The British North America Philatelic Society Ltd. – BNAPS – is an international organization (founded 1943) devoted to the collecting and study of the stamps, markings, and postal history of Canada and the pre-confederation colonies of British North America (British Columbia, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island). Its quarterly journal, BNA Topics, publishes scholarly articles in these areas. Further information is available at https://bnaps.org/
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Founded 45 years ago, CSN is Canada’s leading source of information about stamp collecting, postal history, deltiology and related fields. The majority of our readers are Canadian, so we focus on the distinct state of philatelic affairs in “our home and native land.” Our editorial pages feature breaking news, commentary and advice as Canada’s philatelic paper of record.
The magazine traces its roots back to June 1963 in Iola, Wisc., where U.S. numismatic icon Chet Krause launched what was then known as Canada Coin News. By August of that year, the publication’s operations moved north to Canada, and within a few years – with Canadian numismatics in a slowdown – the publisher added stamps and antiques to the mix. In August 1966, Canada Coin News became Coin, Stamp & Antique News, and a decade later, in June 1976, that publication was split in two, with CSN covering philately and Canadian Coin News covering numismatics.
Since 1989, both CSN and CCN have been owned by Trajan Publishing, which has since expanded into publishing and circulation services, website creation and management, shows, and hobby supplies under the banners: coinstampsupplies.com and collectorssupplyhouse.com . The company’s combination of special-interest content created and creative advertising solutions for the hobby’s various stakeholders remains its cornerstone today.
Founded in 1978, Eastern Auctions is Canada’s largest stamp auction firm”. Over the years we have been privileged to sell numerous important collections, many the best of their kind. Our first Public Auction was held in 1980. Specializing in Canada, Newfoundland and the Provinces, but with regular offerings of British Commonwealth and Worldwide, we hold three of these major auctions annually. These are often supplemented with additional single owner sales featuring specialized collections. The auction team applies its in-depth experience, unmatched philatelic library and expertise in describing, researching and showcasing the finest material Canadian philately has to offer. Numerous record prices have been achieved. The company advertises extensively worldwide and is represented domestically and internationally at important trade events. It has an unparalleled client base of distinguished and discerning clients. The company is committed to providing friendly and professional service, whether it be for sales, consignments, valuations or advice on building collections. Eastern’s sister company Gary J. Lyon (Philatelist) Ltd. handles the retail segment of the business. Visit www.easternauctions.com and garylyon.com for more information.
R. Maresch and Son are the oldest stamp firm in Canada, having sold many of the most important
stamp collections in Canada. They offer full colour catalogues, online viewing and live public auctions,
with the modern convenience of online live bidding. They are located at 2 Vata Crt Unit 6, Aurora, ON,
L4G 4B6, Canada and welcome the opportunity to help with your collecting or selling needs. Further
information is available at https://www.maresch.com.
Sparks Auctions was founded in 2007 by advanced collectors and experienced philatelic professionals in Ottawa, Canada. It is a traditional auction house using modern tools and methods. Sparks Auctions does not own the material it sells but works with consignors to present their material in ways that attract attention and bidders from around the world to maximize realizations for those consignors. Sparks Auctions has established a reputation for careful, accurate descriptions and wide-ranging auction offerings. The team at Sparks Auctions can help you build your collections and exhibits. Visit https://sparks-auctions.com for more information and to see their past, current and upcoming sales.
StampAuctionNetwork is the place where traditional auction houses can post their catalogs and accept bids via the Internet. StampAuctionNetwork is not an Auction Firm. You should consider it an extension of each auction house that is used to collect bids. When you bid with an auction firm via StampAuctionNetwork, you are accepting their Terms and Conditions. Universal Registration gives bidders at StampAuctionNetwork the convenience of a single user name and password with access to bid in any of a number of traditional auctions by a variety of large and small auction firms. For more details visit: www.stampauctionnetwork.com
With a distinguished heritage dating back to 1856, Stanley Gibbons is the world’s longest established rare stamp merchant. That legacy and the reputation that we have earned affords us the luxury of being able to offer a lifetime guarantee on all our rare items and remain the only philatelist in the world to offer this assurance. We continue to serve hobbyists, collectors and philatelists alike and are proud to continue our association with the Royal Philatelic Collection. To this day the Stanley Gibbons shop, based opposite the Savoy on the Strand, offers the broadest selection of retail philatelic stock of any store in the world, with over a million stamps available to browse and purchase. Today, The Stanley Gibbons Group plc is a company quoted on the London Stock Exchange specialising in the retailing of collectable postage stamps and similar products. The group is incorporated in London. The company is a major stamp dealer and philatelic publisher. The company’s philatelic subsidiary, Stanley Gibbons Limited, has a royal warrant of appointment from Queen Elizabeth II. For more details, visit www.stanleygibbons.com