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With regret the BTA has had to cancel our meeting due to be held at Stampex on 30th September. A rail strike is scheduled for that day, making it extremely difficult for our speaker or members to get to London. We hope to rearrange this talk and display at a future date.

The BTA Annual One-Frame (16 page) competitions will be held at the South of England Stamp Fair & Sussex Convention. Click here for full details and application form.

The results of the 2023 BTA One-Page Virtual Competition have been announced. Click here for the entries and results. 

The 2024 BTA residential weekend will be held in Oxford from 12th to 14th April. Click here for the programme and booking form.



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