What's New in BNAPS


20 Jan 2020

On 1 January, 17 BNAPS members became Emeritus members, having been with BNAPS for the past 40 years.

List of BNAPS Emeritus members

12 Jan 2020

The handbook, Squared Circle Postmarks of Canada, 6th edition, January 2020, is posted in the ORE area of the website.

The handbook was prepared by the BNAPS Squared Circle Study Group and edited by Rick Friesen. It builds upon the 5th edition published almost 20 years ago in 2001.

The handbook is organized according to hammer type and province. In over 680 pages, it provides an exhaustive treatment of each hammer: period of use, time marks, indicia information, stamp issues on which the hammer is found, rarity factors, and illustrations of hammer usage. Section 1 of the handbook provides an introduction to these fascinating postmarks.

New ORE postings

10 Jan 2020

The web pages for BNAPEX 2020 Halifax have been posted on the website.

The annual BNAPS convention takes place on the Labour Day weekend: Friday, 4 September, to Sunday, 6 September. It will feature up to 160 frames of BNA exhibits, a 25-dealer bourse, study group meetings and seminars, and tours in the Halifax area.

The convention committee is still working on the registration package, but the convention hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, is ready to accept your booking.

BNAPEX 2020 web pages

8 Jan 2020

The transition from Sparks Auctions to Bill Longley for the sale of BNAPS books is now complete. The Longley Auctions website has a list of the books available, and is ready to process orders.

You can browse for books on either the BNAPS website or the Longley Auctions website.

On the BNAPS website, use the "Search Books" feature to find books published on any subject or any era of interest. When you find a book you would like to purchase, click on the book's price. You will be redirected to the Longley Auctions website to complete the purchase.

Alternatively, you can browse through the online books catalogue at the Longley Auctions website:


All books are now priced at a single price for both BNAPS members and non-members. The price is close to the previous member price.

View the latest BNAPS books

7 Jan 2020

56 newsletters from 11 study groups have been posted. The year of publication, Study Group, and number of issues are listed below:

► 2017 King George VI - 2 issue
► 2014 Large and Small Queens - 4 issues
► 2014 Military Mail - 5 issues
► 2014 Newfoundland - 4 issues
► 2014 Perfin - 2 issues
► 2014 Postal Stationery - 2 issues
► 2014 Revenue - 3 issues
► 2015 RPO - 4 issues

These study groups have requested a delay of 2 to 5 years between publication of their newsletters and posting on the website.

Several study groups have no delay period. Their newsletters were posted upon publication in 2019. The study groups include:

► Dead Letter Office
► Fancy Cancel and Miscellaneous Markings
► Pence-Cents Era
► Precancel

The following two study groups also have no delay period. Their most recent newsletters are now posted on the website.

► 2019 First Day Covers - 3 issues (also available on the Study Group's website)
► 2019 Squared Circle Cancels - 3 issues

In 2014, the British Columbia Postal History Study Group began publishing its newsletter electronically and distributing it to its members free of charge (a printed version is also available to members for a subscription fee). The Study Group recently agreed to have all its issues posted on the BNAPS website, along with a newsletter index and newsletter supplements. Newly posted on the website are the 24 issues published between 2014 and 2019 plus the index plus four supplements!

The editor of the Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties Study Group newsletter, Michael D. Smith, stepped down last year, and made all the issues he edited available on the website. The eight issues he published in 2018 and 2019 were posted on 29 Oct. 2019. Do you have an interest in plate flaws? Would you like to edit a newsletter devoted to the subject? If so, contact Mike Smith for more information. His email address is dotsscratchesnwsltr@hotmail.com.

These newsletters are a fantastic resource and make for fascinating reading. Thanks to all the editors and contributors.

View the study group newsletters

5 Jan 2020

The 6th Edition of the Perfin Handbook has been revised. The revision includes many additions to the various perfins. Revised sections can be seen by the date 2020 01 01.

See the revised Perfin Handbook Edition 6

4 Jan 2020

Updates to the Circuit pages have been made. New pages under Queen Elizabeth, King George, Newfoundland, Precancels and more. Look for sheets marked Jan20 for new sheets or with Rpl Jan20 for revised sheets

Visit the circuit page

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