West Africa Study Circle       


One of the most active areas of the society is the publication of philatelic literature, ranging from definitive handbooks on major subjects down to monographs on very specialised topics.

Several of the society's publications have received high awards at national and international competitions.

Cameo Our journal issued 3 times a year

Books written by WASC members and available for purchase are listed here. A number of WASC publications are available to download free of charge (see below)

Other documents produced or donated by members are reached by links from the "Additional Documents" page.

WASC BOOKS for free download

cancellations book

At this link you can download the PDF of Paul Redhead's book (28Mb).

There are two May 2022 updates, both also PDF's to be downloaded from these links: Cancels-by-office full list (6Mb) and Nigeria Post Offices List (8Mb)

And now (November 2023), two further .pdf updates you can download from Cancels-by-office 2023 (5.9Mb), and Nigeria Post Offices 2023 (7.3Mb). The updates include 49 new offices, 209 new cancels and 944 changes to earliest / latest use dates. Changes from the May 2022 lists are highlighted in blue.

Frank Walton reached the 4th edition of this book, available as a PDF (27Mb) may be downloaded at this link.
This is also Frank Walton's work. The PDF (52Mb) is available via this link.
This is a new (December 2023) edition, from Frank Walton and Philip Quirk. The PDF (5.65Mb) is available via this link.