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

    Why not join us at one of our forthcoming events ? Our next event is tomorrow, Thursday 21st October and that is a meeting of London Branch at “The Carpenters Arms” - 12, Seymour Place, Marble Arch, Central London W1E 7NE. And if you cant make that, just click the button for plenty of other dates and venues!

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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?

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News and updates

19th October 2021
Our latest postal auction ends FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER
so check the catalogue and the pictures. There are some amazing lots this time.
18th October 2021
STOP PRESS : Stacey`s Two Day Football Auction 25/26 October
including standard cards, signed cards, and unopened packets, plus a bonanza of George Best memorabilia, to name just the cartophilic items. The catalogues are now online at 
18th October 2021
Lockdales 21 October - Catalogue now out
The cigarette cards start here, but lot 472 and 473 on page 1 of this section are Fry and Nestle postcards
Latest newsletter:
15th October 2021
Welcome to your new newsletter. Can it be that a week has passed since you met at Salisbury?

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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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M757-360 [tobacco : UK] Stephen Mitchell & Son "Sports" (1907) Un/25