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:
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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.
BNAPEX, the annual stamp show and convention of BNAPS, is held in different locations from year to year.
BNAPEX 2023 Halifax
15-17 Sept. 2023
BNAPEX 2023 will be held in the Halifax-Dartmouth area of Nova Scotia.
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.
|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.
|Mar 23/23||BNAPS publishes book on 1ȼ Victoria Maple Leaf Issue advertising postal stationery cards|
|Mar 6/23||British Columbia Postal History Study Group: March newsletter, No. 125, available online|
|Mar 5/23||Final notice regarding disposition of the BNAPS Exchange Circuit|
|Mar 3/23||BNAPEX 2023 Halifax: initial web pages for the Halifax convention posted|
|Feb 27/23||Newfoundland Study Group: February news bulletin available|
|Feb 10/23||Perfin Study Group: February newsletter (No. 166) online|
|Mar 25/23||Edmonton 2023 Spring National Stamp Show|
|Mar 26/23||Golden Horseshoe Regional Group In Person Meeting|
|Mar 31/23||Lower Canada / Bas Canada Regional Group In Person Meeting|
|May 6/23||ORAPEX 2023 - Ottawa Philatelic Exhibition|
|Sep 15/23||BNAPEX 2023 Halifax|
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