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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).

Are you going to NY2016?

Join your BNAPS colleagues at NY2016 World Stamp Show, 28 May to 4 June

BNAPS is sharing Booth No 881 with the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and the Postal History Society of Canada. Stop by, say "hello", and share your successful purchases with fellow BNAPSers.

There will be several seminar presentations by BNAPS members, a two-hour social event with people from the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation, a chance to win a free year's membership in a Canadian philatelic society, 25 Canadian exhibits, literature exhibits, a stellar dealers' bourse, and more.

Canadian philatelic society events

  • Union/Confederate Cross-Border Communications during U.S. Civil War
    Ron Majors
    29 May – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Meeting Room 1E19
  • Cross-Border Mail between U.S.-Canada: 1851-1872
    Victor Willson
    29 May – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Meeting Room 1E19
  • Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation and Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada joint meeting
    Meet & Greet
    31 May – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Meeting Room 1E17
  • Collecting Canadian Postal Stationery
    Robert Lemire
    1 June – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Meeting Room 1E08
  • Collecting Canadian Provinces
    C.A. Stillions
    1 June – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Meeting Room 1E08
  • Royal Philatelic Society of Canada presentations
    3 June – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Meeting Room 1E17
  • Royal Philatelic Society of Canada dinner
    Westside Restaurant, 597 10th Ave.
    3 June – 7:00 PM
    For reservations contact Jim Taylor at miquelon@shaw.ca

Membership Benefits

Cover of current issue of BNA Topics Our award winning journal, BNA Topics, contains articles on all aspects of BNA philately. The issues are all available online. The most recent five years are available to BNAPS members only.

BNAPS members can join 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 that offers further opportunity for fellowship with collectors of BNA.

Other membership benefits include access to a sales circuit and discounts on BNAPS publications. BNAPS offers easy dues payment via PayPal. Click to join.

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World Stamp Show NY2016

BNAPS, the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, and the Postal History Society of Canada are at Booth No 881 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, 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

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

BNAPEX 2016 Fredericton: 30 Sept. - 2 Oct. 2016

BNAPEX 2016 will be held in Fredericton, NB, at the end of September. The convention is being hosted by the Fredericton District Stamp Club. Plan now to admire the beautiful autumn colours of New Brunswick.

What's New

Upcoming Events
May 28/16 World Stamp Show NY2016
May 28/16 Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Meeting
Jun 8/16 Calgary Regional Group Meeting
Aug 19/16 Royal *2016* Royale, Waterloo, ON
Sep 24/16 Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Meeting


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