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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).

Member Information

BNAPS supports CAPEX 22

CAPEX 22 logo 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.

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If your address has changed, please update your BNAPS profile. Go to Member Login in the top menu bar. Select Login. Then go to Member Routines, select My profile and update your information.

Membership Benefits

Cover of current issue of BNA Topics 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:

►  Get the latest issue
►  Get previous issues

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 Convention

BNAPEX exhibits
BNAPEX, the annual stamp show and convention of BNAPS, is held in different locations from year to year.

BNAPEX 2021 Virtual
2 - 6 September 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, BNAPEX 2021 is a virtual convention. The exhibits are online and can be viewed until 1 November. For the latest, go to the BNAPEX news page.

All about BNA Stamps & Postal History

Cover of the book Canadian Philately - An Outline 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.

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BNAPS Books

Cover of a book published by BNAPS 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.

What's New
Upcoming Events
Oct 19/21Pacific Northwest Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting
Oct 30/21Prairie Beaver Regional Group Live (!) meeting
Nov 7/21Air Mail Study Group November Zoom Day of Aerophilately
Nov 10/21Calgary Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting
Nov 16/21Pacific Northwest Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting
Dec 21/21Calgary Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting

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This page was last modified on 2021-09-10.