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Displaying Thematic Collections

Showing your collection

There will be members who will only collect for themselves and never consider showing their collection to other than perhaps a chosen few. Some, probably those belonging to their local stamp or postcard club, will display some of their material at members' meetings, or respond to an invitation to put on a whole meeting's display. A...

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Guidance on Postcard Exhibiting

Click here for a presentation (pdf) given by Barry Stagg at the 2018 BTA Weekend entitled Postcards, Or Shall we venture into the unknown? Its purpose is to give the viewer confidence in putting together a Postcard exhibit. Among other things it covers why it is good to exhibit, and why now; the definition of a postcard; where to buy cards...

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Guidance on Pictorial Exhibiting

The following guidelines are reproduced with the kind permission of Birthe King (pictured). Thematic Philately A collection of stamps and other philatelic items that illustrate a theme. The term ‘theme’ has a dynamic meaning implying the personal elaboration by the collector, who develops a story around it. A collection consists...

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Exhibitor Step By Step Guide

See our BTA Seminar led by John Hayward, previous President of the BTA (opens in pdf)...

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Forthcoming Exhibitions

NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS 2019 18 - 19 January. York Stamp Fair. York Racecourse. 13 - 16 February. Spring Stampex. Business Design Centre, London. The Royal Philatelic Society London will provide a display on King George V, to mark its 150th anniversary. See the ABPS website for exhibiting details. 12 - 13 April. Association...

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Rules and Guidance: links to useful sites

Click here for ABPS publications: Guidance Note on Thematic Exhibiting; Guidance Note for Exhibiting Picture Postcards; Exhibiting Picture Postcards: Some Practical Hints. Click here for guidance from the F.I.P. Thematic Commission What is Thematic Philately? [Click on 'Beginners' Pages' on the left-hand menu]...

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Examples of Exhibits: BTA Competitions

BTA members who have entered either the John Fosbery Trophy for Open Philately, the BTA Cup for Thematic Philately or the Brian Sole Trophy for Postcards are invited to send in good quality scans of their entries to put on our website. Thematic Philately Alfred Nobel and his Legacy Grace Davies (2017) What Can The Matter Be?...

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Examples of Exhibits by BTA members: National

Click on Frame+no. to see the exhibit The Dove and Olive Branch. Grace Davies. Autumn Stampex 2017. Gold. Thematic Philately exhibit. Frames 1 - 2 _____________________________________________________________________________ Paper Past and Present. Wendy Buckle. Autumn Stampex 2018. Gold. Thematic Philately exhibit....

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Examples of Exhibits by BTA members: International

Click on Frame+no to see the exhibit Barry Stagg. The Development and Life Cycle of a Parachute. Nordia 2018. Vermeil. Picture Postcard exhibit. Frames 1 - 2 Frames 3 - 4 Frame 5 _______________________________________________________________________ Jim...

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Examples of Exhibits: International, multi-sites

Sites with multiple exhibits. Please note the BTA is not responsible for the content of external sites, and we do not hold a view on the marks given. FIP Thematic Commission. Click on "Exemplary Exhibits" on left-hand side Centro Italiano di Filatelia Tematica Selected pages from competitions held by The American Topical...

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