What's New in BNAPS

2012

16 Dec 2012

The BECONS Exchange Circuit Manager has updated the Circuit books.

See the Circuit Books.

16 Dec 2012

Notes on the 25 November meeting of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group have been posted.

GHRG Meeting Report.

The Calgary Regional Group meeting pages have been updated.

Calgary Regional Group.

10 Dec 2012

The 1 December revision of Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials - Fifth Edition released. The complete book up to 1 November is now available in a single PDF file.

See the Perfin Handbook

Revised list of stamps available for Youth activities. See Youth Activities Program page for details.

14 Nov 2012

It's time to pay membership dues for 2013.

8 Nov 2012

Update 7 of Brian Stalker's Travelling Post Office Postmarks of Newfoundland and Labrador has been posted.

See Book Updates.

The initial web pages for BNAPEX 2013 in Charlottetown, PEI, are posted.

See BNAPEX 2013.

1 Nov 2012

See BNAPS Officials for the updated list of BNAPS Directors and appointed officials.

1 Nov 2012

See the Perfin Handbook for the revised 1 November release of Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials - Fifth Edition.

1 Nov 2012

Notes on the 20 October meeting of the St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group have been posted.

See the St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group page.

28 Oct 2012

BNAPS has published a new book in its Exhibit series:

Canada Red Postage Due Issues - The Stamps and Their Usage by John D. Arn

See BNAPS Books for details.

16 Oct 2012

Notes on the 23 September meeting of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group have been posted.

See the GHRG Meeting Report.

14 Oct 2012

BNAPS has published two new books:

Colours, Shades and Perforations as Seen on Blocks of Canada's Small Queens Era, with Cancellation Commentary by JA (Jack) Forbes

Post D-Day Swiss Mail To/From Great Britain and the Americas by Malcolm B. Montgomery

See BNAPS Books for details.

11 Sep 2012

View the 2011-2012 Annual Reports from BNAPEX 2012 in Calgary, Sept 2012. Note: access is restricted to BNAPS members.

8 Sep 2012

Exhibitor awards from BNAPEX 2012 CALTAPEX are posted.

See BNAPS Exhibit Awards 2012.

8 Sep 2012

Several updates to Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials - Fifth Edition by Gary Tomasson and Jon Johnson have been posted.

See the Perfin Handbook.

31 Aug 2012

A new study group, the Pence-Cents Study Group, has been formed.

For more information, go to the Study Groups page.

31 Aug 2012

The BNAPEX 2012 Convention in Calgary is under way!
If you're in the Calgary area this Labour Day weekend, drop by at the Hyatt in downtown Calgary to join in the activities.

20 Aug 2012

BNAPS has published two new books:

Fines on Trans-Atlantic Mail between Canada and the United Kingdom 1859 - 1899 by Malcolm B. Montgomery

The Royal Visit of 1939 - Philatelic Highlights from the Royal Train Post Office by Larry R. Paige

See BNAPS Books for details.

17 Aug 2012

Exhibitor awards from May 2012 to June 2012 are posted.

See BNAPS Exhibit Awards 2012.

17 Aug 2012

A new release of Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials - Fifth Edition by Gary Tomasson and Jon Johnson has been posted.

See the Perfin Handbook.

5 Aug 2012

The BECONS Exchange Circuit Manager has updated the Circuit books.

See the Circuit Books.

23 Jul 2012

BNAPS regrets to advise members of the passing on 30 June 2012 of James E Kraemer, OTB.

Please see the Memorials page.

BNAPS regrets to advise members of the passing on 21 April 2012 of John D Arn, OTB.

Please see the Memorials page.

22 Jul 2012

BNAPS has published three new books:

Canadian First Day and other Philatelic Covers by Joseph C Rosenbaum by Gary Dickinson

A Postal History of Marks Stamp Company by Gary Dickinson

Victoria's Secret Slips - Plates 2 and 3 of the Canada Five Cent 1898 Numeral Issue by Peter Spencer

See BNAPS Books for details.

1 Jul 2012

Winners announced for BNAPS 2012 stamp essay contest
BNAPS has announced the winners of its 2012 Youth Activity Contest. Youth were asked to write a short essay about a meaningful philatelic symbol of their country with the stamp(s) affixed to the report. Prizes were awarded to four age groups: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. First place winners in each category received $25. They were:

  • Nina Goyette, age 8, Greendale, WI - Abigail Adams
  • Olivia Keenan, age 10, Wauwatosa, WI - Boston Tea Party
  • Prarthita Jain, age 14, Balod Chattisgarh - Rabindranath Tagore
  • Archita Nigam, age15, Balod Chattisgarh - Hawa Mahal

Other winners were:

  • Chitturi Vamsi, Hyderabad, India
  • Chinmay Anil Nawlakhe, Bhandara, India
  • Claire Natiez, Taylors, SC
  • Thomas Devine, Janesville, WI
  • David Devine, Janesville, WI
  • Sara Yahr, West Bend, WI
  • Shikhar Deep, Shamshi, India

The contest reflects BNAPS' ongoing commitment to encourage young collectors. Entrants also received a packet of stamps.

16 May 2012

Exhibitor awards from January 2012 to May 6 2012 are posted.

See BNAPS Exhibit Awards 2012.

8 May 2012

BNAPS Youth activty contest deadline extended until 31 May
BNAPS has announced a new philatelic contest for youth ages 6 - 18. Stamps as well as cash prizes will be awarded. Teachers, scout and stamp club leaders, as well as any adult who works with youth and the stamp collecting hobby are invited to share the contest information.

See the announcement of 12 January below for contest details.

8 May 2012

Notes on the 25 March meeting of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group have been posted.

GHRG Meeting Report.

8 May 2012

23 Apr 2012

Tony Thompson Wins 2011 Pratt Award
The Collectors Club of Chicago (CCC) has announced that Anthony B. (Tony) Thompson has won the 2011 Pratt Award for his articles, "Newfoundland's Industrial issues and the 'Coat of Arms' watermark layout" and "Naming the Newfoundland watermark varieties", in BNA Topics, January-March and April-June 2011.

The award is named for Robert H. Pratt, the eminent Newfoundland collector, researcher and author, who bequeathed funds to the CCC for an award of US$1,000 to be given to the author(s) of the best philatelic article(s) or book(s) on Newfoundland philately published in a given year. If there is more than one author or recipient, the award is shared equally among them.

The first Pratt Award was given in 1997. Previous winners, all BNAPS members, were: John Butt (1998), Norris R. (Bob) Dyer (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2010), Colin Lewis (2005), Dean Mario (2002, 2003), CR McGuire (2004), Peter Motson (2009), Brian Stalker (2008, 2010), Mike Street (2010), John Walsh (1998, 2000), and Sammy Whaley (2002, 2006).

22 Apr 2012

BNAPS Meetings to be held at ORAPEX 4-5 May, RA Centre, Ottawa
Meetings of the following study groups will be held on Saturday:

  • 1130-1300 - Squared Circle
  • 1300-1430 - Elizabethan II
  • 1600-1730 - Machine Cancels

In addition the St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group will meet on Saturday at 1430-1600. See ORAPEX website for the schedule of various meetings at the show. Make a weekend of it!

22 Apr 2012

BNAPS regrets to advise members of the passing on 22 March 2012 of Garvin (Gar) Frederick Lohman (1934-2012).

Please see the Memorials page.

18 Apr 2012

BNAPS has published three new books:

"Til Death Do Us Part" - Usages of the Caribou Revenues in the Lives of Newfoundlanders by Peter de Groot

Canadian Patriotics - J.C. Wilson & Company 2012 by Larry R. Paige

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia: Communications of the 1700s and Postal Markings of the 1800s by Hugh Rathbun

See BNAPS Books for details.

16 Apr 2012

BNAPS regrets to advise members of the passing on 21 February 2012 of James C. (Jim) Lehr (1924-2012).

Please see the Memorials page.

24 Mar 2012

BNAPS regrets to advise members of the passing on 7 March 2012 of Margaret "Maggie" Toms (1910-2012).

Please see the Memorials page.

24 Mar 2012

Revised list of stamps available for Youth activities.

See Youth Programs page for details.

11 Mar 2012

BNAPS has published two new books:

The Lithographed One Cent Stamp of Newfoundland #87 Plating the Left-Hand Pane, Pane A by Kenneth A. Kershaw

The Lithographed One Cent Stamp of Newfoundland #87 Plating the Right-hand Pane, Pane B by Kenneth A. Kershaw

See BNAPS Books for details.

9 Mar 2012

First BNAPS Online "Speaking" exhibit up and available
At BNAPEX 2011 North Bay, Nick Poppenk gave a very interesting talk on how the Canada Post Office has mechanized its operations, with particular emphasis on what has taken place since the introduction of the postal code system in the early 1970s. Nick first gave this talk at a BNAPS Golden Horseshoe Regional Group meeting. Mike Street sent Charles Livermore a copy of Nick's slides, suggesting it would be a great addition to the BNAPS website.

Charles looked at the slides and thought it would be even better if Nick's commentary could be recorded and posted as well. With that in mind, Nick was invited to BNAPEX in North Bay where he gave his presentation and allowed Charles to record his commentary. After several months of work by Charles setting up the files to accomplish the goal, it is done. Charles says, "I hope Nick's exhibit and talk will be the first of additional "speaking" exhibits on the BNAPS website.

You can reach Nick's exhibit and commentary from
Online Resources and Exhibits

or directly at
"Introduction of the Postal Code System in Canada - Mechanization, Politics and Efficiency"

26 Feb 2012

BNAPEX 2012 Registration Form for Calgary available at BNAPEX 2012.

26 Feb 2012

BNAPS has published a new book in its Exhibits series:

Canada 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue by Ted Nixon

See BNAPS Books for details.

26 Feb 2012

BNAPS regrets to advise members of the passing of John Frith in May 2010.

Please see the Memorials page.

17 Feb 2012

BNAPEX Exhibit Entry Form for Calgary available at BNAPEX 2012.

9 Feb 2012

Notes on the 29 January meeting of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group have been posted.

GHRG Meeting Report.

28 Jan 2012

Sayles Military Mail collections consigned
At Doug Sayles's request, his family has consigned his Military Mail collections to Hank Narbonne for immediate sale. Collectors interested in any of Doug's material can contact Hank at 613-257-5453 or toll-free at 1-800-247-5619.

27 Jan 2012

The discounted hotel rooms for BNAPEX 2012 are now available and can be booked through the BNAPEX website.

See BNAPEX 2012.

19 Jan 2012

BNAPS regrets to advise members of the passing on 15 January 2012 of Douglas Sayles. Chairman of the BNAPS Military Mail Study Group since September 2006, he received the 2007 ER (Ritch) Toop Award for writing about Canadian military mail for Volume 3 of the catalogue. At the time of his death, he was working on the first volume of the catalogue, which was to cover Canadian military markings before 1936.

Please see the Memorials page.

17 Jan 2012

Revised list of stamps available for Youth activities. See the Youth Programs page for details.

12 Jan 2012

BNAPS has announced a new philatelic contest for youth ages 6 - 18. Stamps as well as cash prizes will be awarded. Teachers, scout and stamp club leaders, as well as any adult who works with youth and the stamp collecting hobby are invited to share the contest information.

Youth are asked to find one or more stamps that are a meaningful symbol of their country. Examples include flags, monuments, and other objects of historical significance. The stamp(s) will be affixed to the page along with an essay of less than 250 words. The written article should explain why the (flag, monument, historical item) is an important symbol for their country. The essays may be handwritten or typed, double space is preferred. The essay must be the original thoughts of the entrant.

Prizes will be awarded by age group: 6 - 8, 9 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 18. Monetary awards of $25, $10, and $5 will be awarded respectively to first, second, and third place winners in each age group. Winners will also receive a philatelic prize. The first 100 entries will receive a free packet of stamps. BNAPS is paying for the prizes and mailing costs from funds donated to support youth philately.

9 Jan 2012

BNAPS has published four new books:

The Handbook of Air Mail Slogan Cancels of Canada (Second Edition - Updated November 2011) by Cecil Coutts

Slogan Postmarks of Canada (2012 reprint of the original 2007 catalogue) by Cecil Coutts

The Re-Entries and Varieties in the Half Cent Small Queen, Volume I - The Left-Hand Plate by Kenneth A. Kershaw

The Re-Entries and Varieties in the Half Cent Small Queen, Volume II - The Right-Hand Plate by Kenneth A. Kershaw.

See BNAPS Books for details.

4 Jan 2012

The Summary of 2011 Exhibitor Awards has been posted.

See BNAPS Exhibit Awards 2011.

The initial website pages for BNAPEX 2012 are posted.

See BNAPEX 2012.

1 Jan 2012

Happy New Year!

The BNAPS Management Committee would like to wish all our members a Happy New Year. Here's to another year of philatelic fun!


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