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Welcome to the Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain website.


slide show of coversFounded 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:-


5 December 2018 The Library Listing has been updated to include a number of new books added to the Library in the last year.

29 September 2018 The Exchange Packet listings have been updated to remove several items that have been sold. Some new material will be added shortly.

11 September 2018 The Officers page, a number of the Trophy lists and the Roll of Presidents have all been updated following our recent AGM.

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.

15 July 2018 Our 2018 Convention Auction will take place on Saturday 8 September at 1430hrs. The catalogue for this sale is now available at this site. You can find it here. You will find two optional versions of the catalogue both with and without the pictures. they can be viewed online or downloaded/ printed as required.

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.

27 June 2018 An updated programme for the 2018 Convention can be found at the Convention page.

23 March 2018 Additional information on our 2018 Convention along with booking forms and competition entry forms have been added to the Convention page.

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.

4 February 2018 Some new material (both stamps and covers) has been added to the Exchange Packet listing - you can access it here. We have also updated all the old listings.

21 December 2017 The 2012 issues of Maple Leaves have been uploaded to the Maple Leaves Archive. You can find them here.

20 December 2017 Some photos from the 2017 Convention in Grantown -on-Spey have been uploaded to the site. You can find them here.

17 December 2017 Some details on travel options to and from the 2018 Convention have been added to the Convention page.

22 October 2017 The minutes of the Society Annual General Meeting held in Grantown on Spey on 7 October 2017 can be found here.

17 October 2017 The Society Library List has been updated to include some new arrivals. You can find the updated list 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.

10 October 2017 The Society Officers page has been updated.

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!

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  • Maple Leaves – an award-winning quarterly journal
  • Our main social event also catering for partners - the Annual Convention. The next one will be held in early September 2018 at the Homestead Court Hotel in Welwyn Garden City.
  • 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










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