BNAPS Regional Groups

Throughout the United States and Canada, BNAPS members have formed regional groups (listed below) that meet one or more times a year. Meetings are much like mini-conventions, some lasting the weekend, during which strong philatelic friendships flourish, and both knowledge and material are exchanged.

If you love BNA stamps and covers and enjoy meeting others who share your enthusiasm, you are likely to find the benefits of a BNAPS regional group worth the Society dues alone.

Vice President Regional Groups
Upcoming Regional Group Events

14 Apr 2021
Details updated: 20 Mar 2021


Time : 7PM MDT

Presentation by: Jon Johnson and Gary Tomasson
Topic: Perfins and The Holes Matter

The regular Calgary meeting will NOT be held at the Chateau Renoir due to pandemic restrictions. This meeting will be held on Zoom as was previous meetings since March. The Zoom meeting will be opened at 1830 BUT the meeting STARTS at 1900.

There will be a brief group administration, followed by two presentation with Show and Tell to wrap it up. If you have an item for show and tell, it is best to place the images into either a PDF, PowerPoint or Word document so the images can be displayed smoothly.

Contact the secretary if you want the zoom link. All regular members will receive the link automatically. The meeting can be joined by any BNAPS member.

20 Apr 2021
Details updated: 15 Apr 2021

Lower Canada / Bas Canada

Il nous fait grandement plaisir de vous inviter à la prochaine rencontre ZOOM du groupe régional de la BNAPS du Bas-Canada qui se tiendra le mardi 20 avril de 19h00 à 21h00.

Ordre du jour:

1 - Mot de bienvenue
2 - Jean-Pierre Forest - Limerick à Québec - 1856
3 - Mike Street - St. Hubert Airport Postmarks
4 - Jacques Poitras - Deux ajouts à notre collection : Québec 1776-1778
5 - Dave Shurman - The Montreal Transcript Covers: The First Use of a Reply Envelope in Canada
6 - Show & Tell
7 - BNAPEX 2021

Au plaisir de vous y retrouver!

Mark et Luc

NOTE: Ce courriel est envoyé à ceux qui ont officiellement joint le groupe et il est aussi envoyé à tous les membres de la BNAPS résidents du Québec. Il n'y a aucun frais pour adhérer au groupe.


It is with great pleasure that we are inviting you to the next BNAPS Lower Canada Regional Group ZOOM meeting to be held on Tuesday April 20th from 7 PM - 9 PM.


1 - Welcome
2 - Jean-Pierre Forest - Limerick à Québec - 1856
3 - Mike Street - St. Hubert Airport Postmarks
4 - Jacques Poitras - Deux ajouts à notre collection : Québec 1776-1778
5 - Dave Shurman - The Montreal Transcript Covers: The First Use of a Reply Envelope in Canada
6 - Show & Tell
7 - BNAPEX 2021

Visit Lower Canada Regional pages

27 Apr 2021

Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest Regional Group will have their meeting on Tuesday 27 April starting at 7 PM Pacific time. The meeting will commence 15 minutes prior to the meeting time.
Meeting details to follow.

Visit Pacific NorthWest Groups Regional Page

12 May 2021
Details updated: 15 Apr 2021


The Calgary Regional Group will hold a meeting on Wednesday evening starting at 1900 MDT. Everyone is welcome.
Meeting details TBA.

22 May 2021
Details updated: 31 Mar 2021

Golden Horseshoe

Time : 2PM EDT

The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group will hold a Virtual Zoom meeting on Saturday 22 May at 1400 EDT. The meeting requires an invitation link which will be provided via email from the Golden Horseshoe Group.

There will be some announcements, and you will be able to add any of your own, just by speaking up at the appropriate time.

Topic: The Half Cent from the Pence Issue.
Presenter: Dr. Jim Watt

If there is enough time, there will be an opportunity for "show and tell". If you have something you'd like to share, make a digital copy of your item and have it open on your computer desktop before the meeting begins. When it is your turn to show your item, just click on the button at the bottom of the Zoom screen that says, "Share Screen", and then select your item - your item will appear and you can speak about it.

We hope to "see" as many of you as possible, and we hope you'll give us your feedback about the meeting afterwards.

A device with camera and speakers is best such as a computer, laptop, tablet or even smartphone can be used with the meeting, but a camera is not necessary to view or participate in the meeting.

Visit GHRG Regional Page

Regional Groups

Atlantic Provinces

NS, NB, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Chairman: J. A. Forbes, Jr. email
  • Coordinator: Gary W. Steele email

Events and meeting reports


Calgary and surroundings

Group information | Calgary covers | Review of new Calgary RG book

Dixie Beavers

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Events and meeting reports


Edmonton and surroundings

Meeting dates

Golden Horseshoe

Southern Ontario, western New York, eastern Michigan and northern Ohio
  • Chairman: James H. Watt email
  • Secretary: Peter J. McCarthy email

Events and meetings

Golden West

California, Arizona, Nevada

Events and meeting reports

Lower Canada / Bas Canada

  • Co-chairman: Mark Berner email
  • Co-chairman: Luc Freve email

Events and meeting reports

Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario

Manitoba, northern Ontario, Minnesota, North and South Dakota
  • Chairman: Robert J. Elias email
  • Secretary: Gordon Turnbull email

Group History | Meetings


Virginia, West Virginia, DC, Delaware, Maryland

Report of August 2010 meeting of this group


Indiana, western Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska


Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts
  • Charles Livermore email


Pacific Northwest

British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Yukon
  • Chairman: Mark Oakley email
  • Treasurer: William A. Verbruggen email

Events, reports, newsletters

Prairie Beaver

Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
  • Chairman: George B. Dresser email
  • Newsletter editor: Victor Willson email

Events, reports, newsletters

St. Lawrence Seaway

Eastern Ontario, western Quebec
  • Co-chairman: Christopher J. Anstead email
  • Co-chairman: Robert Lemire email


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