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CAMEROONS (Kamerun), French occupation and French colony

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1915 French occupation, stamps of Gabon overprinted "Corps Expeditionaire Franco-Anglais CAMEROUN"

4 c blue and violet 5 c green and brown 75 c red and brown

  1 c red and brown
  2 c brown and black
  4 c blue and violet
  5 c green and brown
  10 c red 
  20 c violet and brown
  25 c blue and brown
  30 c black and red
  35 c violet and green
  40 c brown and blue
  45 c red and violet
  50 c blue and black
  75 c red and brown
  1 F olive and brown
  2 F red and brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c *** ***  
2 c R R  
4 c R R  
5 c ** **  
10 c * *  
20 c R R  
25 c ** **  
30 c R R  
35 c ** **  
40 c R R  
45 c R R  
50 c R R  
75 c R R  
1 F R R  
2 F R R  

Many forged overprints exist! I've been told that the next stamp has a forged overprint:


(The basic stamp is different from the above stamps, pretending to be a major error)

 

1916 French occupation, stamps of Middle Congo and French Congo overprinted "Occupation Francaise du Cameroun"

40 c brown and green

1 F and 2 F
(Reduced sizes)

  1 c olive and brown (Middle Congo)
  2 c violet and brown (Middle Congo)
  4 c blue and brown (Middle Congo)
  5 c green and blue (Middle Congo)
  15 c violet and yellow (French Congo)
  20 c green and orange (French Congo)
  30 c orange and yellow (French Congo)
  35 c brown and blue (Middle Congo)
  40 c brown and green (French Congo)
  45 c violet and red (Middle Congo)
  50 c violet and grey (French Congo)
  75 c red and yellow (French Congo)
  1 F grey and olive (French Congo)
  2 F red and brown (French Congo)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
All values except 5 c *** ***  
5 c * *  

Attention: forged overprints exist, example:

Forged overprint!

 

1916 Stamps of Middle Congo overprinted "CAMEROUN Occupation Francaise"

  1 c olive and brown
  2 c violet and brown
  4 c blue and brown
  5 c green and blue
  10 c red and blue
  15 c lilac and red (1917)
  20 c brown and blue
  25 c blue and green
  30 c red and green
  35 c brown and blue
  40 c green and brown
  45 c violet and red
  50 c green and red
  75 c brown and blue
  1 F green and violet
  2 F violet and green
  5 F blue and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c vc vc  
2 c vc vc  
4 c c c  
5 c c c  
10 c c c  
20 c * *  
25 c c c  
30 c c c  
35 c c c  
40 c c c  
45 c c c  
50 c c c  
75 c c c  
1 F * *  
2 F * *  
5 F * *  

 


French colony

1921 Stamps of Middle Congo overprinted "CAMEROUN", colours changed

  1 c olive and orange
  2 c brown and red
  4 c grey and green
  5 c red and orange
  10 c green
  15 c blue and orange
  20 c brown and olive
  25 c black and yellow
  30 c red
  35 c grey and blue
  40 c green and orange
  45 c brown and red
  50 c blue
  75 c red and green
  1 F black and orange
  2 F green and red
  5 F red and grey

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c vc vc  
2 c vc vc  
4 c c c  
5 c c c  
10 c c c  
15 c c c  
20 c c c  
25 c c c  
30 c c c  
35 c c c  
40 c c c  
45 c c c  
50 c c c  
75 c c c  
1 F c c  
2 F * *  
5 F * *  
Surcharged

  '25 c' and bars on 15 c blue and orange
  '25 c' and bars on 2 F green and red
  '25 c' and bars on 5 F red and grey
  '65 65' and bars on 45 c brown and red
  '85 85' and bars on 75 c brown and green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
25 c on 15 c c c  
25 c on 2 F c c  
25 c on 5 F c c  
65 c on 45 c c c  
85 c on 75 c c c  

 

1925 New permanent set

Herd of cows crossing river

  1 c green and lilac on lilac
  2 c red and green on green
  4 c blue and black
  5 c yellow and lilac on lilac
  10 c brown and orange on yellow
  15 c green and light green
  15 c violet and red (1927)

Man with trees (rubber tapping?)

  20 c olive and brown
  20 c green (1926)
  20 c red and brown (1927)
  25 c green and black
  30 c green and red
  30 c green (two shades of green on same stamp, 1927)
  35 c brown and black
  35 c dark green and green (1938)
  40 c orange and violet
  45 c red and lilac
  45 c lilac and red (1927)
  50 c green and lilac
  55 c blue and red (1938)
  60 c lilac and black
  60 c red (1926)
  65 c blue and brown
  75 c blue (two shades of blue on one stamp)
  75 c red and lilac (1927)
  80 c red and brown (1938)
  85 c red and blue
  90 c red and lilac (1927)

Bridge and tree

  1 F brown and blue
  1 F blue (1926)
  1 F brown and green (1929)
  1.10 F brown and red (1928)
  1.25 F blue and brown (1933)
  1.50 F blue (1927)
  1.75 F red and brown (1933)
  1.75 F light blue and blue (1938)
  1 F lilac and brown (1927)
  2 F orange and green
  3 F lilac and brown (1927)
  5 F black and brown
  10 F violet and orange (1927)
  20 F green and lilac (1927)

Surcharged
  '1f25' (red) on 1 F blue (1926)

Overprinted 'CAMEROUN FRANCAIS 27.8.40' (1940)

  50 c green and lilac ('CAMEROUN FRANCAIS' in two lines)
  5 F black and brown ('CAMEROUN FRANCAIS' one line)
  10 F violet and orange ('CAMEROUN FRANCAIS' one line)
  20 F green and lilac ('CAMEROUN FRANCAIS' one line)

Overprinted 'OEUVRES DE GUERRE' or 'OEUVRE DE GUERRE' and surcharged (1940)
  + 2 F on 1.25 F blue and brown ('OEUVRE DE GUERRE')
  + 2 F on 5 F green and orange ('OEUVRES DE GUERRE')
  + 3 F on 1.75 F red and brown ('OEUVRES DE GUERRE')

Overprinted "Valmy + 100 frs." (1943)
  1.25 F blue and brown

 

1931 "EXPOSITION COLONIALE INTERNATIONALE PARIS 1931", various designs (designs identical to many other French colonies)

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  40 c green and black
  50 c lilac and black
  90 c red and black
  1.50 F blue and black

 

1937 "EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE PARIS 1937", various designs, designs identical to many other French Colonies

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  20 c violet
  30 c green
  40 c lilac
  50 c brown and black
  90 c red
  1.50 F blue

A minisheet also exists with one imperforate 3 F red and black stamp, inscription above and below the stamp 'EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE ARTS ET TECHNIQUES 1937'.

 

1938 Pierre and Marie Curie, design identical to many other French Colonies

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  1.75 F + 50 c blue

 

1939 "EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE NEW YORK 1939", design identical to many other French Colonies

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  1.25 F red
  2.25 F blue

Overprinted "CAMEROUN FRANCAIS 27.8.40" (1940)
  1.25 F red
  2.25 F blue

Overprinted "SPITFIRE 10 fr. General de GAULLE" (1941)
  1.25 F red
  2.25 F blue

Overprinted "+10 Frs. AMBULANCE LAQUINTINIE" (1941)
  1.25 F red
  2.25 F blue

Overprinted "Valmy + 100 frs." (1943)
  1.25 F red
  2.25 F blue

 

1939 French revolution commemoration, Bastille, design identical to many other French colonies

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  45 c + 25 c green and black
  70 c + 30 c brown and black
  90 c + 35 c orange and black
  1.25 F + 1 F lilac and black
  2.25 F + 2 F blue and black

 

1939 Various designs

Native woman
  2 c black
  3 c lilac
  4 c blue
  5 c brown
  10 c green
  15 c red
  20 c lilac

Man standing in front of waterfall
  25 c brown
  30 c red
  40 c blue
  45 c green
  50 c brown
  60 c blue
  70 c lilac

Elephants
  80 c blue
  90 c blue
  1 F lilac
  1 F brown (1940)
  1.25 F lilac
  1.40 F orange
  1.50 F brown
  1.60 F brown
  1.75 F blue
  2 F green
  2.25 F blue
  2.50 F lilac
  3 F violet

Man in canoe
  5 F brown
  10 F lilac
  20 F green

Overprinted "CAMEROUN FRANCAIS 27-8-40" vertically (1940)

  2 c black (overprint in red)
  3 c lilac
  4 c blue (overprint in red)
  5 c brown
  10 c green (overprint in red)
  20 c lilac (overprint in red)
  5 F brown
  10 F lilac
  20 F green

Overprinted "CAMEROUN FRANCAIS 27.8.40" horizontally (1940)

  25 c brown
  30 c red
  40 c blue
  45 c green
  60 c blue
  70 c lilac

Overprinted "CAMEROUN FRANCAIS 27-8-40" horizontally (1940)

  80 c blue (overprint in red)
  90 c blue (overprint in red)
  1.25 F lilac
  1.40 F red
  1.50 F brown
  1.60 F brown (overprint in red)
  1.75 F blue (overprint in red)
  2.25 F blue (overprint in red)
  2.50 F lilac 

Overprinted "+ 5 Frs. SPITFIRE" (1940)
  25 c brown
  45 c green
  60 c blue
  70 c lilac

Overprinted "Valmy + 100 frs." (1943)
  1.25 F red
  1.50 F brown

I've seen a 90 c blue stamp (elephants) with overprint "TIMBRE FISCAL 3 francs."; this is a fiscal stamp.

 

1941 Herder and cows crossing river, with portrait of Petain in upper right hand corner

  1 F green
  2.50 F blue

These stamps with overprint "OEUVRES COLONIALES" were prepared, but not put on sale: "+ 2f50" on 1 F green and "+50 c + 1f50" on 2.50 F blue (overprint and surcharge in red on the last stamp).

 

1941 Soldier stamps, "Defense de l'empire", various designs

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  1 F + 1 F red
  1.50 F + 3 F brown
  2.50 F + 1 F blue

 

1941 Cross, inscription "FRANCE LIBRE CAMEROUN"

  5 c brown
  10 c blue
  25 c green
  30 c orange
  40 c black
  80 c brown
  1 F lilac
  1.50 F red
  2 F grey
  2.50 F blue
  4 F violet
  5 F yellow
  10 F brown
  20 F green

Surcharged (1946)
  "= 60 c =" on 5 c brown
  "= 70 c =" on 5 c brown
  etc.
  15 F on 2.50 F blue

 

1944 Symbol of France (Marianne) with "RF" and cross (design identical to many other French colonies)

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  5 F + 20 F red

 

1945 Felix Eboue

  2 F brown
  25 F green

 

1946 Various designs

Herder with Zebu cow
  10 c green
  30 c orange
  40 c blue

Two native women (Tikar women)
  50 c olive
  60 c violet
  80 c brown
  
Porter men carrying bananas
  1 F red
  1.20 F green
  1.50 F red
  
Man with bow
  2 F black
  3 F red
  3.60 F brown
  4 F blue
  
Man on horse
  5 F brown
  6 F blue
  10 F green

Native man
  15 F blue
  20 F green
  25 F black

 

1950 Inscription "OEUVRES SOCIALES F.O.M."

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  10 F + 2 F grey and green

 

1952 Military medal

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  15 F red, green, black and yellow

 

1954 People carrying bananas

  8 F lilac, blue and orange
  15 F red, black and yellow

 

1954 Woman harvesting coffee beans

  40 F brown, light brown and lilac

 

1956 Various designs

  5 F black and brown (North Cameroons, local development)
  15 F black and blue (Wouri bridge)
  20 F blue (technical teaching)
  25 F blue (prohylaxie)

 

1956 Coffee plant

  15 F red and lilac

 

1958 onwards, not implemented.


Postage Due Stamps


French Colonies block of four 1 F stamps cancelled with "DOUALA CAMEROUN" in 1930.

 

1925 Man near river, inscription "CHIFFRE-TAXE"

  2 c blue and black
  4 c olive and lilac
  5 c violet and black
  10 c orange and black
  15 c grey and black
  20 c green and black
  25 c yellow and black
  30 c blue and orange
  50 c brown and black
  60 c green and red
  1 F red and green on green
  2 F red and violet
  3 F red and blue

 

1939 New design, statues, inscription "CAMEROUN TAXE A PERCEVOIR"

  5 c lilac
  10 c blue
  15 c red
  20 c black
  30 c blue
  50 c green
  60 c brown
  1 F violet
  2 F red
  3 F blue

 

1947 New design, numeral surrounded by line pattern

  10 c red
  30 c orange
  50 c grey
  1 F red
  2 F green
  3 F lilac
  4 F blue
  5 F brown
  10 F light blue
  20 F brown

Airmail

1942 "POUR LA PROTECTION DE L'ENFANCE INDIGENE" and "QUINZAINE IMPERIALE"

  1.20 F + 1.80 F blue and red (Quinzaine)
  1.50 F + 3.50 F green ('protection de l'enfance')
  2 F + 6 F brown ('protection de l'enfance')

 

1942 Plane above waves, inscription "FRANCE LIBRE RF", design identical to many other French colonies

  1 F orange
  1.50 F red
  5 F brown
  10 F black
  25 F blue
  50 F green
  100 F lilac

 

1946 Angel over Arc de Triomphe with tanks, design identical to many other French Colonies

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  8 F brown

 

1946 Battle fields, "DU TCHAD AU RHIN", various designs, identical to many other French Colonies, inscription "POSTE AERIENNE"

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  5 F green
  10 F violet
  15 F red
  20 F blue
  25 F brown
  50 F grey

 

1946 Small sized stamps with aeroplane

  25 c red
  50 c green
  1 F lilac

 

1946 Aeroplane on water with small boat

  2 F green
  3 F brown
  4 F blue
  6 F green
  7 F lilac
  12 F orange
  20 F red

 

1946 Aeroplane flying above ships

  50 F blue

 

1947 Various designs, inscription "CAMEROUN POSTE AERIENNE"

  50 F green (birds flying over mountains)
  100 F red (men on horses, palm trees and aeroplane)
  200 F black (man with statue and aeroplane)

 

1949 75 anniversary of UPU, inscription "POSTE AERIENNE", design identical to many other French Colonies

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  10 F blue, green, brown and red

 

More air mail stamps were issued in 1953 and later.


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