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Welcome to the Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain website.


 

Founded nearly seventy years ago to promote and study all aspects of philately in British North America (Canada and its Provinces), the Society, which welcomes all BNA collectors from beginner to expert, is happy to receive enquiries from interested potential members.

The Society provides many benefits and services to its members. You should consider joining because of:-

NEW

4 March Any member wishing to know the current opening bids on lots of interest in the current auction can simply e mail the Auction Manager for the information. Please note that we never reveal maximum book bids.

2 February A large number of new books have been added to the Society Library. You can find the updated Library List here. Please contact Mike Slamo if you wish to borrow any books.

1 February The Packet Manager has added another batch of new covers and cards for sale. You can find the new material here. Please also note that you can always ask for scans of the back of covers or cards if required.

22 January We have added a new link to our Links Page on the history of the humble postcard. This comes courtesy of a young postal historian from Kellytown, GA USA - many thanks Amelia!

14 January 2021 Our March auction is now available to view online. You can find the catalogue here.

13 January 2021 The archive copies of Maple Leaves for the year 2015 have been added to the site. You can find them here

12 January 2021 The Packet Manager has added another batch of new covers and cards for sale. You can find the new material here

8 December The Packet Manager has added another large batch of new material for sale - all covers and cards this time. You can find the new material here.

1 November The October issue of Maple Leaves had as an enclosure the Annual Subscriptions reminder for 2021 - subs are due on 1 January. If, like me, you inadvertedly discarded this insert with the envelope, and thus need an additional copy, you can find it here.

12 October The Packet Manager has added another large batch of new material for sale - all covers and cards this time. You can find the new material here.

25 September As an aid to casual browsers of our site who may be interested in joining the Society, we have added a new feature which allows you to view an article from the current issue of Maple Leaves along with the contents of the issue.

10 September The Packet Manager has added another batch of new material for sale - stamps this time. You can find the new material here

12 February The archive copies of Maple Leaves for the year 2014 have been added to the site. You can find them here.

12 February We have added some photos from the 2019 Convention to the Convention Archive. You can find them here.

14 January 2019 Courtesy of member Charles Livermore we have added a new feature to our Convention Archives. For the 2018 Convention you can now find links to view and hear presentations given at the Convention. This will be of particular interest to those who were not able to attend. At present we have uploaded only one such presentation, the one Charles himself gave on Toronto Military History. You can find the link here.

2 August 2018 Those members who are avid users of Social Media will be pleased to learn that the Society now has a Facebook presence. The Society Facebook page is 'Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain' and we also have a group discussion page which is 'Canadian Philatelic Society of GB Discussion Group'.

1 August 2018 In line with the recently enacted General Data Protection Regulations we have updated our policies on the use of member data. you can find the new policy here.

27 June 2018 We have added a new display to the site featuring the Gold Medal winning one frame display of Newfoundland Postal History. You can find it here.

24 February 2018 We have added a new display to the website - the large display of Large Queen Postal History that was presented to the 2017 Convention can be found here.

17 October 2017 A new feature has been added to the site. If you follow the links via the Benefits page and Convention section you will find details of all the Society Trophies which may be awarded on a annual basis. A short cut link can be found here.

27 January 2017 A full update of the Members Handbook Part 2 - Society Constitution and Rules has been uploaded to the website. You can find this here. In addition a link to the Exchange Packet rules has been added to the Exchange Packet page and the Benefits page now includes links to a list of past Convention venues, the rules of the Society Convention Competitions and the Exchange Packet rules. The 'About Us' page now also includes a link to full lists of past Presidents, Fellows and Honorary Life Members of the Society. In future, all of the above information (which was previously printed in the Members Handbook updates) will only be maintained up to date on the website.

17 June 2016 The listing of Street Cancels has been updated to include some recent finds by members. See the Articles page for the relevant links.

28 April 2016 Thanks to the good offices of John Walsh, Editor of the excellent Newfoundland Specialised Catalogue, we are now able to offer an additional feature in our Maple Leaves Archive section. It is now possible to download complete volumes of Maple Leaves as a single pdf file as an alternative to individual issues. All 31 volumes of the archive are now available in this form. Be warned however that some of the files are very large so if you have slow (or no) broadband be prepared for a long wait!


  • Maple Leaves – an award-winning quarterly journal. You can take a quick look at an article from our current issue here.
  • Our main social event also catering for partners - the Annual Convention. The next one will be held in late September 2021 at the Cumberland Hotel in Eastbourne.
  • Exchange packet – circuits for stamps and covers
  • Library – a valuable and extensive collection available for loan
  • Auctions – up to two held each year
  • BNA Literature – a wide range of handbooks for sale
  • Member’s Handbook
  • Informal local group meetings – held periodically in various regions
  • Specialised studies – handled by friendly and approachable contact members
  • Ability to widen your knowledge and make new friends

MARCH AUCTION IS NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE.

JUST 2 WEEKS LEFT TO BID AND REMEMBER IF BIDS ARE TIED THE EARLIER BIDDER WINS!!

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Last updated on 4 March, 2021
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