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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Recent Book Releases

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.
To order a book from the BNAPS books Sales Agent, Bill Longley, click on the book's price.

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Canadian Permit Postage 1903–1998

Dieter Staecker
Released September 2022. Exhibit series # 117. 138 pages, 8.5"x11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 51.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-36-2].

At the BNAPEX 2021 Virtual convention, Dieter “Dick” Staecker won the Allan Steinhart Reserve Grand Award for his exhibit, Canadian Permit Postage on Bulk Mail 1903–1938. Responding to an invitation to include the exhibit in the BNAPS Exhibit Series, Dick advised that the 2021 exhibit had been reduced to accommodate frame limits and asked if he could include the balance of the exhibit in the new book, bringing it up to the Permit Indicia series of 1990. BNAPS is pleased ... Read more...

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The Early Postal History of Northern Ontario

Nicholas Escott
Released September 2022. Exhibit series # 116. 104 pages, 8.5" x 11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 37.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-34-8].

The Early Postal History of Northern Ontario chronicles the development of mail services in Northern Ontario, i.e., the area north of the old Voyageur canoe route from Lachine, near Montreal, through Lake Nipissing and the Mattawa and French Rivers, including Manitoulin Island. This is a vast, sparsely populated, area of forests, muskegs, and Canadian shield bedrock. The period covered starts with the Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders in the early 1800s and extends through to the ... Read more...

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Pioneer Mail Flights, the Semi-Official Air Post, and Canada's Air Mail Development, 1918-1934

Alec Globe
Released September 2022. Exhibit series # 114. 166 pages, 8.5" x 11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 45.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-32-4].

The purpose of Pioneer Mail Flights, the Semi-Official Air Post, and Canada's Air Mail Development, 1918-1934 is to study the development of air mail within Canada through pioneer mail flights and the Semi-Official Air Post from 1918 to 1934. It also shows how the Post Office Department (POD) phased out the Semi-Official Air Post by contracting air mail from 1927 to 1934.

Alec Globe was a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of British Columbia from ... Read more...

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Byron Harmon Post Cards: Listings of Real Photoviews

Earle L Covert
Released September 2022. 206 pages, 8.5" x 11", spiral bound.
Colour C$ 44.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-35-5].

American-born Byron Harmon came to the Canadian Rockies in 1903, and soon knew he had found his calling. He became the official photographer and a charter member of the Alpine Club of Canada, soon producing pictures of places most of us would never get to see without his camera. An opportunity to share his work for profit created an entrepreneurial bonanza, as tourists began flocking to the railway hotels of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Banff and Lake Louise. Soon his works were available from ... Read more...

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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...

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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