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

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The Centennial Definitives of Canada, 1967 to 1973

Douglas Irwin
Released July 2024. 170 pages, 8.5×11, Coil.
Colour C$ 57.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-43-0].

The Centennial Definitives of Canada, 1967 to 1973 exhibit is divided into two parts: the basic adhesive stamps and supplementary categories, including the varieties, booklet pane covers, cello-paq envelopes, tagged stamps, regular issue postal and special-order stationery, followed by extensive coverage of Centennial postal history. One feature of the exhibit is the imaginative way the author has chosen to display some of the material.

Doug Irwin has been collecting and exhibiting ...

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Rates, Usage and Varieties on Cover During the Cents Issue Era: 1859-1868

David Schurman
Released February 2024. Exhibit series # 121. 118 pages, 8.5 x 11, spiral.
Colour C$ 38.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-45-4].

The replacement of the British sterling system (using pounds, shillings and pence) with Canadian currency officially occurred on 1 July 1859. Not only were new coins of the country issued and denominated in dollars and cents, stamps that had been issued in the preceding Pence period were replaced with stamps of similar design and colour, with face values denoted in cents.

This exhibit is intended to give a comprehensive idea of the postal rates in effect from 1859 to 1867 and to give a sense of ... Read more...

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King George V Oval Die Postal Stationery Envelopes

Earle L Covert
Released February 2024. Exhibit series # 119. 158 pages, 11" x 17", spiral.
Colour C$ 57.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-42-3].

Earle Covert’s King George V Oval Die Postal Stationery Envelopes shows the complete scope of King George V envelopes – flat plate, embossed and “Lined Hair” varieties. These comprised Canada’s first full range of regular. precancelled, private order, official and election envelopes. Included are the many revalues on the stamps, as well as those with an additional stamp added to the envelope from ... Read more...

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A People-Centered Philately: Canadian Pre-Stamped Post Card Advertising Series

Christopher Ellis
Released February 2024. 212 pages, 8.5 x 11, spiral.
Colour C$ 53.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-44-7].

The goals of A People-Centered Philately: Canadian Pre-Stamped Post Card Advertising Series are twofold:

1) Document the series of address/front side advertising produced by several private companies on official issue, pre-stamped, Canadian postal stationery post cards
2) Contextualize these series by placing them in a human-centered and historical context, focusing on the human beings and companies behind the post cards.

Christopher Ellis is an archaeologist who spent most of ... Read more...

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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 ... 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.

New Books - Email Notification

"BNAPS Books" is an email list for announcements about philatelic literature titles published by the British North America Philatelic Society and sold through the BNAPS Book Department, which is managed by Bill Longley of Waterdown, ON. This mailing list is managed by the BNAPS Book Department and is separate from any mailing list(s) operated by Bill Longley as part of his stamp business, Longley Auctions.

This list is for book announcements only; it is not a discussion list. We anticipate sending a maximum of 3 to 4 emails per year to subscribers.

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