BNAPS Study Groups

A popular activity within BNAPS are the many study groups (listed below) that afford members the opportunity to communicate with other members sharing similar interests. Most groups publish their own newsletter in which group members can exchange opinions, ask questions, and report findings. The information published in study group newsletters can lead to the production of specialized handbooks by the BNAPS Publications Committee.

Many study groups meet at BNAPEX, the Annual Convention of the Society. Each group has its own elected officers and minimal dues, which help to cover printing and distribution of the newsletters.

Membership in BNAPS entitles you to apply for membership in as many study groups as you wish, with the first year's dues for one group provided free of charge by the Society.

NOTE: back issues of some study group newsletters are available at this location.

Vice President Study Groups
  • William W. Radcliffe III email
Study Group Reporter
Upcoming Study Group Events

6 May 2017
Details updated: 24 Apr 2017


Meeting on Saturday, 6 May from 11:00 to 12:00. Where: ORAPEX stamp show, RA Centre, Ottawa, ON. Group discussion: Santa letters and Canada Post Executive Staff Christmas Greeting Cards

ORAPEX website

7 May 2017
Details updated: 24 Apr 2017

Squared Circle Cancels

Meeting on Sunday, 7 May from 13:00 to 14:00. Where: ORAPEX stamp show, RA Centre, Ottawa, ON. Host: Bruce Kalbfleisch

ORAPEX website

Active Study Groups


  • Chairman (Contact): Andrew Chung email
  • Editor: Leopold Beaudet email

Cumulative table of contents of The Admiral's Log

Newsletter: The Admiral's Log Frequency: irregular

British Columbia Postal History

Newsletter: British Columbia Research

Canada Post Ephemeral and Collateral Material

  • Chairman: Peter R. MacDonald email

This Study Group exists to encourage discussion of an often-overlooked aspect of philately - the ephemeral materials that support the stamp issues and postal history of BNA and Canada. From postal bags to order forms, from new issue announcements to Christmas cards from Canada Post executives - we're looking for it or discussing its importance.


  • Chairman: Peter R. MacDonald email

Dead Letter Office

  • Chairman: Dr. Brian C. Plain email
  • Editor: Gary W. Steele email

Newsletter: The Canadian Dead Letter Office

All newsletters are available online

Elizabethan II

  • Chairman: Robert J. Elias email
  • Editor: D. Robin Harris email


Newsletter: Corgi Times Frequency: bi-monthly

Fakes and Forgeries

Fancy Cancel and Miscellaneous Markings

  • Chairman: David M. Lacelle email

Newsletter: Fancy Cancel & Miscellaneous Markings Newsletter

First Day Covers

  • Chairman: Robert D. Vogel email
  • Treasurer and Editor: Gary Dickinson email


Newsletter: First Impressions

George VI

  • Chairman: Gary W. Steele email
  • Editor: Ken Lemke email


Newsletter: King George VI Post & Mail

Illustrated Mail

  • Chairman: Ken Lemke email
  • Editor: Victor Willson email

Newsletter: Illustrated Mail

Large and Small Queens

  • Chairman: William W. Radcliffe III email
  • Editor: Glenn Archer email

Newsletter: Confederation

Map Stamp

  • Orville F. Osborne email


Newsletter: The 1898 Christmas Map Stamp Newsletter

Military Mail

  • Interim Chairman: Mike Street email
  • Newsletter Editor and Secretary/Treasurer: Dean W. Mario email

About the Study Group

Newsletter: Canadian Military Mail Study Group Newsletter

Following the sad loss of Henk Burgers on 25 May 2015, Mike Street is acting as Interim Chairman until the Study Group can nominate a new Chair.


  • Chairman: Norris R. (Bob) Dyer email

What Newfoundland collecting is about!!

Newsletter: The Newfie Newsletter


  • Chairman: Ronald E. Majors email
  • Co-editor: James Jung email
  • Co-editor: Richard P. Thompson email

Newsletter: Pence-Cents Study Group Newsletter


  • Secretary Treasurer: Barry C. Senior email
  • Editor: Jim Graham email

Newsletter: The BNA Perforator

Postal Stationery

  • Chairman: Earle L. Covert email
  • Secretary/Treasurer (Contact): Michael Sagar email
  • Editor: Robert Lemire email

Newsletter: Postal Stationery Notes


  • Chairman: Andy Ellwood email
  • Secretary: Gary W. Steele email
  • Editor: Larry Goldberg email

Newsletter: Precancels Canada

Railway Post Offices

  • Chairman: Peter J. McCarthy email
  • Secretary / Treasurer: Christopher J. Anstead email
  • Newsletter Editor: Ross D. Gray email


Newsletter: The Newsletter of the Canadian R.P.O. Study Group

Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties

  • Chairman: William W. Radcliffe III email
  • Editor: Michael D. Smith email

Newsletter: Dots and Scratches


  • Chairman: Frederick P. Angst email

Newsletter: Canadian Revenue Newsletter

Squared Circle Cancels

  • Chairman: Joseph M. Smith email
  • Editor: Gary D. Arnold email

Newsletter: The Roundup

World War II

  • Chairman: William Pekonen email

Newsletter: War Times

Dormant Study Groups

Some study groups are currently dormant. They were active for a period of time, and published newsletters that are available online (see links below). If you have an interest in an area covered by one of these study groups and would like to help reactivate it, please contact the Vice President Study Groups, William W. Radcliffe III (email).

Air Mail

Newsletter: The Pilot's Log

Duplex Cancellations

Newsletter: Duplex Cancellations of B.N.A.

Flag Cancels

Newsletter: The Flagpole

Inland Waterways

Newsletter: Nautical Times


Newsletter: The Klussendorfer

Philatelic Literature

Newsletter: Philiography Canada

Post Card

Newsletter: Post Card Matters


Newsletter: The Registry

Roller Cancels

Newsletter: Roller Cancellations of B.N.A.

Semi-Official Airmail

Newsletter: Newsletter of the Semi-Official Airmail SG


Newsletter: The Slogan Box


Newsletter: The Pacific Mail

Transatlantic Mail

Newsletter: Transatlantic Mail

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