BNAPS Books

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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The Story behind Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues

Larry Margetish
Released January 2024. 294 pages, 8.5 x 11, spiral.
Colour C$ 62.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-41-6].

At 294 pages, Larry Margetish’s The Story behind Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues, edited by Gray Scrimgeour and Brian Plain, is a major work that looks at all aspects of the stamps of the Caricature and Landscape series, which replaced the 1967 Centennial definitives.

Released between March 1972 and October 1973, the stamps remained in use until 1979. This period saw many changes in the stamps themselves, including the first multi-coloured definitives, low-value ... Read more...

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1950 King George VI Definitive Issue of Canada – Original Design

Douglas Irwin
Released June 2023. Exhibit series # 118. 140 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 38.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-39-3].

The last definitive stamp set of the 1940s was originally scheduled for release on 6 June 1949. Days before issue, the stamps were withheld by the federal government because the bilingual “Postes” and “Postage”, present on all stamp issues since 1927, had been inadvertently omitted. The basic design was modified to include “Postes” and “Postage” and the set was issued on 15 November 1949. With more than 300 million of the original design stamps having ... Read more...

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Quebec 1864-1964 Un siècle de timbres de loi et d’enregistrement / One Century Of Law And Registration Stamps

Jean-Pierre Forest
Released June 2023. Exhibit series # 115. 134 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 40.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-33-1].

Jean-Pierre Forest’s exhibit, Québec 1864-1964: Quebec 1864-1964 Un siècle de timbres de loi et d’enregistrement / One Century Of Law And Registration Stamps, starts at the founding of Québec City in 1608 with a deed of sale dated 1718. The deed details how Jean Turcot bought a piece of land in Charlesbourg. It includes the chain of titles of previous owners going back to the first, Les Dames Religieuses Hospitalières de Québec (The Religious ... Read more...

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Catalogue of Privately Produced First Day Covers of Canada, 1927-1989

Second Edition

Gary Dickinson
Released June 2023. 364 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 66.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-40-9].

From the first known cachet for a Canadian stamp issue in 1927, through the apex of FDC collecting in the 1950s and 1960s, to the gradual decline of new products after the introduction of Canada Post’s own line of official covers in 1971, privately-produced FDCs had not been thoroughly documented until Gary Dickinson published the first edition of the Catalogue of Privately Produced First Day Covers of Canada, 1927-1977.

Included in the 12,500 listings in the Second Edition ... Read more...

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The BNAPS Catalogue of Canadian Military Mail Markings Volume 1 – Early Forts to pre-World War 2

G. Wayne Schnarr
Released March 2023. 400 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
B&W C$ 46.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-37-9].

G. Wayne Schnarr’s The BNAPS Catalogue of Canadian Military Mail Markings, Volume 1 – Early Forts to pre-World War 2 completes the catalogue of Canadian military mail markings. Volumes 2 and 3 were compiled and edited by the late C. Douglas Sayles, who also compiled a substantive draft of Volume 1, which was further edited by the late Hendrik (Henk) Burgers prior to its completion by G. Wayne Schnarr.

Subjects covered include early markings to 1909, militia camp and other ... Read more...

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Red/Carmine, 1ȼ Victoria Maple Leaf Issue Advertising Postal Stationery Cards: A Synthesis

Christopher Ellis
Released February 2023. 202 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 45.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-38-6].

Red/Carmine, 1ȼ Victoria Maple Leaf Issue Advertising Postal Stationery Cards: A Synthesis is the first BNAPS handbook to delve deeply into a specific postal stationery issue, the 1¢ red/carmine Victoria Maple Leaf post card, first issued in 1898, and used until late 1903. A detailed history of the cards includes announcements of, and dates of, release; ideas about potentially why they were designed in a certain way; design changes over time; the formats in which they were released ... 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.

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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