Timeline of stamp issuing entities of German West Africa and connected areas

German Cameroon (Kamerun) 1897–1919
German Togo (Togoland) 1897–1919
British occupation of German Togo 1914–1915
French occupation of German Togo 1914–1915
French Togo 1915–1956
British Occupation of German Cameroon 1915
French occupation of German Cameroon 1915–1917
French Cameroon 1921–1956
Togo 1957–today
Cameroon 1958–today
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Stamp issuing entities of German West Africa 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.

≈ 50
1897–1919 German Togo (Togoland)

In 1884 a treaty was signed at Togoville with the King Mlapa III, whereby Germany claimed a protectorate over a stretch of territory along the coast and gradually extended its control inland. In 1905, this became the German colony of Togoland.

≈ 20
1914–1915 British occupation of German Togo

During World War I this German territory was invaded by British troops from the neighbouring Gold Coast colony and French troops coming from Dahomey.

≈ 20
1914–1915 French occupation of German Togo ≈ 20
1915–1956 French Togo
→ see under French West Africa (AOF)
≈ 200
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).

≈ 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).

≈ 50
1921–1956 French Cameroon
→ see under French Equatorial Africa (AEF)
≈ 300
1957–today Togo

French Togoland became an autonomous republic within the French Union in 1959.

→ see under Togo
≈ 3 Thousand ≈ 204
1958–today Cameroon

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

→ see under Cameroon
≈ 1 Thousand ≈ 33

About German West Africa

also known as: Deutsch-Westafrika de

German West Africa (Deutsch-Westafrika) is a designation used for German territories in West Africa.