Yesterday, long-time member Tom Southey passed away in St. Albert, AB. The Society offers condolences to the family.
Recently, BNAPS was informed of the passing of Dr. Harry Duckworth, Sr. of Winnipeg. The Society offers condolences to the family.
A Christmas newsletter has been received from the Prairie Beaver Regional Group.
The Edmonton Regional Group had a fine dinner meeting yesterday.
Release notes are now available for British Columbia and Vancouver Island by Jack Wallace, the latest BNAPS Book in its Exhibit series.
The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group has a report about the meeting of the CSDA and its own meeting.
The Publications Committee advises that Doug Sayles is unable to continue as Editor of BNA Topics due to illness. Robert Lemire and Mike Street are acting as interim co-editors.
BNA Topics 2008 Q2 has been delivered to members in the last ten days. BNA Topics 2008 Q3 is at the printer, and work on BNA Topics 2008 Q4 is well underway. The intent is to get publication of BNA Topics back on schedule by February 2008. The members of the Publications Committee offer their apologies to BNAPS members, and thank them for their continued patience.
Articles are still and always needed for BNA Topics. Please contact Mike with submissions or for further information.
BNAPS members did well at two recent international stamp exhibits.
See the posted awards.
Release notes are now available for the BNAPS book Dead Letter Office Handstamps 1874 to 1954 by Gary W. Steele.
The Society regrets to inform that Dr. Sandy Campbell has passed away.
The BNAPEX 2009 information page has been updated.
This is a reminder that the next meeting of the BNAPS Golden Horseshoe Regional Group will take place in a little over a week, on Sunday, 30 November 2008 at the Rousseau House Restaurant, 375 Wilson St. East, Ancaster.
Refer to the GHRG page for further details and a report of the September meeting.
The Edmonton Regional Group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 19 November at The Centre for Education, One Kingsway Avenue.
For details, see the Group's web page.
Visitors to this web site are now able to join the Society with an online application form, and can pay dues electronically using PayPal.
Release notes are now available for Canada - The 1908 Quebec Tercentenary Issue" by Herbert L. McNaught, the latest book in the BNAPS Books Exhibit series.
Release notes are now available for Canadian Money-Letters Forerunners of Registered Mail" by Horace W. Harrison, a new book in the BNAPS Books Exhibit series.
Over 50 pages of Circuits material have been updated or added. Be the first to check them out!
As approved by the Board of Directors, an electronic online process has now been established for renewing BNAPS members' dues. Check it out on the main page.
The Publications Committee advises that 2008 Q2 issue of BNA Topics is expected to go to press this month.
"BNA Topics is still far behind schedule, as Editor Doug Sayles has been under the weather all summer and into the autumn. The good news is that Doug is now feeling much better, and work on Q2 (and indeed on Q3 and Q4) is proceeding at a good pace. The intent is to get publication of BNA Topics back on schedule later this year (though Q4 may not appear until early 2009). In any case, rest assured that all members will receive four full 2008 issues. The members of the Publications Committee offer their apologies to BNAPS members, and thank them for their continued patience."
The St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group meeting notice for October is found HERE.
Marc Eisenberg advises that the BNAPS Midwest Regional Group will meet at Chicagopex on 21 November at 1 pm. For more information, please email Marc.
This is a reminder that the next meeting of the BNAPS Golden Horseshoe Regional Group will take place in a little over a week, on Sunday, 28 September 2008 at the Rousseau House Restaurant, 375 Wilson St. East, Ancaster.
The RPO Study Group now has a web page - yippeee!
The BNAPEX 2008 exhibit awards are now posted. Most observers (including the judges) felt the overall quality of the exhibits may have been the best ever. Note how many Golds were awarded!
The third update to Brian Stalker's Travelling Post Offices book is now available. Good reading !!
Andy Ellwood has provided the latest updates to the Exchange Circuit pages.
Jack Forbes has provided a report on the recent successful meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Regional Group, disguised as BNAPEX2008.
The Halifax BNAPEX2008 was a rousing success. Congratulations to the organizers. In the next while, information about the show will be added; for now, go to the BNAPEX Conventions page.
His Secretary-ship, Lord Jacobi, has further announced that he will now not be available until September 26th. He and Lady Jacobi will be casting their benedictions upon the eastern provinces following BNAPEX. If there is any urgent business for him, please send it to the Webmaster, who will convey it appropriately.
A messenger arrived today with the pronouncement that Lord Jacobi would this weekend be moving from the Summer Palace back to the Secretary's Winter Palace in Surrey, BC. Check here for contact information.
A report of the August meeting of the Golden West Regional Group is found HERE.
There is a problem of communications between persons using sympatico.ca email addresses and the Webmaster. Evidently, sympatico.ca cannot send to either of the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. We are trying to get this fixed. Meanwhile, sympatico users should email the Webmaster at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.
A few updates to the Exchange Circuit have been posted HERE.
A memorial for Bill Maresch, who passed away on 13 June 2008, has been posted.
Recent exhibition awards to BNAPSers are posted HERE.
BNAPS is pleased to announce that by special arrangement a new book, The Postal History of World War II Mail between Canada and Switzerland by Charles J. LaBlonde and John Tyacke is available to members through BNAPS and Ian Kimmerly Stamps.
Release notes are found on the BNAPS Books page.
One of the Golden West Regional Group's imaginative and useful notice cards has arrived.
Next meeting: 9 August, 11:00 AM, Gar Lohman's home (email for detailed address) Program: Canada's First RPO (Bruce Wilson). Wish I could be there.
The BNAPEX 2008 Halifax seminar schedule is now posted.
The 2008 Q2 issue of BNA Topics will be late. Production difficulties have been encountered, and the issue will not appear until later this summer. This is especially unfortunate because computer difficulties had caused a very long delay in the mailing of the previous issue. However, it is anticipated that publication of BNA Topics will get back on schedule later this year. The Publications Committee and Editor Doug Sayles offer their apologies to BNAPS members, and thank them for their patience.
BNAPS has released two new PEI stamp plating books by Kenneth A. Kershaw:
Click HERE for release notes.
The Edmonton Regional Group wound up the 2007-2008 season with a dinner meeting. Check it out!
Bob Dyer has posted 30 recent exhibit awards. Two of our members won the Grands at ORAPEX and the ROYAL/ROYALE!
The Pacific Northwest Regional Group meeting at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in the East Kootenays, BC, in May is described with photos.
BNAPS Books released a revised edition of:
Early Express Company Operations in Ontario and Quebec, Competing with the Post Office Department by Horace W. Harrison.
The Table of Contents of the latest issue of BNA Topics is now available.
BNAPS Books released a new volume in its Exhibit series:
The Dominion of Canada: The Large Queens 1868-1896 by Fred G. Fawn.
The Order of The Beaver Lifetime Achievement Award was given recently to two philatelists.
The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group reports on its May meeting and announces the speakers for several months ahead.
A new article, "First Day Covers" by John Burnett, has been posted. Enjoy!
The Youth Activity Program recently helped pay for a bus to carry 31 young collectors to the 2008 Philatelic Show in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Webmaster is away for 2-3 weeks. Please send urgent material to Greg Spring.
A small correction was made in the table of contents of The Admiral's Log.
Carol Edholm is the Executive Director of Youth Stamp Collectors (and a BNAPS member!). She has developed a "philatelic passport" for kids. Its printing was paid for by BNAPS' Youth Activity Program.
The Midwest (Mid-America) Regional Group will meet at COMPEX 2008 on Friday, 23 May, at 2 pm. The speaker will be Marc Eisenberg and the topic will be The Nascopie story.
The Golden West Regional Group had a great meeting at WESTPEX.
Exchange Circuit pages have been updated and new pages added. Sales have been going well, so get there fast!!
Jim Kraemer's son advises that, unfortunately, Jim suffered a stroke last month. The good news is that Jim has recovered a lot of his abilities and progressed sufficiently at the Civic Hospital to be released to a rehabilitation facility for a month or so.
The BNAPS St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group will meet at ORAPEX on Saturday, 3 May, from 2:30-4:00 pm, RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa.
A reminder that the Prairie Beaver Regional Group meets this weekend: Saturday, 19 April, at the College Station Conference Center.
Bob Dyer has submitted 20 more BNAPS exhibit winners, including those from the Edmonton Spring National. Look closely and you will see two Grand Award winners.
The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group has provided another of their excellent meeting reports.
Andy Ellwood has provided some new and some updated Exchange Circuit pages.
The BNAPS Northeast Regional Group will meet at NOJEX in Secaucus NJ at the Meadowlands Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday, 24 May 2008, at 2-4 pm. NOJEX is one of the grand shows on the circuit so you can expect a good range of dealers. It's also very close to the Secaucus Outlets if your wife loves to shop. For more information, contact Charles Livermore.
We have introduced a new web feature: an events calendar. Our policy is not to actively search for entries but we will respond to any requests. We will try to remove entries soon after an event is done. The calendar is limited to events involving BNAPSers or BNAPS only.
The Pacific Northwest Regional Group has provided details about its next meeting, to be held at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in the East Kootenays, BC.
The 2007 Order of the Beaver information is now available at this page.
BNAPS has published a new book in its Exhibit series, The Admiral Issue of Canada by Richard M. Morris.
BNAPS has published two new books:
19th Century Nonletter Mail by Vic Willson (part of the BNAPS Books Exhibit series)
Mrs. Brown - the Canada 10 Cent Numeral Issue by Peter Spencer
Bob Dyer has submitted the first group of exhibit awards for 2008. They come from three APS shows.
The Atlantic Provinces Regional Group reports on a successful recent meeting.
The Admiral Study Group has updated the cumulative table of contents of The Admiral's Log.
New and updated Exchange Circuit pages have been posted.
We regret to advise of the passing of well-known philatelist Stan Lum.
The table of contents for the fourth 2007 issue of BNA Topics is now posted.
Thanks to the BNAPEX 2008 organizers and web designer Greg Spring, the new web pages for the event are now available!
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