16 Jun 2018
The distributor of BNAPS books, Sparks Auctions, is moving on Monday, 18 June. The new address is:
1770 Woodward Drive, Suite 101
OTTAWA, ON K2P 0C8
The telephone number, FAX number, and email address are unchanged:
10 Jun 2018
The report for the 16 May 2018 meeting of the Atlantic Regional Group is now posted to the Regional web pages.
9 Jun 2018
The November 1976 newsletter of the RPO Study Group (Vol. 4, No. 3) is now available on the website.
Thanks to the Cataloguing Librarian, Harry Sutherland Library, Vincent G. Greene Philatelic Research Foundation, and Ross Gray, current editor of the newsletter, for providing this issue.
6 Jun 2018
The BNAPEX 2018 exhibits are listed on the Exhibits page.
4 Jun 2018
A preliminary schedule of BNAPEX 2018 meetings & seminars has been posted. Besides the meetings of the BNAPS study groups, there are several organized by other philatelic organizations that will be of interest to Convention attendees.
Check the Seminars page periodically for updates.
30 May 2018
The exhibit awards won by BNAPS members for BNA exhibits between January and March have been posted. Thanks to Adri Veenstra for compiling the listing.
18 May 2018
Relatively few Newfoundland stamps have plate imprints in the pane margin and some of those were undocumented. John M. Walsh's "Newfoundland Plate Numbers 1897-1947" shows all the stamps with plate numbers including some first discovered by the exhibitor.
This exhibit has been in the ORE for some time, but the presentation has just been extensively reformatted.
16 May 2018
During the countdown to the BNAPEX 2018 Québec convention, the synopsis and/or title page of selected exhibits will be posted on the Exhibits page. The first two are now available.
12 May 2018
11 May 2018
The Dead Letter Office processed mail matter that could not be forwarded to its final destination. This included domestic mail, mail from foreign countries, and mail to foreign countries that was returned because of insufficient forwarding information.
Gary W. Steele's five-frame exhibit, "Ottawa Dead Letter Office Handstamps 1872 to 1950", shows the evolution of the handstamps - small and large circular, oval, and rectangular - used by the Ottawa Dead Letter Office from 1872 to 1950.
The exhibit was most recently shown at BNAPEX 2016, Fredericton, NB, where it won Gold and the Ed and Mickey Richardson Award.
10 May 2018
145 of the 160 exhibit frames have now been taken. Only 15 are still available. To ensure your exhibit is accepted, send your Exhibit Entry Form soon.
9 May 2018
The May 2018 issue of the Pence-Cents Era Study Group newsletter (Vol. VII, No. 2) is available.
It features an article by Vic Willson on the Berri duplex cancels, including a comprehensive census of earliest and latest recorded dates, an explanation of stitch watermarks by Jim Jung, and an exposé on turned covers of the Decimal period by Ronald E. Majors. What's a turned cover? The answer is just two clicks away.
9 May 2018
The meeting report for the Prairie Beavers Meeting on 7 April can be viewed. 14 people attended the meeting
2 May 2018
The Initial Acceptance Period for submission of BNAPEX 2018 Quebec exhibits ended on 14 April. Of the 160 frames for the exhibition, only 60 were still available as of mid April.
To ensure your exhibit is accepted, send your Exhibit Entry Form soon. Note that Entry Forms MUST be received by 30 June.
2 May 2018
The Timothy Eaton Company was in operation for 138 years, from 1861 to 1999. During its heyday, it had department stores in over 100 cities and a highly developed mail order business.
In his monograph, Timothy Eaton Company: Philatelic Notes, Clayton Rubec explores the philatelic aspects of Eaton's operations. He examines the company's use of postage stamps, perfins, precancels, postal stationery, postage meter machines, Christmas letters and envelopes, catalogue mailing permits, bulk mail, and revenue stamps.
2 May 2018
The circuit book pages have been updated with new pages.
2 May 2018
A report for the meeting of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group from 24 March 2018 has been posted to the GHRG regional pages.
25 Apr 2018
Joel Weiner's seven-frame exhibit, "The Centennial Booklets of Canada 1967 - 1973", can be viewed in the Online Resources and Exhibits area. It was shown at BNAPEX 2017 Calgary where it won a Gold, the John D. Arn White Queen Award, and the APS Medal of Excellence (1940-1980).
The exhibit presents a detailed study of the printing, paper, gum, perforation, and tagging varieties and plate flaws on the Centennial booklets. It includes all the key items and many previously unrecorded varieties.
23 Mar 2018
New editor David Marasco has just published the March 2018 issue of the Precancel Study Group newsletter, No. 8. The entire issue features precancel stamp usage on cover.
21 Mar 2018
The April 2018 issue of Beaver Chatter, the newsletter of the Prairie Beaver Regional Group, is available.
It has the full schedule for the Group's next meeting on Saturday, 7 April, and features write-ups on several noteworthy covers covering the Pence to Admiral periods.
19 Mar 2018
Kevin O'Reilly's four-frame exhibit, "Sovereignty, Substances, Small Centres and Subs: Closed Post Offices of the Northwest Territories", has been posted to the Online Resources and Exhibits area.
The exhibit shows all the closed post offices in the Northwest Territories operated by Canada, the U.S., and Great Britain. It includes many scarce to unique postal markings.
19 Mar 2018
Adri Veenstra has compiled the list of awards won by BNAPS members for BNA exhibits between October and December 2017. Included with the list are summary comments covering the year just past.
26 Feb 2018
BNAPS published three books in its Exhibits series in February:
► Booklets and Coils of Canada The Canadian Postal System Enters the Machine Age by Gordon W. Turnbull (Exhibit series # 97)
Studies the production of booklets and coils, which provided stamps to customers in a convenient format, from 1900 to 1935.
► Steamship Mail in the Early Decimal Period of Newfoundland 1865-1910 by David Piercey (Exhibit series # 98)
A major study of the coastal communications of Newfoundland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
► Saskatchewan Territorial Mail: 1846 to 1905 by Harold Kellett (Exhibit series # 99)
The development of postal services in the region that emerged from the Northwest Territories as the Territory and subsequently the Province of Saskatchewan.
20 Feb 2018
Kathy Hartley, librarian of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation, provided a copy of Illustrated Mail Vol. 2, No. 1, Feb. 2014, which had been missing from the BNAPS website. She also pointed out that Vol. 1, No.2, had been misnumbered Vol. 2, No.1.
18 Feb 2018
Issue No. 51, Jan.-Feb. 1998, of The Slogan Box, the newsletter of the Slogan Study Group, was missing from the website. Thanks to Kathy Hartley, librarian of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation, it is now available.
12 Feb 2018
The Dixie Beavers held a Regional meeting on 27 January 2018 in Atlanta GA.
12 Feb 2018
A report of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group meeting of 27 January 2018 has been posted to the Regional Group pages for the Group.
12 Feb 2018
Updates to the Circuit pages have been made. New pages under Edwards, Small Queens and more)
10 Feb 2018
The BNAPEX 2018 Ville de Québec - Quebec City Exhibit Entry Form is now available online.
You can pay for the exhibit frame fees online.
29 Jan 2018
The BNAPEX 1976 San Francisco program was missing from the BNAPEX website. Thanks to Stuart Keeley, Chairman of BNAPEX 2015 Niagara Falls, for providing a copy.
23 Jan 2018
Updates to the Circuit pages have been made. New pages under Queen Elizabeth.
13 Jan 2018
Multiple sections of the online Perfin Handbook have been updated. The new entries can be identified by the date: 2018 01 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 : 2018 01 01.
12 Jan 2018
New newsletters from ten Study Groups have been posted. The year of publication, Study Group, and number of issues are listed below:
► 2012 British Columbia Postal History - 4 issues
► 2015 King George VI - 1 issue
► 2012 Large and Small Queens - 4 issues
► 2012 Military Mail - 5 issues
► 2012 Newfoundland - 4 issues
► 2012 Perfin - 3 issues
► 2012 Postal Stationery - 4 issues
► 2016 Re-entries and Constant Plate Varieties - 5 issues
► 2012 Revenue - 4 issues
► 2013 RPO - 6 issues (posted two weeks ago)
In addition, Stephen Friedenthal provided more complete copies of two newsletters of the Slogan Cancel Study Group, issue Nos 8 and 38.
12 Jan 2018
The Pence-Cents Era Study Group has published its first newsletter of 2017, Vol. VII, No. 1.
The newsletter features two articles on the postal history of the era. The first deals with postal usage during the Cents period, and the other discusses trans-Atlantic mail.
12 Jan 2018
The Officers' reports for 2017, tabled at the Board of Directors meeting at BNAPEX 2017 in Calgary, AB, have been posted on the website. The approved minutes of the BOD meeting and AGM at BNAPEX 2016 in Fredericton, NB, have also been posted.
Access to these reports and minutes is restricted to BNAPS members. You must log in to view them.
4 Jan 2018
A report of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group meeting of 25 November 2017 has been posted to the Regional Group pages for the Group.
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