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BTA display to the Royal Philatelic Society London

A very successful meeting was held on 21st March 2024. Click here for a report and pictures..

BTA Weekend 12th to 14th April 2024

The 2024 BTA residential weekend will be held in Oxford from 12th to 14th April. Bookings for this event are now closed.



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