John Leach's Encyclopedia of Postal Authorities :

Cabinda - Cayman Islands

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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 Caribbean
north of Hispaniola.  The Caicos are not politically independent of the Turks and there remains
some controversy about the validity of the stamps, although they have been accepted for postal

Dates:		1981 -
Currency:	100 cents = 1 dollar

Album:		Turks & Caicos Islands


Refer:		Khalki


Refer:		Kalimnos


Refer:		Kalimnos


Refer:		Kalimnos


Refer:		Cambodia

* Cambodia

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

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

Album:		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

Album:		British Occupation Issues

See also:		Southern Cameroons

* Cameroun

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

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

Includes:		British Columbia;
		British Columbia & Vancouver Island;
		New Brunswick;
		New Carlisle (Gaspé);
		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

* Canary Islands

Overprinted airmail stamps were used during the Spanish Civil War.

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

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

Album:		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

Album:		Spanish West Africa

* Cape of Good Hope

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

Includes:		British Bechuanaland;
		Griqualand West;

Cape Province

Refer:		Cape of Good Hope

* Cape Verde Islands

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

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)

Album:		Plebiscite Issues

Carnaro Regency

Refer:		Arbe;

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 administration
1947-83.  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

Album:		German Colonies

See also:		Micronesia;


Refer:		Karpathos


Refer:		Kasos

Castelrosso (Kastellorizon)

Formerly a Turkish island, Castelrosso 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 Kastellorizon, which is also the name of the only village.

Dates:		1920 - 1932
Capital:		Kastellorizon
Currency:	100 centesimi = 1 lira

Album:		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 Kastellorizon.

During the French occupation, stamps of France and French Levant were issued with overprints such as

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

Album:		French Occupation Issues

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

Castelrosso (Italian Occupation)

Refer:		Castelrosso (Kastellorizon)


Dates:		1886 only
Currency:	100 centavos = 1 peso

Album:		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

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