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

Here is the the contents list of the June 2018 edition.

Editor’s notes


Letters to the Editor:


Obituary: J. Oliver Andrew


R.E.R Dalwick: Founder of the Study Circle

Philip Beale

Sources: Sierra Leone Certified Postmark Impressions by Frank Walton RDP, FRPSL


Request: date of issue of S Leone KEVII stamps with Multiple Crown CA watermark

Frank Walton

Ascension Passed by Naval Censor WWII cachet

Jeremy Martin

‘Skeleton’ Coast Security in West Africa

David Horry

Italian Internees in Cameroun and AEF during WWII

Marty Bratzel

Belgian Congo Expeditionary Force in Nigeria - August 1942 to March 1943

Thomas Lindekens

Victoria Telegraphs Cameroons Postmark

Michael Wright & Marty Bratzel

Sierra Leone to England by French Air Service 1935

Jeremy Martin

Cameroun, Bob Maddocks and ‘China Clipper’

John Wilson

“Boadicea” Crash Mail to Nigeria

Tony Plumbe & Barbara Priddy

Ghana Airways 1992

Jeremy Martin

Another Bathurst Interception, 1942

John Wilson

Reflections on the use of Letter Codes in Lagos cancels

Paul Redhead & Svein Vikhamar

Air Mail to Nigeria via Dakar, pre-1936

Peter Wingent

Mail from Mopalma, Sierra Leone in 1906

John Hossack

Sierra Leone: Blue Crosses used at Bo in WWI

Jeremy Martin

Nigerian Mail Missent to Sweden

Jeremy Martin


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The index to volumes 1 to 18 is available as an Excel file and the index for Volume 18 only is here.

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