The following are some of the main benefits enjoyed by members of the Society.
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. More details can be found here.
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 35 from 2017.
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. You can find it here
The index of the Horace Harrison library available on the BNAPS website also allows you to search all Maple Leaves issues up to the end of 2019. You can find this option at https://bnaps.org/hhl/hhl-index.php
Annual Convention, Competitions and Award Winners
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.
Convention includes a one frame competition open to all members whether they are in attendance or not. Details of this and the rules under which it is conducted can be found here.
The Convention Competition and Exhibition has a number of associated trophies and awards. Details of these including lists of all the past award winners can be found here.
The 2024 Convention is due to be held in Jersey from 2 October to 6 October. 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
Following a decision at our 2023 AGM, the Society no longer operates an Exchange Packet.
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.
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 over Zoom quarterly on the third monday or January, APril, July and October. Meetings start at 1930hrs UK time. For meeting Zoom links please contact Brian Stalker FCPS, e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland and the North of England:- the Scotland and North of England Group normally meets three times a year; twice in Glasgow once in April and again in October/November with an additional Zoom meeting in July. A Zoom link is available for those unable to get to Glasgow for the April and Ocotober meetings. 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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