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About Us

We are a friendly national association for stamp collectors, philatelists and postcard collectors who like to collect 'thematically', that is following a chosen theme (e.g. ships, birds, medicinal plants) or relating a story (e.g. the development of the bicycle or the history of flight). 

Many of our existing members like to give displays to Philatelic and Postcard clubs, thus sharing their collecting interests with others. See our Speaker List for more details (open in Word or pdf) and contact the Membership Secretary to make the arrangements.

A few members also accept the challenge of exhibiting competitively, entering Thematic, Open or Postcard classes in county, national, or international exhibitions.  

For more information about the BTA and its breadth of coverage please click here for a presentation made to the American Topical Association in June 2017. 

 
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Themescene - available online to members