Welcome to Card World

Card World is the home of the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain - an organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the hobby of cigarette and trade card collecting.

Through this website you can find out about us and our activities, discover more about the world of card collecting or explore our archives.

  • An auctioneer's hammer on a green topped table.

    Next auction...

    Did you know that we hold regular postal auctions of cards and ephemera? Bidding is open to all collectors, but we charge a 10% buyers premium to non members. So watch this space for our next catalogue. 

  • An uneven stack of cards.

    New to card collecting?

    Learn more about cartophily - the hobby of card collecting - in our 'Collecting' section.

    Read about the origins of the cartophily and check out our handy FAQs for new collectors.

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Join the CSGB

A close-up of a selection of cigarette cards relating to flags and nations. Why not join us and benefit from our friendly and knowledgeable community!

What's going on?

Details of the 2019 CSGB convention in the style of a cigarette card back. Find out about all the latest events, auctions and happenings in the world of cards!
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News and updates

3rd July 2021
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10th April 2021
Thoughts on the future...
Well here we are, about to slowly follow the road-map to our brand new future. Read our thoughts on the CSGB Annual Convention and other Cartophilic points.
3rd April 2021
Our Easter Egg-xtravaganza

Just in case you missed then so far the links are:

Latest Newsletter: 7th August 2021
Greetings to all our readers, and we hope that you will take the time to pop along to your nearest branch or club meeting to celebrate their return, at last.

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Card of the day

Every day in this space we will show you a different card. If you know what it is, or have any information about the subject then contact us!

All Cards of the Day appear in our weekly newsletter, available every Saturday.

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Dutch Gum Cards Set TEVE144 (1962) 144/150