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 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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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
2 - 6 September 2021
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.
|Mar 8/21||Railway tracks flaw on 1851 3d Beaver|
|Oct 22/20||Admiral 3¢ carmine with R-GAUGE|
|Oct 22/20||Major re-entry on 5¢ 1914 Customs Duty revenue stamp|
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.
|Apr 7/21||Update #2 to Travelling Post Office Postmarks of Newfoundland & Labrador (second edition)|
|Apr 6/21||Precancel Study Group: March newsletter, No. 12, published|
|Apr 5/21||Squared Circle Study Group: April newsletter, Vol. 42, No. 2, available|
|Apr 4/21||Newfoundland Study Group: March newsletter, No. 183, posted|
|Apr 3/21||Fancy Cancel & Miscellaneous Markings Study Group: March newsletter, No. 85, online|
|Mar 27/21||BNAPEX 2021 attendance is FREE, Exhibition Prospectus posted, and other exciting news|
|Apr 17/21||Newfoundland Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Apr 20/21||Lower Canada / Bas Canada Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Apr 24/21||Map Stamp Study Group Initial Zoom meeting|
|Apr 24/21||Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting - Digital Philately|
|Apr 27/21||Pacific Northwest Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|May 2/21||Air Mail Study Group Zoom virtual meeting|
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This page was last modified on 2021-03-20.