WEST AFRICAN STUDY CIRCLE
Circle members collect & study the postage stamps & postal history of The Gambia, Gold Coast/Ghana, The Nigerias, Sierra Leone, Cameroons & Togo together with the islands of St. Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha & Gough Island and the British Postal Agencies in Madeira, Tenerife, St. Vincent and Fernando Po. We issue a members magazine, Cameo, three times each year and publish books and mongraphs that result from our members' research and collective knowledge.
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.
The following philatelic areas are the ones covered in the most depth. The map shows where they are. From there, or from these links, you will find brief introductions to each area:
Additionally, several other areas are also included:
British Postal Agencies on Madeira, Tenerife. St Vincent (Cape Verde Islands) and Fernando Po;
airmails and sea-mails throughout the region.
Study dates from the earliest times and includes military campaigns, maritime, censorship and airmails.