Individual stamps and covers often "tell a story." It seems natural to extend that idea to the possibility of using topical stamps to tell or illustrate a more extended story. My "Olden Tale of Heroes" in the next few posts is one example of this approach to topical collecting and exhibiting.
About 20 years ago I showed this one-frame topical exhibit at a small show in northern California. I felt most stamp exhibits were too dry, and wanted to develop something that would be enjoyable even to non-philatelists. So enjoy the story! (Hmmm...if a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a first-day cover worth?)
16 pages is a lot, so I will divide it into segments. This is Heroes #1 of 4
What a most inspiring topical display. Thank you for sharing. This is one of the reasons I enjoy this forum. I see so many interesting and innovative ideas on how to display a collection. This is so well thought out. A most attractive display. Looking forward to other « jewels » you may have. I have never really been very interest in topical only because I felt I lacked imagination on how to display.
A minor problem is that I now would have to tear the whole thing apart in order to change or update it. Unlike country collection, topical collections can be very open-ended, with boundaries that change over time. I have accumulated more that could be added and someday will re-do this for my own enjoyment, but probably not for exhibition. Exhibit judges want to see rarities, etc., but that isn't what this is about--these are very "ordinary" stamps.