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 airfare 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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