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).
Between 9-12 June 2022, Canada will be home to CAPEX 22, an International exhibition with up to 400 single frame exhibits. BNAPS is proud to support CAPEX 22 with its Matching Funds Donation Program. BNAPS will match member donations to CAPEX 22 up to $10,000. For more information, click the CAPEX 22 button.
The Norris “Bob” Dyer $1,000 Youth Scholarship, sponsored by BNAPS and administered by the APS, helps defray the expenses for a young collector between 18 and 24 to attend the APS Summer Seminar on Philately. The Seminar takes place on 19-23 June at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The application deadline for the scholarship is 1 March.
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.
BNAPEX, the annual stamp show and convention of BNAPS, is held in different locations from year to year.
CPS 2022 BNAPEX
2 - 4 September 2022
In 2022, BNAPEX will be held jointly with the annual show organized by the Calgary Philatelic Society (CPS). For the first time, the CPS show will have a National level exhibition.
CPS 2022 BNAPEX will be held over the Labour Day weekend. The venue will be the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Calgary. Details to follow.
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.
In the Study Group newsletters, you will find the discoveries and ongoing research of the BNAPS Study Groups.
|Oct 7/21||Admiral 2¢+1¢ carmine perf 12x8 ERD|
|Aug 9/21||Admiral 2¢ carmine sidewise coil ERD|
|Jun 3/21||1897 8¢ Maple Leaf 1R10 re-entry|
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.
|Jan 24/22||24 newsletters from eight study groups posted|
|Jan 23/22||ORE: January 2022 update to the 1851 Pence Issue cover census|
|Jan 23/22||ORE: 23 articles added to the Online Resources & Exhibits|
|Jan 23/22||Norris “Bob” Dyer Youth Scholarship to attend APS Summer Seminar on Philately|
|Jan 6/22||Newfoundland Study Group: Jan.-Mar. newsletter (No. 186) posted|
|Jan 6/22||Pence-Cents Era Study Group: January newsletter (Vol. 11, No.1) posted|
|Jan 29/22||Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Feb 6/22||Air Mail Study Group Joint virtual meeting with Canadian Aerophilatelic Society|
|Feb 9/22||Calgary Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Feb 19/22||Newfoundland Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Apr 2/22||Edmonton Spring Show, Edmonton, AB|
|Apr 23/22||ORAPEX 2022, Ottawa, ON|
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