BNAPS Books

New sales agent for BNAPS Books

Effective 30 September 2019, Sparks Auctions will cease to be the agent for BNAPS Book Department sales. Thereafter, a new Agent will be handling the sale and distribution of BNAPS books:

Bill Longley
c/o Longley Auctions
PO Box 620
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0

We look forward to a long and productive relationship with Bill Longley.

We thank Sparks Auctions (and earlier Ian Kimmerly Stamps) for their strong support of the BNAPS publications program over the last 15 years. The great assistance of Brian Wolfenden over that time is especially appreciated.

The storage location for the books is being moved from Ottawa to Burlington, ON. During the transition and reorganization, book sales are being suspended until approximately mid-November. Watch for further information in the “What’s New” area on the BNAPS website home page and in the next issue of BNA Topics.

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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Recent Book Releases

All the books released during the past 12 months are listed below.
Use the Search Books feature above to find all books published on any subject or any era of interest.
The sale of books will resume in mid-November when the transition in sales agent from Sparks Auctions to Bill Longley is completed.

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NEWFOUNDLAND Early Legal Documental History: via Stampless Precursor and 1898 Queen Victoria First Revenue types

John M. Walsh
Released September 2019. Exhibit series # 106. 88 pages, 8.5x14, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 38.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-00-3].

After the fortunate 2006 acquisition of a holding of many documents from a long defunct law business, the author, John M. Walsh realized that much of the information contained therein was not in the “reference” literature. The result was the exhibit NEWFOUNDLAND Early Legal Documental History: via Stampless Precursor and 1898 Queen Victoria First Revenue types. Because of the physical size of the various documents, it was necessary to mount them vertically on “lega ... Read more...

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Krippner Covers North America

Peter Motson
Released August 2019. 150 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 38.00 [ISBN 978-1-989280-01-0].

While researching and collecting material for his International award winning Aerophilatelic exhibit, Newfoundland Airmail Stamps and Airmail Flights: 1918-1948, Peter Motson discovered some of E R Krippner’s Newfoundland artistic Patriotic “Flag & Frame” covers. He became intrigued and decided to find out more about Krippner. The result is this book, Krippner Covers North America. Krippner led a very interesting though somewhat itinerant life, det ... Read more...

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WWI Canadian Army Nursing Sisters Serving Overseas

Jonathan C. Johnson
Released May 2019. Exhibit series # 105. 88 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 34.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-99-0].

WWI Canadian Army Nursing Sisters Serving Overseas illustrates, through letters sent to them from Canada and their letters home, the story of Canadian Army Medical Corps nurses who served with great distinction in England, France, Greece, Egypt and Russia during World War I. The very fact that all this material exists is a tribute to the diligence with which Jonathan Johnson has pursued both material and information over 30 years of intense research.

Jon Johnson first collected s ... Read more...

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Newfoundland’s Last Definitives: The Waterlow Printings

C.A. Stillions
Released May 2019. Exhibit series # 104. 114 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 38.00 [ISBN 978-1-927119-98-3].

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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Brant County Postmarks and Cancels to 1930

Robert G. Anderson
Released December 2018. Exhibit series # 103. 136 pages, 8.5x11, spiral bound.
Colour C$ 40.00 [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$ 39.00 [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$ 35.00 [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$ 16.00 [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...

Ordering Books

BNAPS would like to thank Sparks Auctions and Ian Kimmerly Stamps for their strong support of the BNAPS publications program since 2004. The great assistance of Brian Wolfenden over that time is especially appreciated.

BNAPS is pleased to announce that Bill Longley is the new sales agent and distributor of BNAPS books as of 1 October 2019.


BNAPS books are available from:

Bill Longley
c/o Longley Auctions
PO Box 620
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0

The price quoted for each book is the retail price in Canadian dollars.

Shipping is extra. Credit card orders (Visa, MasterCard) will be billed for the exact amount of shipping plus C$2 per order. For payment by cheque or money order, please first contact Bill Longley. Applicable taxes will be charged for orders delivered in Canada.

Please note: prices shown are current as of the posting of the book descriptions. While every effort will be made to keep prices on this website up to date, the price quoted on the Bill Longley website will apply to all orders.

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