Convention 1956

Saturday 7th April - LONDON

Held at Caxton Hall

We believe this year may have seen the first auction to be held at any of our Annual General Meetings. The provenance is a letter in “Cigarette Card News” Vol.21 No.245 (March/April 1956) from W. M. Wright which thanks Col and Miss Bagnall for supplying a parcel of sets and other cartophilic material once it was first announced that the Cartophilic Society was holding an auction at our Annual General Meeting. These raised £52 12s 0d, a sum which was passed to The Society’s Treasurer.

If this was notified very quickly, it’s possible that the first auction did take place in 1956, but deadlines for magazines are surely not that fast.


On Saturday September the 22nd 1956, the Cameric AGM was held in the Tudor Room at Caxton Hall – and that included dealer tables.

The Society reported a loss of £90 which was to be made up for by issuing “Notes and News” Magazine as bi-monthly instead of monthly.

For the first time in many years, an election of Councillors was necessary owing to the fact that six nominations had been made. The three elected were Messrs Duge, Goodridge and Griggs.

At the same event Mr. Duge was made Vice President, in recognition of his having been on the committee for twenty years.