronesian language of Papua New Guinea

See also
Sranan Tongo, also known as Suriname Creole
Tonga (disambiguation)
Togo (disambiguation)
Collecting Mongolia; Thailand; Indo-China; Mourning Covers; OHMS.
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aethelwulf wrote:Tongo, TV apeman, visitor to Gilligan's Island
I remember that episode. It's the one where the Professor had a brilliant idea of how they could all escape from the Island, perfected it, and Gilligan messed up and ruined the whole thing.

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Fake as heck, they made me laugh.

Next no doubt, Marilyn, Diana, Elvis and Mickey Mouse issues from Tongo?

Perhaps an issue celebrating Torgo, the hideously inept "Igor" character from the worst horror movie ever made - Manos, hands of fate. To get his deformity right, the actor had to walk with part of a clothes rack shoved down his pants!
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