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The Home Of Thematic Collecting


ZOOM PRESENTATION PROGRAMME Click here for the Programme. To view recordings of previous presentations (members only) log in to the site and go to Events - BTA Presentations. Zoom recordings.

ONE-PAGE VIRTUAL COMPETITION Click here to see the results and all the entries of the 2021 competition. Click here to see the rules for the 2022 competition. Entries are open now!


The BTA Weekend due to take place in March 2021 has been rescheduled for 16 to 18 September 2022. Click here for the Programme.

Two BTA members will finally (after several forced changes of programme) be giving presentations at the Royal Philatelic Society London. Click here for details.

The Committee sends its best wishes to all our members. Keep well and enjoy spending time with your stamp collections!


The British Thematic Association is a national organisation composed of and supporting theme based collectors and exhibitors from across the UK, Europe and the world. We are affiliated with the Association of British Philatelic Societies and the American Topical Association.

Our aim is to give support to those wishing to embark on or expand a theme-based collection, whether it consists purely of stamps or postcards, or includes a wide range of additional material including postal history, postmarks and ephemera.

On this site you will find news from the BTA, updates about events and exhibitions, useful information about theme based collecting and a whole lot more. Please bookmark the site or get in touch to become a member of the Association. 

Welcome to the British Thematic Association