Latest Walsh catalogues cover Newfoundland, BNA

Pre-eminent Newfoundland philatelic specialist John Walsh has published his 2022 catalogues focusing on Newfoundland and British North America (BNA) material.

The 13th edition of the Walsh 2022 Newfoundland Specialized Stamp Catalogue is available in a digital “eBook” format for $75 US (volume one, 490 pages) and $25 US (volume two, 454 pages). An introduction on Newfoundland stamps by Thomas Nemec explains the Newfoundland Post Office released about 300 different issues between Jan. 1, 1857, and June 24, 1947, when the British dominion became Canada’s 10th province and relinquished its postal service to the federal government.

“These stamps were used for letter, parcel and airmail until April 01, 1949 when they were replaced by Canadian stamps,” writes Nemec. “Since they were not demonetized, Newfoundland stamps can still be used legally on mail posted in Canada. Besides Newfoundland’s definitive, commemorative and airmail stamps, collectors can study and collect postage due, official seal, revenue, money order, transportation, customs duty, beer, war savings and cigarette stamps. Philatelists can also collect various types of covers, such as stampless, postal rates, pioneer airmail flight and first day covers, and postal stationary, including post cards, envelopes, wrappers and advertising covers.”

These items are listed in the catalogue in colour and with valuations.

The 725-page single-volume Walsh 2022 British North America Specialized Stamp Catalogue is also available as a digital “eBook” for $100 US. It includes information on die proofs, stamps, flight covers, postal stationery, forgeries plus postal and revenue rates. Items from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia and “classic Canada” (to 1951) are shown in colour and with valuations.

Walsh also recently published the 13th edition of his British North America Specialized Stamp Catalogue.


An award-winning exhibitor and author, Walsh is the owner of Walsh’s Philatelic Service in St. John’s, N.L., and has been selling and appraising Newfoundland and BNA stamps since 1974.

Last year, Walsh and fellow philatelist Julian Goldberg were recognized for articles published in BNA Topics and The Canadian Philatelist, the bimonthly journals of the British North America Philatelic Society and Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, respectively. Together, they received the Pratt Award for co-authoring “Newfoundland 1887 ½¢ Dog: a Detailed Study of its Correct Release Date and Other Discoveries,” published in the second quarter 2019 issue of BNA Topics. It marked the fifth time Walsh had received the honour handed out by the Collectors Club of Chicago.

Walsh is also a member of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada.

For more details about his catalogues, including excerpts from each publication, visit

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