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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 reception and presentations at CAPEX 22

CAPEX 22 logo Between 9-12 June 2022, Canada will be home to CAPEX 22, an International exhibition with 400 single frame exhibits. BNAPS is having a members-only reception on Thursday, 9 June, and is organizing presentations on all four days. Click the button for more information.

BNAPS membership special offer

During CAPEX 22, BNAPS will be offering 2½ years of membership (from June 2022 to December 2024) for the price of one. This offer applies to new memberships only, and will be available only during the four days of CAPEX 22. For more information, click the button.

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 run by the Calgary Philatelic Society (CPS) to celebrate its 100th anniversary. CPS will host a National level exhibition sanctioned by the RPSC in conjunction with BNAPEX.

CPS 2022 BNAPEX will be held over the Labour Day weekend. The venue will be the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Calgary.

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
May 28/22Pacific Northwest Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting
May 28/22Digital Philately Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting
May 28/22Fakes and Forgeries Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting
Jun 9/22CAPEX 22 International One Frame Exhibition, Toronto, ON
Jun 11/22Admiral Study Group Admiral Study Group meeting at CAPEX

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This page was last modified on 2022-05-13.