To acknowledge the philatelic endeavours of BNAPS members and their success in exhibiting BNA material, we list the awards they have won.
The listing covers exhibit awards for BNA exhibits and BNA literature at National exhibitions in Canada and the United States and FIP-sponsored International exhibitions. It also covers non-exhibit awards that recognize the philatelic achievements of members.
Many exhibitions use a points-based system to evaluate exhibits. A number after a medal is the number of points the exhibit was awarded.
If you think we've missed any, let us know. Contact Adri Veenstra (email: email@example.com) who compiled the listings.
|Nationals - U.S. and Canada||International - FIP||BNAPS||Totals|
Not included in the table are Court of Honour exhibits, APS StampShow World Series of Philately Prix d'Honneur exhibits, and non-competitive exhibits.
There were 76 competitive exhibits in 2021, about half the number seen in 2019. The reason for the decline was the subject of most news stories during the past two years: COVID-19. Because of the pandemic, almost all National and International shows were cancelled in 2021. But, on a positive note, 2021 was much better than 2020. Stamp organizations stepped up by switching from in-person to virtual exhibitions. Of the ten competitive exhibitions listed on this page, almost two-thirds were virtual. Among them were BNAPEX and the RPSC's Royal - 2021 - Royale. More encouraging news: 2022 promises to be better still with more in-person exhibitions planned.
44 BNAPS members exhibited competitively in 2021. Probably in anticipation of the single-frame-only CAPEX 22, two-thirds of the exhibits in 2021 were single frame. We thank the exhibitors for the time and energy they devote to exhibiting their collections.
The quality of the exhibits was impressively high. Half of them were awarded a Large Gold, Gold, or Large Vermeil. Note that the number of Large Gold, Large Vermeil, and Large Silver medals is understated because several shows, BNAPEX among them, do not distinguish between these medals and Gold, Vermeil, and Silver ones.
BNAPS sponsors several special BNA exhibit awards at National and Regional shows in Canada and the U.S. The awards include: Best BNA exhibit, Best BNA One Frame, Best Researched BNA, Best BNA 2 to 4 Frame, and the John D. Arn White Queen Award for best BNA Elizabethan exhibit. For more information on these awards, contact David Freeman, BNAPS Awards Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The RPSC, PHSC, PSSC, and other specialist societies also sponsor special awards. And shows have their own special awards to recognize best-in-class exhibits.
This compilation does not include non-BNA exhibits by BNAPS members or BNA exhibits by non-members. Some exhibits may figure more than once in the awards tabulation because they were displayed at more than one show.
|Gold/93||David McLaughlin||The Maple Leaf Issue of Canada 1897-1898|
|Large Vermeil/88||Ian McMahon||Post Bands and Wrappers of Canada|
|90 points (Gold)||David McLaughlin||Canada: The 1933 UPU Preparatory Commission Meeting|
|88 points (Large Vermeil)||John G. McEntyre||Canada 1930: The Weights and Measures Revenue Issue|
|77 points (Large Silver)||John G. McEntyre||Study of 20th Century Post Card Rates: Canada to the U.K.|
|Large Gold/92, Postal History Society award||Ronald E. Majors||Canada/British No. America (BNA)-Union & Confederate Postal Correspondence in the U.S. Civil War Era (1859-1867)|
|Large Gold, BNAPS Best Researched BNA Exhibit, PHSC Best BNA Postal History Exhibit||Louis Fiset||The Uprooting of British Columbia’s Japanese Canadians, 1942-1949|
|Large Vermeil||Ian McMahon||Guelph - The Royal City|
|Large Gold, Reserve Grand, BNAPS Best BNA Exhibit, BNAPS Best BNA One-Frame Exhibit||Gary Steele||Canadian Dead Letter Office Re-Organization Handstamps|
|Large Gold, APS Postal History Medal||Gary Steele||Dead Letter Office Handstamps 1872 to 1898 Decentralization|
|Large Gold||John G. McEntyre||1855-59 10 Pence: Canada's First Trans-Atlantic Rate Stamp|
|Gold||David Bartlet||British Columbia Hospitals Aid 1933|
|Gold||Gordon Turnbull||Cartier on Canadian Stamps 1855-1934|
|Gold||Patrick Durbano||Department of Finance 5-Hole OHMS Perfins (1923-1942)|
|Gold||Tom Watkins||Earliest and Latest Commercial Usages of Canada's Semi-Official Airmails|
|Large Vermeil||Chris Hargreaves||Winnipeg's Airmail: From Fantasy to Buenos Aires|
|Large Vermeil, John D. Arn White Queen Award||Douglas Irwin||The $1 Centennial Definitive of Canada: The Stamp and its Usages|
|Gold/86||Richard S. Wilson||Queen Victoria's Federal Law Stamps of Canada|
|Large Gold/92, Postal History Society Certificate, APS Award of Excellence 1940-1980||Louis Fiset||The Uprooting of British Columbia’s Japanese Canadians, 1942-1949|
|Elected as a Fellow of the CPSGB||John M. Wright|
|Founder's Trophy||John M. Walsh & Robin Moore||Awarded for the articles "Newfoundland: Discoveries in the Design Sizes of the 1932 First Resources; 1933 Gilbert; 1937 Long Coronation and 1938 Royal Family Issues", Maple Leaves, Vol. 37, No. 1, Jan. 2021, and "Newfoundland: Discovery Design Sizes Found on the 5 Cent, 2 Cent Die II, 4 Cent Rose Lake and 8 Cents Values of the 1932 Perkins Bacon & Co Issue. (Further Proof of their Different Printing Press Uses and Capabilities)", Maple Leaves, Vol. 37, No. 3, July 2021.|
|Large Silver, WE Sterling Achievement Award||Clarence A. Stillions||Canada’s Embossed Stamps, 1974-1981|
|Gold||Laurent Belisle||Les oblitérations de type cercle encadré du Québec|
|Gold, Lola Caron Award||Laurent Belisle||Montreal Carrier Handstamps|
|Gold, Canadian Military Mail Study Group Award||Sam Chiu||Canada's C-Force in Hong Kong & its Forerunner: From a Social Philately Approach|
|Gold, John D. Arn White Queen Award||Robert J. Elias||Usage of Canadian Karsh Definitive Stamps|
|Gold, Ed and Mickey Richardson Award||John A. Hall||The Canadian National Parks Stamps|
|Gold, Horace W. Harrison Grand Award, OTB Novice Award, Meyerson Award||Robert G. Leigh||The Western District of Upper Canada: The Development of Postal Communications and Postal Markings, 1800-1850|
|Gold, Allan Steinhart Reserve Grand Award||"Dylan Staecker"||Canadian Permit Postage on Bulk Mail 1903 – 1938|
|Gold||Jean Wang||The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children’s Christmas Appeals to 1926|
|Vermeil||Gary D. Arnold||Squared Circle Postmarks of Canada in the Admiral Period|
|Vermeil||Christopher J. Ellis||Canada’s One Cent Victoria Leaf Issue Official Stationery Postal Cards|
|Vermeil||Steven A. Friedenthal||Canada Postage Meters at War: (Canada World War II Patriotic Postage Meter Slogans 1939 - 1946)|
|Vermeil, Canadian Aerophilatelic Society Best Aerophilatelic Exhibit Award||Ian McMahon||Air Letters and Aerogrammes of Canada|
|Vermeil||Richard P. Thompson||The First Decimal Issue of Canada|
|Vermeil||Raymond Villeneuve||Special Delivery Service between Canada and the U.S.: 1899-1946|
|Silver||Richard Baxter||Canadian Post Cards of the Edwardian Era and Quebec Tercentenary|
|Silver||Raymond J. Dubeau||Canada: Three Cent Small Queen, Printing Classes - The Montreal Period - 1873 To 1888|
|Silver||John G. McEntyre||A Study of Complimentary Canadian First Day Covers|
|Silver-Bronze||Peter J. McCarthy||Philately On The Rails|
|Bronze||Vince Chermishnok||Paper & Steel: Canada’s Locomotive Series 1983-1986|
|Bronze||Earle L. Covert||Foreign Mail with added Canadian Forms and Labels|
|Gold||Patrick Durbano||Department of Finance 5-Hole OHMS Perfins (1923-1939)|
|Gold, Herbert L. McNaught One-frame Exhibit Award||Ronald E. Majors||Mail between Canada/BNA and Confederate States During U.S. Civil War|
|Vermeil, Wilmer Rockett Revenue Award||David W. Bartlet||British Columbia Hospital Aid 1933|
|Vermeil||Glen Lundeen||3 cent Small Queen Stamp|
|Vermeil||John G. McEntyre||1855-59 10 pence: Canada's First Trans-Atlantic Rate Stamp|
|Vermeil||David McLaughlin||Canada: 1933 UPU Preparatory Commission Meeting|
|Vermeil||Richard S. Wilson||Queen Victoria's Federal Law Stamps of Canada|
|Silver||Colin Geoffrey Banfield||The 1895 Squared Circle Postmark of Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario|
|Silver||Steve B. Davis||Canada Jet Plane Stamps of 1964: Rates & Usages|
|Silver||Chris Hargreaves||Winnipeg's Airmail: From Fantasy to Buenos Aires|
|Silver||Ronald E. Majors||Turned Covers of the Classic Period of BNA Philately|
|Silver||Peter J. McCarthy||Railway Post Office Postmarks used on the Northern Railway System|
|Silver||Richard P. Thompson||One Cent Small Queen 1870-1892|
|Silver-Bronze||Laurent Belisle||Les tarifs et frais durant l'époque de la série banderolle (1928-1930)|
|Silver-Bronze||Michel Guilbault||Les Bordures Philatéliques|
|Silver-Bronze||Peter J. McCarthy||The Small Boats|
|Silver-Bronze||Clarence A. Stillions||Canada's Embossed Stamps, 1974 - 1981|
|Bronze||J. Fred Pritchard||History's Mailbag: Rural Post in Western Quebec (1875-1925)|
|Vincent G. Greene Award||Jon Johnson||“WWII Ocean-going Canadian Merchant Navy Postal History” – Part 2, in BNA Topics, Vol. 77, No. 1, Jan.-Mar. 2020|
|John S. Siverts Award||Jim Jung||Pence-Cents Era Study Group Newsletter, newsletter of the Pence-Cents Era Study Group|
|Jack Levine Fellowship Award||John (Jeff) Furlong||Prairie Beaver Regional Group|
|E.R. "Ritch" Toop Memorial Award||A. David Hanes||R.C.A.F. Christmas Cards 1939-1980|
|Order of the Beaver Lifetime Achievement Award||Kevin O’Reilly|
|Hall of Fame Award||David W. Bartlet|
|Hall of Fame Award||Hank Narbonne|
|Prix d'honneur||David McLaughlin||The Maple Leaf Issue of Canada 1897-1898|
|Vermeil, AAPE Award of Honor, American Revenue Association One Frame Award||Richard S. Wilson||Queen Victoria's Federal Law Stamps of Canada|
|Geldert Medal||Robin Harris||Best article in The Canadian Philatelist in 2020: "Becoming the Understudy: Canada's Repeating 'Canada' Underprint" in Vol. 71, No. 2, Mar.-Apr. 2020.|
|Large Gold/93, BNAPS Best BNA Exhibit, BNAPS Research Award||Luc Freve||From Sail to Rail - California Mail to/from British North America|
|Large Gold/92, PHSC Best BNA Postal History Exhibit||Cimon Morin||Cantons de l'Est - Les premiers bureaux et marques postales|
|Large Gold/91||Yan Turmine||Lake Champlain postal route to/from Canada before 1799|
|Large Gold/90, RPSC Award for Excellence - Title Page/Synopsis||Darcy Hickson||International Stamp Cancelling Machines at Brandon, Manitoba 1907-1919|
|Large Gold/90||Richard S. Wilson||Queen Victoria's Federal Law Stamps of Canada|
|Gold/89||Jean Wang||The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children's Christmas Appeals to 1926: The Sweetest of All Charities|
|Gold/89||Bill Longley||Canada's Changeling Postmarks: A Failed Experiment|
|Gold/88||Colin Geoffrey Banfield||The Split Ring Station Postmarks of Prince Edward Island|
|Gold/87||Robert G. Leigh||Allegory of Progress|
|Gold/85||Robert Lunn||Internal Mails and Postage Rates of Pre Confederation Prince Edward Island|
|Large Vermeil/84||Mark Berner||Use of the Third Bill Stamp in Nova Scotia|
|Large Vermeil/83||Christopher J. Ellis||The Evolution of Canada's First Official Advertising Stationery Cards|
|Large Vermeil/83||Kevin O'Reilly||A Friendly Invasion: United States Forces at Churchill|
|Large Vermeil/80||Robert J. Elias||The Canadian 6 Cent UPU Letter Rate|
|Large Silver/74||Peter J. McCarthy||Mountain Sheep|
|Large Silver/73||Peter J. McCarthy||Railway Post Office Markings Used on the Grand Trunk Railway between Montreal and Toronto 1854 - 1923|
|Large Silver/71||Peter J. McCarthy||Small Boats|
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