West Africa Study Circle
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Stamps, postmarks, postal stationery and postal history
The West Africa Study Circle, formed in 1950, is the international specialist society for the study of stamps, postal stationery and postal history of West Africa. It originated from small specialist groups which already existed and has undergone several expansions of scope.
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Index to Cameo to the end of 2016 is here.
Early issues of Cameo (1975-1984) are now freely available for download or reading on the screen. See the link on the Cameo page, which also lists the contents of the latest edition of Cameo.
At this link is a very complimentary review by Dick Winter of Colin Tabeart's book British West African Mail Packets to 1900. The review first appeared in the February 2016 issue of The Chronicle of the U.S. Classics Postal Issues and is available here by permission. Purchase details for non-US readers are on our books page.
Sierra Leone Postcards was listed in our books page at £35 in error. The current price is £20.
Ascension Island: The Post Office Accounts November 1923 to December 1932 by Bernard Mabbett gained a silver medal at Spring Stampex 2016
2017 subscription - the year's electronic Cameo, WASC newsletters and auction lists for £10 annually. The membership page is here.
NOTE: next relevant auctions of our Advertisers:
History of the U.S. Air Transport Command Africa and the Middle East May 1941 to July 1944
British Intervention in War-torn Sierra Leone, 1997-2015
Some other documents produced by members (RAF West Africa-Rabat, Shipping, Civil Aviation, Nigerian postmarks) are reached by links from the "Additional Documents" page.
last updated: February 19, 2017
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