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.
If you wish to contact the Study Circle for information which does not appear on the site, please use this email address (remove spaces): webmanager @ wasc. org. uk
On our Activities page are shown the main displays at the WASC Conference at the Holiday Inn, Tadcaster Road, York in September (25th-27th). Non-members who may wish to come along to the Ebor Room at the hotel to see the displays will be welcomed. Please contact the President, Keith Hanman on khstamps - aol.com (use usual email formatting) if you want to view what is on offer. The displays start on the Friday afternoon and finish lunch-time on the Sunday.
A brand new publication British West African Mail Packets to 1900, written by Colin Tabeart, is currently in preparation for printing. This major 560 page book by a respected author will be important for many collectors of maritime history. A flier, with an offer of discount up to 31st July on the publication price, is here.
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
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WASC was represented at a booth at the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show, Denver, Colorado. Our booth was organised by Mike Kluherz – who was able ro garner two new members for WASC.
Three new books: (see the books page for costs):
An index to Cameo for "Volumes 1 to 15" is available on the Publications page.
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: July 23, 2015