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Programme 2024


Thursday 16th November 19.00 for 19.30

Mark Humfrey Polar orchids

Orchids are found growing in the northern polar regions and the display looks at orchid stamps and postmarks occurring in both polar regions. 


Tuesday 12th December 19.00 for 19.30

Julian Bagshaw Christmas

The presentation is in three parts:

  • Early Christmas postal items
  • Early postal items carrying a 25 Dec postmark
  • What was the first Christmas Commemorative stamp?



ZOOM Tuesday 9th January 19.00 for 19.30


Marie Curie

A look at the life and work of the pioneering physicist and chemist Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.


ZOOM Thursday 15th February 19.00 for 19.30 

Gary Cook

The Eiffel Tower

The  Eiffel Tower was the major attraction at the 1889 Paris World Exposition. It became a major tourist attraction and generated an emerging demand for souvenirs especially for illustrated postcards. This presentation shows the way the Eiffel Tower Company provided postcards for tourists to record their visit and tell friends and relatives.


21 March from 13.00

BTA display at the Royal Philatelic Society, London

The British Thematic Association showcases the World of Pictorial Collecting

54 frames of thematic, open and postcards displays, ranging from one to five frames, will be on display. You do not have to be a member of the Royal to attend this event.

15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW


12 - 14 April 

Fun With Philately Weekend: The BTA biennial residential weekend.

Voco Oxford Spires Hotel, AbingDon Road, Oxford, OX1 4PS


June Annual General Meeting and guest speaker

To be held as part of Swinpex 2024. 

Details to be confirmed.


20 July Members’ meeting at York Stamp and Coin Fair

Guest speaker: George Henshilwood

Having fun with numbers

York Racecourse.


12 October

BTA One-Frame Competitions

At South of England Stamp Fair & Sussex Convention

Ardingly Showground, RH17 6TL.