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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Cameroon

CameroonEdit

The first meter stamps appeared in 1952 during the period of French administration. The stamps are grouped according to their political inscription as follows:

A – French administered UN trusteeship, inscribed “R FRANCAIS F”, 1952 – 1959
B – Independent federation, inscribed “CAMEROUN” or “ETAT DU CAMEROUN”, 1959 – 1961
C – Republic, inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” or variation, 1961 to present
PO – Stamp designs unique to Post Office use

NOTE: Stamps from Groups A and B are known used after the changes in political status.



GROUP A: Issued during French administered United Nations trusteeshipEdit

Franks inscribed “CAMEROUN” and “R FRANCAIS F”




Cameroun A1.jpg

A1. Satas “D” (MV), 1952.

Upright frank inscribed “CAMEROUN/ R FRANCAIS F” at top
and “C F A/ POSTES” meter number at bottom.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
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Cameroun A2.jpg


A2. Havas “M” (MV), 1955. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Wide frank with “R CAMEROUN F/ FRANCAIS” at top and “C F A/ POSTES” meter number at bottom.
M# with “M” prefix.
TM: SL
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GROUP B: Issued during independent federationEdit

  • Franks inscribed “CAMEROUN” or “ETAT DU CAMEROUN”.


Cameroun B1.jpg


B1. Satas “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A1 but with “CAMEROUN” alone at the top.
TM: SL
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Cameroun B2.jpg


B2. Havas “K” (MV), 1963. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type B1, but the town mark is stacked at the right.
M# with “K” prefix.
TM: SL
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Cameroun B3.jpg


B3. Havas “M” (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A2 but with “ETAT DU/ CAMEROUN” at the top.
TM: SL
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Cameroun B4.jpg

B4. Havas “M” (MV), 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B3 but “ETAT DU/ CAMEROUN” smaller.
Bottom inscription “POSTES” above M# without “C.F.A”.
M# with “M” prefix.
TM: SL
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Cameroun B5.jpg


B5. Havas “M” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B3 but with “ETAT DU” removed, “CAMEROUN” with blank space above.
TM: SL
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Cameroun B6.jpg


B6. Havas “M” (MV), 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type B5 but “CAMEROUN” at top without blank space above.
TM: SL
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GROUP C: Issues of the Republic of CameroonEdit

  • Franks inscribed “REPUBLIQUE CAMEROUN” or variation


Cameroun C1.jpg

C1. Satas “R” (MV), 1961. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Types A1 and B1 but with “REPUBLIQUE/ DU CAMEROUN” at top
and “POSTES” (curved) at the bottom above M#.
M# with “SR” prefix
TM: SC
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Cameroun C2.jpg


C2. Satas “R” (MV), 1976. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type C1 but with “REPUBLIQUE UNIE/ DU CAMEROUN” at the top.
TM: SC
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Cameroun C3A.jpg
Cameroun C3B.jpg


C3. Satas “J” (MV).

As Type C1 but M# with “SJ” or “S.J” prefix.
A. Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ DU CAMEROUN”
B. Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DU/ CAMEROUN”
TM: SC
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Cameroun C4.jpg


C4 Satas “J” (MV).

As Type C3 but with “REPUBLIQUE UNIE/ DU CAMEROUN” at the top.
TM: SC
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Cameroun C5.jpg

C5. Havas “P” (MV).

Similar to previous “C” types but with “REPUBLIQUE FLE/ DU CAMEROUN”
at the top and “POSTES” (straight) above M# at the bottom.
M# with “P” prefix.
TM: SC
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Cameroun C51.jpg

C5.1. Havas “P” (MV).

As Type C5 but with “REPUBLIQUE UNIE/ DU CAMEROUN”.
M# with “P” prefix.
TM: SC
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Cameroun C6.jpg


C6. Havas “M” (MV).

As Type B4 but with “REPUBLIQUE FLE/ DU CAMEROUN” at top.
M# with “M” or “MG” prefix.
TM: SC
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Cameroun C7.jpg


C7. SECAP “N” (MV).

Similar to Types C1 and C3 but M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: SC
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Cameroun C8.jpg

C8. SECAP “J” (MV).

As type C7 but M# with “NJ” prefix.
Date figures with stops.
TM: SC
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Cameroon stamp type C8point1.jpg


C8.1. SECAP “L” (MV).

As type C8 but date figures have no stops and are widely spaced.
M# with “NL” prefix.
TM: SC
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Cameroun C9.jpg

C9. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank with no outer frame and with “REPUBLIQUE UNIE DU CAMEROUN” at top.
Portrait logo above meter number between the town mark and value figures.
One line below logo. Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
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Cameroun C10.jpg

C10. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

Provisional stamp. As Type C8 but with “UNIE” removed from top inscription.
A gap remains.
TM: DC
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Cameroun C11.jpg

C11. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

Similar to Type C9, but re-engraved with “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN”
evenly spaced and with continuous underline beneath “REPUBLIQUE DU”.
TM: DC
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Cameroun C12.jpg

C12. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type C10 but “POSTES” is at bottom with line below.
The date figures are on same level as value figures.
Other small differences exist.
TM: DC
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Cameroon C13.jpg

C13. Neopost (digital).

Horizontal, rectangular frank with TM of equal size and shape.
“REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” at top with “CAMPOST” logo immediately below.
Country name in English at bottom with M# with “NP” prefix immediately above.
TM box with "CAMEROON POSTAL SERVICES" in English at top followed by "Courrier des Administrations et des Entreprises (CADEN)"
(Mail of the Administration and of Companies), with date, mailer's identity, and town name at bottom.
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GROUP PO: Stamp designs unique to Post Office useEdit


Cameroon PO1 color.jpg

PO1. GAPA (digital).

Self-adhesive label with preprinted design in blue: a tall structure with curved sides at left, “CAMEROUN” in the center, and “POSTES” stacked at right.
Frank has simulated-perforation border, "REPUBLIQUE/ du CAMEROUN" at top, value figures at center above "POSTES" and M# at bottom.
M# with "GO" prefix.
TM is a rectangle, hour figure between the TM and frank
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NOTE: The stamp shown has some horizontal stutter. Although the sides of the town mark and frank are supposed to be straight we have not seen examples without the stutter.







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