The BNAPS Catalogue of Canadian Military Mail Markings Volume 1 – Early Forts to pre-World War 2, Wayne Schnarr. March2023, Spiral bound, 400 pages, 8.5 × 11, black and white. Years of work have resulted in the long awaited first volume of Doug Sayles’ Catalogue of Canadian Military Mail . ISBN: 978-1-989280-37-9. Stock #B4h120-0. Price: C$46.00
Wayne Schnarr’s The BNAPS Catalogue of Canadian Military Mail Markings, Volume 1 – Early Forts to pre-World War 2 is the latest BNAPS publication, and completes the catalogue series. Volumes 2 and 3 were compiled and edited by the late C Douglas Sayles, who also compiled a substantive draft of Volume 1, which was further edited by the late Hendrik (Henk) Burgers prior to its completion by G Wayne Schnarr.
Subjects covered include early markings to 1909, militia camp and other military post offices in Canada 1909 – 1941, the WWI Canadian Expeditionary Forces in the United Kingdom, on the European continent in France, Belgium and Germany, and also in Siberia. The final chapter covers WW 1 Internment Operations in Canada. Appendix 1 cross-references Bailey & Toop catalogue numbers with the Sayles Volumes 1 and 2 numbers. Appendix 2 lists BNAPS books on military and war-related subjects
The series builds upon the publications by the late WJ Bailey and ER Toop, including the two-volume Canadian Military Postal Markings (1881 – 1995) published in 1996 by Charles G Firby Publications.This catalogue has combined information from numerous sources, including several BNAPS publications and hundreds of scans of covers and cards from the author’s collection and submitted by BNAPS members.