BNAPS releases four books

The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) published four books, two of which are part of the society’s exhibit series, last month.

The first of the four releases is Postal History of Camp Borden 1916 – 2016 (exhibit series #96) by David Hanes. This 178-page colour book includes the skillful use of covers, postcards, photos and other documents to tell the story of Camp Borden’s first 100 years.


The second book is Canada’s Barrel Handstamp Cancels (exhibit series #95) by David Oberholtzer, who’s a member of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC). This 134-page colour book explores a type of canceller introduced in Canada in 1955 while showing how these “barrels” were used.

David Oberholtzer’s ‘Canada’s Barrel Handstamp Cancels’ (exhibit series #95) was also released last month.


The third book is The Thirty-Six Types of the Canada 1898 Two Cent Numeral Issue by Peter Spencer, who’s also an RPSC member. The 88-page colour book identifies the time periods in which the different plates of the two-cent Queen Victoria numeral stamp were used to print the stamps. By examining 55,000 dated copies, sorting them in chronological order and plating them one by one, Spencer identifies the specific time periods throughout the 64 months the stamp was in production.

Peter Spencer’s ‘The Thirty-Six Types of the Canada 1898 Two Cent Numeral Issue’ was also among last month’s book releases.


The last of the four November releases is Canada’s Prime Ministers on Stamps and First Day Covers by Gary Dickinson, who offers a review of the stamps and first-day covers (FDCs) issued to honour Canada’s prime ministers. Each of Canada’s 15 deceased prime ministers who have been honoured on a stamp receives a brief biographical introduction before relevant FDCs are displayed.

Gary Dickinson’s ‘Canada’s Prime Ministers on Stamps and First Day Covers’ rounds out BNAPS’ November book releases.

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