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Cameroon

Stamps issued: 1972-PRESENT

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45-franc Mabas Village single

A republic in West Africa. Cameroun was a German protectorate until 1915, when it was occupied by the British and French. In 1922, it was mandated to these countries by the League of Nations. The French portion became the independent State of Cameroun in 1960, with the southern portion of the British mandate joining it in 1961. The northern portion of the British mandate joined Nigeria. In 1972, Cameroun changed its official designation to the United Republic of Cameroon. Politically stable, Cameroon has enjoyed considerable development in agriculture and transportation since independence.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

Precedent Countries:


FEDERAL REPUBLIC
Stamps issued: 1961-1972

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2-franc Hippopotamus single
 

AUTONOMOUS GOVERNMENT
Stamps issued: 1958-1959

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20-franc Loading Bananas single
 

INDEPENDENT STATE
Stamps issued: 1960-1961

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30-franc Uprooted Oak Emblem single
 

CAMEROONS UNITED KINGDOM TRUST TERRITORY
Stamps issued: 1960-1961

For period 1922-1960 see Nigeria

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6p overprint on Stamp of Nigeria single
 

FRENCH MANDATE
Stamps issued: 1922-1960

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1.25-franc Elephants single
 

GERMAN PROTECTORATE
Stamps issued: 1900-1915

Occupied by Great Britain and France, 1915-1922
Mandated to Great Britain and France, 1922

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5m Kaiser's Yacht Hohenzollern single

 

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