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December 2018

Book: Canada ● Perfins

Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials, 5th edition, with 01 December 2018 updates - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
Multiple sections of the Perfin Handbook have been updated. The updated sections are dated 2018 12 01.
Timbres canadiens avec initiales perforées, 5e édition, mise à jour le 1 décembre 2018 - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
Il y a une mise à jour de plusieurs sections du Manuel des perfins. Ces sections sont identifiées par la date : 2018 12 01.

November 2018

Article: Canada ● Postal History

1859 Cents Issue Used on Cover after April 1, 1868 (html) - Wayne Smith
Census of covers with 1859 Cents Issue stamps mailed after April 1, 1868, when the Large Queens were issued. The census is broken down by domestic mail and registered domestic mail and by foreign destination (U.S., Great Britain, and other destinations). Up to November 2018, 160 covers were recorded.

Article: Philately

Library and Archives Canada Private Philatelic Fonds/Collections and Accruals (html)
Lists recent fonds/collections and accruals available for consultation at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). The list was provided by James Bone, Archivist, LAC. Also describes how to conduct online searches of the private fonds at LAC, and how to request material for on-site consultation.

Article: Philately

Philately at LAC / La philatélie à BAC (2.5 MB pdf) - James Bone, Archivist, Archives Branch, Library and Archives Canada
Describes the philatelic and postal history collections at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), the access and research tools LAC offers to the philatelic community, and how to cite LAC items in documents and articles. Provides links to Canadian Postal Archives research material such as the database of post offices and postmasters. This presentation was given at BNAPEX 2018 Québec.

Article: Canada ● Revenue

Canada’s Provisional War Tax Revenue Stamps (revised Nov. 2018) (html) - Christopher D. Ryan
Describes the events behind the issue of the Admiral 5¢, 20¢, and 50¢ stamps overprinted War Tax and Inland Revenue War Tax. Includes the 5¢ reprint from plates 9 and 10. Notes that the stamps were ordered and issued by the Inland Revenue Dept., not the Post Office.

Article: Canada ● Postal History

Census of Large Queen Covers by Rates (as of end 2017) (0.5 MB pdf) - Wayne Smith
Census of over 7,000 1868 Large Queen covers, sorted by postal rate and destination. The census begins with domestic mail (4,600 plus covers), and then lists foreign mail to Newfoundland (just over 40 covers), United States (1,400 covers), Great Britain (almost 1,000 covers), and other foreign destinations broken down by country (over 200 covers).

Article: Canada ● Postal History

Early Use of Two-ring Numeral Cancels on the Large Queen Issue (html) - Wayne Smith
Listing of the earliest recorded use of each of the 60 two-ring numeral cancels. The first strikes appeared in March 1869 during the Large Queen period.

External website: Canada ● Stamps

Canada's Picture PostageTM (html) - Darlene Burt
Website devoted to Canada's Picture PostageTM stamps. Has many illustrations going back to when the stamps were first issued. Includes Greetings stamps dating back to 1994 and the 2003 Alaska Cruise stamps. Also includes Canada Post Commemorative Envelopes and Picture PostageTM first day covers.

October 2018

Article: Canada ● 1851 Pence Issue

Canada’s ½d Plate Varieties (12.4 MB pdf) - Michael D. Smith
Re-entries and plate flaws with clear illustrations taken from the plate proof. References the plate of 120 for the imperforate stamp and the cut-down plate of 100 for the perforated stamp. Presented at the Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group meeting at BNAPEX 2018 Quebec.

Article: Canada ● 1851 Pence Issue

Three Pence Beaver Selected Re-entries and Plate Varieties (2.9 MB pdf) - Michael D. Smith
Description, including plate position, of selected re-entries and plate flaws with detailed illustrations to aid identification. Presented at the Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group meeting at BNAPEX 2015 Niagara Falls.

Article: Canada ● 1859 First Cents Issue

Whitworth’s Plate Flaws on the One Cent Decimal Issue (5.2 MB pdf) - Michael D. Smith
Close-up illustrations from an early plate proof and issued stamps with detailed annotation of plate flaws reported by Geoffrey Whitworth in the 1960s.

September 2018

Book: Canada ● Perfins

Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials, 5th edition, with 12 September 2018 updates - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
Multiple sections of the Perfin Handbook have been updated. The updated sections are dated 2018 09 01.
Timbres canadiens avec initiales perforées, 5e édition, mise à jour le 12 septembre 2018 - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
Il y a une mise à jour de plusieurs sections du Manuel des perfins. Ces sections sont identifiées par la date : 2018 09 01.

June 2018

Exhibit: Canada ● Postal history

Dead Letter Office Wax Seals & Boxed Registration Handstamps (html) - Gary W. Steele
Studies the Dead Letter Office (DLO) Wax Seals and Boxed Registration handstamps used only on registered Canadian DLO return envelopes. The exhibit includes several previously unknown, unreported, earliest and latest reported dates.

Exhibit: Canada ● Postal history

The Victoria Post Office and Undeliverable Mail 1874 - 1925 (html) - Brian C. Plain
Shows the handling of undelivered mail by the Victoria post office from 1874 to the discontinuance of the service in the mid-1920s. A variety of posted items, date stamps and regulatory markings illustrate the activity of this office.

May 2018

Exhibit: Newfoundland ● Stamps

Newfoundland Plate Numbers - 1897-1947 (html) - John M. Walsh
Relatively few Newfoundland stamps have plate imprints in the pane margin and some of those were undocumented. This exhibit shows all the stamps with plate numbers including some first discovered by the exhibitor. This exhibit has been in the ORE for some time, but the presentation has just been extensively reformatted.

Exhibit: Canada ● Postal history

Ottawa Dead Letter Office Handstamps 1872 to 1950 (html) - Gary W. Steele
The Dead Letter Office processed mail matter that could not be forwarded to its final destination. This included domestic mail, mail from foreign countries, and mail to foreign countries that was returned because of insufficient forwarding information. This exhibit shows the evolution of the handstamps - small and large circular, oval, and rectangular - used by the Ottawa Dead Letter Office from 1872 to 1950.

Book: Canada ● Postal history

Timothy Eaton Company: Philatelic Notes (13.4 MB - pdf) - Clayton Rubec
The Timothy Eaton Company was in operation for 138 years, from 1861 to 1999. During its heyday, it had department stores in over 100 cities and a highly developed mail order business. This monograph explores the company's use of postage stamps, perfins, precancels, postal stationery, postage meter machines, mailing permits, bulk mail, and revenue stamps.

April 2018

Exhibit: Canada ● Stamps

The Centennial Booklets of Canada 1967 - 1973 (html) - Joel Weiner
Detailed study of the printing, paper, and tagging varieties and plate flaws on the Centennial booklets. Includes all the key items and many previously unrecorded varieties.

March 2018

Exhibit: Canada ● Postal history

Sovereignty, Substances, Small Centres and Subs: Closed Post Offices of the Northwest Territories (html) - Kevin O'Reilly
Shows all the closed post offices in the Northwest Territories operated by Canada, the U.S., and Great Britain.

January 2018

Book: Canada ● Perfins

Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials, 5th edition, with 1 January 2018 updates - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
Multiple sections of the Perfin Handbook have been updated. The updated sections are dated 2018 01 01.
Timbres canadiens avec initiales perforées, 5e édition, mise à jour dateé le 1 janvier 2018 - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
Il y a une mise à jour de plusieurs sections du Manuel des perfins. Ces sections sont identifiées par la date : 2018 01 01.

August 2017

Book: Canada ● Perfins

Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials, 5th edition, with 1 August 2017 updates - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
Multiple sections of the Perfin Handbook have been updated. The updated sections are dated 2017 08 01.
Timbres canadiens avec initiales perforées, 5e édition, mise à jour le 1 aout 2017 - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
Il y a une mise à jour de plusieurs sections du Manuel des perfins. Ces sections sont identifiées par la date : 2017 08 01.

Exhibit: Prince Edward Island ● Postal history

Internal Mails and Postage Rates of Pre-confederation Prince Edward Island (html) - Robert Lunn
Explores by-favour covers, including one of the earliest dating back to 1792, and the stampless, pence, and decimal periods.

External website: Newfoundland ● Stamps

Slides of the Robert H. Pratt Newfoundland collection - Robert H. Pratt
The 4,000 plus slides of the Pratt Newfoundland collection owned by the Collectors Club of Chicago and digitized by BNAPS were assembled by subject matter and stamp issue into approximately 30 pdf files by John M. Walsh and posted on his website. Besides Newfoundland, there are two files of Canadian material covering the early issues and revenue stamps.

March 2017

Exhibit: Canada ● Postal History ● Military Mail

Epic of Vimy - A Canadian Pilgrimage (13.6 MB pdf) - Don Hedger
Explores the voyage of some 6,000 Canadian veterans to participate in the unveiling of the Vimy Ridge monument in France on 26 July 1936.

January 2017

Exhibit: Canada ● Stamps

My Favourite Elizabethan Varieties (html) - Leopold Beaudet
Varieties from the Elizabethan era that are distinctive and/or reveal information about stamp production.

December 2016

Article: Canada ● Revenue

Canada’s Inland Revenue and Postal War Tax Stamps did not Finance its War Expenditures during the First World War (html) - Christopher D. Ryan
What purpose did the Admiral War Tax stamps actually serve?

October 2016

Article: Newfoundland

Perkins Bacon & Company Their Trade Samples and Other Mysteries (2.9 MB pdf) - Clarence A. Stillions, based on a slide program prepared by Robert H. Pratt. The original Pratt slides are owned by the Collectors Club of Chicago.
Explores the Pratt collection of trade samples produced by Perkins Bacon from 1902 to about 1930 with particular emphasis on those that reproduce Newfoundland stamp designs.

August 2016

Article: Canada ● Stamps ● Commemoratives

The 1917 3¢ Confederation Commemorative (1.8 MB pdf) - Leopold Beaudet
Based on a study of the 1917 3¢ Confederation stamp by Richard M. Morris. Presentation made at the Admiral Study Group meeting at BNAPEX 2008 Halifax.

Article: Philately ● Stamp production

The Goebel Press Era of Canadian Stamps - Ken Sargent with Leopold Beaudet
The BABN Goebel press - history, stamp production, and the people behind it.

Article: Canada ● Stamps ● First Day Covers

Errors, Freaks and Oddities on Canada Post Official First Day Covers (3.1 MB pdf) - Andrew Chung
OFDC EFOs: on the cachet, on the cancellation, and on the stamp or stamps. Presentation made to the BNAPS Golden Horseshoe Regional Group and to the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada.

Book: Canada ● Perfins

Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials, 5th edition, updated on 8 August 2016 - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
The 5th edition of the handbook, updated to 8 August 2016.
Timbres canadiens avec initiales perforées, 5e édition, mise à jour le 12 aout 2016 - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
La cinquième édition du manuel, mise à jour le 12 aout 2016.

August 2015

Article: Canada ● Revenue ● Parks Canada Permits

Canada's National Park Motor Vehicle Licences, 1923 to 2015, Version 3, Aug. 2015 (4.0 MB pdf) - Clayton Rubec
Version 3 has significant additions and revisions, the listings are extended to 2015, and more references have been added.

Book: Canada ● Perfins

Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials, 5th edition - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
A consolidated version of the handbook has been posted.
Timbres canadiens avec initiales perforées, 5e édition - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
Une version consolidée du manuel est maintenant disponible.

February 2015

Article: Newfoundland ● 1897 Royal Family & 1908 2¢ Map stamps

Newfoundland ABN Plate Proofs of the 1897 Royal Family and 1908 2¢ Map Stamps (html) - John M. Walsh, from the collection of Ed Wener
Update contains corrections and new information about the ABN printing proofs. Original article posted in August 2013.

Article: Canada ● Revenue

An Introduction to Canadian Revenue Stamps (html) - Christopher D. Ryan. Also available as a pdf file (5.7 MB).
Describes the many different types of Canadian Revenue stamps, both federal and provincial, and their usage.

November 2014

Book: Canada ● Perfins

Timbres canadiens avec initiales perforées, 5e édition - BNAPS Perfin Study Group
L'origine et l'utilisation des perfins et une liste de tous les perfins connus parmi les timbres canadiens.
French translation of Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials.

February 2014

Article: Canada ● Revenue ● Alberta Hunting Stamps

A New Listing of Alberta Hunting, Resource Development and WISE Foundation Revenue Stamps,and Stampless Licence, Authorization and Special Quota Licence Stamps and Cards 1964 to 1997, Version 2, Jan. 2014 (2.1 MB pdf) - Clayton Rubec and Dale Stover
Revised listing with new catalogue numbers corrects descriptive errors in previous listings, flags non-existent stamps, and adds newly discovered ones.

Article: Canada ● Revenue ● Parks Canada Permits

Ninety Years of Canada's National Parks Motor Vehicle Licences, 1923 to 2013, Version 2, Jan. 2014 (3.4 MB pdf) - Clayton Rubec
Superseded by Version 3 posted in August 2015.

December 2013

Exhibit: Canada ● Illustrated Mail ● Oil industry

Postal History of Imperial Oil Atlantic Perspective (html) - Brainard Fitzgerald
Formation and growth of Imperial Oil from 1880 to 1980, especially in Atlantic Canada, using advertising covers, postcards, and related material.

Article: Postal History ● Military

The 1936 'Vimy Ridge' Issue (html) - Mick Bister
The issue and usage of stamps and postal stationery from France to commemorate the unveiling of the Vimy Memorial.

October 2013

Article: Philately ● Exhibiting

Exhibit Synopsis Template (0.1 MB pdf)
Suggested synopsis outline for BNAPEX exhibits.

Article: Philately ● Exhibiting

BNAPS Judging Guidelines for Juries and Exhibitors (0.1 MB pdf)
Judging guidelines that apply specifically to BNAPEX exhibits.

Exhibit: Newfoundland ● 1932-1949 Definitives ● Blitz Stamps

The Blitz Stamps of Newfoundland (html) - Clarence Stillions
The first recorded printing of the Industrial Issue by Waterlow & Sons was in February 1942. Four stamps printed by Waterlow are known used prior to this printing.

Article: Canada ● 1911-1928 Admiral Issue

Guide to the Admiral Stamps of Canada (html) - Randall W. Van Someren
New page explains the terminology Marler used in his 1982 book, The Admiral Issue of Canada.

September 2013

Exhibit: Newfoundland ● Postal History ● Oval Duplex Cancels

The Oval Duplexes of Newfoundland and Their Look-alike (html) - Carl Munden
The 12 known (as of 2013) Newfoundland oval duplex cancels, issued between 1898 and 1901.

Article: Canada ● Revenue ● Alberta Hunting Stamps

A New Listing of Alberta Hunting, Resource Development and WISE Foundation Revenue Stamps,and Stampless Licence, Authorization and Special Quota Licence Stamps and Cards 1964 to 1997 - Clayton Rubec and Dale Stover
Superseded by Version 2 posted in February 2014.

Article: Canada ● Revenue ● Parks Canada Permits

Ninety Years of Canada's National Parks Motor Vehicle Licences, 1923 to 2013 - Clayton Rubec
Superseded by Version 3 posted in August 2015.

August 2013

Article: Newfoundland ● 1897 Royal Family & 1908 2¢ Map stamps

Newfoundland ABN Plate Proofs of the 1897 Royal Family and 1908 2¢ Map Stamps (html) - John M. Walsh, from the collection of Ed Wener
Slides of the ABN proofs acquired by Ed Wener, and the results of his studies.

June 2013

Exhibit: Canada ● Revenue ● Law stamps

Canadian Law Stamps (html) - Edward Zaluski
From 1765 to 1970: embossed "AMERICA", Lower and Upper Canada, and post-Confederation stamps and usage.

April 2013

Exhibit: Newfoundland ● 1932-1949 Definitives ● 1¢ Heap of Cod

The 1¢ Newfoundland "Heap of Cod" Stamp 1932-1949 (html) - Anthony Thompson
1932-1949 Resources issue, 1¢ value - dies, printers, plates, watermarks, perforation, usage.

February 2013

Exhibit: Newfoundland ● Revenue

Newfoundland Fiscal Stamps and Usages (html) - Terrance R. Harris
Inland Revenue, War/National Savings, Customs Duty, Beer Excise Duty, Transportation Tax, Money Order Tax, Tobacco Tax.

Exhibit: Philately ● Stamp dealers ● Newfoundland

Newfoundland Stamp Dealers (5 MB pdf) - Terrance R. Harris
Newfoundland's philatelic history through its stamp dealers.

January 2013

Fascinating Cover: Postal history ● Stampless ● Quebec

An Extraordinary Canadian Cover - Norris (Bob) Dyer and Leopold Beaudet
The controversial New Carlisle "Postmaster's Provisional Envelope".
(Revision of an article posted in 2003 by Norris (Bob) Dyer)

December 2012

External exhibit: Postal history ● Airmail service ● Toronto

Evolution of Air Mail - Toronto, Canada - From Biplane to Jet - Neil Hunter
Posted on the Canadian Aerophilatelic Society website.


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