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 40) are available for download or reading on the screen.

Here is the contents list of the January 2019 edition.

Editor's notes  
Letters to the Editor: Redhead/Horry, Murray  
Previously unrecorded Nigeria parcel cancellations John Cooper
St Helena 1934 Centenary Issue - corrections Barry Burns
Sources Dakar to Tombouctou: communications and postal history in French Soudan by Peter Kelly FRPSL
Skeletons in Nigeria Redhead P & Akpan E
Gold Coast & Ghana type 19 cancellations Quirk, Redhead, Awcock
The Brohemie Expedition, 1894 Alex Wood
S.W. Scarbrough in 1910 Paul Dunn
Togo London overprints requisitions Chris Jackson
Togo postal staff, 1916 John Mayne
CEF overprints on Kamerun Yacht stamps: update 8  Marty Bratzel
French airmail service Toulouse - Dakar (continued)  Barbara Priddy
Inter-colony air services in West Africa, 1942 John Wilson
Pan Am letter from Leopoldville, intended to deceive?  Rob May
Sierra Leone 5/1d rate Peter Richards
A remarkable unremarkable aerogramme Ray Harris
‘LATI’ - a cautionary tale John Wilson
Nigeria KGVI halfpenny coil join pair Dickon Pollard
Nigeria “democratic licence” packs Edet Akpan
Uyanga postal agency, Nigeria Akpan & May
Mail from Rio Nunez to Europe via Sierra Leone Hossack & Martin
Biafra: new official covers? Nicholas Stanmore
Ascension 1954 with OAT cachet Mark Buckell
Lome, Togo provisional registration label John Mayne
Sierra Leone 1944 hand-drawn Xmas air letter Jeremy Martin
R.E.R. Dalwick philatelic medals Rob May
Cameroun revenue stamp with 2017 caption Benoit Lebourcq
Articles of Interest published in other journals  

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The index to volumes 1 to 19 is available as an Excel file. The index to Volume 19, 2018, as a PDF is also available.

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