BNAPS actively encourages the publication of new books on suitable subjects in BNA philately through its Handbooks and Exhibit series which are produced by the Publications Committee. For more information on having books published, please contact the Book Department Coordinator, Mike Street email.


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Brant County Postmarks and Cancels to 1930

Robert G. Anderson
Released December 2018. Exhibit series # 103. 136 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 56.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-97-6].

Straddling a long stretch of the Grand River, which runs from Lake Erie northwestward toward Lake Huron, Ontario’s Brant County lies between Caledonia and Hamilton on the east and Woodstock and London on the southwest. The village, town and then city of Brantford began to develop in 1788 with the establishment of a Mohawk Village on the Grand River. Growth of the region continued with the building of roads from Dundas to Paris and Hamilton to London and the subsequent arrival of the Grand ... Read more...

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Newfoundland’s Last Definitives: The Perkins Bacon and Sprague Printings

C. A. Stillions
Released December 2018. Exhibit series # 102. 126 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 55.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-96-9].

Newfoundland’s “Industries” Definitive issue was released to the public on 2 January 1932. Consisting of 12 denominations, the stamps were created and printed by Perkins Bacon Company of London, England. When Perkins Bacon went bankrupt in 1935, W.W. Sprague and Company acquired its equipment and continued printing Newfoundland’s stamps using the original dies, plates, inks and paper. Sprague’s products cannot be distinguished from those of Perkins Bacon until 1938, ... Read more...

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Japanese Canadians in World War II - Censored Mail from the Uprooting in British Columbia

Louis Fiset
Released December 2018. 154 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 59.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-95-2].

Having been at war with Germany since September 1939 and Italy since June 1940, by the time Canada entered the Pacific War in December 1941, internment operations and postal censorship activities were well established. The physical uprooting of Japanese Canadians from British Columbia began on 14 March 1942, and civil censorship of both their domestic and international correspondence followed two days later. In this newest BNAPS handbook, author Louis Fiset tells in great detail the story of the ... Read more...

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Three Brands of First Day Covers from Regina

Gary Dickinson
Released December 2018. 50 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 28.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-94-5].

Three Brands of First Day Covers from Regina is Gary Dickinson’s fifteenth BNAPS book about different aspects of Canadian First Day Covers. Early studies of Canadian FDCs were often hampered by lack of information about who actually produced some of them. Such was the case with FDCs carrying the brand names Litho-Art, Philatelic Supply Company and Phila Coin. A systematic study showed stylistic similarities among them, that quite a few were postmarked or addressed to Regina, a ... Read more...

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The Herb McNaught Single Frame Award Exhibits 2009 – 2017

Released August 2018. Exhibit series # 101. 200 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 83.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-93-8].

The late Herbert Louis McNaught (1919-2008), a stamp collector since 1934, became interested in the stamps and postal history of British North America and joined BNAPS in 1992. He first exhibited at BNAPEX 1994 in Burlington, VT, and followed this with exhibits in 1995, 1998, 2003, and 2005-2008. Three of his exhibits, The Half Cent Small Queen, The 1897 Diamond Jubilee Issue, and The 1908 Quebec Tercentenary Issue, were each published as a volume in the BNAPS Exhibit Series.

In addition to d ...

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Fancy Cancels on Canadian Stamps 1855 to 1950

Third edition

David Lacelle
Released August 2018. 250 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 56.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-90-7].

For more than 50 years, David Lacelle has been cataloguing and maintaining a database of thousands of bits and pieces of information relating to more than 1700 different Fancy Cancels. Due to the invaluable input from the 80+ members of the BNAPS Fancy Cancels & Miscellaneous Markings (FC&MM) Study Group over the ten year period since publication of the second edition, the author has compiled more than 350 additions, revisions and updates. In addition, there are three new appendices rela ... Read more...

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First Day Covers of the H&E Stamp Company

Gary Dickinson
Released August 2018. 86 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 32.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-91-4].

First Day Covers of the H&E Stamp Company is Gary Dickinson’s fourteenth BNAPS book about different aspects of Canadian First Day Covers. In this volume, he describes and illustrates the contribution of a small Ottawa firm, the H&E Stamp Company, founded by Earl Graziadei and Harold Crick during the 1950s and 1960s, that could easily be considered the high point of Canadian FDC publishing. From its beginning in 1955 until the business closed in 1972, the small company, ... Read more...

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The Caneco Connection - A Study of the First Day Covers of the Canada Envelope Company

Robert D. Vogel
Released August 2018. 326 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 112.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-92-1].

In 1954, the Canada Envelope Company (Caneco) began to prepare not only First Day Covers with suitable cachets for the stamp issue being commemorated, but also printed inserts with information relating to the subject(s) of the stamp issue. The FDCs were usually addressed to specific representatives of CANECO customers, but some were addressed to individuals without a company reference, likely friends of employees and, eventually, possibly to FDC collectors who had asked to be included in the mai ... Read more...

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Foreign Exchange Control in Canada / The Role of Canada Post 1939-1951

Eldon Godfrey
Released June 2018. Exhibit series # 100. 150 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 70.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-88-4].

On 15 September 1939, five days after declaring war on Germany at the start of World War II, the Canadian government passed an Order-in-Council authorizing the Foreign Exchange Control Order. The new law established a method of controlling foreign exchange transactions in order to make sure that Canada would have enough currency to meet the coming financial obligations of fighting a major war. The Foreign Exchange Control Board (FECB) began operations the following day. In Foreign Exchange ... Read more...

Ordering Books

Ian Kimmerly Stamps of Ottawa has been the BNAPS books distributor since 2004. In October 2014, Ian Kimmerly moved to Victoria, BC, closing his stamp shop which had served the philatelic community in Ottawa for almost 35 years and relinquishing the distribution of BNAPS books. BNAPS would like to express its heartfelt thanks to Ian for a most successful and rewarding business relationship.

BNAPS is pleased to announce that Sparks Auctions of Ottawa is the new distributor of BNAPS books as of 1 October 2014.

BNAPS books are available from:

Sparks Auctions
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The price quoted for each book is the retail price in Canadian dollars. BNAPS members receive a 40% discount from retail prices for all books published by BNAPS.

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