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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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Québec 1763-1867 One Century of Postal History and Postmarks Un Siècle d’Histoire Postale et de Marcophilie

Grégoire Teyssier
Released February 2017. Exhibit series # 93. 344 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 105.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-77-8].

Grégoire Teyssier's Québec 1763-1867 exhibit illustrates the different postmarks and cancellations used by the Quebec City Main Post Office and the Government of Canada from the beginning of the postal service in June-July 1763 to Confederation in 1867. The associated postal history of the city - rates, rules, routes - is explained when necessary. The material is presented chronologically, with an English translation on the pages opposite the French originals. The quality of the exhibit was reco ... Read more...

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Emerging Saskatchewan: The Postal History of Territorial Assiniboia 1882-1905

Donald W. Thompson and Norman E. Wagner
Released February 2017. 342 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 82.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-76-1].

In 2003, Donald Thompson and Norman Wagner published a very small quantity of Emerging Saskatchewan: The Postal History of Territorial Assiniboia 1882-1905, intending to gather new information generated by the book and produce an updated edition in 2006 or 2007. Unfortunately this did not happen due to Norm Wagner’s passing in December 2004 and Don Thompson’s later illness. The book features 218 pages of very detailed information on all post offices known in Territorial Assiniboia b ... Read more...

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International Rapid Cancelling Machines Volume 3 – Province of Quebec, the Maritimes and Newfoundland

Cecil Coutts
Released February 2017. 124 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 59.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-73-1].

In the almost thirty five years since David Sessions’ Early Rapid Cancelling Machines of Canada was published, a considerable amount of new early/late postmark dates and other data have been reported. In this, the third of three new handbooks detailing the use of International Machines to cancel Canadian mail, Cec Coutts has completely updated the International Machines portion of David’s work covering Quebec, the Maritimes and Newfoundland. Included is a special section on the Mont ... Read more...

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Travelling Post Office Postmarks of Newfoundland & Labrador – A Study of the Postmark Hammers

This second edition includes over 300 updates, a completely new numbering system, and a new format.

Brian Stalker, compiler. Ross Gray, editor.
Released December 2016. 136 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 47.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-74-7].

This second edition of Travelling Post Office Postmarks Newfoundland & Labrador - A Study of the Postmark Hammers is a companion volume to Ross Gray’s Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations (second edition, 2015). Being aware that Newfoundland and Labrador, with a much higher proportion of coastal mail steamer services, tended to be a discrete area of study, it was agreed that a separate catalogue would be produced. That also enabled more illustrations and hammer d ... Read more...

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Travelling Post Office Postmarks of Newfoundland & Labrador Compendium of Related Information

Brian Stalker, compiler. Ross Gray, editor.
Released December 2016. 388 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 78.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-75-4].

This Compendium tells the story behind the Railway and Travelling Post Office postmarks of Newfoundland. While studying Newfoundland and Labrador’s Railway and Coastal Travelling Post Office postmark hammers, Brian Stalker researched the operation of the TPOs, delving into the postal, social and maritime history associated with the postmarks. Breaking new ground by its breadth and depth of coverage of the story behind the RPO and TPO postmarks, the Compendium summarizes twenty years of research ... Read more...

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International Rapid Cancelling Machines Volume 2 – Ontario

Cecil Coutts
Released December 2016. 164 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 68.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-72-3].

In the almost thirty five years since David Sessions’ Early Rapid Cancelling Machines of Canada was published, a considerable amount of new early/late postmark dates and other data have been reported. In this, the second of three new handbooks, Cec Coutts has completely updated the International machines portion of David’s work covering the province of Ontario. All data for each town or city that had an International machine is presented in table form. On their own, these tables wou ... Read more...

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The Stories of the Riel Uprising at Fort Garry and the Northwest Rebellion in Saskatchewan

Donald W. Thompson
Released September 2016. Exhibit series # 92. 98 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 52.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-61-7].

Donald Thompson’s exhibit “The Stories of the Riel Uprising at Fort Garry in the Red River Settlement, 1869-71, and the Northwest Rebellion in Saskatchewan, March-August, 1885” is an interesting combination of rare postal history and equally or even rarer historical documents he was able to acquire over a 50 year collecting period. After a five-frame version was exhibited in the Court of Honour at BNAPEX 2010 VICTORIA, the author added more material before his passing in 2014. This volume combin ... Read more...

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Newfoundland Airmail Stamps and Airmail Flights: 1918-1948

Combines the original exhibit shown in 2008 plus material added for the London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition

Peter Motson
Released September 2016. Exhibit series # 54. 164 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 73.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-70-9].

At the age of eight, Peter Motson was an aircraft model maker and a “schoolboy stamp collector”, but his philatelic interests did not connect to aerophilately until after 1968 when he had left his first career, in the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, where he served for nine years as an aircraft engineer on carrier-borne “front line” squadrons. He later worked at the Westland Aircraft manufacturing company, providing him with a better than average knowledge of aircraft. He is well read in the history ... Read more...

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International Rapid Cancelling Machines Volume 1 - Western Canada

Cecil Coutts
Released September 2016. 124 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 58.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-62-4].

In the almost 35 years since David Sessions’ Early Rapid Cancelling Machines of Canada was published, a considerable amount of new early/late postmark dates and other data have been reported. In this, the first of three new handbooks, Cec Coutts has completely updated the Western Canada International machines portion of David’s work. All data for each town or city that had an International machine is presented in table form. On their own, these tables would not take many pages, but ... Read more...

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Postal History of the Great War Internment Camps in Canada

J. Michael Powell
Released September 2016. 676 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 175.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-69-3].

Postal History of the Great War Internment Camps in Canada by J. Michael Powell is an extensive study of Canadian internment mail and the 25 camps established in Canada during World War I. After combining his own collection of pertinent material with those of several prominent collectors, the author embarked on an incredible research effort culminating in this massive volume. In addition to the large number letters and postcards to and from internees – mostly enemy alien civilians b ... Read more...

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History and Postal History of Nova Scotia

Martin Eichele
Released July 2016. Exhibit series # 91. 276 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 95.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-68-6].

Martin Eichele’s History and Postal History of Nova Scotia is not a traditional BNAPS Exhibit series book. In this volume, he is showing his complete collection of Nova Scotia material in a historical context to tell the full story of Nova Scotia. In competitive exhibiting, the material would have to be split into a traditional collection, at least one postal history exhibit and a thematic exhibit. In addition to full coverage of the stamps of Nova Scotia and their use on mail, ther ... Read more...

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The Development of Canadian Armed Forces and Civilian Air Letters 1942 to 1996

Earle L. Covert
Released July 2016. Exhibit series # 90. 104 pages, 11x17, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 110.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-66-2].

Invented during World War II to save weight on mail to and from Canadian Servicemen and women overseas, the Air Letter in its many colourful civilian forms remained in service until 1996. Earle Covert’s The Development of Canadian Armed Forces and Civilian Air Letters 1942 to 1996, the 90th volume in the BNAPS Exhibit Book Series, is also the first BNAPS exhibit book to be published in 11×17” landscape format. Many years of research and collecting have resulted in a collection of Ar ... Read more...

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Philatelic Views of the Peace Tower

Gary Dickinson
Released July 2016. 74 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 46.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-67-9].

The Peace Tower in the Centre Block of Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings is one of Canada’s four best known national symbols, along with the Maple Leaf, the Beaver and the distinctive red and white flag. In his latest BNAPS handbook, Philatelic Views of the Peace Tower, Gary Dickinson describes and analyzes the various uses that have been made of the Peace Tower image on philatelic material, with particular attention to its appearances on first day covers (FDCs) over the years. The Peac ... Read more...

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Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspé Peninsula Postal History

Christiane Faucher and Jacques Poitras
Released March 2016. Exhibit series # 89. 88 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 51.00 [ISBN B4h923-89-1].

Christiane Faucher's and Jacques Poitras's Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspé Peninsula Postal History was shown for the first time at FILEX 2015, where it received not only a Gold medal but also the Reserve Grand Award. This is the couple’s second BNAPS Exhibit Series book, following on their Postal Usages in the Province of Quebec and Lower Canada until 1831, published in 2013. This volume illustrates the fascinating postal history of the difficult routes along the lower St ... Read more...

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Postal Beginnings at Niagara Falls, Canada 1801 – 1904

Douglas Irwin
Released March 2016. Exhibit series # 88. 136 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 60.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-60-0].

Douglas Irwin's Postal Beginnings at Niagara Falls, Canada 1801 – 1904, the 88th volume in the BNAPS Exhibit Book Series, is the result of many years of research into the history of one of Canada's best known cities and home of a tourist attraction that draws millions of visitors every year. Careful searching in dealers' stocks and auction catalogues has produced a postal history collection that, appropriately, won the Allan Steinhart Reserve Grand Award at BNAPEX 2015 Niagara Falls ... Read more...

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The Development of the Stamps of the First Decimal Issue of Canada 1859-68

Richard P. Thompson
Released March 2016. Exhibit series # 87. 58 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 43.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-59-4].

In The Development of the Stamps of the First Decimal Issue of Canada 1859-68, Richard Thompson presents a very interesting study focused on the printing aspects of Canada’s second stamp issue, the Decimals of 1859. Illustrated and discussed in careful detail are plate proofs, perforations, colours, watermarks, papers, printing orders, plate imprints and varieties.

Richard Thompson had a schoolboy collection as a child. He converted it to a collection of Canada and the Provinces ... Read more...

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Canadian Permit Postage Stamp Catalogue

Fourth edition

Dieter (Dick) Staecker
Released March 2016. 243 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 55.95 [ISBN 978-1-927119-64-8].

The Canadian Permit Postage Stamp Catalogue, fourth edition, is a major enhancement of the third edition released in 2007. Continuing to build on the improvements brought about by advances in computer technology that characterized the huge differences between the second and third editions, the fourth edition continues the excellent layout work and includes a significant number of new illustrations. A special feature of the fourth edition is a 20-page section showing complete covers, ... Read more...

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Arthur Klass' Christmas Seal Ads on Canadian Post Cards

Second edition

Robert Vogel, editor
Released March 2016. 80 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 47.95 [ISBN 978-1-927119-65-5].

The first edition of Art Klass's Christmas Seal Ads on Canadian Post Cards was published in 2003. BNAPS was just getting into preparing and printing books from digital files and had not started printing books in full colour. With Art's encouragement and the help of many collectors, Bob Vogel prepared a second edition of the book. From his and his helpers' collections, Bob has obtained information on new cards and new varieties and also colour scans of many cards. Among the many imp ... 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.


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