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Guidelines for all Classes

Guidelines for Individual Classes:
Traditional
Aerophilatelic
Postal History
Cinderella
Postal Stationery
Revenue
Social Philately
Thematic

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GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES IN THE TRADITIONAL CLASSES

(Page 87 of the YPA Handbook)

The Traditional Classes are:-
National Class
Foreign Class
Commonwealth Class.


1.   The first page should be an introductory page that shows the concept and its development within the exhibit. It should have a clear beginning; a clear theme and a logical ending. Include references on this page. This page should not be an index of the exhibit.

2.   Coverage should be clearly stated in the introductory page.

3.   Innovation in presentation is encouraged but it should not be detrimental to the treatment of the exhibit.

4.   Rarity is not a judge of value but reflects the relative scarcity of such items.

5.   The introduction should be expanded to show the exhibitor’s knowledge of the material. This knowledge should help the viewer appreciate the material and the significance of key items in the entry.

6.   Too much description or duplication of the title on the remaining pages is not advised, nor is duplication of philatelic content.

7.   If there is much to show then relatively common material may be represented with a token showing and better material could then be shown in depth.

8.   If a value is common when mint or used but scarce on cover then showing the cover would demonstrate philatelic knowledge provided there is an explanation to this effect.

9.   Treatment shows how you have managed to create a balanced exhibit. You should try to produce a logical progression that is easy to follow.

10.   The write up should be clear and concise.

11.   Make sure that the introduction and the rest of the exhibit are in agreement.




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