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Welcome to the Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain website.


Founded 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:-


2 May We have added a new link to our 'Links' page for the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada. Their website includes nearly 100 free to view presentations, many covering BNA topics and is well worth a visit.

29 April The Packet Manager has added another batch of new covers and cards for sale. You can find the new material here. Please also note that you can always ask for scans of the back of covers or cards if required.

10 April The major international stamp show CAPEX 2022 takes place in Toronto from 9-12 June. Our member Leigh Hogg is keen to arrange a social get together for any CPSGB members planning to attend the show. One option for this is for those who are also members of BNAPS to meet up at the BNAPS Member Reception on 9 June (6-8pm) - full details of this can be found at the BNAPS website under the CAPEX22 heading where you can register for the event which is also open to partners. Any CPSGB members who are not members of BNAPS but are planning to attend CAPEX 22 should contact Leigh Hogg for other options.

31 March Some updated information on our 2022 Convention has been posted to our Convention page along with links to booking forms and competition entry forms.

31 March Our March auction is now closed. Details of our next auction and consignment deadlines can be found at the auction page. Anyone wishing to refer to the recent auction catalogue can find it at the Auction Archive page.

31 January The archive copies of Maple Leaves for the year 2016 have been added to the site. You can find them here.

18 January Following the recent move of the Library a full audit of the contents has been completed and the Library List has been updated. You can find the updated list here.

12 November Our thanks go to the Robert Murray stamp shop in Edinburgh. When clearing out their premises they came across a couple of photos taken at CPSGB Conventions in the 1950's. These have been added to our Convention Archive for 1953 and 1956. A prize awaits any member who can corretly identify all the faces!

3 November The Packet Manager has added another batch of new covers and cards for sale. You can find the new material here. Please also note that you can always ask for scans of the back of covers or cards if required.

1 November The Society auction is now closed. Our thanks go to all members who participated.

26 September Yves Drolet who has become a student of the early philatelic societies in Canada recently published his latest monograph covering the history of 'The Philatelic Society of Canada 1891 to 1893'. you can find his paper here.

24 September We congratulate all those who won awards in our recent Convention competition. The trophy award lists have been updated to reflect the new winners; you can find them here. Congratulations also go to our two new Fellows, John Wright and Karen Searle. An updated Fellows listing can be found here.

24 September The 2021 virtual Convention is now over. Many thanks to all those who participated. We look forward ot being able to meet up in person in 2022 in Dundee.

2 February A large number of new books have been added to the Society Library. You can find the updated Library List here. Please contact Mike Slamo if you wish to borrow any books.

22 January We have added a new link to our Links Page on the history of the humble postcard. This comes courtesy of a young postal historian from Kellytown, GA USA - many thanks Amelia!

13 January 2021 The archive copies of Maple Leaves for the year 2015 have been added to the site. You can find them here

25 September As an aid to casual browsers of our site who may be interested in joining the Society, we have added a new feature which allows you to view an article from the current issue of Maple Leaves along with the contents of the issue.

12 February We have added some photos from the 2019 Convention to the Convention Archive. You can find them here.

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.

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!

  • Maple Leaves – an award-winning quarterly journal. You can take a quick look at an article from our current issue HERE.
  • Our main social event also catering for partners - the Annual Convention. Our next 'traditional' Convention will be held in Dundee, Scotland in Q3 2022
  • 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







Last updated on 2 May, 2022
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