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.
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 2024 Kingston
23-25 August 2024
BNAPEX 2024 will be held in August in the historic city of Kingston, ON.
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.
|1934 3¢ Jacques Cartier "Hairline from Arm" plate flaw
|1935 13¢ Royal Yacht Britannia with misplaced entry
|1935 Meter with strange inscription on Hudson’s Bay Company cover
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.
|Newfoundland Study Group: February news bulletin available
|Squared Circle Study Group: February issue (Vol. 45, No. 1) of The Roundup Annex posted
|Perfin Study Group: February newsletter, BNA Perforator, (No. 170) posted
|BNAPS publishes book on 1972-1979 Caricature and Landscape defintives
|Perfin Study Group: Perfin Handbook web pages redesigned
|Perfin Study Group: index to perfin articles in BNA Perforator and other publicatications posted
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