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.
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 and hosted by the Nova Scotia Stamp Club.
|Feb 15/20||Squared Circle Study Group: Census of Squared Circle cancels on off-cover 1898 2¢ Map Stamp|
|Feb 15/20||Fancy Cancel Study Group: Feb. 2020 newsletter|
|Feb 11/20||BNAPEX: PayPal available for exhibit frame fees|
|Feb 9/20||Pence-Cents Era Study Group publishes Feb. 2020 newsletter|
|Feb 8/20||Memorials for Richard Malott, Peter Motson, and Ken Kershaw|
|Feb 3/20||ORE: new book - Post Offices of Pre-Confederation Newfoundland|
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This page was last modified on 2020-01-10.