Timeline of stamp issuing entities of Cameroon and connected areas

German Cameroon (Kamerun) 1897–1919
British Occupation of German Cameroon 1915
French occupation of German Cameroon 1915–1917
French Cameroon 1921–1956
Cameroon 1958–today
Southern Cameroons [United Kingdom Trust Territory] 1960–1961
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Stamp issuing entities of Cameroon and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1897–1919 German Cameroon (Kamerun)

Beginning on July 5, 1884, all of present-day Cameroon and parts of several of its neighbours became a German colony, Kamerun, with a capital first at Buea and later at Yaoundé.

→ see under German West Africa
≈ 50
1915 British Occupation of German Cameroon

In World War I the British invaded Cameroon from Nigeria in 1914 in the Kamerun campaign, with the last German fort in the country surrendering in February 1916. After the war this colony was partitioned between the United Kingdom and France under a June 28, 1919 League of Nations mandates (Class B).

→ see under German West Africa
≈ 10
1915–1917 French occupation of German Cameroon

France gained the larger geographical share, transferred Neukamerun back to neighboring French colonies, and ruled the rest from Yaoundé as Cameroun (French Cameroons).

→ see under German West Africa
≈ 50
1921–1956 French Cameroon
→ see under French Equatorial Africa (AEF)
≈ 300
1958–today Cameroon

French Cameroons achieved independence on January 1, 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon.

≈ 1 Thousand ≈ 33
1960–1961 Southern Cameroons [United Kingdom Trust Territory]

After French Cameroun became independent in January 1960, it was decided to hold plebiscites in Northern and Southern Cameroons in February 1961. Northern Cameroons opted to join Nigeria, effective from 31 May 1961, and so continued to use Nigerian stamps as before. Southern Cameroons opted to join Cameroon on 1 October 1961. In the meantime, the area was administered as a United Kingdom Trust Territory (UKTT) and used stamps of Nigeria, values one halfpenny to one pound, that were inscribed CAMEROONS U.K.T.T. These stamps were also valid in Northern Cameroons. The stamps became invalid in each area when its separate existence ended.

≈ 10

About Cameroon

also known as: Kamerun de

Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon (French: République du Cameroun), is a country in the west Central Africa region.