What's New in BNAPS


23 Mar 2019

The BNAPEX 2019 exhibit frame fee can now be paid online via PayPal. See the Exhibits page for details.

You must still submit the filled-in Exhibit Entry Form and five copies each of the Exhibit Title/Plan page and Synopsis to the Exhibits Committee by regular mail, not by email.

BNAPEX 2019 Exhibits page

23 Mar 2019

The March 2019 newsletter (Vol. 8, No. 1) of the Pence-Cents Era Study Group edited by Jim Jung features three articles:

► Use of Cents Issue stamps after 1868 (Part 1) by Ron Majors
► Unlisted varieties on the 5 cents Beaver by Jim Jung
► Error, freaks, and oddities by Jim Jung

Read the newsletter

22 Mar 2019

In the March 2019 newsletter (No. 79) of the Fancy Cancel & Miscellaneous Markings Study Group, David Lacelle describes the latest findings reported by Study Group members.

He also lists errata to the 3rd edition of Fancy Cancels on Canadian Stamps 1855 to 1950 published by BNAPS in August 2018, and reprints Appendix 10, Fantasy or Joke “cancels”, because of problems with the illustration in the book.

These updates to the book are appended to the newsletter. They are also available separately on the BNAPS Books update page.

Read the newsletter

21 Mar 2019

The Prairie Beaver Regional Group met in College, TX, on Saturday, 2 March. The 15 attendees heard presentations by Nick Escott on the Manitoba-Ontario boundary dispute of 1878-1889, John Furlong on the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and the aftermath, George Dresser on Ontario Fair covers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and Vic Willson on Jubilee postal history.

There was also a trade-sell session and a clothesline exhibit.

Read the meeting report for details.

5 Mar 2019

The Precancel Study Group has published a new newsletter, No. 9 dated March 2019.

It features a variety of interesting covers with precancelled stamps from the collection of the late Bruce Field. Field was a co-editor of the Canadian Precancel Catalogue.

Precancel Study Group newsletters

3 Mar 2019

Ken Lemke, BNAPS President, is pleased to announce that Richard H. Judge has been appointed to the BNAPS Board of Directors.

Richard fills a position on the Board that has been vacant since September 2018. He will complete the position's remaining term of office, which was 2016 - 2020.

List of BNAPS officers and officials

21 Feb 2019

The Prairie Beaver Regional Group has published the Feb. 2019 issue of its newsletter, Beaver Chatter.

Besides the agenda for the Regional Group's meeting on 2 March, the newsletter features a census by Vic Willson of covers with the 1893 20 and 50 cent Widow Weed stamps.

See Beaver Chatter on the Prairie Beaver Regional Group web page

3 Feb 2019

Dixie Beavers held a meeting in Atlanta on 26 January. Visit their Regional Group web page to see what happened.

Read the Dixie Beavers Report

3 Feb 2019

The report for the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group 26 January meeting is posted on the GHRG web page.

GHRG Meeting Reports

3 Feb 2019

The pages for BNAPEX 2019 Ottawa have been posted on the website.

The annual BNAPS convention takes place on the Labour Day weekend: Friday, 30 August, to Sunday, 1 September. It will feature 160 frames of BNA exhibits, a 25-dealer bourse, study group meetings and seminars, and tours in Ottawa and Gatineau.

BNAPEX 2019 Ottawa web pages

25 Jan 2019

Jeff Arndt is reviving the Mid-Atlantic Regional Group. The region consists of Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, and Maryland.

If you live in one of these states or even if you don't but would like to participate with the Group, Jeff would like to hear from you. His email address is arndt123@aol.com.

Jeff is also co-editor of BNA Topics.

Regional Groups

19 Jan 2019

The three most recent newsletters published by the Fancy Cancel & Miscellaneous Markings Study Group are now available:

► No. 76, published in Dec. 2017
► No. 77, published in Apr. 2018
► No. 78, published in Aug. 2018

Fancy Cancel & Miscellaneous Markings Study Group newsletters

15 Jan 2019

The latest Online Resources & Exhibits (ORE) contribution is the one-frame exhibit "The Chemistry of the War Time Admiral" by Richard Judge.

The exhibit studies the ink used for the 1911 Admiral 2¢ carmine stamp using reflectance, X-ray fluorescence, and Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy. The 2¢ carmine stamp is well known for its aniline ink and shade varieties. The exhibit uses spectroscopy to analyze these varieties.

The exhibit won Vermeil and the Ed and Mickey Richardson Award at BNAPEX 2018, Quebec City, QC.

New ORE postings

9 Jan 2019

A memorial for Richard M. Morris, who passed away on 14 December, has been posted.

Richard is noted for his research on the 1911-1928 Admiral Issue and the colour and shades found on early Canada and U.S. stamps. His philatelic accomplishments include articles and books describing the results of his research and a Gold medal exhibit of the Admiral Issue. He was on the BNAPS Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006.

Richard M. Morris memorial

8 Jan 2019

To ring in the New Year, BNAPS has published four new books, two of them in its Exhibit Series.

Brant County Postmarks and Cancels to 1930 - Robert G. Anderson (Exhibit Series No. 103)
Uses postmarks and covers to illustrate the postal history of the many towns and villages that grew up, and occasionally disappeared, in Brant County, ON.

Three Brands of First Day Covers from Regina - Gary Dickinson
Unravels the mystery behind three brands of FDCs: Litho-Art, Philatelic Supply Company and Phila Coin.

Japanese Canadians in World War II - Censored Mail from the Uprooting in British Columbia - Louis Fiset
Canadian postal history used in a unique way to illustrate the sad story of the internment of Canadians of Japanese origin during World War II.

Newfoundland’s Last Definitives: The Perkins Bacon and Sprague Printings - C. A. Stillions (Exhibit Series No. 102)
Explores the printings of Newfoundland’s “Industries” Definitive issue, released on 2 January 1932, by Perkins Bacon and W. W. Sprague.

BNAPS books

7 Jan 2019

PNWRG Fall Newsletter contains a full report of the fall meeting in Victoria held in conjunction with VICPEX.

Visit the PNWRG Regional Page

3 Jan 2019

Newsletters from 12 Study Groups have been posted. The year of publication, Study Group, and number of issues are listed below:

► 2013 British Columbia Postal History - 4 issues
► 2016 King George VI - 4 issue
► 2013 Large and Small Queens - 3 issues
► 2013 Military Mail - 5 issues
► 2013 Newfoundland - 4 issues
► 2013 Perfin - 3 issues
► 2013 Postal Stationery - 3 issues
► 2017 Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties - 4 issues (a special issue that appeared in 2018 was posted as soon as it was published)
► 2013 Revenue - 4 issues
► 2014 RPO - 6 issues

These study groups have requested a delay of 1 to 5 years between publication of their newsletters and posting on the website. Several study groups (such as the Dead Letter Office, Pence-Cents Era, and Precancel Study Groups) have no delay period. Their newsletters were posted upon publication in 2018.

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

► 2018 First Day Covers - 4 issues plus the final issue of 2017 (also available on the Study Group's website)
► 2015 to 2018 Squared Circle Cancels - 12 issues in all

Great reading! Thanks to the editors and contributors for making these newsletters available.

View the newsletters

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