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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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:
As a BNAPS member, you 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.
BNAPS operates a Sales Circuit that allows members to buy and sell specialized material.
To join, complete the application form. You can pay dues via PayPal if you wish.
BNAPS publishes 10 to 15 books per year devoted to BNA philately, and offers over 150 on its website.
The books cover the postage and revenue stamps and postal history of Canada and its provinces and territories from the stampless era to modern Elizabethan material.
There are detailed studies and comprehensive catalogues. There is also an Exhibit series that features award-winning exhibits of BNA material.
Members can buy BNAPS books at a significant discount from the retail price. This major benefit can offset the membership dues.
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, the annual stamp show and convention of BNAPS, is held in different locations from year to year.
BNAPEX 2020 Halifax
4-6 September 2020
BNAPEX 2020 Halifax takes place during the Labour Day weekend in September. It is sponsored by the BNAPS Atlantic Regional Group in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Stamp Club. Details to follow.
|Sep 17/19||Lower Canada Regional Group meeting report & presentation on Canada and Quebec revenue stamps|
|Sep 12/19||Sept. newsletter from Pence-Cents Era Study Group|
|Sep 11/19||New BNAPS Exhibit Series book on Newfoundland revenue stamps by John M. Walsh|
|Sep 9/19||ORE: The Admirals after Marler, 74-slide presentation|
|Sep 6/19||BNAPEX 2019: Palmares available|
|Aug 27/19||Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library and Library and Archives Canada attend BNAPEX|
|Sep 25/19||Pacific Northwest Regional Group Meeting|
|Sep 27/19||VANPEX 2019, Burnaby, BC|
|Sep 28/19||Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Meeting|
|Oct 9/19||CPS of GB 73rd Annual Convention, Bakewell, Derbyshire|
|Oct 9/19||Calgary Regional Group Meeting|
|Oct 19/19||CANPEX 2019, London, ON|
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This page was last modified on 2019-09-08.