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).
BNAPS 2020 election of Officers and Directors - voting under way
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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.
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
CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic
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 and hosted by the Nova Scotia Stamp Club.
|Jul 10/20||Newfoundland Study Group: July newsletter|
|Jul 10/20||BNAPS election: 10 July to 15 August|
|Jun 20/20||King George VI Study Group: first two issues of new bulletin, Herald Dispatch|
|Jun 20/20||Prairie Beaver Regional Group: June 2020 issue of Beaver Chatter|
|Jun 18/20||Newfoundland Study Group: two video presentations from 13 June virtual meeting|
|Jun 12/20||ORE: Illustrated indicia on permit mail - 31 May 2020 update|
|Jul 11/20||Newfoundland Study Group ZOOM virtual meeting|
|Sep 4/20||BNAPEX 2020 Halifax CANCELLED|
|Sep 25/20||Pacific Northwest Regional Group PNWR Annual Meeting Vernon BC|
|Sep 28/20||Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain convention CANCELLED|
|Oct 17/20||St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group Zoom Meeting|
|Oct 31/20||CANPEX London Ontario CANCELLED|
|Jul 4/20||SAINT ROCK Canada Post Crown Wax Seal|
|Jun 25/20||HMCS Avalon GPO triangular marking|
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