BNAPS Railway Post Office Study Group

Study Group meetings
MT-1 Albert and Salisbury RPO postmark dated 3 Aug. 1931
Train 255, 3 Aug. 1931
QC-98 Levis and Riviere-du-Loup RPO postmark with RPO clerk's name, J. A. Dionne, dated
                     18 Dec. 1915
(RPO clerk name)
Train 45, 18 Dec. 1915
RY-87 Halifax and  S.W.R'Y. RPO postmark dated 18 May 1910
East, 18 May 1910
SN-10 Hamilton Canada duplex postmark used at GTRy station dated 22 Nov. 1910
11 AM, 22 Nov. 1910
Duplex used at GTRy station

This page provides reports of Study Group meetings.

12 September 2009 - Meeting at BNAPEX 2009 Kingston

Minutes of the meeting.

  1. Announcement of the release of the new RPO catalogue, edited by Ross Gray and available through BNAPS Books.
  2. Election of Officers: Bill Robinson is Honorary Chairman, Brian Stalker is Vice Chairman, Chris Anstead remains as Secretary and Treasurer, Ross Gray is Newsletter and Catalogue Editor, Bob Lane is Webmaster.
30 August 2009 - Meeting at BNAPEX 2008 Halifax
Attendees at the RPO Study Group meeting at BNAPEX 2008 in Halifax

L to R: Peter McCarthy, Bill Topping, Elwood Poore, Bob Lane, Chris Anstead, Ralph Poore, Colin Lewis, Sean Weatherup, Brian Stalker (seated).
Don Fraser attended but is missing from the photo.

Minutes of the meeting.

  1. Election of Vice-Chairman. Moved by Chris Anstead, Bob Lane elected.
  2. Agenda approved.
  3. Chairman Bill Robinson, Secretary-Treasurer Chris Anstead, and Editor Ross Gray were unanimously re-confirmed in their respective offices.
  4. Secretary made his report. New members introduced.
  5. Treasurer made his report. Full report will be completed at year-end, and published in the newsletter. Moved that dues be confirmed as $10 CAD for Canadian members, $13 USD for U.S. members, and £7 for U.K. members. Approved.
  6. Status of the revised catalogue. Some discussion. Brian Stalker proposed a small working group. Discussion. Motion to form a group of Stalker, McCarthy, Lane, Gray and Anstead to produce a satisfactory new catalogue within a year. Approved. Suggested that Ross Gray be approached by McCarthy to chair this group.
  7. Agreed that Gray be asked to include these Minutes in the newsletter. Also a photo of the attendees.
  8. Anstead provided a draft of the RPO section for the new BNAPS Handbook. Accepted.
  9. Promotion of RPO collecting not discussed as time ran out.
  10. Agreed that Steamship marks be removed and included in Topping's book.
  11. Meeting adjourned.

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