International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Cameroon

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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”




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
V/F: 000F





A2. Havas “M” (MV), 1955. [$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
V/F: 000F






GROUP B: Issued during independent federationEdit

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



B1. Satas “D” (MV). [$10]

As Type A1 but with “CAMEROUN” alone at the top.
TM: SL
V/F: 000F





B2. Havas “K” (MV), 1963. [$10]

Similar to Type B1, but the town mark is stacked at the right.
M# with “K” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: 00.





B3. Havas “M” (MV), 1959. [$10]

As Type A2 but with “ETAT DU/ CAMEROUN” at the top.
TM: SL
V/F: 000F





B4. Havas “M” (MV), 1962. [$10]

As Type B3 but “ETAT DU/ CAMEROUN” smaller.
Bottom inscription “POSTES” above M# without “C.F.A”.
M# with “M” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F: 000F




B5. Havas “M” (MV). [$10]

As Type B3 but with “ETAT DU” removed, “CAMEROUN” with blank space above.
TM: SL
V/F: 000F






B6. Havas “M” (MV), 1962. [$10]

As Type B5 but “CAMEROUN” at top without blank space above.
TM: SL
V/F: 000F








GROUP C: Issues of the Republic of CameroonEdit

  • Franks inscribed “REPUBLIQUE CAMEROUN” or variation


C1. Satas “R” (MV), 1961. [$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
V/F: 000




C2. Satas “R” (MV), 1976. [$10]

As Type C1 but with “REPUBLIQUE UNIE/ DU CAMEROUN” at the top.
TM: SC
V/F: 000





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
V/F: 00 0000







C4 Satas “J” (MV).

As Type C3 but with “REPUBLIQUE UNIE/ DU CAMEROUN” at the top.
TM: SC
V/F: 00 0000




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
V/F: 000



C5.1. Havas “P” (MV).

As Type C5 but with “REPUBLIQUE UNIE/ DU CAMEROUN”.
M# with “P” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 000





C6. Havas “M” (MV).

As Type B4 but with “REPUBLIQUE FLE/ DU CAMEROUN” at top.
M# with “M” or “MG” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000





C7. SECAP “N” (MV).

Similar to Types C1 and C3 but M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




C8. SECAP “J” (MV).

As type C7 but M# with “NJ” prefix.
Date figures with stops.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000





C8.1. SECAP “L” (MV).

As type C8 but date figures have no stops and are widely spaced.
M# with “NL” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




C9. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV). [$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
V/F: 000



C10. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

Provisional stamp. As Type C8 but with “UNIE” removed from top inscription.
A gap remains.
TM: DC
V/F: 000




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
V/F: 000




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
V/F: 000




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.
V/F: 00000 PCFA






GROUP PO: Stamp designs unique to Post Office useEdit


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
V/F: 00000 00000■ 000000■



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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