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).
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.
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.
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.
CPS 2022 BNAPEX
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.
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.
|Feb 14/22||1935 Silver Jubliee 1¢ Princess Elizabeth plate flaw|
|Oct 7/21||Admiral 2¢+1¢ carmine perf 12x8 ERD|
|Aug 9/21||Admiral 2¢ carmine sidewise coil ERD|
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.
|May 23/22||Prairie Beaver Regional Group: May issue of Beaver Chatter (Vol. 47, No. 1) available|
|May 23/22||Memorial for Jim Hansen OTB|
|May 13/22||Newfoundland Study Group: video describes the first Newfoundland post card issued in 1873|
|May 13/22||Members' BNA exhibit awards for Jan.-Mar. 2022 posted|
|May 9/22||RPO Study Group: Index to newsletters published from Nov. 1973 to Aug. 1999|
|May 1/22||Map Stamp Study Group: March newsletter (Vol. 2, No. 1) available|
|May 28/22||Pacific Northwest Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|May 28/22||Digital Philately Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|May 28/22||Fakes and Forgeries Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Jun 9/22||CAPEX 22 International One Frame Exhibition, Toronto, ON|
|Jun 11/22||Admiral Study Group Admiral Study Group meeting at CAPEX|
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