BNAPS Admiral Study Group
The purpose of the Admiral Study Group is to:
BNAPS had an Admiral Study Group at least as far back as 1968. The Study Group held meetings at the 1968 Lakeway, Texas, and 1969 Vancouver, BC, BNAPEX conventions, led by Harry Lussey, a noted student of the issue. The Study Group also met at BNAPEX 1978 in Palm Beach, Florida, chaired by two other Admiral luminaries, George C. Marler and Allan Steinhart. As far as is known, no newsletters were published during this period.
Sometime after the 1978 meeting, the Study Group went dormant. It was re-activated at BNAPEX 1995 in Edmonton, AB, at a meeting chaired by Bill Longley. Glen Lundeen stepped in as Chairman, Robert Bayes as Treasurer, and Bill Longley as newsletter Editor. The first issue of the newsletter, The Admiral's Log, appeared in January 1996. It was among the first Study Group newsletters to feature colour illustrations.
The third issue appeared in August 1998 with Robert Bayes as interim Chairman and Patrick Durbano as interim Editor. Later that year at BNAPEX in Orlando, Florida, Doug Lingard, Vice President Study Groups, organized a meeting to re-invigorate the Group. Andy Ellwood volunteered as Chairman and Jim Kirch as Editor. Between January 1999 and April 2001, Jim Kirch published six issues of the newsletter. Leopold Beaudet then became editor, and published ten issues between December 2001 and June 2018.
The Study Group met at BNAPEX 2001 Ottawa, and at every BNAPEX since 2003.
The Study Group officials from 1995 onwards are listed below. Robert Bayes and Patrick Durbano accepted interim positions in 1998 to keep the Study Group going. From 1998 onwards, the Chairman also acted as Treasurer.
|1995 - 1997||Glen Lundeen|
|1998 - 2004||Andy Ellwood|
|2004 - 2007||John Cooper|
|2008 - Today||Andrew Chung|
|1995 - 1997||Robert Bayes|
|1995 - 1997||Bill Longley|
|1998 - 2001||Jim Kirch|
|2001 - Today||Leopold Beaudet|
There have been many award-winning exhibits of Admiral stamps and postal history over the years. However, BNAPEX 2011 in North Bay, ON, was special. The first Admiral stamp was issued in December 1911. To celebrate its centenary, members of the Study Group assembled select material for two one-frame Court of Honour exhibits at BNAPEX 2011 and collaborated on the preparation of the exhibit pages.
The first exhibit, "The Admiral Issue", highlighted the innovations introduced by the Post Office Department and American Bank Note Co. during the Admiral period and the diversity of collecting material that resulted from these innovations. The exhibit displayed the evolution of Admiral sheet stamps, coils, and booklets.
The second exhibit, "The Admirals after Marler", displayed important discoveries made after the publication of George C. Marler’s seminal work, The Admiral Issue of Canada, in 1982. The exhibit’s title had a double meaning. Besides displaying significant new discoveries, it followed in the trail blazed by Marler and Reiche and Keane and Campbell and so many others.
Besides the Court of Honour exhibits, there were also competitive Admiral exhibits by Study Group members:
Every exhibit won Gold.
The Study Group has published two books, both distributed to members as part of their membership.
Two members had their Admiral exhibits published by BNAPS in its Exhibits series:
Any member of BNAPS is eligible to join the Admiral Study Group. Please contact the Chairman of the Study Group listed on the BNAPS Study Groups page.
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