Middle Congo #1 (1907)

Wait a minute….hasn’t this stamp appeared on ‘A Stamp A Day’ before? Well, yes and no. A number of French possessions in western Africa overprinted the first three designs issued by Middle Congo, usually in changed colors. The lower-denomination leopard stamps are the only designs that I currently own from a few of these colonial entities. Previously, I have included these stamps on the entries … Continue reading Middle Congo #1 (1907)

Cameroun (United Republic) #C291 (1981)

United Republic of Cameroon #C291 (1981)

At 183,569 square miles (475,442 square kilometers), The United Republic of Cameroon (République Unie du Cameroun) is the world’s 53rd-largest country. It is slightly larger than the nation of Sweden and comparable in size to Papua New Guinea. The country is located in Central and West Africa on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country’s neighbors … Continue reading United Republic of Cameroon #C291 (1981)

Cameroun (Provisional French Mandate) #148 (1921)

French Mandate of Cameroon #148 (1921)

The earliest inhabitants in the territory of the present-day Republic of Cameroon (République du Cameroun) were probably the Baka (Pygmies). This West African country is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the … Continue reading French Mandate of Cameroon #148 (1921)