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).
Does your BNAPS membership end this year? If so, you will receive a renewal notice by email before 17 November or by postal mail if you don't have an email address. Check your inbox and spam folders. Check your member profile to see when your membership ends.
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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.
To join, complete the application form. You can pay dues via PayPal if you wish.
Canadian Philately - An Outline, a free handbook, outlines the many fascinating areas of BNA philately.
Online Resources and Exhibits (ORE) provides handbooks, articles, and exhibits covering all facets of BNA philately.
The Horace Harrison Online Library contains every issue of BNA Topics. It also features a searchable index to Topics, Maple Leaves, and the PHSC Journal.
A second search tool, the Canadian Philatelic Bibliography, contains an index of English and French books, articles, catalogues, and auctions dating back to 1864.
The extensive collection of Study Group newsletters, documents the discoveries and ongoing research of the BNAPS Study Groups.
|Aug 11/22||1935 13¢ Royal Yacht Britannia with misplaced entry|
|Jun 25/22||1935 Meter with strange inscription on Hudson’s Bay Company cover|
|Feb 14/22||1935 Silver Jubliee 1¢ Princess Elizabeth plate flaw|
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.
|Nov 30/23||Northeastern Regional Group: 15 Oct. meeting video - CNE anniversary airmail flights & U.S Civil War cross-border covers|
|Nov 26/23||New video posted: Postal Stationery Cards of the James Smart Manufacturing Company|
|Nov 22/23||Lower Canada / Bas Canada Regional Group: report of 29 Oct. meeting at Quebec City Old Paper Show posted|
|Nov 16/23||Newfoundland Study Group: November news bulletin posted|
|Nov 15/23||Membership renewal for 2024|
|Nov 15/23||Treasurer's Report for FY 2022 with financial statements|
|Dec 13/23||Calgary Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Jan 9/24||Northeastern Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Jan 10/24||Calgary Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Jan 20/24||Newfoundland Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Feb 4/24||Air Mail Study Group Joint Zoom meeting with the Canadian Aerophilatelic Society|
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This page was last modified on 2023-11-15.