What's New in BNAPS

2015

28 Dec 2015

James Jung and Richard P. Thompson have taken over the editorial reins of the Pence-Cents Era Study Group newsletter from Ron Majors. They published their first issue in November. Ron continues to chair the Study Group.

Pence-Cents Era newsletters.

19 Dec 2015

BNAPS has published two new books in its Exhibits series:

1. Canada's Caricature and Landscape Issues by Larry Margetish, 126 pages, BNAPS Exhibit Series #85

2. Canadian Mail by Rail 1853-1923 by Peter McCarthy, 100 pages, BNAPS Exhibit Series #86

Full details and ordering information.

14 Dec 2015

The GHRG (Golden Horseshoe Regional Group) held its second meeting of Fall 2015 with an afternoon lunch and meeting on Saturday 28 November. A link to the report of the meeting can be found below.

GHRG Meeting Report

3 Dec 2015

The West Coast Express fall newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Regional Group is now available.

2015 - PNWRG - Fall Newsletter

28 Nov 2015

BNAPS adopted a new Privacy Policy at its Board of Directors meeting on 10 September 2015.

BNAPS Privacy Policy

26 Nov 2015

The St Lawrence Seaway Regional Group held its fall meeting in Perth, Ontario. The report and photos from the meeting can be seen on the Seaway Regional Group pages.

View Meeting Reports for the Seaway Group

25 Nov 2015

New pages have been added to the Circuits exchange which are dated Nov 15 and Oct 15. Take a look to see if there is something for you

Visit the Exchange Circuit

17 Nov 2015

The Postal Stationery Study Group has posted:

1. Several special issues of its newsletter, Postal Stationery Notes

2. Collections of articles on specific topics such as "unusual and exotic usages of postal stationery" taken from the newsletter

3. Information about postal stationery new issues

Complete list of special issues and collected articles

26 Oct 2015

The rejuvenated Precancel Study Group has published its first newsletter. It is available on the Precancel Study Group newsletters page.

Precancel Study Group newsletters

24 Oct 2015

The BNAPEX 2015 awards have been posted on the Awards pages in the BNAPS Archives area.

View the Archives Awards pages

22 Oct 2015

New pages have been added to the Circuits exchange which are dated Oct 15. Take a look to see if there is something for you

Visit Circuits pages

8 Oct 2015

The GRHG (Golden Horseshoe Regional Group) held it's first meeting of Fall 2016 with an afternoon lunch and meeting on Saturday 26 September. A link to the report of the meeting can be found below.

GHRG Meeting Report

5 Oct 2015

The original Palmares did not report that Brian Stalker had become a member of the Order of the Beaver. This was done since the medal was presented to Brian at the CPS of GB meeting that was held in Carlisle this week.

Click here for the Palmares

30 Sep 2015

The Officers' reports for 2015, tabled at the Board of Directors meeting at BNAPEX in Niagara Falls, have been posted on the website. Access to these reports is restricted to BNAPS members so you must log in to view them.

The minutes of the Board of Directors meeting and the BNAPS Annual General Meeting are also posted for previous years. The minutes for 2015 will be posted when available.

View the BNAPS Officers' Reports (BNAPS members only).

25 Sep 2015

The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) is pleased to announce the release of seven new books - a catalogue, four handbooks and two Exhibit Series books.

A Postal History of the Yukon by Kevin O'Reilly
Blackout Postal Markings of Canada by Cecil (Cec) Coutts
Catalogue of Canadian Hunting and Fishing Revenue Stamps compiled by Clayton Rubec and Dale Stover
Explorers of Canada on First Day Covers by Gary Dickinson
First Day Covers of the King George VI Definitive Issues of 1949-50 by Gary Dickinson
Handbook on the Transatlantic Mail of British North America by Malcolm B. Montgomery and Steven M. Mulvey
The Rates and Postal History of Canada's Peace Issue 1946-1952 by H.M. (Mike) Street

See BNAPS Books

17 Sep 2015

Two BNAPEX 2015 souvenir envelopes are available. Each envelope has a Seal and a Picture Postage stamp showing either the Horseshoe Falls or the American Falls. The stamps are cancelled with the special BNAPEX 2015 show cancel.

BNAPEX souvenirs

15 Sep 2015

A successful BNAPEX 2015 in Niagara Falls has ended and many great exhibits were shown. These are the Palmares from the convention.

Click here for the Palmares

10 Sep 2015

The Electronic Perfin handbook has been revised as of September. Take a look to see the new discoveries. A merged copy of the handbook will be available in PDF format next week.

View the Electronic Handbook

26 Aug 2015

About half the pages in the BNAPS Archives area have been redesigned, including all the main pages. In addition, there is a new page about the history of BNAPS. The remaining pages will be redesigned over the next few months.

View the Archives area

23 Aug 2015

BNAPS members can access pdf versions of BNA Topics published in the last five years in the Horace Harrison Online Library. Issues published more than five or six years ago are freely available to all viewers.

See the recent issues in the Horace Harrison Online Library

18 Aug 2015

The BNAPS Dixie Beavers Regional Group is undergoing a rejuvenation under the chairmanship of John Burnett. The Group met at CHARPEX in Charlotte, North Carolina, on 25 July 2015.

Click for information on the Group and a meeting report.

14 Aug 2015

There is a new and much less expensive way to get from Pearson Airport to Niagara Falls for the BNAPEX convention. The Union-Pearson (UP) Express Train travels between Pearson and Union Station downtown. From Union Station you take the GO system to Niagara Falls. This involves a GO train to Burlington, and a connected GO bus from Burlington to Niagara Falls. UP trains leave every 15 minutes. GO Trains and buses leave about every 30 minutes. One way per person from Pearson to Niagara Falls will be around $50Cdn. In Niagara Falls a taxi will take you to the Ramada Plaza Hotel.

Visit BNAPEX Travel Webpage

12 Aug 2015

Vic Willson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announced that Dave Bartlet will be the new Vice-President Regional Groups. He replaces Jack Forbes, Jr. who resigned in 2014. Dave was BNAPS Webmaster from 2012 to 2014 and continues to work on the website as part of the web team. He is also an active member of the Calgary Regional Group.

List of BNAPS Officials

12 Aug 2015

Version 3 of Clayton Rubec's "Canada's National Park Motor Vehicle Licences, 1923 to 2015" has significant additions and revisions. The listings are extended to 2015, and more references have been added.

Here's the link.

6 Aug 2015

A new consolidated version of the handbook has been placed on the website for the Electronic Perfin Handbook. This replaces an earlier version from 2012 which was out of date. This revised file has all the current updates.

View the Perfin Handbook

14 Jul 2015

The schedule of Seminars for the BNAPEX 2015 convention has been posted to the BNAPEX web pages.

View the Seminar Schedule

13 Jul 2015

New pages include Newfoundland, Small Queens, Queen Victoria, Admirals.

BNAPS Circuits

3 Jul 2015

If you pay your BNAPEX Registration fee by 15 July, the fee is only $127.50 instead of $135 which is the fee after 15 July, so REGISTER NOW.

BNAPEX Registration Form

3 Jul 2015

The list of Exhibits and Frames is available on the BNAPEX 2015 pages.

BNAPEX Exhibits List

2 Jul 2015

You can now pay the BNAPEX2015 registration fee by PayPal as well as by cheque or money order. Full details are available on the updated registration form.

BNAPEX Registration Form

21 Jun 2015

The dealer list for BNAPEX has been posted to the BNAPEX 2015 webpages.

BNAPEX Dealer List

16 Jun 2015

A report for the May 30 meeting of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group can be found on the GHRG Regional web pages.

GHRG Meeting Report

14 Jun 2015

Henk Burgers passed away on 25 May 2015. Henk specialized in Canadian Military Mail. He put together two award winning Military Mail exhibits, and wrote several articles on the subject.

See the Memorials page.

1 Jun 2015

New pages have been added to the Circuits exchange which are dated May15. Take a look to see if there is something for you

Visit the Exchange Circuit

25 May 2015

Exhibit entries for BNAPEX 2015 in Niagara Falls are now closed.

For the latest convention news, go to the News page.

18 May 2015

A report for the April 25 meeting of the Golden West Regional Group can be found on the GWRG Regional web pages.

View the Golden West Regional Reports

18 May 2015

A report for the March 28 meeting of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group can be found on the GHRG Regional web pages.

GHRG Meeting Report

4 May 2015

The second edition of Ross Gray's The Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations has been released. The new edition includes numerous reports of new early and late dates and train numbers not previously reported or confirmed. The known proof and order dates of individual hammers have been added, and there are many more postmark illustrations. The Newfoundland & Labrador postmarks will be published in a separate book later this year. Despite this, the new RPO catalogue has 368 pages, compared to 316 previously!

See BNAPS Books for details.

29 Apr 2015

Most issues of Beaver Chatter newsletter published in the past 12 years are now online. The newsletter is published by the Prairie Beaver Regional Group.

See the Prairie Beaver Regional Group page.

6 Apr 2015

Ross Gray has prepared a new edition of The Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations. The new edition includes numerous reports of new early and late dates and train numbers not previously reported or confirmed. The known proof and order dates of individual hammers have been added, and there are many more postmark illustrations. The Newfoundland & Labrador postmarks will be published in a separate book later this year. Despite this, the new RPO catalogue has 368 pages, compared to 316 previously!

The book should available at ORAPEX in Ottawa on 2-3 May. The retail price will be $80.00. BNAPS members receive a 40% discount. To determine quantities, please contact the BNAPS Book Department (email bnaps@sparks-auctions.com or telephone: 613-567-3336) to reserve a copy.

See BNAPS Books for more information.

2 Apr 2015

The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) is pleased to announce the release of Peter Spencer's seventh BNAPS book, The Joy of Panes.

See BNAPS Books

31 Mar 2015

The Precancel Study Group is being re-activated by Andy Ellwood.

Full details available on the Study Groups page

10 Mar 2015

The forms for exhibit entries to BNAPEX2015 have been posted on the BNAPEX 2015 Exhibits page.

View the BNAPEX Exhibits Entry page

28 Feb 2015

The article, "Newfoundland ABN Plate Proofs of the 1897 Royal Family and 1908 2¢ Map Stamps" by John M. Walsh, has been updated. The update contains corrections and new information about the ABN printing proofs. The original article was posted in August 2013.

View the article.

28 Feb 2015

The Philatelic Links page has been updated. Dead links have been removed, and about 15 new links added.

View the Philatelic Links page.

21 Feb 2015

New pages have been added to the Circuits exchange which are dated Feb15. Take a look to see if there is something for you

Visit the Exchange Circuit

19 Feb 2015

The officers' reports tabled at BNAPEX 2014 in Baltimore are posted. The reports for previous years are also available.

Access to these reports is restricted to BNAPS members. You will be asked to log in prior to viewing the reports.

View the BNAPS officers' reports.

8 Feb 2015

A report for the Jan 31 meeting of the Golden Horseshoe Regional Group can be found on the GHRG Regional web pages.

GHRG Meeting Report

3 Feb 2015

Christopher D. Ryan's revised article, "An Introduction to Canadian Revenue Stamps", has been posted in the Online Resources and Exhibits area. The article describes the many different types of Canadian Revenue stamps, both federal and provincial, and their usage.

View the article.

24 Jan 2015

A memorial has been posted for Beverlie Clark who passed away on 26 August 2014. She was heavily involved in philately and its organization, and was a past President of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada.

See the Memorials page.

22 Jan 2015

New pages have been added to the Circuits exchange which are dated NOV14. Take a look to see if there is something for you

Visit the Exchange Circuit

19 Jan 2015

Update 8 of Brian Stalker's Travelling Post Office Postmarks of Newfoundland and Labrador has been posted. This is a cumulative update: as well as providing newly discovered information, it incorporates updates 1 to 7.

See BNAPS book updates.

15 Jan 2015

The login and password recovery pages have been redesigned. In particular, the "First-time register" and "Forgotten Password" pages have been combined into a single page, "Get Password". The "Login Help" page has also been rewritten.

Redesigned Login page


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