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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 06 July Midpex. Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa. 19 - 20 July. York Stamp Fair. York Racecourse. 11 - 14 September. Autumn Stampex. Business Design Centre, London Special display to feature Indian philately. 10 November. Banbury Festival of Stamps. Blessed George Napier School,...

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Rules and Guidance: links to useful sites

Click here for ABPS publications: Special Regulations for the Evaluation of Picture Postcards; Exhibiting Picture Postcards - Some Practical Hints; and general help with exhibiting. 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 - 1 frame Pillars of the Community. Wayne Cox (2018) What Can The Matter...

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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 Peter Weir. Liquid of Life: blood, from an ancient myth to a modern medicine. New York 2016 and Verona 2019. Gold. Thematic exhibit Frame 1 Frame 2 Frame 3 Frame 4 Frame...

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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 European Championship for Thematic Philately, 2019. A pdf of each exhibit is on the right-hand side of...

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