BNAPS actively encourages the publication of new books on suitable subjects in BNA philately through its Handbooks and Exhibit series which are produced by the Publications Committee. For more information on having books published, please contact the Book Department Coordinator, Mike Street email.


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All the books released during the past 12 months are listed below.
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Border Problems - Re-Entries, Retouches and Disintegration of the Two Cent Numeral Plates 11 and 12

Peter Spencer
Released October 2021. 202 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 48.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-24-9].

Border Problems - Re-Entries, Retouches and Disintegration of the Two Cent Numeral Plates 11 and 12 is the latest volume in Peter Spencer’s series on the plating of Canada’s Queen Victoria Numeral Issue, and the newest on specific aspects of the Two Cent value of the issue. Having identified four distinct states of border areas of Plates 11 and 12, Peter shows how to detect and distinguish between the four states the plates, and then shows the most interesting varieties of ... Read more...

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First Day Covers of the 1942 Canada King George VI War Issue

Donald J. Leblanc
Released October 2021. 334 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 64.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-25-6].

Because of the outbreak of the Second World War, Canada did not issue any new stamps between the Royal Visit stamps on 15 May 1939 and 1 July 1942. At that time, and into 1943 a completely new set of definitive stamps, 19 in all including coil stamps, was released.

In keeping with the seriousness of the world situation, the lower values of the set showed King George VI in different military uniforms and the higher values showed different aspects of the war effort in the country. The author notes ... Read more...

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Canada Post Office Replacement and Publicity First Day Covers

Andrew Chung and Robert D. Vogel
Released October 2021. 122 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 36.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-26-3].

The Canada Post Office would replace lost or damaged First Day Covers with covers carrying a different cachet. The CPO also sent specially prepared FDCs to a variety of important and influential individuals throughout the world. These covers, and the enclosures they often contained, are documented in this unpriced catalogue. Two additional chapters discuss First Day cancellations (1949 to 1974) and types of envelope watermark.

Andrew Chung has been active in Canadian philately since the mid-1970s. ... Read more...

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Canadian First Day Covers by Artopages

Gary Dickinson
Released October 2021. 62 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 27.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-27-0].

Between 1967 and 1976, beginning with the Canadian Flag stamp of January 1967 and the Centennials and continuing until the Montreal Olympics stamps of 1976, a partnership of an artist / designer and an entrepreneur interested in first day covers who had a small printing press in his basement combined to produce 245 different First Day Covers for Canadian stamps of the period. The company was called Artopage Covers. Many of the FDCs featured the same stamp, but with colour differences in the FDC design.

Dr. ...

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The Canadian Fiscal War Tax Stamps of World War One

John Hall
Released June 2021. Exhibit series # 112. 40 pages, 11"x17" folded pages, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 28.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-22-5].

War tax stamps were issued in 1915 as an aid to raising money to support the war effort in Europe. Taxes were placed on an extensive list of items such as financial papers handled by a bank (cheques, liens, advances, promissory notes, bank deposits, withdrawal slips, etc.). Also taxed were items such as matches, playing cards, numerous luxury items, stocks and bonds, perfumes, patent and proprietary medicines, wines, and spirits.

The Canadian Fiscal War Tax Stamps of World War One ... Read more...

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Mail sent to the Italian Mutual Aid Society Lodge at Coleman, Alberta 1912-1935

Cecil Coutts
Released June 2021. 180 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 48.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-21-8].

In the early 20th Century, as many Italian immigrants came to work in the coal mining towns of southern Alberta and British Columbia, they established fraternal and benevolent societies which became the social centres of the towns. The Italian Mutual Aid Society Lodge in Coleman, Alberta, was one of them. Right on the BC border, Coleman is also at the western end of the Crowsnest Pass. In Mail sent to the Italian Mutual Aid Society Lodge at Coleman, Alberta 1912-1935, Cec Coutts has ... Read more...

Ordering Books

BNAPS would like to thank Sparks Auctions and Ian Kimmerly Stamps for their strong support of the BNAPS publications program since 2004. The great assistance of Brian Wolfenden over that time is especially appreciated.

BNAPS is pleased to announce that Bill Longley is the new sales agent and distributor of BNAPS books as of 1 October 2019.

BNAPS books are available from:

Bill Longley
c/o Longley Auctions
PO Box 620
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0

To browse through the BNAPS books on the Longley Auctions website, go to:

The price quoted for each book is the retail price in Canadian dollars.

Shipping is extra. Credit card orders (Visa, MasterCard) will be billed for the exact amount of shipping plus C$2 per order. For payment by cheque or money order, please first contact Bill Longley. Applicable taxes will be charged for orders delivered in Canada.

Please note: prices shown are current as of the posting of the book descriptions. While every effort will be made to keep prices on this website up to date, the price quoted on the Bill Longley website will apply to all orders.

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