Study and Regional Group videos

These are videos of presentations made mostly at virtual meetings of BNAPS study and regional groups. The videos are listed by the date of the recording, most recent first.

These videos are also listed by study group and regional group on the group's web pages.

Charles Livermore and Dave Bartlet recorded most of the presentations. Charles Livermore produced the videos for the website.

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14 May 2022
49 min.

International Mail Using the Large Queen Issue
Wayne Smith
Large and Small Queens Study Group

Selected Large Queen covers to foreign destinations including Bermuda, Trinidad, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Argentina, South Africa, Great Britain, France, Germany, Rome and the Papal States, Switzerland, Norway, Gibraltar, Malta, India, Siam, Australia, and New Zealand.

Among the covers are some to destinations for which less than five Large Queen covers are known and some showing very scarce rates. The entire exhibit is displayed on the Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain website. Go to Displays -> Large Queen Postal History.


16 Apr 2022
10 min.

The One-Cent Postal Card of 1873 (American Bank Note Co.)
David Piercey
Newfoundland Study Group

A short description of the first Newfoundland one cent postcard, issued in 1873, including its usages.


19 Feb 2022
37 min.

The 1923 Pictorial Stamps of Newfoundland, the Photographs, and the Photographer, Robert Edwards Holloway
Brian Damien
Newfoundland Study Group

The 1923 Newfoundland pictorials, based largely on images from photographer Robert Holloway, were pioneers in depicting landscapes on regular-issue stamps.  Some of the photos were taken on Holloway family vacations in the 1890s.  Designers later took liberties with the interpretation of the original images.  A recent biography of Holloway reveals the backstory behind the photos, as well as a fascinating look at life in St. John's in the years 1874-2004.


19 Feb 2022
7 min.

Correspondence between W.H. Davidson of St. John's and Eugène, Goulmv & Baarfrom of Amsterdam
Klaus Wehlt
Newfoundland Study Group

Correspondence (4 covers and a postcard) from W.H. Davidson, dealer from St. John's and the cigar manufacturer Eugène, Goulmv & Baarfrom Amsterdam are shown.  Attached to some of this correspondence are stickers or labels in red with the letters "IVY” attached. The significance or meaning of these stickers remains a mystery.


20 Jan 2022
55 min.

Beneath the Curtain with Registered Mail
Nick Poppenk
Golden Horseshoe Regional Group


21 Dec 2021
32 min.

Registration Postmarks of St. John's, Newfoundland, to 1949
Brian Stalker
Newfoundland Study Group


30 Nov 2021
31 min.

A Collection of Postal Routes and Rates Nova Scotia's Mail to and from Canada 1851-1868
Brian Murphy
Pence-Cents Study Group


30 Nov 2021
67 min.

3d Beaver Classification of Printings
Jim Watt
Pence-Cents Study Group

This is an expansion of a presentation given at the Pence-Cents Era Study Group meeting at BNAPEX 2021.


27 Nov 2021
33 min.

The Canadian Fancy Cancel Fakes of Erik Nordin
Ken Pugh
Fakes and Forgeries Study Group


27 Nov 2021
18 min.

An Overview of Littlefield Fakes
Ron Smith
Fakes and Forgeries Study Group



10 Nov 2021
36 min.

Bringing Life to Your Research Using Genealogy
Mark Oakley
Calgary Regional Group


7 Nov 2021
42 min.

British Airship Posts: The Dream to Connect the Empire
Cheryl R. Ganz
Air Mail Study Group


6 Sep 2021
58 min.

Lowe-Martin Coil Production
Robin Harris
Elizabethan II Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


6 Sep 2021
92 min.

The 1939 Royal Visit to North America Focusing on the Postal History of the Royal Train
Doug Lingard and David Bartlet
George VI Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual. The presentation was originally given at the Calgary Regional Group on 9 June 2021.


6 Sep 2021
13 min.

A Showing of Unusual Re-entries on the 1¢ Large Queen, Map Stamp, 15¢ Large Queen, 3d Beaver, 10¢ Consort and 6¢ Large Queen
Scott Robinson
Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


6 Sep 2021
11 min.

A Proof Block of the 3d Beaver Positions 31, 32, 41 and 42 from Pane A without the "Railroad Track" Scratches
Michael D. Smith
Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


6 Sep 2021
13 min.

Bill Stamps of 1864-1882 Including the 1¢. 3¢, 6¢, 9¢, 10¢, 20¢
Jim McCormick
Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group

Discusses re-entries and plate flaws on the Third Bill Issue revenue stamps of 1864-1882 including the 1¢, 3¢, 6¢, 9¢, 10¢, 20¢. This issue straddles the printing periods of both the Large and Small Queens. Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


6 Sep 2021
6 min.

Three Monarchs
Arnie Janson
Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group

Shown are re-entries on the stamps of three difference monarchs.  1898 1¢ Victoria Numeral, 1922 10¢ Admiral blue , 1967 1¢ Elizabeth II Centennial from booklets BK69 and BK70a and the 1898 1¢ Victoria Numeral 10¢ on 1¢ major misplaced re-entry #75vii. One requires good magnification to see the re-entry on the 1¢ Centennial booklet stamps, but it is very common, appearing on 20 - 30% of all the 1¢ booklet stamps. Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


6 Sep 2021
6 min.

A Miscellany
Bill Burden
Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group

Re-entries on a wide range of stamps including the 1935 KGV 20¢ Niagara Falls, 1934 3¢ Jacques Cartier commemorative, 1930 20¢ Special Delivery, 1859 5¢ Beaver, 1852 3p Beaver, and 1859 10¢ Prince Albert. Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


5 Sep 2021
20 min.

1) Replacement & Publicity FDC | 2) Commercial First Day Covers 1939-1959
1) Andrew Chung | 2) Robert Vogel
First Day Covers Study Group

The video includes both presentations given at the Study Group meeting at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


5 Sep 2021
20 min.

Unitrade Catalog and Ken Pugh's New OHMS Manual and New Perfin Material
Gary Tomasson
Perfin Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


5 Sep 2021
16 min.

Foreign Perfins Postmarked in Canada & Use of CPR Perfins on Postcards
Jon Johnson
Perfin Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


4 Sep 2021
50 min.

1) Maj R. W. (Walter) Hale, MC "flying postal inspector" of the MacKenzie River District | 2) Post Cards used for Air Mail
1) Gordon Mallett | 2) Adri Veenstra
Air Mail Study Group

The video includes both presentations given at the Study Group meeting at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


4 Sep 2021
16 min.

Online Resources & Exhibits (ORE), What's There and How to Use It
Leopold Beaudet
Pence-Cents Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


4 Sep 2021
25 min.

Census of Early Canadian Postal History
Wayne Smith
Pence-Cents Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


4 Sep 2021
25 min.

Collecting 4-Ring Numerical Cancellations
Bill Radcliffe
Pence-Cents Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


4 Sep 2021
11 min.

Update on the Five Cent Beaver Project
Jim Jung
Pence-Cents Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


4 Sep 2021
36 min.

Postal Stationery Cards of the Hospital for Sick Children's Christmas Appeals
Jean Wang
Postal Stationery Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


4 Sep 2021
26 min.

Questions and Puzzling Items
Robert Lemire
Postal Stationery Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


2 Sep 2021
46 min.

An Additional Admiral Plating Tool
Bill Burden
Admiral Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


2 Sep 2021
76 min.

Perf Varieties - Cabot Issue Image - Colour Shades
Jim André, Brian Damian, Tony Thompson
Newfoundland Study Group

Presentation given at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.


19 Aug 2021
9 min.

Canadian Mail to Britain during the American Revolution
Jacques Poitras



6 Aug 2021
36 min.

CAPEX 22 Presentation
David McLaughlin



27 Jul 2021
50 min.

Burrard Inlet (2) "Floating Post Office" on Indian Arm
Gray Scrimgeour
Pacific Northwest Regional Group


14 Jul 2021
74 min.

Calgary Stampede Postal History 1937-1952
Dave Freeman
Calgary Regional Group



3 Jul 2021
86 min.

Newfoundland's Railways 1881-1949 An Overview
Brian Stalker
Railway Post Offices Study Group


29 Jun 2021
94 min.

Why the DLO?
Brian Plain
Pacific Northwest Regional Group


26 Jun 2021
80 min.

Digital Philately - Open Session
Darin Cherniwchan, Ken Pugh, Tony Thompson, Russell D. Sampson
Digital Philately Study Group



19 Jun 2021
80 min.

Some Fun with a Microscope - The Stamps and Paper Fibres
Tony Thompson
Newfoundland Study Group



19 Jun 2021
2 min.

Winter Air Mail Service in Newfoundland 1948-1949 - Follow-up
Chris Hargreaves
Newfoundland Study Group

This is a follow-up to a presentation given on 17 April 2021.


9 Jun 2021
92 min.

The 1939 Royal Visit to North America Focusing on the Postal History of the Royal Train
Doug Lingard and David Bartlet
Calgary Regional Group

This presentation was also given at the George VI Study Group meeting at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual on 6 September 2021.


29 May 2021
17 min.

Railway Mail Cars – Mail Transfer
Brian Stalker and Peter McCarthy
Railway Post Offices Study Group


29 May 2021
38 min.

The Impact of Railways, Mining and the Military on the Postal History of Sioux Lookout
Wayne Schnarr
Railway Post Offices Study Group


12 May 2021
51 min.

WWI Canadian Nursing Sisters Serving Overseas
Jon Johnson
Calgary Regional Group


2 May 2021
66 min.

Ferry Command Dorval WWII - The Unusual Air Mail Services
Robert Toombs
Air Mail Study Group

By the end of WW II, Ferry Command Dorval was responsible for flying some 10,000 aircraft to Britain, India, and Australasia in aid of the war effort. The effort began in 1940 when Lord Beaverbrook (Max Aitken of Moncton, NB) and Sir Edward Beatty, President of Canadian Pacific Railway, formed the Canadian Pacific Railway Air Services Dept. (C.P.R.A.S.) and recruited 44 civilian pilots to fly 26 bombers from Gander to Aldergrove, Ireland. Here is the story of Ferry Command Dorval.


2 May 2021
44 min.

The CPR Crowsnest Route
Morris Beattie
Railway Post Offices Study Group


24 Apr 2021
45 min.

Research Beyond – Philatelic Information on Varied Websites
David L. Hobden
Digital Philately Study Group

Underscores the importance of identifying reference sources when documenting research results, and walks through several invaluable sources, some online, some not, some philatelic, some not, for postal history research.


20 Apr 2021
15 min.

Airmail through St. Hubert Airport, Montreal
Mike Street
Lower Canada / Bas Canada Regional Group



17 Apr 2021
24 min.

Newfoundland's Bonavista Bay Travelling Post Office 1899-1931
Brian Stalker
Newfoundland Study Group


17 Apr 2021
15 min.

Winter Air Mail Service in Newfoundland 1948-1949
Chris Hargreaves
Newfoundland Study Group

There is a follow-up to this presentation. The follow-up was given on 19 June 2021.


27 Mar 2021
7 min.

Institute of Analytical Philately
Richard Judge
Digital Philately Study Group

Describes the activities of the Institute of Analytical Philately (IAP) and how to apply to the organization for research grants. The IAP is a non-profit corporation dedicated to sponsoring technical research activities to better the stamp collecting hobby.


27 Mar 2021
11 min.

Gwyddion - Freeware
Darin Cherniwchan
Digital Philately Study Group

Shows how to use the freeware program, Gwyddion, to highlight and analyse stamp and postmark features.


20 Mar 2021
47 min.

Canada's C-Force in Hong Kong
Sam Chiu
Golden Horseshoe Regional Group


6 Mar 2021
8 min.

Mrs. Jasper Nicolls
Peter McCarthy
Railway Post Offices Study Group


28 Feb 2021
52 min.

Postal History of New Brunswick Cents Issue of 1860
Derek Smith
Golden Horseshoe Regional Group


27 Feb 2021
121 min.

The Rev. Dr. George F. Dewey Collection
Darin Cherniwchan
Large and Small Queens Study Group


23 Feb 2021
61 min.

Mail and the Early Development of the CPR Main Line on the Prairies
Brian Copeland
Pacific Northwest Regional Group


14 Feb 2021
32 min.

Postal Stationery Cards of Henry K. Wampole & Co., Perth (and Toronto), Ontario
Chris Ellis
Postal Stationery Study Group



14 Feb 2021
26 min.

Canadian George VI Postage Prepaid Post Cards 1938-1954
Robert Lemire
Postal Stationery Study Group


13 Feb 2021
26 min.

retroReveal Image Enhancement Software
Mike Halhed
Pence-Cents Study Group


13 Feb 2021
7 min.

Canada's First Patriotic Cachet?
Ron Majors
Pence-Cents Study Group


13 Feb 2021
26 min.

New Finds in the Pence-Cents World
Jim McCormick
Pence-Cents Study Group


13 Feb 2021
7 min.

ORE Presentation - 1¢ Decimal Issue Plate Flaws
Michael D. Smith
Pence-Cents Study Group


13 Feb 2021
13 min.

Examples of 1/2d stamps on cover
Jim Watt
Pence-Cents Study Group


7 Feb 2021
13 min.

Airmail to the Arctic 1929
Denny May
Air Mail Study Group

The presenter's father, Wilfrid "Wop" May, was a pilot who co-founded Commercial Airways Ltd. of Edmonton. Commercial Airways won the contract for airmail delivery in the Arctic in 1929. The presentation describes the air mail delivery service and "Wop" May's contributions.


6 Feb 2021
40 min.

Buffalo & Lake Huron Railway
Brian Stalker and Peter McCarthy
Railway Post Offices Study Group


30 Jan 2021
55 min.

The Householder Rate
David McLaughlin
Golden Horseshoe Regional Group


16 Jan 2021
34 min.

HMCS
Peter McCarthy
George VI Study Group

Illustrates covers from personnel on the small boats in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW II. The presentation provides background information on these small boats, including the Motor Torpedo Boats and the Fairmile Type B Motor Launches.


16 Jan 2021
26 min.

Some Interesting Covers from the Decade of the 1940s
Simon Claughton
George VI Study Group

Presents ten covers from the 1940s, singled out because of their markings, franking, routing, and/or exotic destination.


21 Nov 2020
26 min.

Royal Family 1897-1901
Malcolm Back
Newfoundland Study Group

Walks through the plate proofs, specimen overprints, stamps, and covers of each denomination of the Royal Family Issue.


21 Nov 2020
31 min.

Framelines on Newfoundland Stamps Printed in the 1930s
Anthony Thompson
Newfoundland Study Group

Eight printers printed Newfoundland stamps in the 1930s. Six used engraving and two lithography. The characteristics of the stamps from the printers that used engraving are described, focusing on the difference in the appearance of the stamp frame lines.


7 Nov 2020
33 min.

Services privés de courrier au Québec
Yan Turmine
Lower Canada / Bas Canada Regional Group

Describes the private mail couriers that operated in Quebec from the late 1980s through the 1990s. The best known is probably Post Par. Other companies included Pro Com, Messagerie Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Messagerie du haut Richelieu, Courier Plus Enr., Messagerie Elle & Elle, and Colior.


7 Nov 2020
21 min.

Canada's Half Cent Small Queen
Garfield Portch
Large and Small Queens Study Group


1 Nov 2020
28 min.

FAM No. 2: Seattle-Victoria Recent Findings
Gray Scrimgeour
Air Mail Study Group

The U.S. airmail route from Seattle to Victoria was established to expedite mail between Seattle and trans-Pacific steamships arriving at and leaving from Victoria. The service was inaugurated on 15 October 1920 and ended on 26 June 1937. Recent findings are discussed.


26 Sep 2020
68 min.

Victoria Red Leaf Issue Advertising Postal Cards: History, Design, Regulations
Chris Ellis
Golden Horseshoe Regional Group

In December 1897, Postmaster General William Mulock announced that certain postal stationery post cards could display advertising on the address side of the card, subject to Post Office regulations regarding the size and position of the advertisement. The Post Office issued a 1¢ post card in the 1887-1898 Queen Victoria Maple Leaf series with the design in red. These cards, referred to as "Advertising cards", were the only ones for which advertising on the front was permitted.

In his presentation, Chris Ellis explores these Advertising cards, showing their usage, the colourful advertising that graced them, how the rules constrained the advertising, and, inevitably, how the rules were broken.


19 Sep 2020
56 min.

Exhibiting - Panel Discussion
C.A. Stillions, David Piercey, Rob Moore, and David Bartlet
Newfoundland Study Group

The panel members discuss their reasons for exhibiting, the satisfaction they experienced, and the setbacks they encountered. The attendees chipped in with questions, feedback, and their own exhibiting experiences.


22 Aug 2020
31 min.

Trail Blazing New Collecting Areas
Bill Longley
Golden Horseshoe Regional Group

No less than 20 new areas to collect are suggested. Among them: covers illustrating Post Office mailing and franking rules, rural routes, stampless markings, free franking and its abuse, and the effects of technological advances on stamps and mail delivery. For more unusual and exciting suggestions, view the presentation!


22 Aug 2020
37 min.

Canada's 1985 - 1989 50c Parliament Booklets
Ingo Nessel
Golden Horseshoe Regional Group

Between 1985 and 1989, four different 50¢ booklets featuring the Parliament buildings were issued. The presentation explores the printing, tagging, paper, fluorescence, and cover varieties found on these booklets - over 100 at last count. And that’s not counting the ten different cover designs. The presentation also explores the postal history of the booklets. Some of the stamps, the low values, are surprisingly difficult to find on cover.


22 Aug 2020
13 min.

Three Cancellations Looking for Collectors
Mike Street
Golden Horseshoe Regional Group

Discusses some cancel categories that can be challenging to collect: airmail field (AMF) cancels, British and Foreign Mail Branch cancels, and "Double Circle" cancels.


10 Aug 2020
10 min.

Airmail from Canada to Sweden during WW II
Chris Hargreaves
Newfoundland Study Group

This presentation is a sequel of sorts to Air Mail through Botwood available immediately below.

The presentation discusses a cover from St. John's to Sweden postmarked 25 Feb. 1943. The cover is rated for surface mail, but there was no surface mail to Sweden at the time.


11 Jul 2020
31 min.

Air Mail through Botwood, 1939-1945
Chris Hargreaves
Newfoundland Study Group

In 1939, Pan American and Imperial Airways flew four trans-Atlantic airmail services. Two routes went through Botwood, Newfoundland. Pan Am suspended flights during 1940-1941, but resumed them in 1942. The presentation solves several mysteries surrounding a First Flight cover postmarked 4 May 1942 marking the resumption of service from Newfoundland to the United Kingdom via the North Atlantic route.


13 Jun 2020
30 min.

Stamp Paper
Anthony Thompson
Newfoundland Study Group

Describes the paper used to print Newfoundland stamps by Perkins Bacon between 1929-1938 and Waterlow between 1942-1949.

Demonstrates how to analyse paper fibre to determine what raw materials were used to make the stamp paper.

Discusses the changes to the raw materials over the years, and whether the source of the softwood pulp for the paper came from Newfoundland or Norway.


13 Jun 2020
27 min.

Two Canadian 'Aniline' Stamps: Two Different Spectroscopic Tales
Richard Judge
Newfoundland Study Group

Analyses the ink of two aniline stamps using spectroscopy. The stamps are the Canada 1938 $1.00 Château de Ramezay definitive and the Newfoundland 1911 8¢ Prince George commemorative, part of the Royal Family Issue.


7 Jun 2020
34 min.

Collecting Canadian Military Mail - A Fascinating Journey
Wayne Schnarr
Golden Horseshoe Regional Group

Although the focus is on World War I, several other military conflicts are discussed: the Boer War, World War II, and the Korean War. Collecting areas included Unit markings, field post office markings, censor markings, soldier correspondence, and peripheral items.


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