What's New in BNAPS

2008

23 Dec 2008

Yesterday, long-time member Tom Southey passed away in St. Albert, AB. The Society offers condolences to the family.

View the memorial.

21 Dec 2008

Recently, BNAPS was informed of the passing of Dr. Harry Duckworth, Sr. of Winnipeg. The Society offers condolences to the family.

View the memorial.

20 Dec 2008

A Christmas newsletter has been received from the Prairie Beaver Regional Group.

View the newsletter.

18 Dec 2008

The Edmonton Regional Group had a fine dinner meeting yesterday.

Details are found here.

15 Dec 2008

Release notes are now available for British Columbia and Vancouver Island by Jack Wallace, the latest BNAPS Book in its Exhibit series.

8 Dec 2008

The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group has a report about the meeting of the CSDA and its own meeting.

4 Dec 2008

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.

25 Nov 2008

BNAPS members did well at two recent international stamp exhibits.

See the posted awards.

22 Nov 2008

Release notes are now available for the BNAPS book Dead Letter Office Handstamps 1874 to 1954 by Gary W. Steele.

22 Nov 2008

The Society regrets to inform that Dr. Sandy Campbell has passed away.

View the memorial.

22 Nov 2008

The BNAPEX 2009 information page has been updated.

20 Nov 2008

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.

14 Nov 2008

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.

9 Nov 2008

Visitors to this web site are now able to join the Society with an online application form, and can pay dues electronically using PayPal.

Check it out!

8 Nov 2008

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.

2 Nov 2008

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.

28 Oct 2008

Over 50 pages of Circuits material have been updated or added. Be the first to check them out!

27 Oct 2008

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.

5 Oct 2008

The recent recipients of the Order of the Beaver and the Order of the Beaver Lifetime Achievement Award have been listed.

3 Oct 2008

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."

3 Oct 2008

John Grace is the new Secretary-Treasurer of the Postal Stationery Study Group.

Revisions, if any, to all regional groups and study groups will soon be posted.

3 Oct 2008

The St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group meeting notice for October is found HERE.

27 Sep 2008

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.

15 Sep 2008

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.

For further details

13 Sep 2008

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!

13 Sep 2008

The third update to Brian Stalker's Travelling Post Offices book is now available. Good reading !!

5 Sep 2008

Andy Ellwood has provided the latest updates to the Exchange Circuit pages.

5 Sep 2008

Jack Forbes has provided a report on the recent successful meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Regional Group, disguised as BNAPEX2008.

3 Sep 2008

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.

25 Aug 2008

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.

15 Aug 2008

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.

13 Aug 2008

A report of the August meeting of the Golden West Regional Group is found HERE.

10 Aug 2008

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: bob@wep.ca, or webmaster@bnaps.org. We are trying to get this fixed. Meanwhile, sympatico users should email the Webmaster at the following address: boblane12@shaw.ca . Thank you.

9 Aug 2008

A few updates to the Exchange Circuit have been posted HERE.

9 Aug 2008

A memorial for Bill Maresch, who passed away on 13 June 2008, has been posted.

1 Aug 2008

Recent exhibition awards to BNAPSers are posted HERE.

1 Aug 2008

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.

24 Jul 2008

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.

6 Jul 2008

The BNAPEX 2008 Halifax seminar schedule is now posted.

6 Jul 2008

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.

28 Jun 2008

BNAPS has released two new PEI stamp plating books by Kenneth A. Kershaw:

  • Plating Studies on Prince Edward Island Stamps IV. The Six Cent Issue - Scott #15
  • Plating Studies on Prince Edward Island Stamps V. The Twelve Cent Issue - Scott #16

Click HERE for release notes.

24 Jun 2008

BNAPS notes, with deep regret, the passing of members John Hillmer and Herb McNaught.

John Hillmer memorial

Herb McNaught memorial

19 Jun 2008

The Edmonton Regional Group wound up the 2007-2008 season with a dinner meeting. Check it out!

18 Jun 2008

Bob Dyer has posted 30 recent exhibit awards. Two of our members won the Grands at ORAPEX and the ROYAL/ROYALE!

18 Jun 2008

The Pacific Northwest Regional Group meeting at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in the East Kootenays, BC, in May is described with photos.

13 Jun 2008

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.

Release notes.

7 Jun 2008

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

6 Jun 2008

BNAPS Books released a new volume in its Exhibit series:
The Dominion of Canada: The Large Queens 1868-1896 by Fred G. Fawn.

Release notes.

6 Jun 2008

The Order of The Beaver Lifetime Achievement Award was given recently to two philatelists.

6 Jun 2008

The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group reports on its May meeting and announces the speakers for several months ahead.

5 Jun 2008

A new article, "First Day Covers" by John Burnett, has been posted. Enjoy!

30 May 2008

The Secretary, Pete Jacobi, announces that he has taken up residence at the summer palace in Montana. Kindly use his summer address (Officers page) and email until further notice.

26 May 2008

The Youth Activity Program recently helped pay for a bus to carry 31 young collectors to the 2008 Philatelic Show in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

See story and photos of happy kids!.

7 May 2008

Webmaster is away for 2-3 weeks. Please send urgent material to Greg Spring.

7 May 2008

A small correction was made in the table of contents of The Admiral's Log.

4 May 2008

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.

1 May 2008

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.

30 Apr 2008

The Golden West Regional Group had a great meeting at WESTPEX.

View the meeting report

30 Apr 2008

Exchange Circuit pages have been updated and new pages added. Sales have been going well, so get there fast!!

23 Apr 2008

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.

22 Apr 2008

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.

16 Apr 2008

A reminder that the Prairie Beaver Regional Group meets this weekend: Saturday, 19 April, at the College Station Conference Center.

12 Apr 2008

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.

7 Apr 2008

The Golden Horseshoe Regional Group has provided another of their excellent meeting reports.

4 Apr 2008

Andy Ellwood has provided some new and some updated Exchange Circuit pages.

View the pages.

26 Mar 2008

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.

21 Mar 2008

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.

19 Mar 2008

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.

15 Mar 2008

The 2007 Order of the Beaver information is now available at this page.

14 Mar 2008

BNAPS has published a new book in its Exhibit series, The Admiral Issue of Canada by Richard M. Morris.

View the release notes.

11 Mar 2008

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

View the release notes.

22 Feb 2008

Bob Dyer has submitted the first group of exhibit awards for 2008. They come from three APS shows.

18 Feb 2008

The Atlantic Provinces Regional Group reports on a successful recent meeting.

16 Feb 2008

The Admiral Study Group has updated the cumulative table of contents of The Admiral's Log.

15 Feb 2008

New and updated Exchange Circuit pages have been posted.

11 Feb 2008

Two Regional Groups have submitted meeting reports: the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group and the Edmonton Regional Group.

View the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group report

View the Edmonton Regional Group report

2 Feb 2008

We regret to advise of the passing of well-known philatelist Stan Lum.

View the memorial

3 Jan 2008

The table of contents for the fourth 2007 issue of BNA Topics is now posted.

3 Jan 2008

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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