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).
► The ten Picture Postage™ stamps depicting folk art mailboxes are still available.
► The Palmares is posted.
► Two late-entry exhibits were submitted, bring the total to 47.
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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.
To join, complete the application form. You can pay dues via PayPal if you wish.
Canadian Philately - An Outline, a free handbook, outlines the many fascinating areas of BNA philately.
Online Resources and Exhibits (ORE) provides handbooks, articles, and exhibits covering all facets of BNA philately.
The Horace Harrison Online Library contains every issue of BNA Topics. It also features a searchable index to Topics, Maple Leaves, and the PHSC Journal.
A second search tool, the Canadian Philatelic Bibliography, contains an index of English and French books, articles, catalogues, and auctions dating back to 1864.
The extensive collection of Study Group newsletters, documents the discoveries and ongoing research of the BNAPS Study Groups.
|Aug 11/22||1935 13¢ Royal Yacht Britannia with misplaced entry|
|Jun 25/22||1935 Meter with strange inscription on Hudson’s Bay Company cover|
|Feb 14/22||1935 Silver Jubliee 1¢ Princess Elizabeth plate flaw|
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 BNA exhibits.
|Sep 30/23||Pence-Cents Era Study Group: Sept. newsletter (Vol. 12, No. 3) online|
|Sep 29/23||Fancy Cancel & Miscellaneous Markings Study Group: Sept. newsletter, No. 95, posted|
|Sep 29/23||Perfin Study Group: Sept. issue of The BNA Perforator (No. 168) is online|
|Sep 29/23||British Columbia Postal History Study Group: Sept. newsletter (No. 127) posted.|
|Sep 29/23||BNAPEX 2023 Halifax: Picture Postage™ stamps depicting folk art mailboxes still available|
|Sep 28/23||Annual reports by BNAPS officials posted|
|Oct 13/23||RPSC convention - Royal*2023*Royale in conjunction with CANPEX|
|Oct 14/23||St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group Semi-annual meeting in Perth|
|Oct 29/23||Lower Canada / Bas Canada Regional Group Breakfast meeting at Quebec Old Paper Show|
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