BNAPS Regional Groups

Throughout the United States and Canada, BNAPS members have formed regional groups (listed below) that meet one or more times a year. Meetings are much like mini-conventions, some lasting the weekend, during which strong philatelic friendships flourish, and both knowledge and material are exchanged.

If you love BNA stamps and covers and enjoy meeting others who share your enthusiasm, you are likely to find the benefits of a BNAPS regional group worth the Society dues alone.

Vice President Regional Groups
Upcoming Regional Group Events

30 Mar 2019
Details updated: 19 Mar 2019

Golden Horseshoe

Regional Group Meeting

Presentation by: Derek Smith
Topic: Large Queens

Rousseau House Restaurant starting at 10AM, Lunch at Noon, formal meeting at 1PM.

GHRG Regional Group webpage

7 Apr 2019
Details updated: 28 Feb 2019

Lower Canada / Bas Canada

The next BNAPS Lower Canada Regional Group meeting will be held in Montreal, Sunday April 7, from 9AM to 3PM. It is the Sunday after the Lakeshore Stamp Show in Dorval. We will have a caterer for deli sandwich, crudites & salad, beverages and desserts.

We will have two guest speakers (both are members of the group). Laurent Belisle, from Montreal, will talk about carrier handstamps and the history of the delivery of mail in Montreal, and Dave Bartlet, from Calgary, will talk about vending postage.

0900 – arrival.
0930 – social activities, mini-bourse, trading, buying and selling. Informal discussion. Show and tell.
1030 – guest speaker, Dave Bartlet.
1130 – social activities, Show and tell on your best purchase at the Lakeshore show and why.
1200 – break and lunch.
1300 – guest speaker, Laurent Belisle.
1400 – admin points, talks about the group.
1430 – social activities, mini-bourse, trading, buying and selling. Informal discussion. Show and tell.
1500 – Departure.

Location: 6030 Cavendish Blvd, Cote Saint-Luc, H4W 3K1 (is a Condo facility)

25 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019
Details updated: 28 Feb 2019

Pacific Northwest

Next PNWRG meeting scheduled for 25-26 September, 2019 in conjunction with VANPEX National Show in Burnaby, BC. Schedule to come.

Regional Groups

Atlantic Provinces

NS, NB, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador

Events and meeting reports


Calgary and surroundings

Group information | Calgary covers | Review of new Calgary RG book

Dixie Beavers

Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Events and meeting reports


Edmonton and surroundings

Meeting dates


State of Florida

This Regional Group is currently dormant.

Formation information

Golden Horseshoe

Southern Ontario, western New York, eastern Michigan and northern Ohio


Golden West

California, Arizona, Nevada

Events and meeting reports

Lower Canada / Bas Canada

  • Chairman: Hugo Deshaye email

Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario

Manitoba, northern Ontario, Minnesota, North and South Dakota
  • Chairman: Don Fraser email
  • Secretary: Gordon Turnbull email

Group History | Meetings


Virginia, West Virginia, DC, Delaware, Maryland

Report of August 2010 meeting of this group


Indiana, western Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska


Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts


Pacific Northwest

British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Yukon
  • Chairman: Mark Oakley email
  • Treasurer: William A. Verbruggen email

Events, reports, newsletters

Prairie Beaver

Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
  • Chairman: George B. Dresser email

Events, reports, newsletters

St. Lawrence Seaway

Eastern Ontario, western Quebec
  • Chairman: Christopher J. Anstead email


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