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How To Construct A Title Page (STAMP SHOW 2005)

I. PURPOSE OF TITLE PAGE
A. INFORM VIEWER WHAT HE IS GOING TO SEE & TYPE OF EXHIBIT (eg: PH, SS, etc.)
B. INFORM VIEWER BRIEFLY OF BACKGROUND/HISTORICAL VIEWPOINT
1. Briefly fills in possible gaps necessary to understand exhibit subject
2. Informs viewer purpose of the exhibit
3. Introduces viewer to the wonder of your subject
C. BE BRIEF, SHOULDN’T TAKE MORE THAN A MINUTE TO READ

II. STRUCTURE OF TITLE PAGE
A. TITLE OF EXHIBIT
1. Make sure viewer understands what the exhibit is about
2. Define the boundaries of exhibit as much as possible within title
B. BACKGROUND
1. Briefly give the viewer enough historical information to understand what story of exhibit is
2. Briefly give viewer enough background to want to view exhibit
3. Briefly give subject life and charm, if possible (make story compelling)
C. STRUCTURE OF EXHIBIT
1. Discussion of components, what is and is not present
2. Explain keys to understanding exhibit (important items, etc.)
3. Items to look for (if appropriate)
D. EXHIBIT PLAN
1. Outline exhibit in natural breakdown of subjects (as per running headings)
2. Particularly critical in thematic exhibit (generally separate page required)
E. PHILATELIC ITEM/ILLUSTRATION
1. Use eye-catcher item that will not detract from continuity of main story or flow
2. If appropriate, place map or illustration as aid to better understand exhibit
3. No limit or boundaries to what is allowed, but use space wisely

HELPFUL HINT:
It maybe helpful to have additional title pages within exhibit (think of section headings in a text book)
1. Will improve treatment of subject particularly in eyes of judges
2. Assists in flow of story (you always know where you are in exhibit)
3. Makes viewing easier and more educational


Tim Bartshe & Harvey Tilles