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ZOOM PRESENTATION PROGRAMME Click here for the Programme; click here for recordings of the Presentations (members only).

ONE-PAGE VIRTUAL COMPETITION Click here to see the results and all the entries.


The BTA Committee is monitoring the current situation. Swinpex had to be cancelled, so our 2020 AGM could not be held. At a 'virtual' committee meeting held on 16 July it was decided not to hold an AGM in 2020 due to continued uncertainty about the situation. 

Autumn Stampex 2020 was rescheduled as a virtual event. The BTA will now be the lead society at Autumn Stampex 2021. Click here for further information.

The BTA Weekend due to take place in March 2021 has been rescheduled for 30 September to 02 October 2022. Click here for the Programme, which remains unchanged.

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