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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:-


13 January 2017 We have changed the Exchange Packet listing online so that members can now view all available cards and covers up to 31 December 2016 from one file link. New material will be placed in a separate file link for ease of access.

10 January 2017 Details of our next Society auction can be found on the Auction page. The catalogue for the sale is now available to view or download as a pdf file. The sale closes on February 28th.

2 January 2017 Pictures from the 2016 Convention in Kenilworth have been added to the Convention Archive. You can find them here.

2 January 2017 The Maple Leaves issues from 2011 have been added to the online archive. You can find them here.

2 January 2017 Our Packet Manager has added another 6 new sheets of cards and covers to the Exchange Packet. You can check out the new material here.

22 November 2016 Our Packet Manager has added 19 new sheets of cards and covers to the Exchange Packet. You can check out the new material here.

6 November 2016 Our thanks to all those members who participated in the Convention Auction either as vendors or bidders. Invoices to book bidders have all gone out and I hope to be sending out invoices, cheques and any unsold lots to the vendors in the coming 2 weeks.

30 October 2016 Some initial travel details on how to get to and from the 2017 Convention have been added to the Convention page.

30 October 2016 The Society Library List has been updated to include the many new books added over the last 12 months. The updated list can be found here.

29 September 2016 A reminder that subscriptions for the 2016/2017 season are due this weekend. our thanks to those many members who have already paid and a reminder to those who have not that you will need to pay by the end of October to secure the 'Earlybird' discount rates.

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.

13 May 2016 Our Packet Manager has completely updated the packet stock and 33 new sheets of covers and cards plus 6 sheets of stamps have been added to the Exchange Packet - more to follow in the coming days and weeks. You can find all of the new material for sale here.

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!

4 March 2016 Booking forms and competition entry forms for our 2016 Convention can be found at our Convention page.

1 March 2016 Our next auction will be held on 22 October at the Kenilworth Convention. Consignments for this sale should be sent to the Auction Manager to arrive no later than 31 July 2016.

22 February 2016 Information on the Convention programme for 2016 and travel details to and from Kenilworth etc. can now be found at the Convention page.

10 Febraury 2016 BNAPS have reported an e mail scam affecting some members. Members receive an e mail notifying them that files from bnpas.org have been left for them at Dropbox. In case we are subjected to a similar scam, please note that CPSGB never makes use of Dropbox to pass files in this way. If you do receive an e mail of this type delete it and do not open any attachments.

2 January 2016 Pictures from the 2015 Convention in Carlisle have now been added to the archive. You can fnd them here.

2 January 2016 Archive copies of the two Society auction sales in 2015 have now been added to the site. You can find them here

2 January 2016 Maple Leaves archive copies for the year 2010 have now been uploaded to the website. You can find them here.

26 October 2015 The Library List has been updated to include a number of new titles added to the Library over the last two years. The updated list can be found here.

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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 October 2017 at the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown on Spey.
  • 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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