The following are some of the main benefits enjoyed by members of the Society. Click on the title of each item to reveal further details.
This is the quarterly journal that binds the Society’s members together. Recipient of prestigious awards for both content and presentation, it provides a forum for discussion, as well as containing substantial articles by the top people in their fields.
‘Maple Leaves’ is free to members who can thereby build a valuable study resource. It is published in the first week of January. April, July and October and mailed out by airmail to all overseas members. Hard copy back numbers can also be purchased, when available, from the Society Handbooks Manager.
We have now uploaded to the Maple Leaves Archive on this site all back copies of ‘Maple Leaves’ from Volume 1, No 1 issued in 1946 to Volume 31 from 2010.
A cumulative index which covers all issues of Maple Leaves from 1946 to the end of 2006 can be purchased from our Handbooks Manager. This is also available online from this website.
A four day event that combines serious philately with the social side of our hobby. Members are encouraged to bring their partners for either the whole period or just a part. The chosen venues rotate around the country to give everyone a chance to sample a casual visit.
The Convention Competition and Exhibition has a number of associated trophies and awards. Details of these including lists of all the past winners can be found here.
The 2018 Convention will be held between 5th September and 9th September at the Homestead Court Hotel in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. More details can be found at our Convention page.
Photos from past Conventions can be found in the Convention Archive.
A full list of past Convention venues can be found here
This is another time-honoured method of acquiring and disposing of material. The Society offers a packet circuit for stamps and covers. These circuits are available to all members to buy or sell surplus material. Items can be viewed online or by receiving scans by post and orders for purchase can be made by e mail or post.
Rules covering the exchange packet can be found here. Details of current packets can be found here.
The Society maintains an comprehensive and valuable library of published books and files of magazine articles for the benefit of UK members.
The current Library Listing is here.
One or two auctions are held each year. Only Society members are permitted to bid in these auctions or offer material for sale. The auctions exclusively feature stamps, postal history and related ephemera (such as maps, literature and postcards etc) from Canada, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, Vancouver Island and St. Pierre et Miquelon. Lots vary in price from a few pounds to hundreds of pounds and are broken down with the collector in mind.
Members are also able to purchase from a wide range of BNA handbooks.
Derrick Scoot, Tel: 01462 622449
A handbook containing a list of members and their collecting interests is issued free to members on joining and is updated periodically. The handbook also incorporates the Society’s Constitution and Rules and the rules for the Society Competitions.
Local Group Meetings
The Society has a number of local groups within the UK which meet on a fairly informal basis to further the knowledge and enjoyment of BNA philately. Meetings normally involve short displays of material by the members attending. They also provide an opportunity for members to ask questions and get assistance with specific problems from more experience collectors. All members are welcome to attend any meetings. Currently, groups are active in the following regions:-
London:- the London Group normally meets on the third Monday of each month from October through May. Meetings are held in a members’ house in Bishop’s Stortford. Contact person is David Armitage FRPSL, e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland and the North of England:- the Scotland and North of England Group normally meets twice a year at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel in Moffat in April and again in October/November. Contact person is Graham Searle FCPS, e mail: email@example.com
Midlands:- the Midlands Group normally meets at MIDPEX and on one other occasion in the year. Contact person is Ken Flint e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elsewhere local groups meet on a more informal basis.
Specialist articles on many aspects of BNA Philately are to be found in Maple Leaves and some are also stored on our Articles page.
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