What's New in BNAPS


23 Feb 2021

The awards won by BNAPS members in 2020 for philatelic achievements and BNA exhibits are posted along with a year-end summary.

You might suspect that the listing is short because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If so, you would be right. But there's a bright side.

Thanks to Adri Veenstra for compiling the listing.

Awards won by BNAPS members in 2020

14 Feb 2021

The Newfoundland Study Group's virtual meeting on 19 September featured a panel discussion on exhibiting.

Panel members C.A. Stillions, David Piercey, Robin Moore, and David Bartlet, all well-known exhibitors, discussed 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.

Access to this video presentation is restricted to BNAPS members.

Newfoundland Study Group newsletters and other resources

12 Feb 2021

At its virtual meeting on 26 September 2020, the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group featured a presentation by Chris Ellis entitled Victoria Red Leaf Issue Advertising Postal Cards: History, Design, Regulations.

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.

Access to this presentation is restricted to BNAPS members.

Golden Horseshoe Regional Group meetings

7 Feb 2021

Wayne Smith has updated his Canada Pence Issue 1851 – 1859 Cover Census. This is one of five censuses of early covers and postmarks he has compiled.

The census lists over 4,500 Pence Issue covers. Over 50 of them were added in the February 2021 update. In addition, the listing of foreign rates was updated.

View the updated Pence Issue census

1 Feb 2021

BNAPS published seven books between April and December 2020. Three of the books are part of the BNAPS Exhibit Series.

►  First Day Covers of the 1939 Canada King George VI Royal Visit Issue - Donald J. Leblanc

►  Canada Commercial Air Mail Between 1925 and 1954 - Per-Olof Jansson (Exhibit Series # 107)

►  Orange Zest: The Canada Eight Cent 1898 Numeral Issue - Peter Spencer

►  Canadian Postal Stationery Using the Karsh and Wilding Photography of Queen Elizabeth II - Earle Covert (Exhibit Series # 108)

►  The Cameo and Centennial Postal Stationery of Canada - Earle Covert (Exhibit Series # 109)

►  Canada Oval Parcel Cancels - Norbert J. Hobrath

►  R.C.A.F. Christmas Cards 1939-1980 - A. David Hanes

These books may be ordered from the BNAPS Books Agent, Bill Longley

Information on new BNAPS books

31 Jan 2021

On 21 January, Ron Majors announced several new BNAPS appointments.

Luc Freve was appointed to help BNAPS Treasurer Jean-Claude Michaud with accounting practices.

The Board of Directors approved a change in the management of the BNAPS portfolio. The investment portfolio was turned over to a fiduciary advisor. The Finance Committee will now be headed by George Dresser, who chaired our Finance Committee for over a decade. He will be assisted by three other BNAPS members, John Keenlyside, Barry Casanova, and Ron Majors.

CAPEX 22, to be held in Toronto in June 2022, will be the first worldwide exhibition for single frame exhibits only. It will have at least 400 frames. It has been 26 years since Canada last hosted an international stamp show. To ensure that BNAPS will be deeply involved, Bill Longley, currently the BNAPS Publicity Chairman and BNAPS Book Agent, has been appointed as BNAPS liaison to CAPEX 22.

View the document "Recent Appointments" for more detail.

More information

23 Jan 2021

The Squared Circle Study Group has published the Jan. 2021 issue (Vol. 42, No. 1) of its newsletter, The Roundup Annex.

The newsletter has many reports of early and late squared circle strikes and strikes on stamps not previous reported with a squared circle cancel. It also features an article by editor Gary Arnold on "second chance" cancels from Hamilton.

View the Squared Circle Study Group newsletters

23 Jan 2021

Scott Robinson has published his second issue of Dots & Scratches, the newsletter of the Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group. It is Vol. 8, No. 1, whole no. 25, January 2021.

Scott contributes two articles, one describing his "secret sauce" for plating the 1898 2¢ Map stamp and a second untangling the "broken stamen" flaw on the 1966 5¢ Newfoundland Pitcher Plant stamp.

Brian Hargreaves explores the 1868 ½¢ Large Queen, and Robert Coulson reports what appears to be a triple re-entry on the 1870 ½¢ Small Queen.

Michael D. Smith explains how stamps printed from the same plate can exist in different sizes, and Earl Noss reports finding a major re-entry on the 1898 1¢ Numeral and a neat plate flaw on the 1935 13¢ Charlottetown Conference.

View the Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group newsletters

22 Jan 2021

There is an article on the history of postcards on a third-party website.

View the article

18 Jan 2021

Earle L. Covert provides a year-end update to the listing of illustrated indicia for permit mail. The 31 December 2020 update adds 37 new bulk mailers and 201 new permits to the 30 September 2020 listing.

Canada Post introduced illustrated indicia for permit mail in 2006. The listing also includes forerunners, indicia with illustrations that appeared before 2006.

View the listing of illustrated indicia on permit mail

18 Jan 2021

30 newsletters from eight study groups were posted recently. The year of publication, study group, and number of issues are listed below:

► 2015 Large and Small Queens - 3 issues
► 2015 Military Mail - 5 issues
► 2015 Perfin - 3 issues
► 2015 Postal Stationery - 5 issues
► 2015 Revenue - 1 issue
► 2016 RPO - 4 issues

These study groups have requested a delay of up to five years between publication of their newsletters and posting on the website.

Several study groups have no delay period. Their newsletters were posted upon publication in 2020. The study groups include:

► British Columbia Postal History Research
► Dead Letter Office
► Fancy Cancel and Miscellaneous Markings
► Newfoundland
► Pence-Cents Era
► Precancel
► Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties

The following two study groups also have no delay period. Their most recent newsletters are now posted on the website.

► 2020 First Day Covers - 4 issues (also available on the Study Group's website)
► 2020 Squared Circle Cancels - 5 issues

This year, the King George VI Study Group decided to post its newsletters on the BNAPS website immediately upon publication. However, access to the newsletters published within the last two years is restricted to BNAPS (not just Study Group) members. The newsletters are also available on the Study Group's own website.

These newsletters are an invaluable resource, especially for those collecting the subjects covered by the Study Groups. Thanks to all the editors and contributors.

View the study group newsletters

9 Jan 2021

On 1 January, nine BNAPS members became Emeritus members, having been with BNAPS for the past 40 years.

BNAPS Emeritus members

5 Jan 2021

The January-March 2021 newsletter (No. 182) of the Newfoundland Study Group is online.

The issue features a mix of stamp and postal history articles.

Among the stamps: analysis of the shades of the 1919 15¢ Caribou Issue by John M. Walsh assisted by Richard Judge, a new plate flaw on the 3¢ 1941-1944 Waterlow reprint definitive by Barry Senior, and several flaws reported by Earl Noss.

The postal history front includes a note on a Bell Island postmark by Brian Stalker, the final part of David Piercey's exhibit on Newfoundland fancy cancel postmarks, and "The Earliest, Non-archival Letter from Newfoundland" by Timothy O'Conner.

View the Newfoundland Study Group newsletters

4 Jan 2021

Editor Jim Jung recently published the December 2020 newsletter (Vol. IX, No. 6) of the Pence-Cents Era Study Group. This is his sixth newsletter of the year.

Among the featured articles:

►  Wayne Smith concludes that one of the Pence covers he discussed in the November newsletter is legitimate
►  Jim Jung describes a 1¢ Decimal printed matter rate cover whose contents are more interesting than the cover itself
►  Earl Noss illustrates several plate flaws on the 12½¢
►  Ron Majors describes several Decimal Issue covers to scarce destinations
►  Michael D. Smith analyzes more flaws on the 5¢ Beaver

View the Pence-Cents Era Study Group newsletters

4 Jan 2021

An eight-frame exhibit by Barry Senior, Perforated Initials & Insignia on Stamps of Newfoundland, has been added to the Online Resources & Exhibits (ORE) area.

The exhibit shows the use of perforated initials and insignia (perfins) by companies based in Newfoundland and perfins on Newfoundland stamps by companies from outside Newfoundland. It also examines the use of perforation devices to cancel Newfoundland revenue stamps and the use of SPECIMEN perfins by stamp printing companies.

The exhibit includes many discovery items.

New postings in Online Resources & Exhibits (ORE)

2 Jan 2021

The latest issue of the Fancy Cancel & Miscellaneous Markings Study Group newsletter, No. 84, December 2020, is available online.

Study Group members have again delivered a smorgasbord of reports on their fancy cancel findings. They include Jim McCormick, Robin Simpson, Bob Stock, Firmin Wyndels, Mike Halhed, Mike Street, Philip Visser, Norbert Horbrath, Jim Davis, Brian Hargreaves, Gary Arnold, Ron Smith, and Guy Jeffery.

Editor David Lacelle notes the formation of an independent Fancy Cancels Facebook group. It was formed in June 2020, and has over 80 members as of the beginning of January. URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3332044113525160%20.. He also describes his approach to fake, bogus, and spurious fancy cancels.

Fancy Cancel & Miscellaneous Markings Study Group newsletters

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