20 Aug 2017
Three notable BNA philatelists have passed away:
► John Beddows, well regarded dealer from North Bay, ON, on 21 July
► John Hillson, expert on the Small Queens issue, prolific author, and Fellow of the Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain, on 15 July
► Iain Stevenson, postal history and revenue collector and exhibitor, on 1 March
18 Aug 2017
The August 2017 newsletter of the Pence-Cents Era Study Group features articles about:
► Another repeating constant plate flaw, this time on the 7½d stamp
► Multiples of the Decimal Issue with their position identified using documented plate flaws
► A cover with a 10 cent stamp posted in the U.S. Did it reach its destination?
13 Aug 2017
Multiple sections of the online Perfin Handbook have been updated. The new entries can be identified by the date: 2017 08 01.
Il y a une mise à jour de plusieurs sections du Manuel des perfins qui est disponible en ligne. Ces sections sont identifiées par la date : 2017 08 01.
12 Aug 2017
Robert Lunn's one-frame exhibit, "Internal Mails and Postage Rates of Pre-confederation Prince Edward Island", has been posted in the Online Resources and Exhibits area.
The exhibit displays one of the earliest by-favour covers, dating back to 1792, and covers the stampless period and the pence and decimal periods.
12 Aug 2017
Robert H. Pratt recorded his Newfoundland collection on slides, over 4,000 of them, which he donated to the Collectors Club of Chicago. In a project led by Clarence A. Stillions, BNAPS digitized the slides. John H. Walsh assembled the slides by subject matter and stamp issue into approximately 30 pdf files and posted them on his website. Besides Newfoundland, there are two files of Canadian material covering the early issues and revenue stamps.
4 Aug 2017
With David Marasco stepping in as interim editor, the Precancel Study Group has published a new newsletter, No. 7, Sept. 2017.
Articles feature the use of precancels to mail medals for veterans of the WW I, the reproduction of a very early Post Office notice on the use of precancels, a catalogued precancel variety on cover, a question about the use of high denomination precancels, the identification of roller precancels, and an example of the 21 roller cancel on a pair of the 1/2 cent QV Maple Leaf.
3 Aug 2017
25 Jul 2017
The special hotel room rate of $159 expires on 30 July. Book your room on the BNAPEX 2017 Accommodation page to get this rate before it is gone - time is running out!
16 Jul 2017
The second edition of the year of the PNWRG newsletter has been posted to the website.
16 Jul 2017
Due to hotel scheduling issues, the Saturday evening auction has been moved to Friday evening, and the Palomino dinner has been moved from Friday to Saturday. Please adjust your plans accordingly. We regret any inconvenience this causes.
8 Jul 2017
The Squared Circle Study Group has agreed to make its newsletters available online.
110 newsletters have been posted on the website!
Update: on 9 July, Bruce Kalbfleisch provided an electronic copy of the Nov. 1996 issue (Vol. 18, No. 2) that had been missing from the website.
On 15 July, the remaining ten issues that were missing were posted on the website. Thanks to Bill Wegman for providing electronic copies of the issues. The website now has all 121 issues of the newsletter published to date.
6 Jul 2017
The exhibit awards won between April and June by BNAPS members for BNA exhibits have been posted. Thanks to Adri Veenstra for compiling the listing.
29 Jun 2017
BNAPS published three new books in June:
► The Arthur W. Leggett Exhibit Decimal Stamps of Canada
Probably the classic exhibit of Decimal issue stamps and covers, in book form for the first time.
► Benjamin Franklin and Postal Services in British North America - Gary Dickinson
First Day and event covers honouring a man who played a large part in developing the postal system in early British North America.
► Canadian Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in Europe during the Great War - J. Michael Powell
Detailed study of Canadians held in camps in Europe during World War I.
27 Jun 2017
Registration bonus of $10 Bourse discount, and $20 Hotel 3 Night Stay Bourse discount END on Friday 30 June. Get you Hotel and Registration in by then to get the discount.
Airfares are about as cheap as they will get. Some sample airfares to Calgary checked 27 June are (Cost includes Fare, and taxes) - Toronto $570, Hamilton $367, London, $509, Montreal $513, Halifax $723, Vancouver $346, Victoria $302, Dallas $439US. These are current Sale fares from WestJet flying 31 Aug and 4 Sept. Flying a day earlier or later can save you $30-$100 or more. Hamilton is a Bargain for southern Ontario ($367). If you book to fly Westjet on 4 Sept, contact BNAPEX Webmaster and a credit can be obtained for 10% off the base fare on that day. Booking code is M1WUTQE for 10% off base fare.
19 Jun 2017
13 members attended the Prairie Beaver Regional Group meeting of 27 May. There were three presentations, a clothesline exhibit, a philatelic literature sale, and several discussions about BNA philately. A meeting report has been posted.
4 Jun 2017
The meeting reports for the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group from 27 May have been posted.
4 Jun 2017
New circuit pages have been added to the Exchange Circuit.
23 May 2017
New circuit pages have been added to the Exchange Circuit.
22 May 2017
The awards won by BNAPS members for BNA exhibits for 2017 Q1 are posted.
19 May 2017
The May 2017 issue of Beaver Chatter contains the schedule of activities for the upcoming 27 May meeting of the Prairie Beaver Regional Group. It also includes commentary on ORAPEX 2017 Ottawa and other articles.
17 May 2017
The Exhibit Awards pages list the awards won by BNAPS members for BNA exhibits and BNA literature in National exhibitions in Canada and the United States and FIP-sponsored International exhibitions.
The exhibit award listings for all of 2015 and 2016 are now available. In addition, the listing for 2014 has been completed. Adri Veenstra compiled the listings.
17 May 2017
The meeting reports for the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group from 28 January and 25 March have been posted.
15 May 2017
The May 2017 newsletter of the Pence-Cents Era Study Group contains several fascinating articles:
► Ron Majors describes the practice of sending mourning covers in the Pence-Cents era, and illustrates several examples
► Jim Jung writes about some of the lesser known but nonetheless interesting plate flaws found on the 10¢ Consort
► Vic Willson reports on a recently discovered Pence-era soldier’s letter. Just five examples had previously been reported in Canada’s Pence Era, the book by Arfken, Leggett, Firby, and Steinhart.
8 May 2017
Norris (Bob) Dyer, OTB, passed away suddenly on 3 April 2017.
He was President of BNAPS from 2012-2014, compiled the ‘Exhibit Awards Won by BNAPS Members’ on the BNAPS website from 2001 to 2014, and was Coordinator of the BNAPS Youth Program from 2005 to 2013.
In December 2000, Bob became Chairman of the Newfoundland Study Group and Editor of the Newfie Newsletter, for which he received the John S. Siverts award in 2004, 2010 and 2012.
Bob was elected to the Order of the Beaver in 2008.
9 Apr 2017
BNAPS lists the awards won by its members for BNA exhibits and BNA literature to acknowledge their efforts and the success they have achieved in exhibiting BNA material. The listing covers National exhibitions in Canada and the United States and FIP-sponsored International exhibitions.
Bob Dyer compiled the listing from 2001 to 2014. Adri Veenstra volunteered to continue where Bob left off, and has compiled award winners for the first three months of 2015.
4 Apr 2017
BNAPS members will be saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Norris (Bob) Dyer, OTB, in Petaluma, CA, on Monday, 3 April 2017. For many years Chairman of the Newfoundland Study Group and Editor of its newsletter, Newfie News, Bob also coordinated the BNAPS Youth Program from 2005-2102 and was Vice-President and then President of the Society from 2010-2014. A memorial to Bob will be posted at a later date.
30 Mar 2017
The Officers' reports for 2016, tabled at the Board of Directors meeting at BNAPEX 2016 in Fredericton, NB, have been posted on the website. Access to these reports is restricted to BNAPS members so you must log in to view them.
21 Mar 2017
The exhibit by Don Hedger, "Epic of Vimy - A Canadian Pilgrimage", explores the participation of Canadian veterans in the unveiling of the Vimy Ridge monument in France.
Some 6,200 Canadian veterans of World War I and their families travelled to France aboard five ships for the unveiling of Walter Allward’s Vimy Memorial on 26 July 1936 by King Edward VIII. Don Hedger's uncle, W. E. Marley, a veteran of the Royal Canadian Engineers, designed and printed covers to commemorate the pilgrimage. The original maquette of the Vimy Ridge Memorial used in the cover design, many covers, and personal items belonging to W. E. Marley are shown in this exhibit.
6 Mar 2017
Two new newsletters are available from the Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group.
The Sept. 2015 issue (Whole No. 6) features articles on the 2¢ First Decimal Issue, the 1/2¢ Large Queen, and the 3¢ and 6¢ Small Queens.
The Jan. 2016 issue (Whole No. 7) discusses the 1/2d Pence Issue, the 6¢ Small Queen, and the 1¢ Diamond Jubilee.
19 Feb 2017
The Pence-Cents Era Study Group has just published its first newsletter of 2017, Vol. VI, No. 1.
It contains articles on a 5¢ Beaver major re-entry discovered on cover, an example of the half penny printed matter rate, an amazing misplaced entry discovery on the 7 1/2 d, a 3d Beaver plating discovery, and some great detective work to unravel the secret behind a Victorian cover.
15 Feb 2017
Updates to the Circuit pages have been made.
9 Feb 2017
The Precancel Study Group has just published its latest newsletter, no. 6, dated Winter 2017.
It contains articles on Fredericton precancel varieties on the 2¢ green Admiral stamp, an unbelievable Circular Bulk Payment form, a 2¢ QV Maple Leaf precancel with a constant plate flaw, and an example of the "Portcullis" re-entry on a 5¢ KE VII precancel.
9 Feb 2017
BNAPS publishes three new books in February on Quebec and Assiniboia postal history and International Machine cancels:
► Québec 1763-1867 One Century of Postal History and Postmarks Un Siècle d’Histoire Postale et de Marcophilie - Grégoire Teyssier (No. 93 in the BNAPS books Exhibit series)
The definitive study of the postmarks of Quebec City up to the time of Confederation, and the first BNAPS exhibit book with an English translation on the pages opposite the French originals.
► Emerging Saskatchewan: The Postal History of Territorial Assiniboia 1882-1905 - Donald W. Thompson and Norman E. Wagner
The limited printing 2004 original edition, digitally scanned and reprinted in 2017 to make the information available to a larger audience.
► International Rapid Cancelling Machines Volume 3 – Quebec, the Maritimes and Newfoundland - Cecil Coutts
The third of three volumes detailing the use of International Machines to cancel Canadian mail, with many contemporary examples.
8 Feb 2017
Issues 28 and 29 of the newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Regional Group (PNWRG), the West Coast Express, are now available. The latest issue has details of the next PNWRG meeting in Penticton from 29 September to 1 October.
The PNWRG web pages have been redesigned. Take a look!
6 Feb 2017
The Dixie Beavers saw 16 members and guests attend their January 28 meeting during the South East Regional Stamp Show in Atlanta Georgia. Visit the Dixie Regional pages to see details and photos.
15 Jan 2017
All the newsletters of the Canadian Revenue Study Group were available online except for No. 77 from the first series. It turns out that No. 77 was mis-numbered No. 76, and it was available online. The missing issue was the "real" No. 76. Thanks to Ralph E. Trimble who provided a PDF version of the missing No. 76, and cleared up the confusion about No. 77.
Also, issue No. 160 was not available online because of an error in the newsletter listing. The error has been corrected, and this issue is now available.
13 Jan 2017
11 Jan 2017
Arthur A. Klass, OTB, passed away on 23 December 2016. He served as the BNAPS Treasurer from 1991-1994, and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2000-2008. He was inducted into the Order of the Beaver in 2000.
7 Jan 2017
New newsletters from nine Study Groups have been posted. The year of publication, Study Group, and number of issues are listed below:
► 2011 British Columbia Postal History - 4 issues
► 2011 King George VI - 3 issues
► 2011 Large and Small Queens - 3 issues
► 2011 Military Mail - 4 issues
► 2011 Newfoundland - 4 issues
► 2011 Perfin - 3 issues
► 2011 Postal Stationery - 6 issues
► 2011 Revenue - 4 issues
► 2012 RPO - 6 issues
2 Jan 2017
"My Favourite Elizabethan Varieties", a four-frame exhibit by Leopold Beaudet, was posted in the Online Resources and Exhibits area. The varieties in the exhibit were selected because of their distinctiveness and/or their revealing insights about stamp production.
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