National Topical One-frame Challenge

The Tasmanian Philatelic Society will be offering a special One-frame Topcial Class challenge as part of the Hobart 20/20 Stamp and Postcard Exhibition, .

16-sheet entries based on this class will can be submitted and in addition to the standard prizes and awards for all entries, wil be eligible to compete for a special prize for the class.

Topical is a new experimental class offered by the Australian Philatelic Federation. It allows exhibitors to choose a topic and show stamps which fit this topic.

We will provide a presentation on Topical Class but in the meantime, the rules are available – see below.

Download Topical Philately Experimental Rules

About the Topical Class

The Topical Class provides collectors with the opportunity to exhibit material by topic or subject. The items in the exhibit are connected by the subject shown and not by a thematic theme or a Traditional country treatment.

All items in the exhibit should fit the subject shown. Examples of a Topical Class exhibit could include birds, vehicles or scientists on stamps for example. The difference between Thematic Philately and the Topical Class is that a topical class exhibit would show only philatelic items depicting the subject while a Thematic exhibit would have a theme which would allow the inclusion of philatelic items related to the theme, for example, a topical exhibit of motor cars could be arranged by make, model and year and include material depicting cars while a thematic exhibit cover the history of the motor car and include material showing car manufacturers and designers, factories, road safety, roads and material related to petroleum.

The exhibit must include philatelic material only. [Exhibitors wishing to include non-philatelic material need to consider Open Class as the avenue to exhibit while exhibitors wishing to show picture postcards should consider entering the Postcard Class.]