Cameroon stamps

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Flag of Cameroon

Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a unitary republic of central Africa. It borders Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Gulf of Guinea. Cameroon, a German colony at the time of World War I, was split among the French and British as war spoils after the defeat of Germany. In 1960, French Cameroun became an independent republic, merging with the southern part of British Cameroons in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.

Compared to other African countries, Cameroon enjoys relative political and social stability, which has in turn permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as an extensive petroleum industry. Despite movement toward political reform, however, power remains firmly in the hands of an ethnic oligarchy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon

Location of Cameroon on the globe.


Scott: #C32O

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

Issued: 6.6.1954

10th Anniversary, Liberation of France

Inside #C32: France #718P


Scott: #C47O (CD114)

Issued: 8.9.1963

African Postal Union Issue

Inside #C47: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #C90O (CD124)

Issued: 9.9.1967

African Postal Union Issue, 1967

Inside #C90: Stamp on Envelope


Scott: #C96aO

Issued: 1.12.1967

Konrad Adenauer Memorial

Inside #C96a (On label): France #1178O

Designers artwork: Europa cogwheels motif only, no inscriptions

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #C118O

(Thanks to Eli for the scan)

Issued: 14.2.1969

PHILEXAFRIQUE

Inside #C118: Cameroun #199O


Scott: #C171-5O

Issued: 1.8.1971

PHILATECAM '71

Inside #C171: Cameroun #123O

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

Inside #C172: Cameroun #C33O

Dr. Eugene Jamot (1879-1937) discovered that tsetse flies transmit the trypanosome parasite that causes African sleeping sickness in humans.

Inside #C173: Cameroun #431O

Inside #C174: Cameroun #19O

Inside #C175: Cameroun #105AO

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

Lou wrote: I finally found a scan of the very rare #105A- it goes up for auction next month, the Y&T catalogue value is given as 25,000 more than twice the Scott valuation!  There are a lot of black ink smudges on the stamp, but this may be normal for the issue, and perhaps, the error is that the stamps were a trial print run that got mixed in and distributed by mistake.  

According to the auction house, only 25 10c stamps inscribed Afrique Equatoriale Gabon were overprinted, the normal overprint is on 10c stamps inscribed Congo Français Gabon.  There must have been a large supply of the obsolete Congo Français Gabon 10c stamps that the authorities wanted to use up, as all the other values of the overprinted stamps are on the Afrique Equatoriale Gabon stamps.  


Scott: #561-2P, #C200-1P

Issued: 20.5.1973

First Anniversary, United Republic of Cameroun

Inside #561: Cameroun #331O

Inside #562: Cameroun #336P

Inside #C200: Cameroun #C176O

Thanks to Lou


Scott: #594P, #C218-9P

Issued: 8.10.1974

Centenary, UPU

Inside #594: Stamp on Envelope

Inside #C218: Cameroun #503O

Inside #C219: Cameroun #C29O


Scott: #C222O

Issued: 30.11.1974

ARPHILA '75

Inside #C222: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #630O, #C252-3O

Issued: 5.6.1977

Jufilex Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #630: Cameroun #609O

Inside #630: Switzerland #3L1O

Inside #C252: Cameroun #16O

Inside #C252: Switzerland #1L1O

In 1843 Switzerland, was the second country after Great Britain to issue postage stamps, when the canton of  Zurich issued 4 and 6 rappen values. Unlike the British 1d black and 2d blue, the main feature of the design is the face value. These were printed by lithography by Orell, Fussli & Company of Zurich. In 1850 the stamps of Federal Switzerland superseded them.

Inside #C253: Cameroun #254O

Inside #C253: Switzerland #2L1O


Scott: #C280O

Issued: 30.8.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

Inside #C280: G.B. #1 [T-H]

Inside #C280: Cameroun #9O

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm


Scott: #667O

Issued: 12.2.1980

20th Anniversary, Independence

Inside #667: Cameroun #331O


Scott: #689-90O

Issued: 20.4.1981

1979 African Soccer Cup champions

Inside #689-90: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #858O

Issued: 1.1.1991

30th Anniversary, Independence

Inside #858: Cameroun #336P

Scott: #858aO


Best website related:

Cameroun Stamps Issued under German Dominion

http://www.fixandfix.com/cam/camcatger.htm

Cameroun Stamps Issued under British Occupation (overprinted CEF)

http://www.fixandfix.com/cam/camcatbrit.htm

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