Bookshop

books

Welcome to our bookshop, which is open all hours, and offers secure payment facilities.

You may ask why buy a book rather than borrowing it from our library? Or any library? Why not just try to find the information online? And the answer is that with your own copy, the facts are immediately at hand any time; you may be unable to reach a library, or they may be closed, your computer may fail, or you may corrupt the disc on which your research notes are so carefully stored

Ever since our society was founded, our members have worked together to try and record, research, and classify every single tobacco and trade card ever issued. Originally circulated as typed lists, these records were printed in our magazine from the late 1930s, and, in 1942, we published our first book, RB.1, on the cigarette card issues of W & F Faulkner, written by Eric Gurd. As many of those cards were unnumbered it allowed collectors to mark off what they had, and what they did not, although it also contained more information about the issuer and their cards. Now our members could buy this and join in immediately with research, without hunting through their magazines and papers -  and new members could join in and start adding their own new discoveries without needing any magazines at all. 

We still list new discoveries in our magazine, but increasingly they are coming online too, and this is something which is proving especially interesting in respect of early trade cards, for these days ephemera and/or postcard collectors can join in too, and that is leading to many exciting new discoveries. 

Do note that if you are a Cartophilic Society Member you will be able to buy our books at a special discounted price. And if you have any questions about what is contained in any book please just get in touch with our bookshop manager, who is always happy to advise, and ensure you get the book that will suit you best. Though, with this in mind, starting in January, every month we are going to feature a different book, showcasing its features, illustrating some of the inside pages, and trying to complete some of the sets we imagine are held in other collections.  And if you would like to write an anonymous review of any of our books, please do, sending them to webmaster@card-world.co.uk

Year(s)
Ref. Title Author(s)
Cover, in green, of Eric Gurd's 'Cigarette card issues of Abdulla, Adkin and Ainstie' from 1943. RB.5 The Cigarette Card Issues of Abdulla, Adkin and Anstie Gurd, Eric
RB.6 Ardath (reprinted version) RB.6 The Cigarette Card issues of Ardath Tobacco Co., Ltd. Gurd, Eric
RB.33 Australian & N.Z. lndex - Part II Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member

RB.27 British Trade Index, Part II Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
RB.34 British Trade Index, Part IV Martin Murray
Member/Non-Member
RB.125 British Trade Index - to 1970 Young, V.
Member/Non-Member
RB.126 British Trade Handbook - to 1970 Young, V.
Member/Non-Member
RB.135 British Tobacco Issues Handbook
Member/Non-Member
Reference Book Churchman RB.10 RB.10 W.A. & A.C. Churchman Issues Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
RB.7 Directory of Brit. Cig Card Issuers Gurd, Eric
Member/Non-Member
Faulkner reprinted cover (RB.1) RB.1 Faulkner, W. & F. Gurd, Eric
Member/Non-Member
RB4 Gallaher reference book RB.4 Gallaher Gurd, Eric
Member/Non-Member
RB.2 Hill reprint RB.2 Hill, R. & J. Gurd, Eric
Member/Non-Member
Lambert & Butler Reference Book RB.9 RB.9 Lambert & Butler Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
new ogdens cover RB.115 Ogden's Reference Book CSGB
Member/Non Member
RB.118 Tobacco War Index (New) Murray, Martin
Member/Non-Member
RB.28 World Index, Part III Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
RB.29 World Index, Part IV Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
RB.32 World Index, Part V Wharton-Tigar, E. C.
Member/Non-Member
RB.123 World Index - New, Part I (A-K) Murray, Martin
Member/Non-Member