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

    Our next branch meeting is on Sunday 5th December  from 2 pm until 4 pm. This time it is Winchester and Solent Branch, at Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley, near Southampton SO30 2EA. And if you cant make that, just click for our other dates and venues! There are several Christmas events, and we already feature some 2022 dates for your diary. 

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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 Or why not visit your local branch in person? There`s one near you!

News and updates

25th November 2021
Thanks to Jefferson Burdick
I am delighted that yesterday and today we featured two American cards, because today we are celebrating one of the top American card collectors of all time.
24th November 2021
A most unusual GOODBODY showcard
is coming up for auction at Victor Mee Auctions in County Cavan in their sale of 1st/2nd December.
24th November 2021
London Cigarette Card Auction
next sale is January 4 - and the catalogue is already online !
Latest newsletter:
27th November 2021
Well here we are, almost December, and it is cold enough to snow. It is certainly frosty in the early mornings. Now we have a storm coming over this weekend so do be careful and stay in if you can. There is plenty of reading here!  So what can you join in with this week...

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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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And the answer is...
D900-190 : USA/76 [tobacco : OS : USA] Duke "Great Americans" (1888) Bk/50 ish