Convention archive

Here you will find how our Annual General Meeting grew to become a two day card fair.

We freely admit these are but bare bones, but they are at a point where we would really appreciate your help to start adding in material and memories. So if you know, or read any information that is not here, whether that is in vintage magazines, online, or anywhere else, please let us know – and if you have any archive material that you would be willing to scan for us. Many thanks in advance.

And let us all create an archive for future cartophilists to both enjoy, and be amazed at…

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th - EASTBOURNE
This year we were guests of Sussex Branch at a super location, right on the seafront, with our Society banner flapping merrily, and looking lovely in the sunshine, which we had indeed ordered speci
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April - READING
 Reading had hosted before, in 1990. In fact this was our first return to a non-London based venue.
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
 This was our biggest ever event with more than a million cards and over seventy dealers, including ones from Europe, North America and Canada.
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of April - YATE, BRISTOL
 This year we were hosted by West Country Branch, who held their annual rallies here.
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April - WATFORD, MIDDX
The year of the Millennium saw us at Watford Leisure Centre. The event being held on the 29th April. This was the closest location to London at an affordable rate.
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th April - WINSFORD, CHESHIRE
 1999 saw us in Winsford, being hosted by Timperley?
Saturday 25th April - NOTTINGHAM
Our Sixtieth Annual General Meeting 
Saturday 26th April - SOUTHAMPTON
We had a hat trick of hosting branches this year, Winchester and Solent, Hants and Dorset, and Hants and Surrey, which meant there is no shortage of willing helpers.
Saturday 27th April - LINCOLN
 It is 1996, just two years after the founding of The Lincolnshire Cigarette Card Club and already they were co-hosting (along with the Humberside Branch) the Cartophilic Society Annual Convention.
Saturday 29th of April - CHELTENHAM
We were made most welcome by the Cotswolds Branch.