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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Members who need to renew their membership for 2021 will receive a dues renewal notice by email from the treasurer. To pay your dues online via PayPal, log on the website and select "Dues renewal" in the drop-down menu under "Member Routines" in the top menu bar. You save 10% if you pay for 3 years. Paying promptly reduces the treasurer's workload.
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.
BNAPEX 2021 Virtual
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, BNAPEX 2021 will be a virtual online convention this year. Convention planning is under way. As details become available, they will be posted on the convention news page.
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 22/20||Admiral 3¢ carmine with R-GAUGE|
|Oct 22/20||Major re-entry on 5¢ 1914 Customs Duty revenue stamp|
|Oct 22/20||New plate flaw on 1934 3¢ Jacques Cartier|
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 2/21||BNAPEX 2021 - the first BNAPS virtual online convention|
|Feb 27/21||New Dealer Liaison and Advertising Manager|
|Feb 23/21||Awards won by BNAPS members in 2020 posted|
|Feb 14/21||Newfoundland Study Group: new video - panel discussion on exhibiting|
|Feb 12/21||Golden Horseshoe Regional Group: video presentation on Queen Victoria Maple Leaf Issue Advertising Post Cards|
|Feb 7/21||ORE: over 50 covers added to the 1851 Pence Issue cover census|
|Mar 6/21||Railway Post Offices Study Group Zoom virtual meeting|
|Mar 10/21||Calgary Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Mar 13/21||George VI Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Mar 20/21||Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Mar 23/21||Pacific Northwest Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Apr 7/21||CANPEX National Virtual One Frame Philatelic Exhibition|
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This page was last modified on 2021-03-02.