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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:-


22 October The Exchange Packet Manager has added yet another batch of new material for sale. You can find the new material here.

16 October The Exchange Packet Manager has added another batch of new material for sale. You can find the new material here.

15 October The Officers page, trophy pages and Roll of Presidents have all been updated following the AGM in Bakewell.

15 October Members will be pleased to hear that the AGM in Bakewell aproved a resolution to reduce annual subscriptions. Subscriptions will fall due on 1 January 2020 and a reminder form will be enclosed in the October issue of Maple Leaves. A copy of the form can be downloaded here.

14 October The Convention Auction is now closed. Invoices for bidders have been sent out by e mail. A list of unsold lots can be found here. These are available at reserve until 28 October - first come, first served.

1 September 2019 The Exchange Packet listings have been updated to include a lot of new covers and cards. you can find the new material here.

11 August 2019 The Library List has been updated to include a number of new books recently added to the Library. You can find the updated list here.

26 April 2019 My thanks to an eagle-eyed member who has spotted a couple of typos in the 1955 issues of Maple Leaves. These issues contain a series of articles by R. Willan on matters Newfoundland. However, the articles in whole numbers 37 and 38 - issues of August and October 1955 - are wrongly attributed to a R. Willam. This is only likely to trouble you if you are doing an online search for articles by Willan - in which case you will miss these two (further proof that computers are intrinsically dumb!) So if you are researching in this area be aware!

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.

6 January 2019 We have added some photos from the 2018 Convention to the Convention Archive. You can find them here.

4 January 2019 We wish all our members a very happy 2019. The 2013 issues of Maple Leaves have now been added to the archive. You can find them 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!

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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 late September 2020 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









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