Compendium of postage stamp issuers (Ca - Ce)

Compendium of postage stamp issuers (Ca - Ce)

Each "article" in this category is in fact a collection of entries about several stamp issuers, presented in alphabetical order. The entries themselves are formulated on the micro model and so provide summary information about all known issuers.

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Formerly Portuguese Congo, this territory had protectorate status since 1883 and was separate from Portuguese West Africa. As part of various independence movements in the 1960s a group called Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) established a government-in-exile in Kinshasha. FLEC made a unilateral declaration of independence on 1 August 1975 but it was not recognised by Portugal or internationally.

In November 1975, Angolan troops of the MPLA occupied Cabinda which was annexed into the newly independent Angolan state. Angola calls the territory Cabinda Province. Since then, FLEC and other factions within Cabinda have struggled for full independence and seek to form the Republic of Cabinda.

In October 2006, a set of stamps was issued by the Cabinda separatists. All were overprinted Angolan stamps with a denomination of 500 Central African francs. The issuers stated their intention to produce a definitive Cabinda stamp based on a new currency, the Cabindan escudo.

;Refer : Angola;: Portuguese Congo

Caicos Islands

Separate issues by the Caicos part of the Turks & Caicos Islands, which are in the Caribbeannorth of Hispaniola. The Caicos are not politically independent of the Turks and there remainssome controversy about the validity of the stamps, although they have been accepted for postaluse.

;Dates : 1981 -;Currency : 100 cents = 1 dollar

;Refer : Turks & Caicos Islands


;Refer : Khalki


;Refer : Kalimnos


;Refer : Kalimnos


;Refer : Kalimnos


;Refer : Cambodia


;Dates : 1951 -;Capital : Phnom Penh;Currency : (1951) 100 cents = 1 piastre: (1955) 100 cents = 1 riel

;Main Article Needed :

;Includes : Kampuchea;: Khmer Republic

;See also : Indo-China

Cambodia (Indo-China)

One issue in 1936 when part of French Indo-China.

;Dates : 1936;Currency : 100 cents = 1 piastre

;Refer : Indo-China Territories

;See also : Annam (Indo-China)

Cameroons (British Occupation)

British and French forces occupied the country during FWW and issue German Kamerun "Yacht" types with overprint of CEF and British currency value. The British section became Southern Cameroons and was administered as part of Nigeria until 1960 when it rejoined Cameroun (the former French section) after a plebiscite.

;Dates : 1915 only;Currency : 12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound

;Refer : British Occupation Issues

;See also : Southern Cameroons


The German colony of Kamerun was occupied by French and British forces during FWW. Southern Cameroons became part of Nigeria but the remainder was administered by France until 1960 as Cameroun.

During the FWW occupation period, the French issued stamps of Gabon overprinted Corps Expeditionnaire Franco-Anglais CAMEROUN; and stamps of Middle Congo overprinted CAMEROUN Occupation Francaise. After the war, the Middle Congo stamps were simply overprinted CAMEROUN. The first issues specifically for Cameroun were produced in 1925.Cameroun became an independent republic in 1960 and, following a plebiscite, Southern Cameroons was reunited with it.

;Dates : 1915 -;Capital : Yaounde;Currency : 100 centimes = 1 franc

;Main Article Needed :

;See also : Kamerun

= Canada =

;Dates : 1851-;Capital : Ottawa;Currency : (1851) 12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound: (1859) 100 cents = 1 dollar

;See also : Canadian Provinces

Canadian Provinces

;Main Article Needed :

;Includes : British Columbia;: British Columbia & Vancouver Island;: New Brunswick;: New Carlisle (Gaspé);: Newfoundland;: Nova Scotia;: Prince Edward Island;: Vancouver Island

;See also : Canada

Canal Zone

Now uses stamps of Panama.

;Dates : 1904–1979;Capital : Balboa;Currency : 100 cents = 1 balboa

;Main Article Needed :

Canary Islands

Overprinted airmail stamps were used during the Spanish Civil War.

;Dates : 1936–1938;Capital : Las Palmas;Currency : 100 centimos = 1 peseta

;Main Article Needed :

;See also : Spain


;Refer : Kandia


;Refer : Khania (Italian Post Office)


Unauthorised issues only. Canouan is one of the islands of the Grenadines of St Vincent.

;Refer : Grenadines of St Vincent

Canton (Indo-Chinese Post Office)

Indo-Chinese PO in China.

;Dates : 1901–1922;Currency : (1901) 100 centimes = 1 franc: (1919) 100 cents = 1 piastre

;Refer : China (Indo-Chinese Post Offices)

Cape Colony

;Refer : Cape of Good Hope

Cape Juby

Cape Juby became part of Spanish Sahara in 1950 and is now in Morocco.

;Dates : 1916–1950;Currency : 100 centimos = 1 peseta

;Refer : Spanish West Africa

Cape of Good Hope

;Dates : 1853–1910;Capital : Cape Town;Currency : 12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound

;Main Article Needed :

;Includes : British Bechuanaland;: Griqualand West;: Mafeking;: Stellaland Republic;: Vryburg

Cape Province

;Refer : Cape of Good Hope

Cape Verde Islands

;Dates : 1877 -;Capital : Praia;Currency : 100 centavos = 1 escudo

;Main Article Needed :

;See also : Africa (Portuguese Colonies)


;Refer : Khalki


Austrian and Yugoslav overprints used during a plebiscite. Carinthia remained in Austria.

;Dates : 1920 only;Currency : 100 heller = 1 krone (Austrian series);: 100 paras = 1 dinar (Yugoslav series)

;Refer : Plebiscite Issues

Carnaro Regency

;Refer : Arbe;: Fiume;: Veglia

Caroline Islands (Karolinen)

A group of islands in the western South Pacific of which the main ones are Palau, Yap, Truk, Ponape and Kosrae.They were a Spanish colony from 1885 but there was no postal service as such until 1899 when the islands were purchased by Germany as the protectorate of Karolinen.

Karolinen was administered from Rabaul in German New Guinea. Issues of standard German Colonies types were inscribed KAROLINEN. These were in use 1899–1914. On the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the islands were seized by Japan which retained control until driven out by American forces in WW2. American occupation continued after WW2 and the islands became a UN Trust Territory under USA administration1947-83] . Palau became independent in 1981; the remainder became Micronesia in 1983.

Used stamps of Japan 1914-46; used stamps of USA 1946-83.

;Dates : 1899–1914;Capital : Truk;Currency : 100 pfennige = 1 mark

;Refer : German Colonies

;See also : Micronesia;: Palau


;Refer : Karpathos


;Refer : Kasos

= Castelrosso (Kastellórizo) =

Formerly a Turkish island, Castelrosso (Kastellórizo) was occupied by France 1915-20 and then became one of Italy's Dodecanese colonies. Used own stamps and the general EGEO issues. Part of Greece since 1947 and now called Kastellórizo, which is also the name of the only village.

;Dates : 1920–1932;Capital : Kastellórizo;Currency : 100 centesimi = 1 lira

;Refer : Aegean Islands (Dodecanese)

;See also : French Occupation Issues

Castelrosso (French Occupation)

Former Turkish island occupied by the French navy in 1915. It was awarded to Italy as part of the Dodecanese in 1921 and, like the rest, was unified with Greece in 1947. It is now called Kastellórizo.

During the French occupation, stamps of France and French Levant were issued with overprints such asONF CASTELLORIZO.

;Dates : 1920–1921;Currency : French (100 centimes = 1 franc): used concurrently with Turkish (40 paras = 1 piastre)

;Refer : French Occupation Issues

;See also : Aegean Islands (Dodecanese);: Castelrosso (Kastellórizo)

Castelrosso (Italian Occupation)

;Refer : Castelrosso (Kastellórizo)


;Dates : 1886 only;Currency : 100 centavos = 1 peso

;Refer : Colombian Territories


;Refer : Kavalla (French Post Office)

Cayes of Belize

Unofficial issues only.

;Refer : Belize

Cayman Islands

;Dates : 1900 -;Capital : George Town;Currency : (1900) 12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound: (1969) 100 cents = 1 dollar

;Main Article Needed :


These initials have been used in two entirely separate spheres. They refer to the internationalChina Expeditionary Force sent to China in 1900; also to the British forces which occupied German Kamerunin 1915 (i.e., Cameroons Expeditionary Force).

;Refer : Cameroons (British Occupation);: China Expeditionary Force


* Stanley Gibbons Ltd: various catalogues
* [ Encyclopaedia of Postal History]
* Stuart Rossiter & John Flower: "The Stamp Atlas"

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