West Africa Study Circle

Cameo, the Circle's journal

The journal of the West Africa Study Circle has been published since 1975. During that period there have been just four editors. Cameo appears three times each year, in January, June and October. It is in A4 format, typically with over sixty pages of a wide range of articles and comment. There are sections reviewing recently published literature and auction reports. The magazine has been awarded medals at national and international philatelic competitions including in 2016 a gold medal at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow. In addition to Cameo, there is a Secretary's newsletter distributed with each issue detailing news of the Study Circle and its meetings.

Digital copies of the early issues (currently 1 to 25) are available for download or reading on the screen.

Here is the the contents list of the October 2018 edition.

Editor’s notes  
Letters to the Editor: Priddy, Quirk, Moss
Unrecorded Zungeru (Nigeria) Parcel Cancel John Cooper
Dakar to Tombouctou, French Soudan Peter Kelly
Gold Coast - Belgium Censored in Egypt 1939 Jeremy Martin
Gold Coast ‘Detained in France during WWII’ Jeremy Martin
Ghana Airways and Post; Cards from Spain Marc Parren
Cameroun - Plating Issue 4d on 15f, Pl. A Marty Bratzel
Biafra, Second Anniv. of Independence, Part II Massimo Galvani
Nigerian Aerogramme Errors c.1958 Ray Harris
Sierra Leone Diamonds; A Double Role Played Marc Parren
The Lagos Postal Department Reorganisation 1901-2 Simon Heap
GB Post Office Wrapper to Porto Novo, Benin John Courtis
Graham Greene & the Author - the ‘African Bug’ Kevin Lowther
Inland AR Form Forwarded to the Gold Coast John Powell
BWA and French Air Mail Services Pt I Stage I Barbara Priddy
St Helena Censor ‘W.M.’ Wilf Vevers
Air Mail Services to the Gold Coast prior to 1936 John Rawlins
A Tristan Snippet: Mail from Kirkwall in 1916 David Kindley
Return to Tristan in 1963 on RMS Amazon Richard Moss
Location of PO at Zungeru, N. Nigeria 1902-17 Simon Heap
St Helena 1934 Cent. Issue; Stocks and Sales Mabbett & Burns
Ascension Wreck Cover Jeremy Martin
Stefan Heijtz Coll. of St Helena P.H. Part II Burns & Mabbett

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The index to volumes 1 to 18 is available as an Excel file and the index for Volume 18 only is here.

If you would like to write for Cameo, the Guidelines for an Article suggest formats acceptable by the editors.