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): wasctreasurer @ aol. com
LATEST! (November 2013)
24 WASC members, including three from outside UK, and some wives have enjoyed a good weekend gathering in Cheltenham with a broad range of great displays. Those will be listed in the January newsletter. Our next conference will be in late September/early October 2015.
Two books are added to the booklist: Sierra Leone Postcards has been revised, and Togo Overprints has been reprinted.
Three WASC members gained gold medals at Melbourne 2013 for exhibits related to to our field:
A link has been added on the Nigeria postal history page to the Nigerian stamps blog of Chris McFetridge.
The Wartime Atlantic Routes of Pan American Airways
The booklist was updated in October 2013.
An index to Cameo for "Volumes 1 to 13" is available on the Publications page. On the Nigeria page the "Index of Designs" has been updated to mid 2012.
Some other documents produced by members (RAF West Africa-Rabat, Shipping, Civil Aviation, Nigerian postmarks) are reached by links from the "Additional Documents" page.
Details of meetings were updated in July 2013.
last updated: November 17, 2013