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Displaying Thematic Collections

BTA One-Page Virtual Competition 2021

The society’s inaugural one-page competition attracted 25 entries from seven countries. Fourteen were from BTA members in the UK; and, through thematic associations in other countries we attracted three entries each from Italy and Bahrain, two from Australia, and one each from Belgium, France and Morocco. Twenty-four entries were competitive...

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One Page Virtual Competition 2021

Entries to the 2021 BTA one page virtual competition. Click on the image to see the full-sized entry. THEMATIC Adrian Thomas Andre Lateny Anne Stammers Antonio Trioli I am really surprised Eagle...

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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 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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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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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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Rules and Guidance: links to useful sites

THEMATIC CLASS Click here for guidance from the F.I.P. Thematic Commission What is Thematic Philately? [Click on 'Beginners' Pages' on the left-hand menu] Click here for the Stockholmia seminar Analytical Approach Toward Thematic Philately by Yukio Onuma Click here for for the F.I.P. seminar How to Improve a Thematic Exhibit...

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Forthcoming Exhibitions

*** DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC EVENTS MAY BE POSTPONED OR CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH ORGANISERS FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ** NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS Autumn Stampex 2020 was replaced by a Virtual Stampex. The BTA will now be the lead society at Autumn Stampex 2021. All British ABPS exhibitions are now open to non-competitive...

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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 Road to Independence: Ireland from the Act of Union to Irish Free State. Peter Wood. Autumn Stampex 2017. Large Gold. Open Philately exhibit. Frame 1 Frame 2 Frame 3 Frame 4 Frame 5 _________________________________________________________________________________ The...

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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. SAVPEX: South African Philatelic Federation Virtual One-Frame Exhibition. A multi-disciplinary exhibition including six Thematic entries (class 3), nine Open entries (class 7) and four Postcard...

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