The British North America Philatelic Society Ltd. - BNAPS - is an international organization (founded 1943) devoted to the collecting and study of the stamps, markings, and postal history of Canada and the pre-confederation colonies of British North America (British Columbia, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island).
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Members who need to renew their membership for 2021 will receive a dues renewal notice by email from the treasurer. To pay your dues online via PayPal, log on the website and select "Dues renewal" in the drop-down menu under "Member Routines" in the top menu bar. You save 10% if you pay for 3 years. Paying promptly reduces the treasurer's workload.
Our award winning journal, BNA Topics, contains articles on all aspects of BNA philately. The issues are all available online.
The most recent five years are available to BNAPS members only:
As a BNAPS member, you can join one or more specialized Study Groups, many of which have their newsletters online.
In many areas of Canada and the United States, you can find a Regional Group that offers further opportunity for fellowship with collectors of BNA.
BNAPS operates a Sales Circuit that allows members to buy and sell specialized material.
To join, complete the application form. You can pay dues via PayPal if you wish.
BNAPEX, the annual stamp show and convention of BNAPS, is held in different locations from year to year.
BNAPEX 2021 Winnipeg
3-5 September 2021
BNAPEX 2021 Winnipeg takes place during the Labour Day weekend in September. It is sponsored by the BNAPS Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Regional Group and hosted by the Winnipeg Philatelic Society.
Canadian Philately - An Outline is a freely available handbook that provides an overview of the many fascinating areas of BNA philately.
Online Resources and Exhibits (ORE) provides a wide range of overview, tutorial, reference, and specialized articles and online exhibits covering all facets of BNA philately.
The Horace W. Harrison Online Library contains the back issues of BNA Topics, and provides a searchable index to Topics, Maple Leaves, and the PHSC Journal.
In the Study Group newsletters, you will find the discoveries and ongoing research of the BNAPS Study Groups.
|Oct 22/20||Admiral 3¢ carmine with R-GAUGE|
|Oct 22/20||Major re-entry on 5¢ 1914 Customs Duty revenue stamp|
|Oct 22/20||New plate flaw on 1934 3¢ Jacques Cartier|
BNAPS publishes 10 to 15 books per year devoted to BNA philately, and offers over 150 on its website.
The books cover the postage and revenue stamps and postal history of Canada and its provinces and territories from the stampless era to modern Elizabethan material.
There are detailed studies and comprehensive catalogues. There is also an Exhibit series that features award-winning BNA exhibits.
|Jan 18/21||ORE: 37 bulk mailers and 201 permits added to listing of illustrated indicia for permit mail|
|Jan 18/21||30 newsletters from 8 study groups newly posted|
|Jan 9/21||New BNAPS Emeritus members|
|Jan 5/21||Newfoundland Study Group: first newsletter of 2021|
|Jan 4/21||Pence-Cents Era Study Group: December 2020 newsletter|
|Jan 4/21||ORE: comprehensive exhibit of Newfoundland perfins|
|Jan 20/21||Zoom meeting: Cross-Border Mail between the U.S. and Canadian Maritime Provinces - David D’Alessandris|
|Jan 30/21||Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Virtual Zoom Meeting|
|Feb 6/21||Railway Post Offices Study Group Virtual Zoom Meeting|
|Feb 7/21||Air Mail Study Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Feb 10/21||Calgary Regional Group Zoom Virtual Meeting|
|Feb 28/21||Golden Horseshoe Regional Group Virtual Zoom Meeting|
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This page was last modified on 2021-01-02.