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.

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    Regional Events

    Middlesex Branch returns on February 5th. 

    They meet at St. Hilda`s Church Hall, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3JY - 9.30 until 3pm, and admission to this event is FREE. 

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    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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What's going on?

views from the regions welcome to 2022. Our meetings are already up and running. Why not come along?

News and updates

17th January 2022
This week`s theme
This week our “Cards of the Day” will be in honour of “Winnie the Pooh Day”, which is an annual event on January 18th, celebrating the birthday of the book`s author A.A. Milne, who lived in Hartfield, East Sussex.
17th January 2022
Around the Auctions
Well those seven original artworks for Godfrey Phillips Ltd`s 1936 set of Famous Footballers, each measuring 19.5cm x 10.3cm sold at Gorringes Antiques Auction in Lewes, East Sussex, for a very healthy price, have a guess and then
14th January 2022
Lockdales Catalogue now out
this is a three day sale, 21st to 23rd of January, and its fantastic. This "read more" button gets you just to the cards, or you can read all at www.lockdales.com
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15th January 2022
Well in case you didnt yet notice,, we are getting our show on the road again and heading to Hemel. Our final destination will be the Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre, Park Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 IJS on Saturday 30th of April and Sunday 1st of May. And we look forward to seeing you all there.

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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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C151-330 [tobacco : UK] Carreras "A Kodak at the Zoo 2nd Series of Fifty" (Jan 1925) 11/50