Welcome to BNAPS !!

The British North America Philatelic Society Ltd. - BNAPS - is an international organization (founded 1943) devoted to the collecting and study of the stamps, markings, and postal history of Canada and the pre-confederation colonies of British North America (British Columbia, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island).

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Membership Benefits
Cover of current issue of BNA Topics Our award winning journal, BNA Topics, contains articles on all aspects of BNA material. All but the most recent five years are available online.

BNAPS members have the opportunity of joining one or more specialized Study Groups, many of which have their newsletters online.

In many areas of Canada and the United States, you can find a Regional Group which offers further opportunity for fellowship with collectors of BNA.

Once you have experienced what BNAPS has to offer, we hope you will consider becoming a member. It's as simple as clicking TO JOIN. BNAPS offers easy dues payment via PayPal.

Other membership benefits include access to a sales circuit and discounts on BNAPS publications.

World Stamp Show NY2016

BNAPS, the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, and the Postal History Society of Canada will have a booth at the World Stamp Show NY2016.

Learn about BNA stamps

Canadian Philately - An Outline is a freely available handbook that provides an overview of the many fascinating areas of BNA philately.

Online Resources and Exhibits (ORE) provides a wide range of overview, tutorial, reference, and specialized articles and online exhibits covering all facets of BNA philately.

The Horace W. Harrison Online Library contains the back issues of BNA Topics except for the most recent five years, and provides a searchable index to Topics, Maple Leaves, and the PHSC Journal.

The Horace W. Harrison Online Library also contains back issues of Study Group Newsletters, which document the discoveries and ongoing research of the BNAPS Study Groups.


BNAPEX, the annual stamp show and convention of BNAPS, is held in different locations from year to year.

BNAPEX 2015: 11-13 Sept. 2015 Niagara Falls, ON

BNAPEX 2015 will be held in Niagara Falls, ON, on the weekend after Labour Day. It is being hosted by the St. Catharines Stamp Club.

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Upcoming events
Mar 28/15Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Meeting
May 2/15Christmas Study Group Lunch Meeting
May 2/15St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group Bi-annual meeting
May 30/15Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Meeting
Sep 11/15BNAPEX 2015

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