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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.
Use the Search Books feature above to find all books published on any subject or any era of interest.
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Plating Canada’s 1/2d Queen Victoria

James H. Watt and Michael D. Smith
Released June 2022. 246 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 55.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-14-0].

Plating Canada’s 1/2d Queen Victoria shows the massive effort that can go into plating a particular stamp. Advances in technology in the last 25 years have given philatelists new tools that can not only create clear, sharp and enlarged images but also allow re-entries, constant plate flaws and other plating aspects to be marked so they can be easily seen by interested collectors. BNAPS thanks James H. Watt and Michael D. Smith for their work on this book and for preparing the printing ... Read more...

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The Western District of Upper Canada: The Development of Postal Communications and Postal Markings, 1800-1850

Robert G. Leigh
Released April 2022. Exhibit series # 113. 92 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 32.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-30-0].

As the population of Upper Canada grew in the 1790s following the influx of the United Empire Loyalists, the fertile land mass along the north shore of Lake Erie became a prime area of new settlement. The postal history of the Western District is shown in this very well researched and beautifully illustrated book.

The Western District of Upper Canada: the Development of Postal Communications and Postal Markings, 1800-1850 is the 113th volume in the BNAPS Exhibit Series. It won the ... Read more...

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The Collection of Postage Due in Canada 1906 – 2005

Andrew Chung
Released April 2022. 96 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 35.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-28-7].

The Collection of Postage Due in Canada 1906 - 2005 is an update of an earlier publication, The Canadian Postage Due Stamps, by Hans Reiche FRPSC (1914-2000) and Andrew Chung in 1985.

“Section 1” featured in the earlier publication is revised, and “Section 2”, on the treatment and rating of unpaid, shortpaid, redirected and undeliverable mail is revised and expanded with postal rates and fees. New to this publication are postage due meter and register ... Read more...

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The Early Machine Cancels of Canada: 1896-1902

Robert G. Leigh
Released April 2022. 152 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 42.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-31-7].

In the last decade of the 19th Century, as the population of Canada grew by leaps and bounds, the amount of mail being processed by the Canada Post Office Department grew accordingly. In order to keep the mail flowing speedily, clever inventors developed machines to process the mail.

In The Early Machine Cancels of Canada: 1896-1902, Robert G. Leigh details how Imperial, Bickerdike and ‘Geary’ provisionals were introduced, first in Montreal, then in Ottawa and Toronto, ... Read more...

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Canadian Military Censor Markings Used In Europe During World War 1

Wayne Schnarr
Released January 2022. 120 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
B&W C$ 25.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-23-2].

All military mail sent by Canadian soldiers in the field in WW I should have been censored, and so indicated by the censor signature and the PASSED BY CENSOR markings. Officers and some NCOs were responsible for censoring the mail for individual military units. After reviewing the mail, the censor would apply the unit’s censor marking, sign the envelope or card and pass the mail to postal personnel responsible for processing the mail, including applying the Field Post Office (FPO) or Army Post ... Read more...

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Catalogue of Canadian Railway Post Office Cancellations and Related Railway Postmarks including Selected Waterway Postmarks

2022 edition

Ross Gray
Released January 2022. 444 pages, 11"x8.5", spiral bound.
B&W C$ 40.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-29-4].

The first edition of The Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations, published in 2009, replaced Lewis Ludlow’s 1982 Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations and Related Transportation Postmarks with a catalogue that was 25% larger than the 272-page original volume. By 2015 the response of fellow collectors, both within and outside the RPO Study Group, who sent numerous reports of new earlier and later dates, and train numbers not previously reported or confirmed, ... Read more...

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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. ... 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:

https://longleyauctions.com/product-category/bnaps-books/

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

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