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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.

Norris “Bob” Dyer Youth Scholarship to attend APS Summer Seminar on Philately

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.

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.

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.

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.

Member Forum

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
Jan 29/22Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting
Feb 6/22Air Mail Study Group Joint virtual meeting with Canadian Aerophilatelic Society
Feb 9/22Calgary Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting
Feb 19/22Newfoundland Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting
Apr 2/22Edmonton Spring Show, Edmonton, AB
Apr 23/22ORAPEX 2022, Ottawa, ON

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This page was last modified on 2022-01-23.