What's New in BNAPS

2005

December 24, 2005

The BNAPS Webmaster and family wish everyone the happiest of whichever holiday you celebrate. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Ramadan (a little late), Kwanzaa, Ta Chiu; then Happy Boxing Day, and Happy New Year to all.

December 19, 2005

Greig Hutton will speak to the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group on January 29th. For details, click HERE.

December 16, 2005

David Handelman has provided the Table of Contents and cover for the 2005 4th issue of Topics. Check out the Christmas theme.

December 13, 2005

The Society is pleased to announce that Bob Dyer has accepted the role of Youth Coordinator for BNAPS. A press release and application form can be found at this page. Please support this worthwhile effort.

December 13, 2005

Information has been received from Hugo Deshaye regarding POSTALIA 2006 - Quebec City, Quebec.

La Société Philatélique de Québec annual show and bourse will be held at the St-Rodrigue Church, 4760 1st avenue, Quebec City on March 25 & 26 2006 9:00am-6:00pm. Featuring 30 dealers: (postal history, stamps, coins, old papers and postcards), judged exhibits, youth table, club circuit books, stamp pull, refreshment area, other surprises, free admission and free parking

Website: http://www.s-p-q.org & http://www.shpq.org.

December 11, 2005

Bob Dyer has provided the final awards (Chicagopex) and the annual summary of 2005 awards. Check it out!

December 7, 2005

The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group held a successful meeting recently. To learn more, and to see their upcoming meeting information, click here.

November 23, 2005

Yet another exhibit has been added to the Online Resources and Exhibits. This one is from Bob Dyer.

November 21, 2005

A new exhibit has been added to the Online Resources and Exhibits

November 19, 2005

Bob Dyer has sent a list of 46 recent awards including those from STAMPEX 2005 (Toronto), which is a national show on a trial basis, and VANPEX 2005 (Richmond). 22 of the STAMPEX awards are for literature.

November 19, 2005

There is a general announcement that the BNAPS Internet Study Group has been "born-again". Some interesting projects are in the thinking stages. All members having an interest are invited to join this FREE study group. Please email the webmaster.

November 9, 2005

The BNAPS Golden Horseshoe Regional Group meets approximately every two months from September through May. Meetings are usually held in Ancaster, ON, but will in future be held in other locations from time to time. For much more information, please click HERE.

November 4, 2005

David Piercey has provided the 2005-2006 schedule of meetings for the Edmonton Regional group. All BNAPSers and guests are welcome.

November 2, 2005

The George VI Study Group has announced the opening of their splendid web site, found at http://www.kgvi.ca/. Please visit and consider joining this dynamic group.

November 1, 2005

The web site philatelic.org, owned by BNAPS, is now being used to display small exhibits of BNA material by BNAPS members. PLEASE consider sending in your one or two framers - PLEASE! At present, we have a couple of examples and some tips on how to prepare them for the web. We also have links to other interesting cover presentations by members. How about you STAMP COLLECTORS ??

October 21, 2005

For the many Circuits users who will have noticed that this feature is temporarily closed, get yourselves braced for a complete re-posting of material within a few weeks. Hundreds of new scans are being prepared and uploaded even now, while you sit there drooling!!

October 18, 2005

John Burnett sends this photo from the recent meeting of the Pacific Northwest Regional Group at Oak Harbor.

October 6, 2005

The BNAPS Post Card Study Group has sent its latest newsletter "Post Card Matters". Nice job!!

October 5, 2005

Secretary Pete Jacobi has provided the 2005 AGM Minutes.

October 5, 2005

A new section has been added that will describe permanent exhibits of BNA material. This has a starting item and members are urged to submit items for this page.

October 5, 2005

The Pacific Northwest Regional Group will hold its fall meeting the weekend of October 14/15,2005 at the Coachman Inn at Oak Harbor Washington. Special hotel rates are available for BNAPS members.

There will be a full day of philatelic presentations on Saturday, including speakers on Postal Stationery, The Centennial of Saskatchewan, Canadian Covers to Exotic Destinations, and The Small Queens. The group will also hear a report on their ongoing attempt to create an "exhibit synopsis", the group will also be asked to address the matter of how we can help the family of a deceased member handle their philatelic inheritance.

There will be a dinner Saturday night with a most interesting speaker who is a recognized expert on the history of the Pacific Northwest.

For information contact John Burnett at this address.

October 5, 2005

Mike Street has also provided the latest version of the BNAPS Book Release Notes.

October 5, 2005

Mike Street has provided information about the latest inductee to the Order of the Beaver, Bill Pawluk. Congratulations, Bill.

October 1, 2005

The St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group has provided the schedule for its November meeting.

October 1, 2005

Bob Ingraham (b.ingraham@shaw.ca) reminds us of the upcoming VANPEX, on the weekend of November 11-13, put on by the British Columbia Philatelic Society. For details check www.bcphilatelic.org.

September 30, 2005

Marc Eisenberg tells us that the Mid-West Regional Group will meet at Chicagopex 2005 on Sunday Nov 20 at 11 am at the Sheraton Chicago, Northwest Arlington Heights Il 60005. Mark Isaacs will be speaking on Canadian blackout cancels. For further information, email Marc at marce6620@aol.com

September 30, 2005

Charles Livermore has posted a considerable number of BNAPEX 2005 photos.

September 17, 2005

Members should be aware that Secretary Pete Jacobi will be leaving Montana September 21st, to return to the Winter Palace in B.C.

September 17, 2005

The webmaster will be unavailable until the end of September.

September 13, 2005

Bob Dyer just received a Palmares from the FIP show held in Sydney, Australia in April of this year. There were eight awards to BNAPS members. All deserve our congratulations, especially Fred Fawn for his international Gold!!

September 12, 2005

Bob Dyer has provided the awards from BNAPEX and STAMPSHOW 2005 - thanks, Bob.

September 7, 2005

The AWARDS page has been revised to include the BNAPS Judging Criteria - thanks to Bill (Jean!) Walton.

August 27, 2005

The potential value of the Q and A page can be shown by a current correspondence started by member Jeffrey Wallace. Check it out.

August 27, 2005

Mike Street has provided information about Publications awards.

August 24, 2005

The George VI Study Group has provided a Special Edition of the Post & Mail to be released at BNAPEX 2005.

August 23, 2005

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

August 17, 2005

A report has been received about the recent passing in Comox, BC, of Wally Silvestri, a long time BNA collector.

August 14, 2005

A NEW section has been added to BNA Philately, concerning the subject of Rarity Factors. All study groups are encouraged to contribute.

August 11, 2005

Mike Street has provided a list of members of the Order of the Beaver and a list of Presidents of the Society.

August 10, 2005

An obituary for John Powell has now been posted.

August 9, 2005

Ken Ellison has informed us that Sidney F Bedwell of Salmon Arm, B.C. passed away on 1 August 2005. Sid was a long time member of BNAPS. An obituary is being prepared.

August 8, 2005

Steve Friedenthal informs us that Canada Post has arranged three special cancels for BNAPEX; related to both Alberta and Saskatchewan.

August 7, 2005

Gray Scrimgeour has kindly provided two covers for the "Cover" page, in honour of the Alberta and Saskatchewan Centennials.

August 7, 2005

The latest draft of the BNAPEX seminars is now available. Several study groups have yet to confirm their need.

August 7, 2005

The Admirals Study Group has provided a Table of Contents of all issues of their newsletter: The Admiral's Log - thanks, Leopold Beaudet.

August 6, 2005

We have the sad news that BNAPSer John Powell passed away this past Thursday in Edmonton. An obituary is expected soon.

August 2, 2005

Bob Dyer has provided a preview of what he will show us at BNAPEX re the VIMY Project. Here is one of the covers carried.

July 26, 2005

Mike Street has updated his "BNAPS Books publishing notes". Check it out!

July 25, 2005

Michael Peach has provided an obituary for the late Dr. J. J. MacDonald.

July 8, 2005

The sad news that Dr. J. J. MacDonald passed away in Halifax on July 7th has been received.

July 4, 2005

This weekend saw the successful flight of the replica Vickers Vimy bi-plane, re-enacting the Alcock-Brown flight from Newfoundland. Bob Dyer provided the following just before take-off:

"See the link for an interesting article on the new flight of the Vickers Vimy WWI aircraft, which Steve Fossett and Mark Rebholz plan to use to recreate the 1919 flight of Capt. Alcock and Lt. Brown. Members of the St. John's Philatelic Society and BNAPS' Newfoundland Study Group are coordinating the carrying of a special mail of 500 cacheted envelopes. The Vimy is in St. John's, awaiting favorable weather for a crossing of the Atlantic to Clifden, Ireland.

Bob Dyer and Colin Lewis plan to present the Vimy mail project at the Newfoundland Study Group's workshop at BNAPEX2005, Friday, September 2nd at 4:00 P.M., open to all BNAPS members, of course".

June 28, 2005

Another batch of awards is posted, thanks to Bob Dyer.

June 26, 2005

Jim Hansen has provided the draft BNAPEX2005 seminars schedule. Any additions or changes should be directed to Jim.

June 20, 2005

Steve Prest has provided the latest KGVI newsletter in .pdf format. Always a very neat and professionally done bit of work - congratulations to the Study Group.

June 13, 2005

A theft of Canada, BNA and USA items from All Nations Coins & Stamps in Vancouver, B.C. has been reported.

June 7, 2005

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

June 3, 2005

The Secretary, Pete Jacobi, is now at his summer estate in Montana. His summer address is: 146 Lakeview Road, Libby, MT, 59923 USA; email is: beaver@libby.org. Local rum merchants are stocking up.

May 31, 2005

Bob Dyer has supplied us with BNA awards to BNAPS members at both the Edmonton Spring National and ORAPEX. Congratulations to all and thanks to Bob for his hard work.

May 31, 2005

Ed Harris has provided new material for the Calgary Covers pages. Thanks, Ed.

May 12, 2005

We now have five winners of the contest to solve the mystery of the "magic" puzzle in the BNAPS Stamps4kids website. Thanks to all who participated. Prizes will go out very soon.

May 12, 2005

The Jim Hennok obituary is found here.

May 10, 2005

Gray Scrimgeour passed along the sad note from Ralph Trimble that "long-time Toronto dealer and auctioneer, Jim Hennok, passed away last night. Arrangements are not yet known at this time."

May 9, 2005

The BNAPS "Kids" web site has been dressed up and members are asked to help improve the content. Please send all suggestions to the webmaster. A prize of a decent cover will go to the first five members who solve the "mystery" in the Games Section.

May 9, 2005

Marc Eisenberg reports that the newly formed "MidWest Regional Group" (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana) will hold a meeting at COMPEX, 11 am Sunday May 29 (2115 S Goebbert Road Arlington Heights Il). Guest Speaker: Basil Burrell will speak on semi official airmails of Canada.

May 6, 2005

Vic Willson has provided recent issues of the Beaver Chatter, the newsletter of the Texas Prairie Beavers.

May 5, 2005

Bob Dyer has provided an update on awards won by BNAPSers during 2005. The Edmonton show is still coming. Thanks, Bob.

May 3, 2005

An obituary for Don Wilson is now posted.

May 2, 2005

The 2004 inductees to the BNAPS Order of the Beaver are now posted.

May 1, 2005

Message from Mike Street: "Regret to advise the passing this morning of J. Don Wilson, OTB in St. Johns, NF."

April 30, 2005

Mike Street has provided the sad news of the passing of Maureen Toop, wife of the late Ritch Toop, OTB. An obituary is posted.

April 21, 2005

Hugh Delaney has advised us that long-time Calgary BNAPSer, Jack Benningen, has passed away. Our condolences to family and friends.

April 21, 2005

Robert Lemire advises that the St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group will be meeting at the Ottawa RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa at 2;30 PM on Saturday, April 30, 2005.

April 20, 2005

An obituary for Jim Brown has been provided.

April 16, 2005

Members have received the sad news of the passing of Jim Brown. An obituary is in preparation.

April 16, 2005

The last PNWRG newsletter is now posted. Sorry for the delay. Members not able to view the pdf file format are asked to contact the Webmaster.

April 15, 2005

The 80th link has been added to the BNAPS LINKS page.

April 6, 2005

Gray Scrimgeour has provided an obituary for Charlie Arnold. RIP.

April 6, 2005

Andy Ellwood has a good start in re-scanning Circuits pages. Check out the Air Mail and RPO sections - more to come!.

April 4, 2005

David Piercey once again organized a great BNAPS breakfast meeting at the Edmonton Stamp Club Spring National event. Tragically, Charlie Arnold was fatally injured en route to judge at this show. An obituary will be posted.

February 28, 2005

Gray Scrimgeour has informed us that the Fred Jarrett memoirs are in press. You can get an order form from him (gray@scrimgeour.ca) or from Stephane Cloutier (cloutier@comnet.ca).

February 21, 2005

Viewers will have noted the new formatting for this site. Not all the internal pages are yet converted but they soon will be. Thanks to those who have made suggestions.

February 12, 2005

Bob Dyer has provided additional information about the controversial New Carlisle cover illustrated HERE. Thanks, Bob.

February 11, 2005

We have a new Krazy Kollection! Check it out and get your friends to pitch in!

February 8, 2005

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

February 3, 2005

Mike Street has provided review comments on Brian Stalker's new RPO book.

January 25, 2005

Gray Scrimgeour has provided the sad news of the passing of Paul Hughes, who edited an entire row of books on my (the Webmaster's) BNA shelves.

January 24, 2005

A brochure with details of the BNAPEX 2005 is now available. The Exhibition information will be posted soon.

January 16, 2005

Gray Scrimgeour has sent the latest word on the Pacific Northwest Regional Group spring meeting.


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