What's New in BNAPS

2004

December 29, 2004

Charles Livermore has uploaded the text for the current version of the Richardson publication. Members wishing to assist in the rewrite can make contact with Bill Pawluk.

December 29, 2004

New Circuits can be found HERE.

December 17, 2004

A new posting of stolen material is found HERE. All earlier thefts have now been removed from this page.

December 15, 2004

Bob Dyer has again provided us all with his summary of BNA awards earned by BNAPS members. An impressive list!!

December 15, 2004

Charles Livermore has provided an obituary notice for Robert Carr, who passed away in October. He, and his famous jacket, will be remembered by all who met him.

December 14, 2004

Sources have sent information for the next VANPEX show. Check it out!!

December 12, 2004

This morning we received word that Dr. Norm Wagner passed away in Calgary yesterday. An obituary can be found here. Our condolence to Norm's family.

December 10, 2004

An obituary for Lionel Gillam, whose passing was noted in October, is now posted.

November 29, 2004

The KG VI Study Group has provided last autumn's newsletter (more to come) - find it here.

November 17, 2004

Gray Scrimgeour has provided notification of the Pacific Northwest Regional Group Spring Show.

November 12, 2004

John Burnett is first to the "Krazy Kollections" page - is anyone surprised?

November 11, 2004

Andy Ellwood has provided new Circuits, and more will be added over the next few weeks.

November 10, 2004

Several regional and study groups have submitted newsletters. The first posted is from Prairie Beavers. Thanks y'all.

October 23, 2004

Check out the opportunities to help the Society!

October 22, 2004

The latest awards, including VANPEX, are now posted, thanks again to Bob Dyer.

October 18, 2004

Peter McCarthy has sent the latest contribution to the BNAPS "Cover Challenge".

October 18, 2004

Members of BNAPS were saddened to learn of the passing of Lionel Gillam on October 16, 2004 at the age of 89.

October 18, 2004

Dean Mario has issued a press release about the new Horace W. Harrison Online Library containing facsimiles of BNA Topics issues.

October 18, 2004

Mike Street has provided the new link to BNAPS Books, at the Ian Kimmerley website.

October 17, 2004

The Calgary Regional Group completed a successful meeting and seminar series in conjunction with Caltapex 2004. Photos.

September 29, 2004

The current list of BNAPS Officers and Officials has been provided by Secretary Pete Jacobi.

September 29, 2004

Mike Street has provided review notes for new BNAPS books.

September 28, 2004

The latest contribution from our Study Groups is the interesting and illustrated section from the Newfoundland Study Group, submitted by Bob Dyer. Enjoy!!

September 25, 2004

The first information about the BNAPEX 2005, in Edmonton, Alberta, is now posted.

September 22, 2004

The Table of Contents for the current issue of BNA Topics is now available. Non-members can see one of the many benefits of belonging to BNAPS.

September 21, 2004

The Calgary Regional Group has provided the program for its Fall Meeting.

September 20, 2004

Bob Dyer has provided the listing of awards given at the recent BNAPEX/BALPEX show.

September 13, 2004

The St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group has announced its Fall meeting.

September 8, 2004

The Secretary will be back at his home address by September 10th.

August 30, 2004

Travel advice re BNAPEX in Baltimore, provided by Joe Foley:

HOTEL: The convention hotel is the Marriott at Hunt Valley, Maryland. Our convention rate is $96 (US) per night for either a single or double. Reservations should be made by calling 1-800-228-9290. Be sure to ask for the "BNAPS rate." An early application is suggested. Our Marriott convention services manager is Kelly R. Dees at 410 785-3968.

For those arriving by air, by far the most convenient airport is Baltimore/Washington International (BWI). Both Dulles and Reagan (National in DC) present ground transportation problems. There are three basic choices for ground transportation between the airport and the Marriott in Hunt Valley: taxi, shuttle and light rail. Taxi will run around $45-50. Light rail is relatively inexpensive, but not direct and slow. The service that has been recommended to me is Super Shuttle. The one-way fee they quoted is $29 for the first person + $11 for each additional person. Reservations are not required at the airport, but are for the return-make these when leaving the airport. Super Shuttle has a Webpage: www.supershuttle.com and a toll free #: 1-800-258-3826.

August 28, 2004

Bill Sutherland advises that the new Pence and First Cents Issues Study Group, under the chairmanship of Hugh Laurence, is putting together a newsletter. Bill requests contributions and he also encourages BNAPS members to consider joining this interesting group. Please contact Bill at this address.

August 26, 2004

Bob Dyer has provided the final listing of awards prior to BNAPEX 2004.

July 26, 2004

Bob Dyer has brought us up to date with the latest awards

July 16, 2004

The Table of Contents for BNA Topics, Vol. 61 (1) is now available.

July 13, 2004

Ballots for the BNAPS elections are slow to reach U.S. members due to slow delivery of BNA PortraitS. Please send ballots in ASAP, when they do arrive.

Also, persons planning to register for the upcoming BNAPEX 2004 in Baltimore will have the same problem. When BNA PortraitS does arrive, it is recommended that you send your application ASAP. Or, you can use the application form found on the website.

June 17, 2004

Bob Dyer has provided recent competition results for the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show, the Royal/Royale, and PIPEX.

June 17, 2004

There is word of a new Regional Group - the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group - being formed in the Toronto-Hamilton-London area. More news when it arrives!!

June 16, 2004

Joe Foley has provide exciting new information re BNAPEX 2004 in Baltimore, including an application form.

June 6, 2004

Pete Jacobi has provided new info re this year's VANPEX.

June 5, 2004

The Secretary's summer address is now posted.

June 5, 2004

The Table of Contents for the latest issue of Topics is now posted - thanks to David Handelman.

June 5, 2004

Robin Harris has provided a link to the terrific website of the Elizabethan II Study Group.

June 1, 2004

Ed has also submitted TWO (yes, Ed, I missed the first one, sent long ago - *sob* ) new Calgary covers. Anyone who has not looked at these is missing a treat! The new ones are #8 and 9.

June 1, 2004

Ed Harris provided a nice item about a PHSC award to Norm Wagner and Don Thompson. Congratulations!

May 28, 2004

The Edmonton Regional Group has begun an RPO project with the Edmonton Railway Museum. Progress is being reported HERE.

May 24, 2004

David Handelman has provided some very useful information for preparing articles for Topics.

May 20, 2004

Bob Dyer has brought us up to date with awards won by members showing BNA material.

May 20, 2004

The webmaster is back after a spring trip to Manitoba, where he enjoyed attending a meeting of the Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Regional Group. During the absence, David Whiteley sent a contribution to the BNAPS Cover Challenge - enjoy!

April 25, 2004

JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR BNAPEX AND BALPEX:

Judging BNAPEX 2004 are three BNAPS accredited judges: John S. Keenlyside from Vancouver, BC, Garvin F. Lohman from San Francisco, CA and Jean-Claude Michaud from Halifax, NS. If time and duties permit, Joe Foley, BNAPEX chairman and an FIP accredited judge, will join the BNAPS jury as an apprentice.

BNAPS exhibits are also eligible for BALPEX awards, including the BALPEX Grand Award that carries with it an invitation to the American Philatelic Society Champion of Champion competition. The BNAPS judges will also form part of the overall BALPEX jury joining Chairman Ann M. Triggle, from New York, Ephraim W. Day from Maryland and Thomas Mazza from New York.

The six judges will first evaluate the entire BALPEX exhibition and make appropriate awards. The three BNAPS judges will then reconvene as the BNAPEX jury and using BNAPS criteria assess the BNAPS entries.

April 7, 2004

Bob Dyer has presented the list of the awards from the latest three competitions.

April 7, 2004

Gray Scrimgeour has written an editorial in the PHSC website about the eBay fakes mentioned earlier here. You will need Acrobat Reader, easily obtained for free, at http://www.adobe.com/

March 29, 2004

Congratulations to the Edmonton Stamp Club and the BNAPS Edmonton Regional Group for their respective contributions to the Edmonton Spring Show, including the 7th annual BNAPS breakfast.

March 29, 2004

The Calgary Regional Group has provided detailed information about their Fall 2004 Meeting and Show.

March 23, 2004

Charles Livermore has transferred the BNAPS Archives from his web pages to this website. This vital part of the Society is worth a long look.

March 18, 2004

If you have run out of Stephen King novels and crave nightmares, have a look at Ken Pugh's latest study of fakes and forgeries that are offered on eBay. For more information, you can reach him at kpugh@shaw.ca.

March 17, 2004

Happy St. Paddies Day! BNAPSers in the Edmonton area at the time of the Spring National, March 26-28, should consider attending the annual BNAPS breakfast on Sunday. The speaker will be Russ Sampson (from Connecticut), and the topic is "Collecting Canadian Private Perfins... Tiny Windows into Corporate Postal Security and the Corporate History of Canada." Tickets are $13 available from David Piercey before the show, or at the club table during the show.

March 5, 2004

The many of you who have Andy Ellwood on your email address lists should note that the address has changed. See the Circuits page.

March 4, 2004

Information is available regarding the April meeting of the Pacific Northwest Regional Group meeting in Tacoma, Washington.

March 3

The Calgary Regional Group has announced its first half of 2004 meeting dates.

March 2, 2004

A link has been added to the main page to help those interested in dates and locations of shows and meetings.

February 23, 2004

The Board of Directors has announced new appointments:

  • New Director to replace Jerry Jarnick - Richard Morris
  • Publications Committee Chairman - Mike Street
  • Policy & Procedures Manual Editor - John Burnett
  • VP Regional Groups - Robert K. Lane

February 23, 2004

Robert Lemire has sent information about the May meeting of the BNAPS St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group.

February 16, 2004

Joe Foley has provided information on BNAPEX 2004 (make sure your Acrobat reader is up to date).

February 16, 2004

Speaking of puzzles, Bill Sutherland has dropped one off. Thanks, Bill.

February 16, 2004

Bob Dyer has provided news of an award to our "puzzle" expert, John Hillson.

February 6, 2004

John Hillson has reminded me of the website for the Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain. Nice job!

February 4, 2004

The forms used to apply for membership, to request information, and to send information to the Circuits Manager are all up and running again. Anyone wanting to know the technical details of the problem can ask the Webmaster. Thanks to those members and non-members who helped with the testing.

January 29, 2004

The Table of Contents for the latest BNA Topics is available.

January 28, 2004

The Edmonton Regional Group is shown HERE, looking busy in the Board Room of the new BNAPS Tower in Edmonton. You can look forward to meeting them in 2005!!

January 27, 2004

Andy Ellwood is proud to announce the launch of BECONS, the BNAPS online Circuits system!! Do yourself a favour and check it out.

January 25, 2004

New visitors to this website, who might be considering joining the society, are asked to read carefully the notice on the application form page. Temporarily, we ask that you do NOT use the form, but just print it and send it in with your fees. Some weird gremlin has affected the form and our ISP technical support is working on it.


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