West Africa Study Circle

West Africa Study Circle




Established in 1950, the West Africa Study Circle 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:

  • Ascension
  • Tristan Da Cuhna
  • Gough Is
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroons
  • St Helena
  • Gambia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Gold Coast & Ghana
  • Togo

Additionally, several other areas are also included: British Postal Agencies on Madeira, Tenerife. St Vincent (Cape Verde Islands) and Fernando Po. Study dates from the earliest times and includes military campaigns, maritime, censorship and airmails.

Members Services

  • Publication of the circle’s Journal, Cameo and associated papers
  • Twice yearly meetings
  • Twice yearly conferences
  • Postal auctions
  • Other publications, and
  • Library (UK members only).

Membership: WASG Membership

Website: www.wasc.org.uk